This kit includes a diagnostic assay for determining blood levels of EPA, DHA and Docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA) and a pharmaceutical grade prescription medical food Omega-3 fatty acid formulation containing about 90% or more Omega-3 fatty acids by weight including a combination of EPA, DPA and DHA in a weight ratio of EPA:DHA of 5.
Research: Researchers investigated the associations between serum omega-3 PUFAs eicosapentaenoic add (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA), docosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), hair mercury and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older Finnish men.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) was strongly linked to lower risk of nonfatal heart attack, and docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA) was most strongly associated with lower risk of dying from a stroke.
[DPA], 22:5n-3c) not included in the 37-component FAME standard.
Blood samples obtained during 1992-1993 were analyzed for plasma phospholipid EPA, DHA, and docosapentaenoic acid
Short-term docosapentaenoic acid
(22:5n-3) supplementation increases tissue docosapentaenoic acid
, DHA and EPA concentrations in rats.
The metabolite is epoxy docosapentaenoic acid
(EDP), an endogenous compound produced by the human body from the omega-3 fatty acid named docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is found in fish oil and breast milk.
Of the other blood fatty acids measured -- eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA) -- DPA was most strongly associated with lower risk of stroke death, and EPA most strongly linked with lower risk of nonfatal heart attack.
Influence of an algal triacylglycerol containing docosahexaenoic acid (22 : 6n-3) and docosapentaenoic acid
(22 : 5n-6) on cardiovascular risk factors in healthy men and women.
Urwin et al (2012) report that women consuming 2 portions of farmed salmon per week from week 20 of pregnancy until delivery provided higher proportions of eicopentaenoic acid (EPA) (80%), docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA) (30%) and DHA (90%) compared with controls, thus improving the supply of these fatty acids to the breast fed infant.
4 times higher, and docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA) levels 2.
The concentration of total unsaturated fatty acids of spermatozoa was approximately 47% (H1) and 59% (H2) with a high percentage of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as docosapentaenoic acid
(C22:5 n6) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 n3).