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.
Check and compare
Essential information about a product can be found on the packaging. Always check the data on the packaging, which often states ‘1000 mg fish oil’, but that is meaningless. Usually the text on the packaging doesn’t show the origin and purity of the fish oil either.
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 daily.
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).
In Essence, here are the Minami Nutrition five guarantees
1. Our products contain up to 90 – 95% pure Omega-3 per capsule so that you only need one capsule per day.
2. PCBs, dioxins and heavy metals are below the detection limit. In other words, our products have the highest possible degree of purity.
3. This level of purity and eco friendly production approach were awarded the EMAS certificate, the highest European standard.
4. The fish oil purification process does not use chemical solvents and we do not use saturated fats as ‘fillers’ in our capsules. We employ only an exclusive supercritical EFP extraction at very low temperatures.
5. The effectiveness of our products has been scientifically proven by leading researchers throughout the world. We cooperate globally with various universities that have selected Minami Nutrition products as the purest, optimum dose products in their research into the impact of Omega-3 on various health indicators.