Omagen is a highly concentrated and purified fish oil supplement which is rich in the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and manufactured by our proprietary purification process called OmagenPure. Omagenpure is a triple molecular distillation process that selectively concentrates EPA/DHA in the biologically active preferred form of ethyl ester while removing all harmful impurities including: the heavy metals; arsenic, lead cadmium, mercury, and strontium, the environmental pollutants; PCB’s, Dioxins, and Furans and PAH’s as well as oxidative impurities to ensure a Pharmaceutical Grade and odor free product. Our exclusive OmagenPure purification process complies with US FDA, Council for Responsible Nutrition(CRN) and World Health Organization(WHO) monographs on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital structural components in cell membranes, brain, heart, and nervous tissues of retina and play an important role in the normal functioning cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and immune systems. The vast medical database of omega-studies have substantiated the safety and efficacy for using these essential fatty acids therapeutically in a wide array of disorders. In fact, the US FDA has recently approved Lovaza, a prescription dosage from of EPA/DHA which is approved to lower high triglycerides as well the secondary prevention of heart stacks. OMAGENTM is manufactured with the same purity specifications as Lovaza.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids - The Fats of Life
Since their discovery in the 1970s, the Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) have generated thousands of studies and clinical trials. Essential to life and good health, they protect against desease and can treat illness: yet, few people understand what they are , what they do, and how to ensure adequate intake from food. The two Omega-3 EFAs critical for wellness and prevention in humans are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid, natural nit-inflammatory) and DHA(docosaheanoic acid which is “brain food”) the third Omega-3 EFA, ALA (alphalinolenic acid), found in flax, nuts, seeds and dark leafy vegetables are poorly converted(1-2%) to EPA and DHA and thus has questionable value for human consumption. In chronic illness, it has been shown that an increase in the Omega-3 EFAs of marine origin can improve a range of conditions, both physical and mental. It is reasonable to postulate that a deficiency of Omega-3 EFAs leading to the above mentioned chromic illnesses may start by eroding vitality, optimism, concentration, and “joie de vivre”. Research is continually producing positive findings for theses vital nutrients. Thus, if the diet is deficient in Omega-3 EFAs, the following long-term degenerative illnesses or conditions may result.
What role do Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) play in the body?
Like all fats, EFAs provide energy. Their caloric value is similar to other fats and oils, but unlike saturated fats, they have important health roles. In fact, as their name suggests, they are essential and must be consumed daily because the body has limited storage for them. Omega-3 EFAs are involved in normal physiology including:
• Regulating pressure in the eye, joints and blood vessels, and mediation immune response (anti-inflammation)
• Regulating bodily secretions and their viscosity
• Dilating or constricting blood vessels
• Regulating collateral circulation
• Directing endocrine hormones to their target cells
• Regulating smooth muscles and autonomic reflexes
• Being primary constitents of cell membranes
• Regulating the rate of cell division
• Maintaining the fluidity and rigidity of cell membranes
• Regulating the inflow and outflow of substances to and from cells
• Transporting oxygen from red blood cells to the tissues.
• Maintaining proper kindey function and fluid balance
• Keeping saturated fats moile in the blood stream
• Preventing blood cells from clumping together ( blood clots that can be a cause of heart attack and stroke)
• Mediating the release of inflammatory substances form cells that may trigger allegic conditions
• Regulating nerve transmission and communication
• Maintaining normal neurological function especially in the brain and retina
• Regulating the formation of new tissue with emphasis on growth and development(prenatal, newborns, and beyond)