Increased intakes of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may counter oxidative stress in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study from Malaysia. Continue reading “Omega-3 May Reduce the Risk of Neurodegenerative Diseases”
In the final part of our five part series, we discuss the final steps of testing and packaging of a quality omega-3 product. Approaching testing with diligence and packaging with care, will help ensure that the end-user gets all the benefits associated with omega-3 supplementation…
In this series of articles designed to familiarize healthcare professionals with the ins and outs of professional quality omega-3 manufacture, we have addressed raw material sourcing, molecular distillation, and deodorization (steam wash). Now it is time to turn our focus to the critical technology utilized to “filter” unwanted compounds from the oil.
We all know that the many of fish oil products on the market can taste and smell pretty lousy. One of the reasons may be that the manufacturer is skipping a step that they either do not know about, or that they choose not to utilize because of cost and time considerations. This key step in high quality omega-3 manufacture is commonly referred to as “deodorization.” Another term for deodorization is steam cleaning.
In our last issue we discussed fishing selection and the importance of fishing is cold, clean waters with sustainable fisheries. So far, so good. Now that the fish had been produced into a bulk crude oil and shipped with great care to our facility in Norway, it’s time to purify. Here are the steps and what they accomplish.