MAG-O3™ Monoglyceride Omega-3 & the Omega-3 Index

MAG-03™ Improves Omega-3 Index Better than Other Fish Oils

MAG-O3™, an Essential Fatty Acid innovation, and the brain-child of trailblazing scientist Dr. Samuel Fortin delivers monoglyceride omega-3-rich fish oil with optimized bioavailability and absorption, as well as a range of other unique health benefits. MAG-O3™ is patented and proven to improve red blood cell concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e., Omega-3 Index) better than conventional Omega-3 fish oils. Discover the next generation of Omega-3 supplements today, and take your health to the next level!


Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study that revealed a low omega-3 Index is just as powerful a predictor of early death as smoking, shining the spotlight on omega-3 fatty acid supplements and their incredible health-protecting effects. This ground-breaking study is based on data from the famous Framingham Heart Study (FHS) that aimed to improve understanding of the epidemiology of coronary heart disease (CVD) in the USA. The FHS provided unique insights into CVD risk factors and led to the development of the Framingham Risk Score (FRS)- a sex-specific algorithm based on eight common risk factors: age, sex, smoking, hypertension treatment, diabetes status, systolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol.

The FRS is used to estimate an individual's 10-year cardiovascular risk factor.

The Farmington Heart Disease Study revolutionized the way science and the medical community approach health and disease by demonstrating that modifying certain lifestyle factors such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and use of tobacco and alcohol can all impact the risks of CVD. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition paper builds on this. It is ground-breaking in its own right because it dove further into the "unhealthy diet" piece of the Farmington Heart Study by demonstrating that Omega-3 status and longevity are intimately and inextricably linked.


What is the Omega-3 Index?

Among the most important modifiable diet-based biomarkers that impact heart health and longevity is fatty acid (FA) status, which, when optimized, reduces CVD risk and all-cause mortality. These risks can be evaluated by calculating an individual’s Omega-3 Index (the quantity of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in their blood). Omega-3 Index is a percentage (%) of total fatty acids in the blood, specifically the red blood cell membranes, and is a long-term and stable marker of a person’s Omega-3 status.

Indeed, a person's Omega-3 Index gives you a reliable snapshot of their overall health, risk of disease and even longevity, with those having the highest omega-3 Index being 33% less likely to die prematurely than those with the lowest omega-3 Index. Here is what research tells us:

  • An optimal Omega-3 Index is 8% to 12%
  • An intermediate index is in the 4% to 8% range
  • A low index is 4% or below
  • Most Canadians have an Omega-3 Index of about 4.5% or less, which puts them at a significantly higher risk of early death.

Achieving a desirable Omega-3 Index typically requires targeted Omega-3 supplementation and a high-fish diet. Unfortunately, it was demonstrated that eating fish alone is very unlikely to help achieve a minimum of 8% Omega-index score. The quantities of omega-3 fatty acids in farmed fish found in most markets are minimal at best and far inferior to that in wild-caught, fresh-water fish. Even wild-caught fresh-water fish would require you to eat a significant quantity to put you in the optimal omega-3 Index. And this wouldn't be any better because of the considerable amount of toxins (most notably, mercury) you'd be taking in. Daily omega-3 supplementation is the clear choice to maintain and protect health across the lifespan. Fish oils, however, can contain a range of heavy metals, toxins, and contaminants, so it’s important to select one that meets the highest quality standards of quality, and purity, and have been certified as such by qualified third parties.


The MAG-O3™ Difference

With the increasing popularity of Omega-3 supplements, the number of products on the market has grown exponentially. Most of these come either in Esterified Triglyceride (TG) or Ethyl Ester (EE) form, which poses significant bioavailability and absorption issues. MAG-O3™ – the new kid on the block – has demonstrated far superior bioavailability and absorption than conventional TG and EE forms of fatty acids and so multiplies the benefits to health. Patented MAG-O3™ monoglyceride omega-3-rich fish oil has also clinically shown to result in a three times higher plasma concentration of EPA+DHA versus EE fish oils and close to 2 times higher then TG fish oils. Unsurprisingly, a direct clinical comparison between MAG-03™ and other forms of omega-3 fish oils, demonstrated that after 2 months of a 1.3 g of EPA+DHA supplementation, only the MAG-O3™ group was able to achieve an omega-3 index of 8.0%.

MAG-O3™ is a 100% Quebec innovation featuring patented Canadian technology and offers fish oil in novel monoglyceride form – MAG-EPA, MAG-DPA, and MAG-DHA. MAG-O3™ omega-3 fish oils have received a 5-start IFOS rating for optimal purity and transparency, and are free of heavy metals, toxins, and other contaminants. Because of its unique delivery format, MAG-O3 enhances the absorption of EPA and DHA and serves as an effective delivery system for other nutrients such as Vitamin K2 and Coenzyme Q10. MAG-O3 is self-emulsified and pre-digested, so it bypasses the digestive process, is easily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, and is then metabolized into bioactive metabolites. The result is up to three times higher plasma concentrations of EPA+DHA. MAG-O3 is the ideal choice for those looking to improve their Omega-3 Index, protect their cardiovascular, cognitive, gut, and skin health, and promote healthy aging and longevity. It is also the best Omega-3 option for those with a GI condition that makes digesting fats difficult.

MAG-O3  has been extensively studied by researchers in the field of clinical nutrition and teaching institutions and already has countless published studies. It is also the subject of various ongoing investigations. Discover MAG-03™ today for a happier and healthier tomorrow.

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