Omega+ (fka Brain Oils):
- Supports brain health and cognitive function.
- Promotes healthy mood balance.
- Promotes healthy neurotransmission.
- Supports nervous system function.
- Maintains healthy eye function.
AquaCelle® – (patented delivery technology)
Omega+ has been enhanced by AquaCelle® to improve the absorption of its fat-soluble ingredients. AquaCelle® is a patented, self micro-emulsifying delivery system, specifically designed and clinically shown to optimize the bioavailability of fat-soluble ingredients by up to 600%.
The AquaCelle® delivery technology has been developed using only natural ingredients and customized specifically to the Omega+ formulation, enhancing its bioavailability, and significantly improving the end value of the product.
AquaCelle® works by optimizing micelle formation, structures naturally produced in the GI tract to improve the absorption of fats and fat-soluble substances. AquaCelle®’s bio-enhancement technology has been scientifically validated by human pharmacokinetic studies supporting its ability to increase nutrient delivery into the bloodstream.
A recent randomized and double-blind clinical study comparing the bioavailability of an AquaCelle® enhanced fish oil to a standard fish oil formulation, concluded that the total EPA + DHA absorption in the AquaCelle® group was significantly higher than in the standard group, by 6.1 times (600%).
VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA DHA – Omega-3 Concentrate
Omega+ contains the premium marine-derived omega-3 concentrate VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA, supplied by the esteemed Norwegian supplier GC Rieber. GC Rieber uses a proprietary green chemistry technology to produce its omega-3 concentrates under extremely mild, solvent-free conditions.
VIVOMEGA™ set the international standard in purity. Their oils are produced using an advanced molecular distillation process that only allows for the extraction of the desired components, leaving behind all pollutants and impurities. These include pesticides and persistent organic pollutants like DDT and PCBs, all known to accumulate in the body and impact wellbeing. Their concentrates are also heavy metal tested for mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
The VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrate is a superior triglyceride (TG) form; the form it naturally occurs in fish. This is in contrast to many mass-marketed fish oil supplements that come in the less expensive and poorly absorbed ethyl-ester (EE) form. When comparing VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA to other TG form fish-oil supplements, VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA again sets the market standard, containing a minimum 90% triglyceride-bound omega-3’s, a level that is up to 50% higher than the industry average.
At GC Rieber, sustainable sourcing is paramount. VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrates are produced from small omega-3 rich fish such as sardines, anchovies, and mackerel. These fish are caught off the coast of Peru, Chile, and Morocco in fisheries strictly regulated by fishing quotas set by governmental agencies in the respective countries. GC Rieber fish oil concentrates are sustainably harvested as per the IFFO RS standards and also have ‘Friend of the Sea’ certification.
Oxidation is another common concern with fish oil products on the market, as omega-3 is prone to oxidation when subjected to oxygen. Oxidized fish oil not only smells and tastes rancid but can also have a potentially negative impact. Totox (total oxidation) is the indicator commonly used to assess the freshness of omega-3 oils. GC Rieber calculates totox from the Anisdine and Peroxide values present in their fish oil, allowing them to measure both the current and future impact of oxygen exposure. The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) set a maximum recommended totox level of 26. VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrates set their own higher standard with a maximum totox of only 10, providing confidence that Omega+ contains only high-quality non-oxidized omega-3.
Omega+ is formulated with a specialty DHA concentrate, selected for its higher concentration of DHA versus EPA. DHA is the primary structural and protective component of the brain and nerve cell membranes, as well as the light-sensitive retina layer of the eyes. The body naturally produces some DHA but not enough to support proper biochemical functioning. Supplementation with Omega+ will help ensure that optimal DHA levels are maintained.
DHA supports brain health, cognitive function, and healthy mood balance. It is essential for cell membrane fluidity and healthy synaptic communication.
Vitamin E (D-Alpha-Tocopherol)
D-Alpha-Tocopherol is the natural form of the fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin E and shown to be more active in the body than other synthetic versions. The high-fat content of the brain, coupled with its sizable mitochondrial concentration and production of ATP cellular energy, make it highly susceptible to free radical oxidative damage, and therefore the need for antioxidant protection.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E can help protect against oxidative damage. Once utilized for its antioxidant properties, vitamin E can be regenerated by other nutrients such as CoQ10 and vitamin C, extending its antioxidant benefits.
Additionally, Vitamin E promotes healthy cardiovascular, immune, and skin health. It may also help in the maintenance of normal healthy LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Omega+ contains the fat-soluble vitamin D3, the same bio-active natural form of vitamin D that the body makes from sunlight. Vitamin D receptors are widespread throughout the brain and central nervous system and are well known to interact with enzymes involved with the synthesis of neurotransmitters. A deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to mental health disorders, age-related neurodegenerative diseases, and cognitive impairment.
Additionally, Vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for healthy bones and teeth, helping to maintain bone density and strength. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function, helping to maintain muscle strength. It also contributes to the healthy function of the immune system.
Beta-carotene is the red/orange carotenoid pigment found in many fruit and vegetables. In addition to its potent antioxidant properties, the body naturally converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. This conversion happens at a rate regulated by the body’s vitamin A requirements, minimizing the potential toxic risk associated with over supplementing straight vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient essential for healthy skin, vision, and brain function. It is also required for the maintenance of healthy mucous membrane structures.