The Ultimate Omega-3 — WINOmeg3complex™
One of the most concentrated fish oils available, WINOmeg3complex™ is concentrated by a patented enzyme process and two molecular distillations which produce a pharmaceutical-grade oil with more than 85% omega-3 fatty acids. Compare this to most products on the market that are 30%-35% concentrated, and even to most of the pharmaceutical-grade fish oils with concentrations of 60%-65%, and you can see how it would take many more capsules daily to equal the amount of omega-3 fatty acids found in one serving of WINOmeg3complex™.
WINOmeg3complex™ has a high ratio of EPA to DHA (3.3:1). EPA and DHA are the two forms of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and are also found in high concentrations in breast milk. After the first three years of life, only small amounts of DHA are required to maintain health.
The raw material for WINOmeg3complex™ is fish oil from fisheries on the west coast of South America, where nutrient-rich cold water from the Antarctic region runs northwards in the Humboldt Current. The fish oil produced in this region is a co-product of fishmeal production. It is used both for making fish feed for the salmon farming industry and for companies using the oil for production of food supplements. The oil from the Humboldt Current fisheries is high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in industrial pollutants.
Many industrial pollutants are fat-soluble and will therefore end up in fatty fish. The purification process which gives WINOmeg3complex™ its exceptional concentration also permits the elimination of all the impurities generally contained in farmed or wild-caught fish. Certain fish products are contaminated with the pollutants which occur with unfortunate frequency in nature, such as mercury, PCBs or dioxin. By contrast, WIN's guarantee of purity is essential for a natural product derived from the sea, in view of the frequency of contamination of marine products.
Exposure to oxygen makes omega-3 fatty acids rancid. Prevention of oxidation is, therefore, the second most important quality issue, next to removal of pollutants. At an early stage of production the crude fish oil is prepared according to a patented technology removing oxidative components. Later, oil tanks and processing equipment are flooded with nitrogen in order to prevent the oil from getting in contact with oxygen. The end product is kept in specialized containers covered with a nitrogen blanket. While inside the capsules, the oils are not exposed to air, so there is no need for having nitrogen in the capsules. Overall, this manufacturing process delivers one of the freshest oils on the market with peroxide values (indicators of freshness) from an absolute 0.0mEq/kq to an average of 1.6mEq/kq, levels that are six times lower than the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits. The lower the peroxide value, the fresher the oil. The final product contains a small amount of natural vitamin E for stabilization of the product.
WIN’s supplier has been certified by the Norwegian Medicines Agency for the production of pharmaceutical substances. The fish oil, intermediate products and the end product are controlled according to predefined quality standards using state-of-the-art analytical methods. Routine audits by health authorities are done on a regular basis to ensure that the products are produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), the highest quality standard.
The omega-3 concentrates are capsulated in soft-gel capsules by industrial partners with extensive experience in this field. About 15% of all pharmaceuticals on the market are capsulated using similar encapsulation technology and the materials and processes used in the production of WINOmeg3complex™ meets pharmaceutical standards.
Finally, WINOmeg3complex™ has no fishy aftertaste. Oxidized fish oil is like rancid butter and will have a fishy aftertaste which can linger over several hours. Thus, this is yet another guarantee of quality and freshness.