Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is one of several omega-3 fatty acids that has positive effects on coronary heart disease, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and inflammation. Marine plants and animals (algae, certain fish, krill and squid) are all able to convert to Eicosapentaenoic acid and are therefore the best direct dietary or supplemental sources of Eicosapentaenoic acid for the dog and cat.

Functions of Eicosapentaenoic Acid:

  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-Platelet Aggregation (reduced clot formation)
  • Vasodilation
  • Non-immunosuppressive
  • Retinal development
  • Brain development

Eicosapentaenoic Acid is primarily incorporated into the heart, blood plasma and prostate tissues. It is also present in cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids.