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, 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?
The gut microbiome is 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. Since few are able to get enough omegas in their diet, supplementing with fish oil can bring all of the benefits. But, it’s not just any fish oil that’s going to produce the best results. Enzymedica’s blend of DHA, EPA, DPA follows the latest research revealing how higher levels of DHA to EPA lead to a healthier, more diverse microbiome. This stands in contrast to most fish oils on the market, which have long favored EPA over all else. But as science evolves so should our fish oil, right? Interestingly, our improved ratio happens to be very close to what is seen in wild salmon.
Why is DPA so good?
We refer to DPA as the “Forgotten” Omega because most fish oils leave it out (as it happens to be very difficult to capture). We relaunched an Aqua Biome blend richer in DPA, as 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.
Quality control testing on our fish oil exceeds industry standards and includes:
• Testing for over 130 environmental contaminants including dioxins, PCBs, pesticide residues and other toxic compounds.
• Strict measurements of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.
The bottom line is you won't find a higher quality fish oil on the market with a balanced omega-3 blend for whole body health benefits.