Difference DHA & EPA

Testa Omega-3 sells 2 types of Omega-3 supplements, namely Testa Omega-3 DHA+EPA (box with blisters) and Testa Omega-3 DHA (jar). We would like to explain the difference to you.

Testa Omega-3 DHA+EPA is a complete Omega-3 product that is suitable for everyone, 1 capsule per day provides the perfect support for heart, brain and eyes. Testa Omega-3 DHA+EPA contains at least 450 mg Omega-3, of which more than 250 mg DHA and more than 125 mg EPA guaranteed per capsule. This product is very suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

DHA and EPA mostly do different things. If your goal is reducing cellular inflammation, then you probably need more EPA. People who need to recover from depression, ADHD, brain trauma, etc. are advised to maintain high levels of EPA in the blood. Research with supplements shows that about 4 grams per day of DHA and EPA lowers systolic blood pressure (top pressure) by about 4.5 mm Hg in people with high blood pressure who are not taking any other medicines (Source: het Voedingscentrum, the Netherlands).

Testa Omega-3 DHA is suitable for people who like to have only DHA Omega-3 fatty acids or people who especially take the Omega-3 for eye- and brain health. Testa Omega-3 DHA contains over 250 mg Omega-3 in the form of DHA. It is an ideal supplement for pregnant women in combination with Testa Omega-3 DHA + EPA, because of the additional benefits that this combination offers for the fetus or infant.

DHA has a beneficial effect on the development of (unborn) babies and infants.

DHA does a great job of making membranes (especially those in the brain) a lot more fluid than EPA does. This increase in membrane fluidity is critical for synaptic vesicles and the retina of the eye. Nonetheless you always cover your bets with Omega-3 fatty acids by using both DHA and EPA at the same time.

More info can be found here: What health claims may Testa Omega-3 DHA + EPA make?

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