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Coromega Beats Softgels In Omega-3 Absorption Again!

 

Coromega Wins Big in Bioavailability Study

Doug Bibus, PhD

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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.

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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]

Be Bright™ Superfood Oil Created To Purify, Beautify & Energize

Looking for new ways to enhance your overall health? We’ve got you covered!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest product line, Be Bright™ Superfood Oil, a revolutionary new emulsified blend of superfood oils created for better absorption, better taste and better health. Fans can enjoy Be Bright straight from the package or as a delicious addition to any smoothie for a dose of optimal health. It’s time to replace that old shake mix with a mouth-watering, creamy plant-based formula of whole food chia, coconut, avocado, hemp, and black cumin oils rich in omega-3s and antioxidants.

Superfood oils have become incredibly popular this year among consumers, with coconut oil taking the lead as one of the biggest health trends in 2014! Be Bright was created for today’s busy consumer who appreciates a simpler way to maintain overall health and is looking for a way to be beautiful on the outside by starting from the inside. It is available in an easily digestible format and comes in a 10.6 oz. pouch. 

Be Bright is a gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free non-GMO Superfood Oil Blend featuring the following whole-food oils: 

  • Chia –source of omega-3, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Coconut – increases metabolism, energy and beauty.
  • Black Cumin – source of thymoquinone, a powerful antioxidant and natural detoxifier. 
  • Avocado – source of Vitamin E and fatty acids.
  • Hemp – source of Omega-3s, Vitamin E, increased energy and vitality. 

Besides coconut oil, what other health trends have you seen in 2014? We would love to hear about it! Post a comment or send us a message on Facebook.

- Team Coromega

Coromega Partners With Generation Rescue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called autism the leading child disorder and affects more children than Cancer, Diabetes, Down syndrome and AIDS combined, yet receives less than 5 percent of research funding than many prevalent childhood disorders receive. 

In an effort to help families raising a child with ASD, Coromega is proud to join forces with Generation Rescue, the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Coromega’s partnership with Generation Rescue is intended to directly impact families faced with the challenges of diagnosis and care with useful information from Coromega on omega-3s and donations of Coromega products. Our partnership goal with Generation Rescue is to help these families in need by participating in the grant program, raising awareness and providing funds that can help with the fight against autism.

Generation Rescue offers information on autism treatments, conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. For more information on Generation Rescue or to learn more about specific programs and services offered, please visit www.generationrescue.org or call (877) 98-AUTISM.

Do you know of an organization who is interested in receiving support from Coromega? We would love to hear about it! Post a comment or send us a message on our Facebook.

 

- Team Coromega