Minami Nutrition - MorEPA Minis Teen Formula Strawberry - 60 Softgels
Minami Nutrition MorEPA Minis Teen Formula Strawberry is a premium Omega-3 supplement utilizing supercritical CO2 extraction technology. Minami Nutrition MorEPA Minis Teen Formula Strawberry provides 624 mg of Omega-3 nutrition in two easy-to-swallow softgels. Minami Nutrition MorEPA Minis Teen Formula Strawberry offers a clean, strawberry flavor with no fishy aftertaste and supports health and wellbeing for teenagers.
Minami Nutrition MorEPA Minis Teen Formula FAQ's
What are EPA and DHA, Emotional balance with MorEPA.
MorEPA consists of two very important omega-3 fatty acids; it contains low levels of DHA and high levels of EPA. EPA and DHA are vital for the creation and renewal of cells and for the health of our cells in general. Because our whole body consists of cells, a deficiency of EPA and DHA has a negative effect on all our body parts: our bones, our blood, our organs, skin, hair and our brain.
Proverbially, a healthy mind thrives in a healthy body. It seems that EPA and DHA not only keep the body in optimal condition, they also give us a mental boost for they are the foundation of a healthy emotional balance.
What is more important: EPA or DHA?
We need EPA as well as DHA! Research has taught us that a lack of EPA weakens the body's immune system (to fight diseases). A lack of both omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) endangers one's mental health. This manifests itself in difficulty concentrating, learning problems, poor memory... and it leads directly to an increased risk of developing depression, suicide attempts and ADHD. You should keep in mind however that low levels of EPA and DHA are not the only determining factors responsible for the creation of these disorders typical of our civilization, but they are definitely a very important factor.
EPA and DHA are essential for optimal brain functioning
DHA is an important building block of the brain
DHA is crucial for the healthy development and growth of the brain. The brain of an unborn child goes through a growth spurt during the third trimester of pregnancy, and the first three months after birth, are crucial for the subsequent brain development of the baby. Having sufficient levels of DHA is important in the structure of brain cell membranes. Later on in life, sufficient levels of DHA are necessary to keep cell membranes flexible.
EPA controls the way the brain operates
EPA is a basic material the body uses to manufacture a whole range of essential substances that regulate hormonal balance, immune system functioning, brain functioning, and blood supply to tissues. EPA is essential for the moment-by-moment regulation of brain functioning.
EPA is sometimes more effective than DHA.
What is the best way to increase the level of EPA in my body?
Fish oil is a natural nutritional source that contains EPA and DHA
Nutritional products that are rich in omega-3 are: (half) fatty fish; green leafy vegetables, and certain nuts and seeds (for instance, flax seed).
- Vegetarian sources only contain the basic omega-3 fatty acid, named alpha-linoleic acid. This is the basic material the body uses to produce EPA and DHA. At least, that is the accepted theory. In practice, however, the body does not convert alpha-linoleic acid to EPA and DHA very effectively; only a small amount of alpha-linoleic acid is converted to EPA and DHA. This is why a direct supply of EPA and DHA is sorely needed.
- (Half) fatty fish, more so than fish oil, contains low levels of alpha-linoleic acid but high levels of EPA and DHA.
What is the recommended daily dose of EPA?
The recommended daily amount of EPA depends on the results you want to obtain to alleviate your specific problems and conditions.
- The standard dose to maintain optimal health is 500 mg per day.
- For people suffering from dyslexia and dyspraxia, 500 mg per day is sufficient.
- For those suffering from ADHD, a dose with a 500mg to a 1g is recommended.
In order to take in the recommended standard dose of EPA, you should eat 230 g of fatty fish daily or 860 g of half-fatty fish. That's not a very practical solution. Because fresh fish contains high levels of PCB's, dioxins, organochlorine pesticides and heavy metals, a carefully selected fish oil supplement may be a much better
Why is an extra 'daily intake' of EPA and DHA necessary?
The body cannot generate EPA and DHA by itself. It needs to derive the materials necessary to produce EPA and DHA from a diet that is rich in omega-3. Unfortunately, a typical Western diet lacks omega-3 fatty acids. That has not always been the case.
Historically, we have evolved from a diet that contained approximately as much omega-6 as omega-3 fatty acids. However, our current diet contains approximately twenty times more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids. Commonly used vegetable based oils (corn oil, sunflower oil,...) and processed foods consist almost exclusively of omega-6 fatty acids and hardly any omega-3 fatty acids.
Therefore, taking EPA and DHA supplements is a conscious choice you can make to achieve a balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
What do Minami Nutrition capsules consist of ?
Minami Nutrition fish oil capsules contain EPA and DHA only from South-Pacific deep-sea fish. Only GMP-certified fish oil is used in MorEPA and all other supplements.
MorEPA is an ideal supplement for those who need a maximal dose of EPA. MorEPA contains up to 95% omega-3 per one softgel. Compare to all average fish oil supplement that is on the market today.
Should children take a daily dose of MorEPA?
In that case, you would choose for MorEPA-Mini. MorEPA-Mini is especially designed for children. MorEPA-Mini comes in smaller, easy-to-swallow capsules. Moreover, the level of EPA in MorEPA-Mini has been lowered to approximately 245 mg/capsule.
How should I use MorEPA supplements?
To maintain optimal health, you should take one to two capsules of MorEPA daily. If you have specific health problems, the number of daily capsules may be increased. However, do not experiment on your own but consult your physician.
MorEPA and MorEPA-Mini: soft capsules made of fish gelatine
- Take the entire capsule, preferably with a meal or
- Open the capsule and mix the content with chilled foods such as yoghurt, pudding, milkshakes, soy milk, fruit juice, fruit shakes, and salad dressings.
PlusEPA 90% Omega-3: capsules for slower absorption
- Especially designed for people who do not tolerate fruit flavours, but who need 1 g of EPA
- Two small PlusEPA capsules will give you 1 g of EPA
- For better digestion and slower absorption in the intestine
About Minami Nutrition
What makes Minami Nutrition Omega-3's so different from other brands?
By now you are no doubt well aware of the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids for your general health.
The health food market has been swamped in recent years by an enormous choice of supplements.
Numerous manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon with evocative narratives and sophisticated marketing schemes in the hope of getting a share of the hype surrounding Omega-3. However, it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff as most of the supplements sold under the ‘umbrella’ of Omega-3 are better left alone.
Research has demonstrated that the majority of the population is well aware that Omega-3 is vital to maintain good health, but few people know how little Omega-3 they consume via their diet, how to differentiate between the various products and what to look for when buying an Omega-3 supplement.
What should you look out for?
This refers to the exact quantity of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids in a capsule, i.e. the DHA and EPA concentration. A 1000 mg fish oil capsule may only contain half that amount, or even less, in DHA and EPA, the rest consisting of, for example, vegetable oil or Omega-6. It is not because a capsule weighs 1000 mg that it actually contains 1000 mg of pure Omega-3 fatty acids. Always check the amount of DHA and EPA per capsule.
Depends on the EPA and DHA concentration. Higher concentrations of EPA or DHA require fewer capsules per day to meet your daily requirement. With some brands you require four, six, even up to ten capsules per day in order to reach the necessary daily dose of EPA or DHA.
Don’t be fooled by the cost of a pack of 30, 60 or 90 capsules. Calculate how many capsules you need to take each day and how long a package will last. Cheaper products soon become expensive if you require four or more capsules per day..
Check the ingredients in each capsule. Many manufacturers use sunflower or groundnut oil, or even saturated fats or other fillers that might well be unhealthy, in addition to (small) amounts of EPA and DHA.
Impact on the Environment
Choose fish or algae oil derived from non-endangered species and a product that has been purified in an environmentally friendly way. It is advisable to opt for smaller fish species (mackerel, anchovies). Tuna is an endangered species, which also contains considerable amounts of mercury and PCBs. The optimum guarantee is an EMAS certificate (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, approved by the European Parliament).
Cold Processed—Smart Choice
Supercritical CO2 extraction utilizes 400% less heat than the leading brands—the typical process can expose heat-sensitive oils to temperatures as high as 400° F. Liquid CO2, an organic compound, takes the place of typically-used harsh chemical solvents. Minami also offers one of the highest concentrated Omega-3 fish oils on the market, which means more Omega-3 nutrition, no fillers and fewer softgels to take—now that is smart.
The Minami Five
Minami Nutrition sets itself apart from other fish oils based on the Minami Five—the five reasons you should choose Minami Nutrition. By using a patented, low-heat Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology, Minami Nutrition provides unprecedented levels of concentration, purity, sustainability and unique, custom formulations based on the latest advanced research.
5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Minami:
- Supercritical Difference: Minami oils utilize liquid CO2 extraction and are exposed to 400% less heat than other leading brands with no use of harsh solvents and no saturated fat as filler.
- Super Concentration: Minami is one of the highest concentrated Omega-3s available, which is “super convenient” because you get more Omega-3 nutrition per softgel which means fewer pills and tablespoons of oil to swallow.
- Unsurpassed Purity: Minami oils go through rigorous in house and third party testing and have remarkably low levels of oxidation as well as undetectable levels of dioxins, pesticides and heavy metals like mercury.
- Science-Based Unique Formulations: Minami uses the latest Omega-3 research to formulate specific ratios of EPA and DHA to support the body and its systems.
- Small Environmental Footprint: Minami obtains fish from sustainably managed waters and is the only fish oil in the world to receive EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) status—a very stringent European standard.