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Table 3 Amounts of EPA and DHA in commonly available supplements

From: Omega-3 fatty acids for breast cancer prevention and survivorship

Brand/product EPA (mg) DHA (mg) Comment
Cardiotabs omega-3 enteric-coated 270 705  
Cardiotabs omega-3 extra strength + vitamin D3 400 800  
Cardiotabs ultra strength liquid omega-3 + vitamin D3 (per 5 ml) 610 1570  
DSM MEG-3® ethyl ester 1,000 mg capsules 420 210 As ethyl esters
GlaxoSmithKline Lovaza™ 445 385 As ethyl esters
GNC ultra triple strength omega 1560 EPA & DHA 719 281  
GNC Now® ultra omega-3 500 250  
GNC Natrol® omega-3 fish oil 1,200 mg 216 144  
GNC Triple Strength Omega Complex 647 253  
GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil 1500 540 360  
Kirkland Signature™ omega-3 fish oil 410 274 As ethyl esters
NatureMade Fish Oil 1,200 mg 180 120  
NatureMade Ultra Omega-3 Fish Oil 1,400 mg 683 252  
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega D3, 1,000 mg, soft gels, lemon 650 450  
Puritan’s Pride Triple Omega 3-6-9 fish and flax oils 398 to 450 255 to 300  
  1. DHA, docosahexaenoic acid; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid.