Jarrow Formulas PhosphOmega provides long chain omega-3 fatty acids as nature intended, a complex of phospholipids with DHA and EPA acting synergistically on the cell membrane level.
Most fish oil products consist of ethyl ester (EE) or triglyceride forms.
Phospholipid-bound omega-3s are better absorbed and utilized than the EE or triglyceride forms. PhosphOmega is derived from fish meal and is a sustainable source of long chain omega-3s.
who can benefit from PhosphOmega?
Individuals who wish to promote healthy cardiovascular function, support healthy brain and immune function and boost metabolic health
what distinguishes PhosphOmega?
• combination of omega-3 fatty acids and phospholipids
• sustainable source and backed by a certificate of responsible fishing
• higher bioavailability than typical fish oils
How does each active ingredient function in PhosphOmega?
EPA-DHA promotes healthy cardiovascular function.
EPA-DHA supports healthy brain function and a healthy inflammatory response.
Phospholipids are precursor to the memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
Phospholipids may support short-term memory and cell membrane functions.
Astaxanthin is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant with an impact on eye and skin health.
The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been widely studied and shown to support cardiovascular, joint, blood sugar, immune and brain health. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids are important for a healthy inflammatory response through the modulation of prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis.
In fact, research on omega-3s is so compelling that the FDA granted a qualified health claim for consuming omega-3s.
The American Heart Association recommends consumption of 250-500 mg of EPA + DHA daily to support cardiovascular health. Omega-3s support cardiovascular health by improving cardiac efficiency, reducing myocardial oxygen consumption, increasing stroke volume, and promoting healthy blood pressure.
A comprehensive review of healthy individuals looked at the association between consuming more than, or less than, 250 mg per day of long-chain omega-3s on risk modification of coronary heart conditions. Consuming at least 250 mg a day was associated with a significant positive outcome in supporting cardiac conditions. Taking up to 1,000 mg per day of omega-3s may confer even greater benefit supporting heart muscle function and integrity.
Imbalance of Omega-6 and Omega-3
It is thought that many health conditions today can be linked to an imbalance in the intake ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.
Since 1990 omega-6 consumption has more than doubled, mainly as a result of eating vegetable-based oils like soybean oil. During the same time, no commensurate increase in omega-3s has occurred.
Research in the form of a prospective study that followed more than 45,000 men for 14 years showed that consuming at least 250 mg of the combination of EPA and DHA per day reduced the risk of sudden cardiac events by 40-50%. In another study, 50% more people with the highest intake of omega-3 fatty acids had positive outcomes in heart conditions than those people who consumed the least amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
Importance of Phospolipids
Typical fish oil supplements deliver omega-3 fatty acids in the ethyl ester or triglyceride form and as the phospholipids are left behind when the oil is initially pressed out of the fish. However, many recent studies have suggested that omega-3s bound to phospholipids have higher bioavailability -- PhosphOmega® is an extraction of the remaining oil while retaining them in their natural, phospholipidbound form.
The absorption of omega-3s from phospholipids was shown to have greater bioavailability than from those attached to triglycerides.
In one study, more than 100 healthy subjects were randomized to krill oil containing about 40% phospholipids (543 mg omega-3s), fish oil (864 mg omega-3s), or placebo.
Plasma omega-3 concentrations increased in both treatment groups compared to controls, although these did not differ significantly.
When you eat seafood, the omega-3s are consumed as both phospholipids and triglycerides. For example, 80% of the fat in trout is phospholipid and 20% is triglyceride.
PhosphOmega® provides omega-3s in both tryglyceride and phospholipid forms, just as nature intended.
PhosphOmega is a complex of phospholipids and the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, 40% of which are supplied bound to phospholipids for greater bioavailability. The product is derived from North Sea sand eel (Ammodytes Tobianus) after the oil that is not phospholipid bound has been pressed out. The fish are caught in the pristine waters of the North Sea and The International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Organization has granted our supplier a Certificate of Responsible Fishing, indicating that the fish were caught according to the “global standard for responsible supply.”
PhosphOmega has undergone extensive testing for toxins like heavy metals and PCBs. For each compound, PhosphOmega contains lower amounts than the minimal standards set by the two governing bodies: the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3s (GOED).
PhosphOmega also includes 100 mcg of Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy inflammatory response, skin health during sun exposure, joint health and eye health. Astaxanthin may also increase the stability of the phospholipid complex in PhosphOmega, ensuring purity and freshness throughout the product life cycle.
Our International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation Responsible Supply compliant product comes from responsibly managed fisheries.
Take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
always consult you physician when undertaking a supplement program to verify if no medication might intefere with this supplement.
contains per daily serving (1 softgel, 1000mg)
phospholipid-omega3 complex 400 mg†
of which 223 mg omega 3 fatty acids
EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid) 84 mg†
DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) 111 mg†
Astaxanthin 100 mcg†
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (phospholipid omega3 complex from fish (sand eel, Ammodytidae)), emulgator (sunflower lecithin), protective agent (rosemarinic acid) , softgel capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water), colour (annatto)
keep cool and dry at temperatures between 10 - 18°C.
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition (especially seafood allergies or coagulopathy), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, taking medications (especially anticoagulants), or facing surgery, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
contains fish (sandeel)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, shellfish or mollusks)
contains shellfish and gelatin