Omega 3 Big Squeeze by Coromega
Coromega - Omega 3 Big Squeeze Mango Nectar - 16 oz. (454g)
Their original Coromega Squeeze just got a whole lot bigger with Coromega Omega 3 Big Squeeze Mango Nectar! Now available in a 16oz., eco-friendly package and three exciting new nectar flavors! Coromega is packaged in convenient daily-dose pouches, which makes it a squeeze (get it?) to take on-the-go. Drop a pouch in your purse, briefcase, child's lunchbox, or pocket, and off you go! No refrigeration necessary! Just tear off the top and squeeze Coromega: directly into your mouth, into yogurt, in a smoothie, over your favorite ice cream…the possibilities are endless!
- 3,000mg of fish oil per serving
- Three new and delicious flavors
- Emulsified for superior absorption (plus no large pills or messy oil to deal with)
- High dose of omega-3 - 900mg of DHA and EPA omega-3 per dose
- Delicious taken by spoon or add to your favorite blended drink, yogurt or smoothie
- Pure fish oil from small, deep, cold-water fish, molecularly distilled and 3rd party tested
- Unique, cutting-edge, eco-friendly packaging
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids are important components of cellular and membrane lipids (the chief structural constituents of living cells) that are essential for life and health. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are two groups of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that cannot be synthesized by the human body and therefore must be ingested in the foods we eat or by supplementing our diets.
Can't we get enough Omega-3 from the foods we eat?
Generally, no. Many researchers believe that the majority of Omega-3 food sources have disappeared from the modern diet. The foods that are now considered "mainstream" are often deficient in Omega-3. Even if your diet includes several meals of fish per week, you may not be ingesting sufficient amounts of Omega-3. This is because much of the fish we consume is now farm raised or does not contain significant amounts of Omega-3. Ideally, your diet should supply at least 650 mg of long chain Omega-3 (DHA + EPA) per day, either from food sources or dietary supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in deep, cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. One packet of Coromega provides 650 mg of Omega-3, the amount recommended by the NIH (National Institutes of Health).
What can you tell me about the purity and safety of Coromega? I've heard that fish oil can contain mercury and other toxins.
Coromega is committed to providing safe and pure products for you and your family. The oil used in Coromega comes from small, deep, cold-water fish that are less likely to be contaminated. The oil then undergoes molecular distillation, which removes toxins, heavy metals and PCBs. Coromega is manufactured in their state-of-the-art GMP compliant facility. Sophisticated testing methods assure that the purified fish oil used in the manufacture of Coromega is of the correct composition of fatty acids. Coromega is tested by third party laboratories and certified by NSF and consumerlab.com.
Why don't I need to supplement my diet with Omega-6 and Omega-9?
Our diets are already rich in Omega-6 from foods that contain corn, safflower, sunflower or soybean oils. The problem is actually the ratio between Omega-6 and Omega-3. Optimum health is often attained when these two essential fatty acids are found in the appropriate ratio. Most experts recommend a ratio of 4 to 1. However, the intake of Omega-6 to Omega-3 in modern society tends to be disproportionately high (a ratio found to be as high as 30 to 1). Scientists are now encouraging a decrease in the intake of Omega-6 while stressing an increase in the intake of Omega-3. Omega-9 is a monounsaturated fat found in animal fats and vegetable oils, most notably olive oil. Omega-9 is not considered an essential fatty acid because it can be produced by the body provided Omega-3 and Omega-6 are present, so supplementation is not required.
Is it true Omega-3 can support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system?
Yes, it can through a variety of ways. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce cardiovascular events, help to maintain arteries elasticity and support healthy triglyceride levels. Omega-3 allows for better circulation of blood by making the red blood cells more elastic and flow more fluidly; thus, helping to maintain overall cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fatty fish per week for healthy individuals to prevent heart disease and up to 2 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA for patients who wish to lower triglycerides.
Is there any truth to the statement that fish is "brain food"?
Yes. In fact, the most polyunsaturated of the Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA) makes up a large portion of the gray matter of the brain and neurons, as well as the retina of the eye. Research in the last few years has revealed that diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids may help promote a healthy emotional balance and positive mood.*
I'm pregnant. I heard that Omega-3 is good for my baby. Is this true?
It is true. Omega-3, especially DHA, is important in the development and function of the brain and the eyes-especially during the last trimester (last three months) of pregnancy, and the first six months of life. During this period of rapidly growing brain development the unborn baby's Omega-3 needs must be met by its mother. While the mother is breast-feeding, Omega-3 fatty acids are passed to the baby through her milk. The NIH (National Institutes of Health) recommends that during pregnancy and lactation, women must ensure a DHA intake of 300 mg per day. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before taking. *
I have always associated fat with cholesterol. Does this product have a lot of cholesterol in it?
No, it does not. Coromega has a negligible amount of cholesterol (10 mg per packet, which is equivalent to 3% of the Daily Value) from fish oil and egg yolk, which is added as an emulsifier. In other words, each packet contains the equivalent of 1/75th of an egg yolk. It is important to differentiate between "good" fat and "bad" fat. Fish oil, which contains long chain Omega-3 fatty acid, is considered a beneficial "good" fat.
What about flaxseed oil? Isn't it a good source of Omega-3?
Unlike fish oil, flaxseed oil does not contain EPA and DHA, two Omega-3s that play a crucial role in health and wellbeing. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which must be converted to EPA and DHA for the body to absorb it. This conversion is quite inefficient, especially in children, seniors, diabetics and people with high blood pressure, therefore it may take up to 10 times as much flaxseed oil to produce an equivalent amount of EPA and DHA derived from fish oil.
If I mix my daily dose packet of Coromega with yogurt or juice, will it alter its nutritional value?
No. Coromega is tasty and convenient taken directly from the pouch, but it can also be introduced to your diet in many cool and creative ways and this will not alter the effectiveness. Mix with yogurt, blend in a smoothie, or squeeze on top of fruit or even ice cream. (Because Coromega is emulsified, it should not be heated or frozen because it will cause the emulsion to separate. Additionally, because Coromega is oil-based, it must be electronically blended into liquids - i.e. it won't simply stir into juices. See their 'Tasty Ideas' page for a smoothie recipe!)
I like my daily dose of Coromega to be cold. Is it a problem if I want to keep my packets in the refrigerator?
Not at all. Of course refrigeration is not necessary to keep your Coromega fresh. However, freezing should be avoided, as it will cause the emulsion to separate.
Are Coromega fish oil products made with the triglyceride form of fish oil?
Yes. Coromega's fish oil supplements, with the exception of High DHA products (Child Brain and Body and Prenatal OmegaBaby) are made with the naturally occurring triglyceride form of fish oil.
HOW IT'S MADE
So how exactly is their creamy Coromega concoction made? How can they possibly manage to eliminate the fishiness in their fish oil-based supplement?
Coromega uses only high-quality fish oil, which has been purified and 3rd party tested in Norway before it arrives. Impurities are removed through a series of sophisticated processes, including molecular distillation, to provide a pure source of Omega-3. Then, at their very own state-of-the-art, NSF registered production facility in Vista, CA, they process, emulsify and package their high-quality fish oil, finishing it off in delicious natural fruit flavors without a fishy aftertaste.
WHY IT'S BETTER
Why It's Better So what sets them apart? What makes them the best? What makes them the Alpha and Omega of all the Omega-3s out there? Well, now you just got them started…
Their original Coromega comes in a refreshingly delicious, creamy, orange flavor with NO FISHY aftertaste common with fish oil softgels - and for variety they have these other delicious flavors: lemon lime, chocolate orange and peach!
300% BETTER ABSORPTION THAN SOFTGEL CAPSULES
Their patented emulsion process allows Coromega to be absorbed into your bloodstream more efficiently. By taking Coromega you get 300% better absorption of Omega-3 as compared to softgels!
March 4, 2010
To their valued customers,
Many of you may be aware of a recent lawsuit filed by Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation alleging that some fish oil and shark oil supplements contain levels of the toxic industrial compound polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, in violation of California's Proposition 65. I'd like to take this opportunity to assure you, their customers, that Coromega products are safe and in compliance with Proposition 65, and were not named in the fish oil lawsuit.
The vitality and wellbeing of their patrons is their number one priority, and they take several steps to ensure that their products are safe for you and your families. They've asked their Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Celine Lacote, PharmD, to share a few of the numerous ways Coromega makes certain its products are safe, including:
- Their fish oil is sourced from anchovies and sardines, and purified through molecular distillation - a process that virtually eliminates heavy metals and other environmental contaminants such as PCBs.
- Their fish oil is third-party tested to ensure it meets the stringent limit for PCBs defined by California's Proposition 65.
- Coromega is NSF certified and ConsumerLab approved.
The issue raised by this lawsuit is sensitive and one that their company does not take lightly. The Coromega team has always been committed to manufacturing the highest-quality omega-3 products, and I hope that by sharing these practices their customers will take comfort in knowing Coromega products are pure and safe.
It all started when a little girl in Norway wouldn't take her fish oil. Norwegians don't handle such news well. So her grandfather, who happened to be a renowned scientist, set to work to find a solution to this pesky problem. His discovery later became Coromega; a way for his loved one to get her Omega-3 in a way she enjoyed. After almost ten years of development, Grandpa Johan finally perfected the patented emulsion formula they use today. What a thought - make an Omega-3 supplement that actually tastes great. Since 1999, they have produced the most advanced delivery form of Omega-3, and have done Grandpa Johan proud by making it into incredibly tasty, natural citrus flavors with no fishy taste. As they say, the proof is in the pudding - and they've made it easy, just squeeze!