The healthier your gut microbiome is, the better you’ll feel, which is why we’ve designed a fish oil that’s perfect for helping the gut microbiome flourish.* It also comes with all the joint and aging benefits of Meriva® Curcumin.
What is Meriva Curcumin and how does it help us?
Curcumin is the orange pigment, and the main active ingredient, in turmeric. It has the ability to help improve joint function, increase endurance, decrease muscle soreness and increase strength and vitality among older patients, but the body has a tough time absorbing it.* That’s where Meriva comes in. The scientists at Indena®, a renowned Italian nutraceutical company, found a way to increase the absorption efficiency by attaching a curcumin extract to phospholipids, essential components of human cells, resulting in Meriva®. This means we can get all the benefits without the surfactants in other curcumin supplements.
What is the microbiome and what helps it flourish?
But what is the gut microbiome? It’s the collection of trillions of microbes living within your GI tract, many of which are beneficial. If you can improve the health of those good microbes, they can in turn improve your own health.
One of the key factors associated with a healthy intestinal microbiome is its diversity. Each species and strain has its own unique set of benefits, so the more types of beneficial bacteria you have, the more benefits you will receive. Therefore, it should be the goal of anyone looking to improve the health of their microbiome to improve its diversity.
One of the greatest influencers of microbial diversity are the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. But, it’s not just any fish oil that’s going to produce the best results. Enzymedica’s ratio of 4 DHA: 2 EPA: 1 DPA follows the latest research revealing how higher levels of DHA to EPA lead to a healthier, more diverse microbiome. This is quite different from most fish oils on the market, which often have more EPA than DHA, and interestingly, this ratio is very close to what is seen in wild salmon.
Why is DPA so good?
While DPA may make up the smallest portion of the Aqua Biome blend, its impact is tremendous. Unlike other omega-3s, it can be converted to either EPA or DHA whenever you need it. In essence, DPA serves as a storage reservoir for both DHA and EPA, and as dietary intake of DPA increases, the tissue levels of both DHA and EPA increase. Without question, DPA is equally as important as EPA and DHA in fish oils, and data suggests it is an absolutely required component of any fish oil supplement. For example, population-based trials have demonstrated that higher levels of DPA in human blood are associated with increased degrees of reported health benefits common to fish oil supplementation.
What makes Aqua Biome™ the cleanest, most potent fish oil out there?
We wouldn’t be able to bring you the benefits of DPA, along with the purest fish oil out there, without our breakthrough manufacturing process. Through our “Targeted Molecular Enrichment Technology” (TMET), we overcome the disadvantages with other methods of concentrating fish oils, including stripping out the all-important DPA. In addition, TMET provides unparalleled removal of lipid peroxides, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. This unique process produces purest fish oil on the planet.
Quality control testing on our fish oil exceeds industry standards and includes:
• Lipid peroxide and secondary oxidation products measuring the amount of damaged fats.
• Testing for over 300 environmental contaminants including dioxins, PCBs, pesticide residues and other toxic compounds.
• Strict measurements of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.
Our fish oil exceeds all quality control requirements for fish oils as expressed by government organizations (FDA, Health Canada, European Union, TGA, etc.), the World Health Organization, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and trade organizations (iFOS, GOED, etc). The bottom line is that there is not a higher quality fish oil on the market.