According to the UC Davis team, the omega-3 metabolites can help prevent tumor growth and metastasis; these metabolites, however, are increasingly being removed from omega-3 products as companies seek to produce pharmaceutical or prescription fish oils.
Venice, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2013
A University of California, Davis research team recently found what they believed to be the connection between fish oil and cancer prevention: metabolites of omega-3 molecules that are components of full-spectrum fish oil.
This finding is a wake-up call to both consumers and manufactures of omega-3 fish oil supplements, suggests Omega3 Innovations’ co-founder, Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD, who has been working with omega-3 fish oil for the past 16 years.
"According to the UC Davis team, the omega-3 metabolites can help prevent tumor growth and metastasis," says Chalmers. "These metabolites, however, are increasingly being removed from omega-3 products as companies seek to produce pharmaceutical or prescription fish oils that only contain one or two types of omega-3 molecules."
Chalmers says that in an effort to increase the omega-3 fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in the fish oil, many manufacturers single out only the EPA and DHA molecules, often stripping the oil of the other omega-3 components, their metabolites and supportive nutrients.
Chalmers and her fellow co-founder, Dr. Martinsen, have written about the need for natural, full-spectrum fish oil in their latest blog "Full-Spectrum Fish Oil, Full Benefits."
"Consumers need to be aware of the full-spectrum fish oil alternative," says Chalmers, "Especially as prescription, or concentrated, omega-3 products are on the rise." Chalmers cited market growth projections for prescription omega-3 at eight percent a year through 2020.
"Consumers should not just take one omega-3 fatty acid, but they should strive to get the full range of all the natural omega fatty acids and their nutrient co-factors," says Chalmers. "What we do know is that cell metabolism and the physiological pathways within the body depend on more than one concentrated ingredient. It is the synergy that makes the difference."
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 15 years – the company offers full-spectrum Omega Cure liquid fish oil, as well as several varieties of Omega Cookies and and chocolates. Each Omega Cookie contains seven capsules worth of omega-3 fish oil, five grams of fiber, 200% of the daily value of vitamin D and 35% of the daily value of calcium. The company was named a winner in the category of innovation at the 2010 annual Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s Hall of Fame awards for being the first company to create a bakery product that contains an effective dose of omega-3 fish oil. For more information, visit http://www.omega3innovations.com.