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Did You Take Your Omega-3 Today?

Very few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) including omega-3 are needed for many reactions in the body, and are crucial for brain, bone, joint, and cardiovascular health.  EFA’s have also been extensively researched in areas including depression, anxiety, anti-aging and degenerative diseases.  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) are key to the reduction of cellular inflammation.   Inflammation is believed to be a major factor in most conditions of deteriorating health. Low levels of EFAs have been associated with mental disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as rheumatoid arthritis and several other diseases.

In his recent article, The Perfect Omega-3, Dr. Gifford Jones references the body of clinical data supporting the importance of Omega-3s.

Studies have reported that patients consuming fish oils show decreased blood triglycerides, decreased total cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, and higher good cholesterol. These patients also had fewer incidences of irregular heartbeats and reduced risk of heart attack.

Now, a Canadian study has shown a relationship between the risk of coronary heart disease and the level of omega-3 in red blood cells. The shocking news is that 97% of Canadians do not have omega-3 fats measuring high enough to place them in the low risk range!”

There is significant evidence that Canadians are not getting the recommended amount of Omega-3’s either through diet or through supplementation.  The Omega-3 Index is a risk factor test for heart disease.  It is available for purchase online and can be conducted at home without medical supervision, like a pregnancy test.  It simply measures the amount of EPA and DHA in the blood, specifically in the red blood cell membranes.   A Canadian study using the Omega-3 index has confirmed that most Canadians do not have enough Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood to support optimal health.  As we age our levels of Omega-3s become even lower.   Absorption of the Omega-3s and intake of fish seem to be the largest contributing factors to the deficiency.


New Omega-3 Technology: MaxSimil®

3X better absorption!
To correct this problem a Canadian company has developed a patented fish oil called MaxSimil to help with absorption in the digestive tract. MaxSimil® is produced from small fish such as sardines and anchovies, rich in omega-3, and sourced from South American waters.
MaxSimil® is a patented pre-digested fish oil, using enzymes that mimic the natural human digestive system. The Omega-3 fatty acids in MaxSimil®, are readily absorbable in the form of small emulsifying molecules that can be directly assimilated in the intestinal tract.

What happens when dietary fats are ingested?

During digestion, natural emulsification of fats occurs via bile acids. Then, lipolytic enzymes break them down into their smaller components promoting their absorption.

MaxSimil® “pre-digests” fatty acids through a natural action and low temperature enzymatic process to deliver absorption-ready monoglyceride-rich oils.

Being a natural emulsifier, MaxSimil® monoglycerides also help in the formation of micelles and can therefore enhance the absorption of other fat-soluble nutritional ingredients, acting like a natural delivery system.

20% of the population is exposed to digestive health issues2
MaxSimil®, is better absorbed

Preclinical studies validated by a human double-blind crossover clinical study showed that MaxSimil® Monoglyceride-rich Omega-3 Fish Oils were more than 3X better absorbed when compared to regular fish oils.1


Easy to digest softgels

By delivering pre-digested and readily absorbable Omega-3 lipids, MaxSimil®, is easy to digest and the ideal source of EPA and DHA for individuals with compromised digestive health due to illness2, or other factors such as age or medication.

The research is undeniable, Canadians need to supplement with Omega-3 fatty acids.  The MaxSimil technology is helping to assure that we are optimally absorbing our source of EPA and DHA essential fatty acids.


Live the Healthy Life.


1 Unpublished double blind crossover pharmacokinetic clinical study comparing absorption of EPA+DHA in blood plasma between EE fish oil and MaxSimil enhanced fish oil.

Based on current population census reports, approximately 20% of the North American population are exposed to digestive health issues and may benefit from taking MaxSimil Omega-3 Fish Oils.

3 Morin, C., et al. (2018). “The Efficacy of MAG-DHA for Correcting AA/DHA Imbalance of Cystic Fibrosis Patients.” Marine Drugs Jun; 16(6); 184.4. Morin, C., et al. (2015). “Effect of docosahexaenoic acid monoacylglyceride on systemic hypertension and cardiovascular dysfunction.” American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology 309(1): H93-H102.


About the Author: Prairie Naturals Team


Prairie Naturals is a privately owned, Canadian family business headquartered near Vancouver, BC, Canada whose core business is the research, development, marketing and distribution of more than 150 premium quality nutritional supplements, natural hair and natural body care products. Prairie Naturals makes products designed to help you “Live the Healthy Life”. Learn more a