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Omega-3 Supplements

For Foundational and Condition-Specific Support

Balance: an improved ratio of omega-3 to omega-6

The body needs a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 to support the resolution phase of the inflammation process.1 Currently the Standard American Diet is high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3s, up to the ratio of 20:12 which can tip a healthy body system out of balance and allow low levels of inflammation to occur.

Heart Health & Triglycerides


Both DHA and EPA work independently to support cardiovascular health. Each Standard Process Olprima product serves a different role in supporting cardiovascular health.^* In contrast to other omega-3 supplements, Olprima EPA concentrated oils offer higher doses of EPA with minimal effect on bad cholesterol (LDL).

Cognitive & Emotional Balance


DHA supports general brain health and cognition. EPA is the more effective omega-3 for supporting emotional balance.*

Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) & Docosahexaenoic (DHA)

While foundational omega-3 supplementation is typically used to maintain general health, concentrated EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), like our Olprima products, are better positioned to provide condition-specific support and can be used by patients for a duration as directed by a health care professional.

Omega-3 Measurement Support

A single drop blood test that measures the Omega-3 Index

The Omega-3 Index Plus Test is a blood test that measures the percentage of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cell membranes.

Condition-Specific Support

Concentrated omega-3 oils targeting condition-specific needs

Standard Process' Olprima products support conditions related to cardiovascular health^, brain health and a healthy inflammatory process.*

Foundational Support

Supports general health and helps to bridge the gap in dietary omega-3 intake

Standard Process Omega-3 Solutions

Standard Process® Omega-3 Product Family Graph *As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol

Informative Webinar Recording for Practitioners

Using Foundational and Targeted Omega-3 Supplementation in Your Practice

Omega-3s support wellness, cardiovascular health, and brain health

Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that play critical roles in the human body and are particularly abundant in the brain and retina. These PUFAs and their metabolites regulate a number of important body systems on a cellular level, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, nervous3 and endocrine systems.4,5

A large percentage of the U.S. adult population falls below the recommendation for omega-3 intake

EPA and DHA Omega-3 Supplement Benefits for Foundational & Condition-Specific Support
The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of 3.5 ounces of fish per week to help maintain optimal cardiovascular health. 6 While these essential fatty acids are key in helping the body to run smoothly, our bodies do not produce them efficiently, and therefore it is recommended that they be consumed at higher levels in the diet.

A full family of omega-3 oils

Standard Process offers omega-3 solutions for foundational needs as well as concentrated doses to help target condition-specific needs for a healthy body.

There are three main types of omega-3 oils: EPA, DPA and DHA, each of which play important roles in maintaining a healthy body.7,8,9 They work individually and can also be combined with more targeted ratios to address condition-specific needs. 1,10

When used at the optimal ratio and dose, concentrated DHA and/or EPA may improve specific clinical conditions in very different ways from foundational omega-3 supplementation typically used to maintain good health. Standard Process now offers a range of targeted formulations of EPA and DHA to address a variety of health needs.

1.  Innes, J.K. & Calder, P.C. The Differential Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Systematic Review. Int J Mol Sci 19(2018). 
2.  Simopoulos (2016) An increase in Omega6, omega3 FA ratio risk obesity nutrients-08-00128. 
3. Dyall, S.C. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and the brain: a review of the independent and shared effects of EPA, DPA and DHA.Front Aging Neurosci 7, 52 (2015). 
4. van Gelder, B.M., Tijhuis, M., Kalmijn, S. & Kromhout, D. Fish consumption, n-3 fatty acids, and subsequent 5-y cognitive decline in elderly men: the Zutphen Elderly Study. Am J Clin Nutr 85, 1142-1147 (2007). 
5. SanGiovanni, J.P. & Chew, E.Y. The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease of the retina. Prog Retin Eye Res 24, 87-138 (2005).  
6. (2019). Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. [online] Available at: 
7. Dangardt, F., et al. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves vascular function and reduces inflammation in obese adolescents. Atherosclerosis 212, 580-585 (2010). 
8. Agriculture., U.S.D.o.H.a.H.S.a.U.S.D.o. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (ed. Agriculture., U.S.D.o.H.a.H.S.a.U.S.D.o.) (2015). 
9. Allaire, J., et al. A randomized, crossover, head-to-head comparison of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid supplementation to reduce inflammation markers in men and women: the Comparing EPA to DHA (ComparED) Study. Am J Clin Nutr 104, 280-287 (2016).  
10. Mozaffarian, D. & Wu, J.H. (n-3) fatty acids and cardiovascular health: are effects of EPA and DHA shared or complementary? J Nutr 142, 614S-625S (2012).

^as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.