Minami Supercritical Omega 3
Eleven Unique Fish Oil formulas offered by Garden of Life, set themselves apart from other fish oils based on the following five reasons you should choose Minami Nutrition. By using a patented, low-heat Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology, Minami Nutrition provides unprecedented levels of concentration, purity, sustainability and unique, custom formulations based on the latest advanced research.
Less Heat, More Omega-3’s and Once Daily Convenience.
The vast majority of fish oils on the market today are subjected to a distillation process—steam or molecular, for example. It is a very important step that removes impurities from the oil, and eventually concentrates the oil, leaving more omega-3s. In order to do this, the fish oil is distilled several times at temperatures ranging from 200 to 500°F. The majority of all fish oils available to us today use this distillation technology.
Minami fish oils do not. Instead, they use a patented technology that is much cooler, cleaner and greener in every sense. Minami fish oils start with a patented, dual-process technology that features both Supercritical CO2 fluid extraction and follows with Supercritical CO2 fluid chromatography. While there is a lot of science between the two technologies, the key concept is that neither process exceeds 113° F. Compared to standard distillation methods; it results in the same levels of purification using up to 4 times less heat. Hence, the reason why Minami has the coolest fish oils on the planet!
Supercritical Fluid Extraction is the first step where the fish oil is decontaminated and Omega-3s are gently concentrated without the use of high heat or harsh chemical solvents. Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 is used as a gentle alternative to chemical solvents and protects the heat-sensitive oil from oxidation. Saturated fats, cholesterol, and other superfluous fats are removed. Supercritical CO2 extraction utilizes 400% less heat than the leading brands—the typical process can expose heat-sensitive oils to temperatures as high as 400° F. Liquid CO2 is an organic compound that takes the place of typically-used harsh chemical solvents.
Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. In this next step, the pre-concentrated fish oil is further decontaminated, concentrated and separated into batches of pure EPA, and pure DHA. From here, Minami can create unique ratios of EPA and DHA based on the latest, advanced science using less heat and fewer repeat processes.
Minami’s patented Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology gently and safely concentrates Omega-3s, yielding unique selectivity of the most biologically active Omega-3 fatty acids—EPA and DHA. Using less heat, less repeat processing, and natural Carbon Dioxide as a solvent, allows Minami to reach peak concentrations of 95% Omega-3, omitting superfluous fats and fillers. The combination of these two technologies is a patented process delivering Omega-3 fish oil at the highest possible quality with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
How is Minami Nutrition Different?
A typical 1,000mg fish oil capsule may contain as little as 30% Omega-3 fats; the rest of the capsule consists of saturated fats and unnecessary commercial fillers. Even if the bottle claims 1,000mg fish oil per capsule, it does not mean you are getting 1,000mg of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids.
Minami offers formulas with unsurpassed concentration levels, which means more Omega-3 nutrition, no fillers and fewer capsules to take. Now that is smart!
Minami’s products are so highly concentrated that you need only two capsules per day. With other leading brands, you need to take three, four, five, even six capsules of fish oil to achieve our beneficial dosage.
Concentration - Why Take 3 When You Can Take 1?
Minami’s Unique Omega 3 Fish Oil Formulas offer Less Heat, More Omega 3’s and Once Daily Convenience.
Our commitment to purity starts with small fish species caught off the coast of South America in the icy, unpolluted waters flowing up from Antarctica.
Small fish species such as anchovies and sardines have a shorter life span; therefore, they have a shorter time to accumulate environmental toxins found in the ocean. Less endangered species than salmon or cod, anchovies and sardines are sustainable options, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Minami Nutrition utilizes three unique processes to purify fish oil:
Minami’s fish oils go through rigorous third-party testing and have remarkably low levels of oxidation as well as undetectable levels of dioxins, pesticides and heavy metals like mercury. This means Minami’s fish oils are pure, clean concentrations of omega-3s EPA and DHA – and no burp-causing filler fats. Minami fish oils are virtually free of contaminants (PCBs and Dioxins) and/or heavy metals such as mercury.
Research & Clinical Studies
Minami Nutrition is committed to the advancement of scientific support for Omega-3 nutrition and has been the subject of 11 human clinical studies. Advanced Omega-3 research suggests that a high concentration of EPA, along with DHA, can support mood, cognitive function, and cardiovascular health. Based on this science, Minami Nutrition has eleven unique formulations to fit your specific needs and for all stages of life.
In fish, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids are the major Omega-3 fatty acids and are often referred to as “very long chain” fatty acids. Most early research on fish oils focused on the many benefits of DHA, but increasingly, EPA has come to the forefront. Where DHA is important structurally—especially when you are very young—EPA is a more functional Omega-3 fatty acid. Additionally, EPA can be converted into DHA as needed by the body.
Minami Nutrition uses Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology to enable an entire range of one-of-a-kind Omega-3 formulas, including the only 100% pure EPA product available.
Small Fish Species: Minami Nutrition obtains fish from sustainably managed waters around Antarctica (from the South Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile and Peru). Minami only uses abundant, sustainable small fish species that are subject to stringent fishing quotas.
Less Heat: The Omega-3 fatty acids in Minami oils are extracted using Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology requiring less heat and energy output, as well as no harsh chemical solvents.
Safe and Effective Carbon Dioxide: Using fully recyclable, natural carbon dioxide allows for a gentle and low-heat process, protecting the integrity of heat-sensitive omega-3 fatty acids. CO2 is a benign, not-toxic gas that acts as a highly effective “fat-loving, solvent,” safely and gently concentrating omega-3 fatty acids. 96% of the CO2 used in this technology is reused several times during the manufacturing process.
Less Repeat Processing: Typical alternative purification, concentration and distillation methods involve high heat and several repeat processes in order to increase concentrations of the omega-3s fatty acids found in fish oil. Fewer processes are needed using Minami’s Supercritical low-heat Technology.
Creative Reuse of By-Products: Minami fish oils are processed in unique energy-efficient facilities, reusing all by-products throughout the entire process. Over 95% of the CO2 used during processing is recycled. All left over fatty acids are transformed into energy which is used to fuel the manufacturing facility and neighboring communities.
Regular Voluntary Environmental Inspections: Minami Nutrition is the only Omega-3 fish oil manufacturer to receive EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification, a stringent European environmental standard that audits everything from fish sourcing to the ink on packaging. Minami Nutrition is also the only supplement company to participate and exceed all environmental audit criteria. For more information on EMAS, click here.
Where Does Fish Oil Come From?
Where is all the fish oil coming from? What types of fish are caught? There are many options worldwide. Contrary to popular belief, most fish oil comes from South America, rather than the North Atlantic. Minami’s fish oil comes from the western coast of South America, where icy waters flowing up from Antarctica create an ideal environment for anchovies, sardines, herring and other small-bodied fish species.
As you can see from the map above, strong cold-water currents push up from Antarctica along the coast of South America. These waters are widely considered to be some of the cleanest on Earth’s ocean map, as there is no industry in Antarctica to directly pollute waters around the continent. The fresh, cold current carries small, deep-sea fish to the waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru. While there are a variety of fish species available for fish oil production, smaller, deep-sea fish caught along the Western Coast of South America are the ideal source – both for you and the environment.
What is the ideal fish source for omega 3’s? While purification of omega 3’s can be obtained using Molecular Distillation or Supercritical Technology, smaller, deep-sea fish – such as anchovies and sardines – have shown to be the ideal source. The reason being is that small-bodied, deep sea fish have higher reproductive cycles and relatively short life spans. These species also have less flesh and more bones than other fish, so they can lend themselves to fish oil productions more efficiently and sustainably.
With the popularity of Omega-3 supplementation, do you wonder about the impact this is having on our environment? Over 200 billion pounds of fish are caught each year. Overfishing ocean waters is a growing concern. Is the fishing done in a sustainable manner? As stated above in the “Environmental Responsibility” section, Minami uses only abundant, sustainable species of fish and adheres to stringent fishing quotas.
Minami Nutrition uses a patented, low-heat Supercritical Dual-Process CO2 technology that provides unprecedented levels of concentration, purity, sustainability and unique, custom formulations based on the latest advanced research.
For every bottle of Minami adult product purchased, Minami proudly makes a donation to the leading nonprofit dedicated to research and education of Parkinson Disease, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). www.parkinson.org.
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