WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Based on the findings
of a recent Global Omega-3 Summit in Belgium, Garden of Life, LLC (www.gardenoflife.com) and Minami Nutrition (www.MinamiUs.com) are sponsoring a national clinical study to determine the effects of
omega-3 supplementation on the Omega-3 Index of the average adult
population. A panel of experts at the Global Omega-3 Summit determined
that increasing the level of omega-3 concentrations in the blood would
benefit an estimated 98% of the population and that balancing the ratio
of omega-3 and omega-6 concentrations in the body is an important
Garden of Life's President Brian Ray said the study is significant
because the various health benefits of dietary omega-3 fats and
specifically the fatty acids EPA and DHA are well known.
"The Omega-3 Index has been developed as a marker of omega-3 status and
is expressed as the combined EPA and DHA content of red blood cells as
a percentage of total fatty acids," said Ray. "Typically indexes range
from less than 4%, considered undesirable, to 8% or greater, considered
The Omega-3 Index is one of the most promising new health metrics being
promoted by many top physicians, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, who touted
the Omega-3 Index on a recent show, and Dr. Bernadine Healy,
cardiologist and health editor of U.S News and World Report, who
predicted "Before long, your personal Omega-3 Index could be the new
cholesterol - the number you want to brag about."
Brian Ray said the clinical study would begin this winter. Over 1,200
participants will be invited to participate, receiving two free Omega-3
Index test kits and a four-month free supply of Minami Platinum
products, a once daily omega-3 fish oil with over 1,000 mg of the
omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
Study participants will have their Omega-3 Index measured at the
beginning of the trial and again after taking Minami Platinum daily for
four months. The goal of the clinical trial is to show that by taking
Minami Platinum each day, which has over 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fatty
acids, you can increase your Omega-3 Index.
Minami Platinum is one of the 11 science-based and targeted omega-3
products formulated by Minami Nutrition, recognized as a leader in
low-heat Dual-Process Supercritical CO2 technology. Minami also
provides a complete line of super critically distilled omega-3 fatty
acids to the healthy food channel market which is comprised of more
than 10,000 retailers, including independent health and natural food
stores, health and natural food chains such as Whole Foods Markets,
Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, and Vitamin World. Minami has also received
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMA) certification, a stringent
Recognizing how important omega-3 supplementation is as the population
ages, Minami has developed a meaningful relationship with the National
Parkinson Foundation—the world's leading organization for research and
education related to Parkinson's disease. For every adult product
purchased, Minami will donate a portion of the proceeds to the National
Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org).
For more information or to interview omega-3 expert Christopher Speed,
contact Rhonda Price at (561) 371-9407 or email@example.com.
About Garden of Life
Garden of Life, LLC, is a brand of Atrium Innovations Inc. (TSX: ATB), a
globally recognized leader in the innovation, formulation, production
and commercialization of science-based and professionally endorsed
dietary supplements for the health and nutrition industry. Additional
information about Atrium is available on its website at www.atrium-innovations.com.
About Minami Nutrition
Minami Nutrition was founded in 1999 in Belgium by Jo Wyckmans, who
learned about Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Distillation and obtained
exclusivity on the manufacturing process in order to create omega-3
products for the commercial market. The company was acquired by Atrium
Innovations in December 2010. Additional information is available on its web site at www.MinamiUS.com.
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