950 mg DHA (from 1,250 mg ultra-concentrated omega fish oil; 1,000 mg omega-3 fatty acids)
Allergens: contains fish
For maintenance: 1 softgel daily
For intensive concerns (brain & eye health): 2 softgels daily
Q: What is OmaxPure DHA76?
A: OmaxPure DHA76 is an ultra-concentrated fish oil with 76% DHA. Each softgel offers 1250 mg ultra-concentrated fish oil. Within which 1000 mg is omega-3 fatty acids with 950 mg DHA content. This pharmaceutical grade DHA fish oil would easily fulfil the daily DHA requirement to support optimal cognitive function (including sharper memory, mental clarity), healthy vision, emotional support and prenatal wellness.
Q: What makes OmaxPure DHA76 superior to other DHA fish oils?
A: Each OmaxPure DHA76 softgel offers omega-3 fatty acids (with 76% DHA) in a super-absorbable re-esterified triglyceride (rTG) form. rTG form is found to be 70% more absorbable & bioavailable than ethyl ester (EE) form, which is the most typical form found in most fish oil supplements. OmaxPure DHA76 is also ultra-pure and ultra-concentrated. By employing a highly advanced purification and extraction technology, heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs and cholesterol content are removed. Without using high heat or toxic solvents, supercritical CO2 extraction is more superior to the commonly used molecular distillation. The freshness and quality of the fish oil is also maintained with oxygen-free manufacturing process, the OmaxFresh encapsulation technology and antioxidant fortification. OmaxPure DHA76 has also surpassed all the strict standards set by GOED for its purity and freshness. Because it is ultra-fresh, OmaxPure has no fishy aftertaste and does not contain any flavouring. Altogether, OmaxPure DHA76 is more concentrated, fresh, pure and also more bioavailable. It is highly recommended for all adults for optimal brain performance, as well as pregnant women and lactating mothers for healthy fetus growth and development in children.
Q: What is OmaxFresh® Encapsulation Technology?
A: OmaxFresh® is a patented encapsulation technology that employs a plant-based, GRAS certified ingredient, offering superior absorption and stable shelf life. By employing this technology, OmaxPure DHA76 capsule does not harden over time, allowing maximal release of omega-3 into the intestines throughout the shelf life.
It is noteworthy that most fish oil supplements in the market are encapsulated using a gelatin capsule which hardens over time, affecting the release of fish oil in the intestines, which result in lower absorption and bioavailability of fish oil. Besides, some fish oils additionally include enteric coating to mask a fishy aftertaste or fishy burps. Enteric-coated formulations incorporate different chemical additives, which could lead to compromised digestion and prolonged absorption in the small intestines, thereby resulting in poor bioavailability. Since OmaxPure DHA76 is ultra-fresh, it does not give a fishy aftertaste or fish burps.It certainly does not require an enteric coating to mask any fishy taste or burps.
Q: Which fish sources do OmaxPure DHA76 use?
A: OmaxPure DHA76 is primarily sourced from sustainable small fish – anchovy, sardines and mackerel. Since small fish are lower on the food chain, these fish naturally have a much lower concentration of contaminants compared to bigger fish. Hence, it is preferable to consume fish oil extracted from smaller fish.
Q: How can I determine the quality of my fish oil?
A: The fish oil freezer test is a simple way to evaluate the quality of fish oil. In this test, simply leave the fish oil in the freezer overnight. As poor quality fish oil would contain a lot of saturated fat and very little omega-3, the contents would solidify and give an opaque appearance. On the other hand, good quality fish oils with high concentrations of omega-3, such as OmaxPure DHA76 would remain see-through even when it is frozen. This is because omega-3 fats have extremely low freezing points and hence, they do not solidify easily.
Q: What are the benefits of taking OmaxPure DHA76?
A: Formulated with ultra-concentrated fish oil with 76% DHA (950 mg DHA per softgel), OmaxPure DHA76 is a perfect solution to fill the DHA gap and helps increase omega-3 index for all adults, including pregnant women and lactating mothers. Being the main omega-3 fatty acid in the brain, DHA helps improve memory, attention, focus and mental clarity, reduce the risk of mental deterioration, as well as balance mood and reduce risk of depression. In addition, DHA is also essential for visual acuity, healthy eye pressure and helps reduce dry eye symptoms. For pregnant and lactating women, sufficient DHA supplementation reduces risk of early preterm births and support brain and eye development of fetus and children.
Q: Is OmaxPure DHA76 safe for long-term consumption?
A: Yes, OmaxPure DHA76 is safe and highly recommended for long-term consumption. This will help support brain performance and a healthy pregnancy for pregnant ladies. Employing an unprecedented three-layer purification process, including Supercritical CO2 extraction technology, heavy metals, dioxins, PCBS, cholesterol and other harmful contaminants are removed. In addition, OmaxPure DHA76 is highly fresh, with oxidation markers (The Peroxide Value (PV), the para-Anisidine Value (pAV) and the total oxidation (TOTOX) values) surplused all the strict standards set by GOED (The Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s).
Q: I have trouble swallowing fish oil supplements, how should I take it?
A: Since OmaxPure DHA is extremely fresh and free of fishy taste, you can chew the entire softgel, or pierce and squeeze the fish oil into water, juice or cereal. Alternatively, you can opt for I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Chewable Burstlets. 2 chewable burstlets will meet the recommended daily omega-3 dosage for adults.
Q: When is the best time to take OmaxPure DHA76?
A: OmaxPure DHA76 can be taken anytime throughout the day, with and without food.
Q: Can I take OmaxPure 76 while I am on medication?
A: Yes, but do leave a 2-hour gap (or longer) from taking the medication to ensure that the efficacy of OmaxPure DHA76 is not compromised. High dosage fish oil (>1,000mg/day combined EPA and DHA ) can have blood thinning effect, it may increase bleeding risk when a person takes them with blood thinners. Hence, it is advisable to get a medical advice prior to taking fish oil supplements if you are on those medications.
Q: Does OmaxPure DHA76 require a prescription?
A: No, OmaxPure DHA76 is a natural supplement, and not a medicine. Hence, no prescription is required. Nonetheless, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Research Proven Health Benefits of DHA:
1. Boost brain health
DHA, a dominant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain, is essential for optimal cognitive performance. The accumulation of DHA has been observed in areas of the brain involved in memory and attention such as the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. In animal studies, deficiency of DHA in the brain has been shown to critically affect the neuronal development and behavior, including changes in learning, memory. In addition, epidemiological studies suggest that DHA consumption is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer disease. As DHA status is dependent on dietary intakes, individuals who consume diets low in omega-3 fatty acid may cognitively benefit from DHA supplementation.
In this clinical trial, 176 healthy adults aged from 18 to 45 years old with a low dietary intake of DHA were orally administered 1.16 g DHA or a placebo daily for 6 months. Their cognitive performance was assessed using a computerized cognitive test battery and z scores were calculated. Compared to placebo, DHA supplementation significantly improved reaction times of episodic and working memory, with a decrease in reaction time indicates an improvement. In addition, DHA supplementation improved episodic memory in women and reaction time of working memory in men, compared to placebo. In brief, young adults whose habitual diets were low in DHA could benefit from DHA supplementation in improving their memory and reaction time.
2. Reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Dementia refers to the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a neurological disease with limited treatment options and no cure. With memory loss as an early indicator of the disease, it is progressive and will lead to patient’s inability to self-care and eventually death. DHA is the main omega-3 fat essential for a functional nervous system includes the brain. DHA is found in abundance in the neuronal membrane phospholipids and hence, it is thought to play a crucial role in reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
A prospective follow-up study was conducted to determine if the plasma phosphatidylcholine (PC) DHA content is associated with the risk of developing dementia. A total of 899 dementia-free men and women at baseline with a median age of 76.0 years were followed up for a mean of 9.1 years for the development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease. Plasma PC fatty acid levels were measured at baseline. A total of 99 new cases of dementia (including 71 of Alzheimer disease) occurred during the follow-up. The subjects in the upper quartile of baseline plasma PC DHA levels, compared with subjects in the lower 3 quartiles, had a relative risk of 0.53 of developing all-cause dementia (p = 0.04) and 0.61 of developing Alzheimer disease (p = 0.14). In another words, the upper quartile of plasma PC DHA level was associated with a significant 47% reduction in the risk of developing all-cause dementia and a 39% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the Framingham Heart Study. It is important to note that subjects in the upper quartile of plasma PC DHA levels had a mean DHA intake of 0.18 g per day and a mean fish intake of 3.0 servings per week in a subset of 488 participants. Since increasing DHA intake increases its status in body, DHA supplementation has a great potential to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (Arch Neurol. 63(11): 1545-1150 (2006)).
3. Beneficial to brain and eye development in fetus & babies
Essentially needed in pregnancy, DHA provides multiple benefits to the fetus, especially on the brain and eye development. The brain and eyes of fetus will develop rapidly during the last trimester of pregnancy, as well as during first few years after birth. Hence, it is important for the pregnant women and lactating mothers to consume sufficient amount of DHA. This is because the DHA is passed from the mother to the infant during pregnancy in the third trimester and through breast milk. Preterm babies will benefit with DHA supplementation since these babies will obtain lesser DHA from their preterm birth. It is suggested that pregnant woman should take at least 200 milligrams (mg) of DHA before, during, and after pregnancy, while lack of DHA would compromise fetal development.
In a clinical trial, 14 pregnant women were administered with 300mg DHA-containing cereal bars from week 24 of gestation until delivery while another 15 pregnant women were treated with placebo bars. The infants were then administered with Infant Planning Test at the age of 9 months old. The procedure was scored on the basis of the infant's performance on each step and on the entire problem (intention score and total intentional solutions) in the problem-solving trial which included a support step and a search step. The scores were generated on the basis of the cumulative performance of the infant on 5 trials.
Infants of mothers who consumed a DHA-containing food during pregnancy showed significant improvements in performance of problem-solving tasks: total intention score (P = 0.017), total intentional solutions (P = 0.011), and number of intentional solutions on both cloth (P = 0.008) and cover (P = 0.004) steps. These findings suggest the beneficial effects of DHA supplementation during pregnancy on problem-solving performance of infants.
4. Reduce risks of having preterm babies
Babies delivered before week 34th in the pregnancy is considered as early preterm babies. Preterm babies are very prone to having various risks of health issues and can lead to death. Hence, carrying a baby to term birth is important. DHA may help to reduce the preterm birth by decreasing the production of prostaglandin E2 and prostaglandin F2α. These prostaglandins will increase uterus inflammation, thus promoting early preterm labor.
In a clinical study, 2399 women in their gestation of less than 21 weeks were randomly divided into the DHA group and placebo group. The DHA group was administered with three 500 mg/day capsules containing DHA-rich fish oil concentrate while the placebo group was given three 500 mg/day vegetable oil capsules without DHA. The subjects had to take the assigned capsules daily until the birth of their children. This study found fewer preterm babies of less than 34 weeks of gestation in the DHA group (p = 0.03), suggesting the beneficial effects of DHA supplementation in reducing early preterm births.
5. Increase omega-3 index
The omega-3 index is a measure of the amount of EPA and DHA in red blood cell membranes. Research has shown that omega-3 index level of 8 – 12% is associated with better health, including brain, eyes, heart and joints. Nonetheless, majority of people globally have an omega-3 index below 8%, which is likely to be attributed to the low-fish diet. Hence, DHA supplementation is a crucial approach to improve omega-3 index, thereby improving general wellness.
In this clinical trial, 48 men and 106 women with abdominal obesity and subclinical inflammation were randomised to a sequence of treatment phases: 1-2.7g/d of EPA, 2-2.7g/d of DHA, and 3-3g/d of corn oil (0g of EPA + DHA). The subjects took all the supplements as 3 × 1 g capsules giving for a total of 3g/d for the 10-week treatment phases separated by nine-week washouts. Fatty acid composition of red blood cell membrane and omega-3 index were assessed at baseline and the end of each phase.
It was found that the omega-3 index significantly increased after DHA supplementation, with this increase significantly greater than after EPA supplementation. As the omega-3 index has been shown to predict cardiovascular events, the greater increase in omega-3 index with DHA supplementation than EPA supplementation is consistent with the greater potency of DHA to modulate cardiovascular risk factors. In brief, DHA supplementation holds a great potential to improve low omega-3 index, thereby reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases.
6. Improve cardiovascular health
Cardiovascular disease, which is problems with the heart, blood vessels or both, affect people of all ages. In general, the risk cardiovascular disease increases with age. Omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA have been recommended by the American Heart Association to reduce cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke.
In clinical trial, 38 healthy men and women aged between 40 to 65 years were administered with either 0.7 g DHA/day or placebo. Each treatment phase lasted for 3 months and separated with a 4-month washout period. It was found that the intake of DHA increased proportion of DHA in erythrocytes lipids by 58%, compared with placebo. In addition, the diastolic blood pressure decreased by 3.3 mm Hg and heart rate tended to be 2.1 beats/min lower after DHA treatment than after the placebo period. A lower heart rate would indicate a better health as the heart pumps more blood with each contraction. In brief, these findings suggest that a moderate increase in the daily intake of DHA to about 0.7 g DHA is beneficial to cardiovascular health.
7. Reduce join pain
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, is known to have anti-inflammatory effect; while omega-6 fatty acid is pro-inflammatory. When inflammation is chronic or excessive, it would cause severe damage and cause severe damage. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis in which many inflammatory pathways contribute to joint inflammation and structural damage, leading to pain, swelling and deformity. In view of anti-inflammatory effects of DHA, rheumatoid arthritis patients could be benefited from DHA supplementation.
In a clinical trial, 38 patients with rheumatoid arthritis were randomly administered with 2.1g DHA/day or a placebo for 10 weeks (cross-over) while maintaining regular rheumatoid arthritis medications throughout the study. Compared to placebo group, the daily consumption of DHA led to a decline in the sum of tender and swollen joints (p = 0.01), total DAS28 and 7-joint ultrasound score (US-7). The DAS28 is a measure of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 7-joint ultrasound score is a viable tool used to assess soft tissue changes and bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis patients, with higher scores for both indicating worse disease severity.
In addition, there was an increase of the omega-6 fatty acids linoleic acid and arachidonic acid (AA) in erythrocyte lipids (p < 0.05) was observed in placebo groups. The amount of DHA was doubled in erythrocyte lipids of DHA-supplemented patients and the ratios of AA/EPA and AA/DHA dropped significantly. Furthermore, DHA supplementation also resulted in significant reduction of plasma concentrations of AA-derived thromboxane B2 and the capacity of blood to convert AA to the pro-inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase product 5-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, and significant increment of DHA-derived maresin/resolvin precursors 14-/17-hydroxydocosahexaenoic acid.
Not all DHA Fish Oils are Equal!
When comparing DHA supplements, always look at the percentage of DHA and form of DHA. Fish oil with high DHA percentage and is in rTG form is more desirable for its higher absorption, bioavailability and potency.
Omega-3 is made up of DHA, EPA and DPA. Many take omega-3 fish oils to support heart health and overall wellness. But, the DHA:EPA ratio may be different! OmaxPure DHA76 has a higher DHA and lower EPA content to effectively penetrate the blood-brain barrier and exert positive effects on brain & cognitive functioning as well as eye health.
The recommended daily DHA intake is at least 500mg of EPA and DHA each day. 1 OmaxPure DHA76 softgel is ultra-concentrated with 950mg of DHA (from 1250mg of fish oil). It is the quickest and easiest way to obtain needed DHA nutrients.
• Supports healthy cholesterol & triglyceride levels
• Supports blood flow and blood pressure
• Eases eye discomfort, such as dry eyes
• Reduces eye pressure
Joint & Muscle
• Eases joint discomfort
• Support muscle recovery after exercise
• Increase omega-3 index – a blood marker of omega-3 levels
• Help balance the excess of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids
Many DHA fish oils undergo molecular distillation. However, OmaxPure DHA76 employs the more advanced Supercritical CO2 extraction technology and a 3-layer purification process. The fish oil is extracted with less heat, more concentrated and also exceeds GOED’s international standard.
• Powerful antioxidant, help minimise free-radical damage to the body
• Gets absorbed and utilised 2 times more efficiently than the synthetic form
• Complements and enhances the benefits of fish oil improves skin health, improved skin health and brain function
Strong antioxidant capacity, synergistic antioxidant effect with natural vitamin E
• Help delay the onset of oxidation
• Neutralise free radicals
• Help boost immune system
• Improve blood circulation
• Improve digestion
• Protect against brain ageing
• Promote eye health
OmaxPure fish oils are formulated in functional dosages to meet the daily omega-3 requirement for all age groups. Supporting optimal development and overall wellness, these highly concentrated fish oils are also extremely pure and safe.
Contents: 60 softgels