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Your Fish Oil Should Not Stink!

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Omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA are fragile molecules that can oxidize or break down quickly if mistreated. Chemically, oxidation is a process where an oxygen molecule bonds to a double bond in a fatty acid. This changes the molecule into a oxidized fatty acid that can in turn oxidize other fatty acids or effect proteins.  Why do we care? Chemistry in living organisms is highly regulated. Free radicals derived from oxidized fatty acids participate in unregulated chemistry that damages other molecules in our body.  We often identify people in our lives who are loud and unruly as "free radicals" for this reason! So how can you tell if a fish oil is oxidized?  In general, if the fish oil smells bad it is bad. 

In the press lately, there have been a few reports citing oxidation in some over the counter fish oil products.  Here at Coromega, we want you to rest assure that our fish oil products are very stable and not oxidized.  We have one of the longest shelf life stability in the business due to our high evolved proprietary processing format.  

Our highly purified fish oil is free from oxidation.  As oxygen is the natural enemy of EPA and DHA, the process of making our squeeze shots relies on a nitrogen rich environment, devoid of oxygen. There are virtually no opportunities for oxygen to enter our production process until you open our product.  Even the squeeze packet is a highly engineered multi layered packaging designed to keep Coromega safe and pure. So rest assured that you are getting absolutely the best quality you can with our tasty Coromega Squeeze and Coromega product lines.  We got you covered!

Shop now for fresh and delicious tasting fish oil! 

 

Coromega Beats Softgels In Omega-3 Absorption... Again!

 

Coromega Wins Big in Bioavailability Study

Doug Bibus, PhD

 

A recently published study in the journal Lipids by Dr Susan Raatz of the USDA, reported significant increases in bioavailability for the omega 3 fatty acids found in Coromega when compared to capsules and another leading brand of emulsified fish oil. 

In a randomized controlled clinical trial, Dr Raatz and her team investigated feeding a single matched dosage of Coromega Squeeze, Coromega Nectar, a leading fish oil capsule and another emulsified product.  The dose of each product provided totaled 660mg of EPA.  There were 10 men and 7 women in this study.

Omega 3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA rise in the blood following digestion and absorption of fish oil or omega 3 rich foods.  The higher the EPA or omega 3 levels go in the blood, the more omega 3 from the fish oil that is absorbed. 

The blood is the ‘super highway’ for delivering nutrients around the body.  From this study we can see that just a single dose has a profound effect on the blood’s composition of EPA omega-3.  Once in the blood, EPA is then available to be dispersed to various tissues in the body.

When all of the absorption data was tallied for each treatment during the 48 hour period, Coromega Squeeze performed significantly better for absorption.  Coromega Squeeze and Nectar had significantly greater absorption of EPA compared to fish oil capsules and another emulsion based on area under the curve. 

What is bioavailability?

The term bioavailability refers to our body’s ability to absorb a particular nutrient or medicine into our body.  While many of us may think that we absorb all of what we eat or all of what medicines we take, this could be further from what happens.  While we tend to absorb fat, carbohydrate and protein fairly well, some medicines we consume are only absorbed at around 20%.  The study by Dr. Raatz demonstrated that emulsions like Coromega Squeeze contribute to greater absorption of omega 3 from dietary supplements. 

Why are emulsions like Coromega favored for absorption? 

The normal fat digestion process of our body starts with emulsification in the stomach and intestine.  Emulsification is a process that mixes water and fat.  Dietary fat is mixed with bile acids in our intestine to mix or blend fat into a mix of water and lipid (fat) in an emulsified state.  The emulsified fat then travels further down into our intestines where it is absorbed through the intestinal wall.  This is how our body normally absorbs fat. 

In an emulsified state, fat has a much greater surface area than fat that is not emulsified.  Greater surface area, helps dietary fat interact with various enzymes and chemicals that are part of the process of absorption.  So not surprisingly, pre-emulsified products like Coromega are readily absorbed compared to regular capsules, helping promote absorption and omega-3 status in individuals.

 

References:

Raatz SKJohnson LK, Bukowski MR. Enhanced Bioavailability of EPA From Emulsified Fish Oil Preparations Versus Capsular Triacylglycerol. Lipids. 2015 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print]

What Did You Say?

Dr Doug Bibus, PhD

Coromega Advisor

A recent study has reported that individuals with higher fish and omega-3 intake versus low intake have a reduced risk of developing hearing loss! 

Hearing loss not a big deal?    Approximately 30% of people over the age of 65 have a hearing loss disorder.  Hearing impairment begins to increase around age 50 as the tiny structures that regulate hearing begin to age.  Loss of hearing can significantly impact quality of life.

This study examined 65,215 women (1,038,093 person years) from 1991 to 2009. The women reported their dietary habits twice a year.  Women consuming 2-4 servings or more of fish per week (about 1 pack of Coromega per day) had a 20 percent reduction in risk for developing hearing loss.  This study reported 11,606 cases of hearing loss in the study population during the study period.  Women consuming more EPA and DHA had greater protection from hearing loss.

How might omega-3 from fish protect us from hearing loss?  Hearing relies on a number of finely tuned membranes and nerves that take sound waves from your ear and turn them into an electronic signal that your brain recognizes and interprets.  DHA supports healthy membranes and their function.  Remember that our brain and eyes run on DHA!  Blood flow through a part of the ear called the cochlea is also very important for proper hearing.  EPA and DHA support healthy blood flow and the authors of the present study concluding that proper blood flow may be the critical factor to improved hearing seen in this population.

So if you want to protect yourself from hearing loss reach for some fatty fish like salmon or herring 2-4 times per week.  If fish is not in your reach or herring doesn’t tickle your palate, take a pack a day of Coromega that contains 650mg of EPA and DHA per serving in a high digestible super tasty orange yogurt like emulsion.

 

Fish and fatty acid consumption and the risk of hearing loss in women.
Curhan, SG, Eavey, RD, Wang, M, Rimm, EB and Curhan, GC.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Nov;100(5):1371-7 
The cochlea converts vibrations of the stapes into neural activity in auditory-nerve fibers.
"Cochlea" means snail in latin
From Dr. David Furness, Keele University

 

Why Omega-3s Are Great For Your Kids

We have all heard of the amazing health benefits of omega-3s, but have you heard how beneficial they are for your kiddos? When we think of omega-3 fatty acids, we usually think of fatty fish like sardines, anchovies and salmon, which are full of these health-boosting omega-3 fats. Kids aren’t typically attracted to foods that are full of these healthy fats, so luckily they have fun to take and delicious options with our pure, emulsified fish oil blends Coromega Kids Omega-3 Squeeze and Kids DHA Omega 3 Gummy Fruits

 

The top three benefits omega-3s have on children are: 

1. The development of a healthy Body and Brain; both which need lots of omega -3s during development.*

2. A healthy immune system with Omega -3s to balance inflammation*

3. A healthy psychological status*

Our scientific advisor, Dr. Doug Bibus explains why kids benefit from consuming omega-3s.

“Childhood is a period of brain growth and maturation. The long chain omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is a major lipid in the brain recognized as essential for normal brain function,” said Dr. Bibus.  

He explains that animals with low brain DHA results in impaired learning and behavior. In infants, DHA is important for optimal visual and cognitive development. The usual intake of DHA among toddlers and children is low and some studies show improvements in cognition and behavior as the result of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids including DHA.

According to Dr. Bibus, studies of brain activity have reported benefits of DHA supplementation and over half of the studies reported a favorable role for DHA or long chain omega-3 fatty acids in at least one area of cognition or behavior. Studies also suggested an important role for DHA in school performance.

Dr. Bibus also noted from his studies that omega-3s can also help manage kids on the autism spectrum, as well as reducing symptoms of ADHD, nutrient deficits, and can even improve the health of the child when the mother consumes enough omega-3s during pregnancy.

Our fish oil blend is high in DHA, with no artificial ingredients to interfere with your child’s health. The oil used in Coromega comes from small, deep, cold-water fish (sardines and anchovies) that are less likely to be contaminated. The oil then undergoes molecular distillation, which removes toxins, heavy metals and PCBs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What Is A Healthy Omega-3 Level And Why It Matters!

Are you getting enough healthy omega-3s from your diet?  From your supplement?

By now, it’s well recognized that a diet rich in Omega-3s has a range of health benefits ranging from heart health, healthy hair and skin to crucial brain development in children and aging adults.*  You might be taking an Omega-3 supplement every day, but how do you know if it’s working or if you’re really getting enough?  We went to Dr. Doug Bibus, a scientific advisor for Coromega and a clinical nutritionist, who helped explain how an individual’s Omega-3 level is determined and why you should know your number. 

“Research shows that the majority of Americans are deficient in Omega-3s.  According to Dr. Bibus, the optimum Omega-3 range is 8% or above, but the U.S. average is almost less than half of that at 4.2%!  A study published in 2002 in The New England Journal of Medicine* suggests that Omega-3 blood levels at 6.87% are associated with a 90% relative risk reduction of sudden death from cardiac causes.

Getting tested for your omega-3 level is easy. A simple at home blood test will do the trick.  Just like you would test for your cholesterol or vitamin D, testing you omega-3 blood level will give you the best sense of where you are and what you need to do to get to a healthy level.  It will also tell you if you are getting enough omega-3s through your diet and if you are taking a supplement, is it working?

Coromega’s Omega-3 fish oil is emulsified for superior absorption.  In fact, it’s clinically proven to have 3Xs better absorption than fish oil soft gels*.   Why does that matter?  Well, it means your body will absorb more of the healthy benefits and will help to boost your omega-3 blood level. 

So do you fall in the in category of deficient or are you at a healthy level?  If interested in testing your omega-3 blood level, please contact Coromega at support@coromega.com.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

Coromega Debuted The World's First Superfood Oil Blend At Natural Products Expo

Coromega debuted the world's first Superfood Oil Blend at Natural Products Expo and the reaction from the show went beyond our expectations. With thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of new product launches and after a weekend of tasting, talking, shopping and toting home dozens of samples, the We.Blog team came up with their favorite product from the largest Expo West yet. Coromega's Be Bright was 1 of 28 products honored! See the link here: http://newhope360.com/what-stock/expo...

You can order Be Bright at www.coromega.com

Be Bright™ Superfood Oil Blend Pairs With Bulletproof® Coffee

You’ve probably heard of Bulletproof Coffee® by now. Currently trending among health-conscientious bloggers, magazines, and social media sites, this brew promises to “keep you satisfied with level energy for 6 hours”- eliminating the crash most people experience a few hours after drinking regular coffee. "Bulletproof Coffee is a great way to get healthy fats first thing in the morning," says Kerry Bajaj, a Be Well Health Coach at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. Starting the day with healthy fats provides energy, is good for cognitive function, and supports your hormonal system." 

But what exactly is this “Butter Coffee”?  It is actually a blend of brewed coffee with butter and MCT oil, which stands for medium chain triglycerides and is comprised of the fat from coconut/palm kernel oil. The actual brand, Bulletproof® coffee, was created in 2010 by Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who, legend has it, was "literally rejuvenated" after being given yak butter tea by locals after hiking in Tibet in -10 degree weather at 18,000 feet.  Asprey claims: ”It can promote brain function, memory, and energy levels. It can serve as a massive source of antioxidants and is associated with all sorts of positive health outcomes … you never feel hungry, get low energy …”

Which MCT oil to use?  People are using oils such as coconut oil and chia seed oil to get the healthy fats.  Coromega® has come up with a Superfood version of the original Bulletproof® recipe that allows you to reap the benefits of this brew while getting a daily dose of some of the best Superfood Oils.   We blended our new Be Bright™ Superfood Oil Blend (a Non-GMO blend of coconut oil, chia seed oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, black cumin seed oil) with an amazing cup of coffee and Kerrygold® unsalted butter for a ramped up version of Bulletproof® coffee.

Try this super-blend out for yourself using this 4-step recipe:

  • Brew 1 cup (8 oz.) of coffee (in order to obtain all the benefits of toxin-free coffee, use Upgraded™ Coffee)
  • 2 tbls. Kerrygold unsalted butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Be Bright Superfood Oil Blend
  • Mix it all in a blender (We recommend a Vitamix or NutriBullet) for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy like a foamy latte. 
  • Enjoy!

Stay Bright!

The Coromega Team

Fish Burps…Need We Say More?

We don’t know a single person who loves, or even enjoys, the taste or the smell of fish burps! We don’t even like them and can’t imagine why anyone would! Here’s a few quotes from some fish oil consumers that feel the same way: 

“It tastes fishy, haha, so I try to eat something sweet to take out that fishiness breath!” – Lauren Blancaflor

“So after taking my fish oil, I leaned over to give my wife a kiss and that’s when we knew we both wanted sushi.” – Gino Franco

“I’ve never had an embarrassing moments but it definitely was disgusting and not pleasant when it happened.” – Brandon Hetzler

“So recently, I was going on a date and was running late. Noticed I had run out of my fish oil gummies so I had to resort back to my dreaded liquid form. I didn’t even waste time to measure it out in a spoon. I just took a swig and bolted out the door. I finally arrived for my date and went in for a kiss and the awful smell - horrible smell - came rushing up right as our lips touched!” – Terrence Buchanan

“I started burping way more than I wanted to during my lifts at the gym. One of my belches was so bad that the people that were around my workout station started saying how it smelt like someone farted…after that, I changed my oils up and I take them before bed just in case, haha!” – Nico Silva

We say just say no to fish burps!  Coromega Omega-3 fish oil si smooth, delicious and easy to take.  Superior absorotion and purity with the fish burps!  

-Team Coromega

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A Smoothie To Love

Smoothies...With just this one word, our mouth begins to water. It’s amazing how easily smoothies can be made and how great they are when you’re on the go. If you’re not a smoothie lover – just wait until you see the smoothie we found from About.com’s Cooking For Kids article written by Stephanie Gallagher. 

Makes: 2 smoothies

Total Time to Make: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups frozen, unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. pineapple chunks for garnish (optional)

Once you have all your ingredients ready, place them into a smoothie blender and begin blending until ingredients are smooth. After serving, you can garnish the smoothie with pineapple chunks on top.

We think this smoothie is great on it’s own but would also be an excellent host to blend in either 2 teaspoons of our new superfood oil blend, be bright or even one squeeze pouch of our Coromega, Tropical Orange +D! 

Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

-Team Coromega

(Link to article of smoothie will be included in our post. http://kidscooking.about.com/od/Fruit-Smoothie-Recipes/r/Pineapple-Coconut-Smoothie-Recipe.htm )

Food Fit For An Egyptian King

In the world we live in today, black cumin seed oil is typically not an oil we automatically think of when we hear the words superfood oils. In fact, the most popular oil that many people first think of is none other than coconut oil. Well, we think coconut oil should make some room and share the spotlight with another superfood oil – black cumin seed!

Although black cumin seeds are in their infancy of being well recognized and wildly popular, their benefits are well known and their usage dates back to when Egyptian kings ruled. In fact, these tiny seeds were so treasured that they were often times found sprinkled in the king’s tombs! King Tutankhamen, also known as King Tut, was found with a bottle of black cumin seed oil in his tomb and it has been said that Queen Nefertiti has used these “magical” seeds to reap their benefits as well!

Here at Coromega, we wanted to take those same tiny seeds and include them in our new superfood oil blend, be bright. We believe that if Egyptian Kings were treated to such a great superfood, then you should too!

Providing the power of antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, linolenic acid and acting as a detoxifier, black cumin seed oil is truly a superfood that we are proud to provide you with! 

Are you currently taking black cumin seeds as a whole or in the form of an oil? Comment below to share with us how you reap these tiny seed’s benefits!

-Team Coromega

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