Omega3 Innovations' Heart-Healthy Cookies and Chocolates Blur the Line Between Food and Medicine

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Omega3 Innovations releases the Omega Passion®, a chocolate truffle rich in omega-3 fish oil and beta-glucan soluble fiber, along with the Omega Cookie®, a heart-healthy cookie containing as much omega-3 as seven fish oil capsules. Our patented process results in omega-3 foods with no fishy taste or smell, says co-founders Drs. Bo Martinsen and Anne-Marie Chalmers.

New baked Omega Cookies

Drs Bo Martinsen and Anne-Marie Chalmers

Only by creating products that outperform junk food in both taste and practicality, can we change people’s diets.

Munch on a cookie to ward off diabetes and obesity? Enjoy a decadent-tasting chocolate to improve memory and reduce stress? While the ideas may sound outrageous to most dietitians, the physicians who founded Omega3 Innovations insist it is the future of our health.

“Only by creating products that outperform junk food in both taste and practicality, can we change people’s diets,” says Dr. Bo Martinsen, co-founder of the “healthy cookie company.”

The challenge for the staff at Venice-based Omega3 Innovations has been learning how to combine the two most recommended nutrients – omega-3 fish oil and beta-glucan oat soluble fiber – into tasty and clinically-effective super foods. Now, after years of research and experimentation, the biotech company has found the solution.

“With our patented formulation, we were able to stabilize the oil to prevent it from separating and going rancid during the manufacturing process,” Martinsen says.

He says that high doses of “super-fresh omega-3 fish oil” from Norway are combined with other nutritious ingredients to produce the Omega Cookie, a heart-healthy and tasty cookie, as well as the Omega Passion, a healthy, yet delectable, frozen chocolate confection. The company also offers Omega Cure, a liquid fish oil with no taste or smell.

Omega3 Innovations’ cookies and chocolates contain up to a prescription-sized dose of omega-3 oil (2-4g EPA/DHA), as well as 750 mg of cholesterol-reducing soluble oat fiber, two ingredients that have been top-performers in fighting heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes in thousands of studies, according to Martinsen.

Pilot studies done by Omega3 Innovations, along with customer reports, indicate that omega-3 chocolates, omega-3 cookies and other snack products can make a significant clinical difference.

Venice resident Valerie Smith says her improved check-ups are proof. “After eating one to two Omega Cookies a day for three months, my doctor took me off of both my diabetes and cholesterol-lowering medication,” she says.

Another Omega3 Innovations customer says that since he began taking daily doses of Omega Cure two years ago, his triglyceride levels dropped from 1800 to 80 to the astonishment of his doctor.

Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, co-founder of Omega3 Innovations, said, “Having omega-3 foods in different sizes, flavors and presentations gives us the possibility of complying with most customers’ desires and nutritional requirements.”

“The patented technology also allows us to add antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients in unprecedented dosages, without compromising the delicious taste and nutritional value of our omega-3 foods. We also avoid the need for preservatives and sweeteners in our omega-3 chocolates, omega-3 cookie products and other snacks,” she said.

Dr. Martinsen, said, “Omega3 Innovations’ line of wholesome, yet tasty products bridge the gap between food and medicine. We’re moving into the future where new breakfast foods, snacks and desserts can truly can promote better health.”

About Omega3 Innovations:

Founded by Bo Martinsen, M.D., and Anne-Marie Chalmers, M.D. – two physicians who have worked with omega-3 fish oil for more than 16 years – the company offers several varieties of Omega Cookies, Omega Passion chocolates, as well as Omega Cure supplements. Each cookie contains seven capsules worth of omega-3 fish oil, five grams of fiber, 200% of the daily value of vitamin D and 350 mg of calcium. The company was an innovation winner at the 2010 annual Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s Hall of Fame awards and was nominated in this year’s young business category. Omega3 Innovations is the first to create a bakery product that contains an effective dose of omega-3 fish oil. Omega3 Innovations is also in the process of developing a line of hospital food products and treats suitable for cafes and fast food restaurants. For more information, visit

For more information about this release, please contact:
Bo Martinsen, M.D., Omega3 Innovations, 941-485-4400 or bo(at)omega3innovations(dot)com.

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