Healthy Moms, Healthy Habits, Healthy Winners!
We have seen an overwhelming response to our May newsletter and we have to say – we are absolutely thrilled! In the newsletter, we asked our Coromega Club members to complete the following sentence by posting on our Facebook wall: “My mom inspired me to be healthy by…” We told readers that the first 25 people to post on our page would win two Coromega 7-Day Packs – one for themselves and one for their mom (or another loved one). As promised, here are the names of those first 25:
- Samantha Lee
- Fernando Moran
- Spencer Key
- Jim Stengele
- Christine Creamer
- Corinna Roberts Cushing
- Nancy Peck Prevatt Savory
- Carol Lindsay
- Laurie Ann
- Natalie Mickelsen
- Laura Garmendia
- Doone Chmielewski
- Marcella Ward-Rider
- Lk Beddow
- Alison Tsoi
- Rebecca Gird Regan
- Dee Seahawk
- Roman Greene
- Jamie Schwellenbach
- Anoop Gupta
- Emily Ma
- Gisele Leblanc
- Melissa Okray Long
- Donna Birmingham
- Megan Mercer Pyatskowit
Congratulations to our winners! Please e-mail your contact information to Coromega1@gmail.com so we can send you your prizes.
But wait! If you weren’t one of the first 25, you still have a chance to win. Since we received great answers from so many other Coromega fans, we want to keep the momentum going! Anyone who posts on our Facebook wall through Mother’s Day (telling us how your mom inspired you to be healthy) will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes – 25 individuals will each win one 7-Day Pack of Coromega to keep or give to a loved one. Winners will be chosen at random at noon (PST) on Monday, May 9. We look forward to your posts!
Again, congrats to our winners!
Coromega CEO Brian Dyson’s Omega-3 Score Revealed!
We received a lot of great guesses regarding the omega-3 level of Brian Dyson, Coromega’s CEO and Chairman of the Board.
We loved your feedback, and now it’s time to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Just what is Brian’s omega-3 score?
He comes in at a 10.1% total omega-3 score! As we mentioned in our previous post, the average American’s omega-3 level is 4.2%, though they should be aiming for the optimal level of 8% or higher.
Congratulations to Diane Lowe, who submitted the winning guess! She will receive a free 30 day supply of Coromega Omega3 + D! Diane says, “I am saying 10.1% for Brian’s score. I really like Coromega and I am taking it regularly, unlike the fish caps from before. I can tolerate yours better. My doctor is pleased with my progress in lowering my numbers all around!” Please e-mail your contact information to Coromega1@gmail.com so we can send you your prize.
As we expected, Brian’s score is off the chart – something he attributes to taking Coromega every day as part of his nutritional routine. Brian says the best part of taking Coromega daily is that it helps him feel fantastic.
“The primary reason I am involved with Coromega is that throughout my life I have been a strong believer in health and well-being, and taking care of yourself is a big part of that,” he said. “The reason I’m invested in this company is because I understand firsthand how it makes me feel and the overall health benefits I receive. The taste is an added bonus. Seeing my omega-3 test results was exciting because it reaffirms my conviction and energizes my belief that Coromega Omega3 can be instrumental to people’s health throughout the U.S.”
Those who submitted guesses will also win a prize for participating – a free 7 day pack of our original Coromega Omega3 Squeeze in orange! Please also send your contact information to Coromega1@gmail.com.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Make sure to visit The Squeeze often for new blog posts and news from Coromega.
By now, it’s well recognized that a diet rich in Omega-3s has a range of health benefits. 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.
“Fatty acids in our system are expressed in a percent composition, meaning each fatty acid is a percent of the total or all the fatty acids present,” said Dr. Bibus. “Thus, an Omega-3 score of 4% means that 4 of every 100 fatty acids in the blood are Omega-3.”
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.
Dr. Bibus and Dr. Ralph Holman (one of the country’s foremost Omega-3 researchers) developed a special Omega-3 test to help people find out if they are in the healthy Omega-3 zone. Drs. Bibus and Holman define someone who tests in the 0 to 6% range as deficient in Omega-3s, 6 to 8% as good and 8% or more as excellent. We decided to team up with the doctors and recently gave the test to our CEO and chairman of the board, Brian Dyson. Brian has been taking Coromega daily for 10 years, so we were especially curious to see what his score was!
Where did Brian score on the Omega-3 scale? Leave a comment below with your guess – if you’re the first to guess Brian’s Omega-3 level number correctly, we’ll send you a 30ct. Omega3 Squeeze + D for free!
And stay tuned – we plan to offer the Holman Omega-3 Test at a deep discount on our April newsletter. If you are not currently receiving our Coromega Club Newsletter, you can sign up at http://www.coromega.com/coromega-clubs/coromega-club/.
To read about other Coromega users’ experiences and test scores, please visit our dedicated Facebook tab at www.facebook.com/Coromega.
* N Engl J Med. 2002;346:1113-111