Written by Doug Bibus, PhD, Coromega
Dietary intake of omega-3 in the United States is marginal at best. Over 90% of the US population is reported to be ‘deficient’ in omega-3. Omega-3 deficiency is now recognized as a leading cause of death in the US which means the need for increased omega-3 intake has never been more critical.
One of the most frequent questions our scientific advisor gets asked is, “How much omega-3 do I need to take”? This is an incredibly pertinent question for which no single answer exists. The complexity of ‘how much’ can be effected by many factors such as existing omega-6 intake (a known competitor of omega-3), body size, physical activity level and whether or not you are consuming omega-3 for normal health or trying to support a health condition.
While there are no federal recommendations for long chain omega 3 intake, a general recommendation by nutritional scientists exists that states that people should consume around 600mg of EPA and DHA per day. The American Heart Association recommends 1000mg per day for people at risk for cardiovascular disease and 2000-4000mg per day to reduce triglycerides.
Testing for omega-3 in blood, has also opened a window into the body to help define “how much” omega-3 we should be consuming. One of America’s most influential biochemists, Dr. Bill Lands, has devoted years to defining ‘how much’. Dr. Lands has studied blood levels of omega-3 for people all over the world and reported that as blood levels of omega 3 increase, death rates for heart disease go down!
People of Japan, have about a two fold increase in their blood levels of omega-3 and about a 50% reduction in death from heart related diseases when compared to Americans. Based on Dr Lands’ research and metabolic equations, if we wish to achieve the same blood levels as the Japanese we need to consume 2000-3000mg of EPA and DHA per day.
Our blood levels of omega-3 reflect how much omega-3 we consume, ie, the more the higher. Higher omega-3 levels in the blood correlate with reduced risk of having and dying from a heart attack, having depression, suffering from dementia and Alzheimers’ disease and developing diabetes.
So to get healthy omega-3 levels, the task for many is to dramatically increase their omega 3 intake either from food or supplements. The end result is balancing your omega 6 and omega 3 in your membranes for better heath! If you want to tackle the food approach, a normal serving of salmon will give you about 1500mg of EPA and DHA and a can of sardines, 1200mg. If you are striving for 2000-3000mg of EPA and DHA per day you are pretty much consuming a marine based diet every day. If daily fish does not fit into your lifestyle, dietary supplements are a great option.
So what are your options? Most fish oils contain about 30% of their oil weight as EPA and DHA. Technology exists today to increase omega-3 levels in oils. Coromega’s flagship product, the Coromega Squeeze, contains the base fish oil providing you with 650mg of EPA and DHA per squeeze.
Many of our customers have been asking for higher dosages to meet 1000-3000mg daily dosages that they are after for performance or health. Our exciting new product, Coromega Max, has done just that! Coromega Max provides 1200mg of EPA and DHA per pouch, one of the highest per serving omega-3 levels on the market today and about 3 times the level of most fish oil capsules!!!
If you are after higher omega-3 levels for physical performance, healthier blood lipids or improved mood, just two great tasting Coromega Max packets per day provides 2400mg of EPA and DHA!
If you are a fish oil capsule consumer and after higher omega-3 intake, you will want to give Coromega Max a shot. Just two great tasting Max shots deliver 2400mg of EPA and DHA. That’s 8 of your normal fish oil capsules!
Coromega MAX also has…
– Wild-Caught Fish
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Our fish oil meets or exceeds all government + international standards for purity and safety.
– 300% Better Absorption
Our unique emulsified formula is absorbed 300% more effectively than fish oil softgels.*
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