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Understanding Omega - 3

One of the most concentrated fish oils available, WINOmeg3complexTM is concentrated by a patented enzyme process and two molecular distillations which produce a pharmaceutical-grade oil with more than 85% omega-3 fatty acids. Compare this to most products on the market that are 30%-35% concentrated, and even to most of the pharmaceutical-grade fish oils with concentrations of 60%-65%, and you can see how it would take many more capsules daily to equal the amount of omega-3 fatty acids found in one serving of WINOmeg3complex.


WINOmeg3complex has a high ratio of EPA to DHA (3.3:1). EPA and DHA are the two forms of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. DHA is important for infant brain development, and is found in high concentration in breast milk. After the first three years of life, only small amounts of DHA are required to maintain health.

WIN’s supplier is one of two producers in the world qualified by the US Food and Drug Administration for producing omega-3 pharmaceuticals. The fish oil, intermediate products and the end product are controlled according to predefined quality standards using state-of-the-art analytical methods. Routine audits by health authorities are done on a regular basis to ensure that the products are produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), the highest quality standard.

WINOmeg3complex has no fishy aftertaste. Oxidized fish oil is like rancid butter and will have a fishy aftertaste which can linger over several hours.


Omega 3 acids are the building blocks of dietary fats. The human body stores such dietary fats mainly in the form of triglycerides. Triglycerides containing omega-3 fatty acids are mainly found in fish.

The nutritional gap

While the recommended daily intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids should be in the range 0.6 - 1 gram, a "normal" diet in the Western world only satisfies about 10-15% of this requirement. The remaining requirement, the "nutritional gap", can be covered by increasing one's consumption of fat fish or by using suitable dietary supplements. An insufficient intake of omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Deficiencies of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids may cause a wide variety of symptoms, including retarded growth in babies and children, reduced fertility and pathologic changes in the skin.

"The dietary ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 should be about 4/1."

Fat fish is the primary source of marine omega-3

Importance of a "new" dietary factor:
Marine omega-3 fatty acids
(essential fatty acids)
Omega-3 Omega-6
a-Linolenic acid
EPA>br> C20:5
Linolenic acid
Arachidonic acid
Metabolism of fatty acid families: Omega-3 a linolenic acid becomes EPA, which in turn, becomes DHA. Omega-6 linolenic acid becomes GLA, which then becomes Arachidonic acid.
Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of the cell membrane in all cells.
* reduce the production of inflammatory transmitter substances
* are important components for the development and maintenance of brain tissue, other nerve tissue and the retina
* lower serum triglyceride levels
* are a potential adjunct to modify certain mental disorders 


Given a daily energy intake of 2500 kcal, people should eat about 0.6 - 1 g of EPA and DHA, and at least 0.2 - 0.3 g of it should be DHA(Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acids).
Given a daily energy intake of 2500 kcal, people should eat about 0.6 - 1 g of EPA and DHA, and at least 0.2 - 0.3 g of it should be DHA(Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acids).

Why do we need EPA and DHA?

Healthy adults have a certain ability to metabolize alfa-linolenic acid to EPA and DHA. Babies do not have this ability and are entirely dependent on receiving these essential elements through what they eat. The ability to metabolize EPA and DHA may also be reduced in elderly people.

"Marine omega-3 is considered to have no adverse effects in the doses recommended."

Breast milk contains omega-3 fatty acids in the form of both EPA and DHA. Giving omega-3 supplements to the mother will increase the content of omega-3 in the breast milk. Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, are important for the normal development of the brain and of vision. It is therefore regrettable that most breast milk substitutes do not contain any long chained omega-3 fatty acids.

"Steadily growing acceptance of the biological importance of the essential omega-3 fatty acids."

Increasing importance attached to EPA and DHA

Today, it is accepted by the medical society that omega-3 fatty acids lower serum triglycerides and used as a treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia. Based on the estimates produced by the GISSI Prevention study, up to 20 lives are expected to be saved per 1000 patients treated with Omacorª. Clinical observation shows that omega-3 fatty acid reduces mortality with 20 % in heart attack patients and play an important role in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

The value of omega-3 during pregnancy and breast feeding is becoming increasingly clear. Omega-3 is important for the development of the brain, nervous tissue and retina. A fetus or a baby can only get these essential nutrients from its mother.


A high dietary intake of marine omega-3 has been linked to a delay in the development of senile dementia and possibly to reducing symptoms that have already manifested themselves. There have also been reports of positive effects from the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids in patients suffering from depression.

"Worldwide, more than 6000 scientific publications on marine omega-3 research had been published as of the end of 1998."

1) Schmidt EB, et al. Safety aspects of Fish Oils. Experiences with an omega-3 concentrate of re-esterified triglycerides. Drug Invest. 1994;7(4):215-220


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