Coromega® is a revolutionary omega-3 dietary supplement that provides all of the excellent benefits of fish oil with no fishy taste or aftertaste. It is the result of ten years of research and development and is patented worldwide. Coromega® is a tasty, fresh, natural orange flavored, pudding-like emulsion. It comes in handy, individual dose squeeze-pack foil pouches that are oxidation resistant.
For decades, fish oil has been recognized as a great way of supplementing omega-3 fatty acids to the diet. Unfortunately, fish oil has been difficult to administer to children and adults who can’t swallow large capsules. Also, fishy burps made it unpleasant and objectionable.
Coromega® solves these problems. Adults and kids love it. Take it right out of the package or put it in juice, pudding, applesauce or any other vehicle that an individual enjoys.
Coromega® is an advanced essential fatty acid formula that delivers 650 mg of omega-3 (similar to a small serving of salmon), including 350 mg of EPA and 230 mg of DHA. Small amounts of vitamins C and E are also present.
The product comes in boxes of 90 packets. For further information on this product, visit the Coromega® website at www.coromega.com.
Kirkman® is an official distributor of Coromega®.
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6 Compounds)
The word "essential" as used in describing omega-3 and omega-6 compounds means that the body cannot produce them on its own, so they must be consumed in our diet. Essential fatty acids are either omega-3 oils or omega-6 oils. Some sources of omega-3 are: cod liver oil, fish oils, flax oil, flaxseed, and leafy green vegetables. Some nuts also contain omega-3s (e.g., walnuts). Omega-6 sources are: corn oil, wheat germ oil, soy oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, black current oil, plus many other cooking oils.
Almost all processed foods are very high in omega-6s. Essential fatty acids play critical roles in body structure and function. In fact, life cannot be sustained without them. Some are transformed to regulating compounds called prostaglandins in the body; these prostaglandins, along with essential fatty acids, are responsible for supporting the critical body functions listed below:
• nerve transmission
• pressure regulation in the eye, joints and blood vessels
• division of cells (growth and healing processes)
• response to pain, swelling and inflammation
• muscle reflexes
• oxygen transport from cells to tissues
• maintaining health of cell membranes
• supporting immune response
• providing energy to the heart muscle
Essential fatty acids are often called by their chemical names.
Omega-3 compounds are:
• EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
• DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
• alpha-linolenic acid
• alpha-linoleic acid
Omega-6 compounds are:
• linoleum acid
• gamma-linoleic acid
• gamma-linolenic acid
• arachidonic acid
The balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids
The latest scientific research has supported the view that essential fatty acids need to be in equilibrium in our diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 consumption should be balanced. It is generally recommended that omega-6 consumption should be about four times as much as omega-3. In addition, it is recommended by the medical community that saturated fat consumption should be limited. Saturated fats are found in butter, margarine and lard. All omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated.
Unfortunately, many individuals’ diets do not achieve those recommended balances. Most North American and Western diets are very low in omega-3 and extremely high in omega-6. Too many saturated fats are consumed, and the ratio of ingested EFAs averages more like 20:1 omega-6s to omega-3s instead of the recommended 4:1. This is due to the fact that poor quality cooking oils and most processed foods contain omega-6 oils. In addition, the overall consumption of omega-3 rich foods is often very low. Getting compliance with fish oil omega-3 type products is extremely difficult, especially in children. In some individuals, omega-3 consumption is totally lacking. Furthermore, in some geographical areas, individuals avoid fish due to industrial contaminants.
Kirkman® offers many different choices for essential fatty acid supplementation, from stabilized flaxseed to a variety of fish oil products. Cod liver oil is also a source of omega-3s, so also see that section on this website, as well. Kirkman® screens all of its products for environmental contaminants.
Dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Do not freeze or heat.
Consult your physician before taking this dietary supplement.
Store in a cool dry place.
Keep out of the reach of children.