Key Features and Benefits

Support Cognition and Brain Development

DHA is the omega 3 fatty acid responsible for the most beneficial effects on memory. Studies have shown that Alzheimer’s patients have severely depleted levels of DHA in the areas of the brain responsible for memory formation.[12]  Additionally, babies born with neurological defects have been found to have low levels of DHA in their brains[3], and premature infants supplemented with DHA showed improvement in vision, neurodevelopment, morbidity and mortality.[4] MCTs have also been shown to improve cognitive functioning among Alzheimer’s patients.[5]  Our smoothies provide 400 mg of clean, sustainable algal omega DHA and 3,000 mg of MCTs, responsibly derived from coconuts, in each 1 tablespoon serving.

Fight Chronic Inflammation

Chicken, eggs, whole grain breads, salad dressing, nuts, seeds, chips, pizza, pasta, sausage, hotdogs, bacon, ribs, and many other common foods are very high in omega-6, a fatty acid that causes inflammation, but this inflammatory response can be reduced by balancing dietary omega-6 with omega 3[6] and MCTs[7]. We pack our smoothies with algal omega DHA and MCTs to assist in your fight against inflammation.

Heart and Liver Health

1 in 4 deaths each year is caused by cardiovascular disease[1], and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is now the most common liver disease in the western world, with 30% of the general population suffering from it[9]. We provide 400mg of omega 3 DHA per dose, which gives you more than the national and international recommended dosage for cardiovascular health[10]. Omega DHA is also promising as a treatment for NAFLD, and has been shown to improve levels of liver fat, GGT, TG, and HDL in patients with NAFLD/NASH[11].

Lose and Maintain Weight Loss

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)s have been proven to increase energy expenditure when added to the diet, leading to improvement in body weight and fat loss[12]. MCTs also make you feel full and satisfied, leading to less food intake[13], help your body to transition into ketosis, and assist with the side effects commonly associated with the ‘keto flu’.[14]  Good bye, brain fog!

 

Amazing Taste and Flexibility

Feel free to let your imagination run. Mix our smoothie into milk or your favorite milk alternative. Pour it over pancakes, toast, waffles, or eggs. Mix it into your pre- or post-workout shake. Dip tortilla chips or pita into it. Mix it into French toast batter, or into cookie dough. Pour it over salad, granola, berries or yogurt. The possibilities are endless!

Superior Bioavailability

Oil-based compounds like omega DHA and MCT are difficult for the body to absorb, because the body absorbs water, and let’s face it, oil and water don’t mix. Absorption of these compounds only happens after the body wraps a ‘micelle’ around each nanoparticle of oil, and many particles are shed by the body’s natural processes before ever having the chance to absorb. O3Smoothies has changed that using its’ patented nano encapsulation technology, mimicking the bodys’ own process of wrapping insoluble compounds in micelles. This process prepares the omega DHA and the MCT for absorption, and increases the bodys ability to absorb these nutrients by up to 470%[15].

 

Quality Guaranteed

Our number one concern here at O3Smoothies is to bring you the highest quality omega DHA/MCT supplement available. To guarantee our quality, we have taken control of manufacturing. We own an FDA-certified Organic, GMP compliant research and development, manufacturing and packaging facility right in California. Our product is tested and confirmed Heavy Metal free, Prop 65 Compliant, Gluten Free and non-GMO. Nothing but the good stuff.  

Citations

[1]  Morris MC, Evans DA, Bienias JL, et al. Consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids and risk of incident Alzheimer disease. Arch Neurol. 2003 Jul;60(7):940-6.

[2] Soderberg M, Edlund C, Kristensson K, Dallner G. Fatty acid composition of brain phospholipids in aging and in Alzheimer’s disease. Lipids. 1991 Jun;26(6):421-5

[3] Dijck-Brouwer DA, Hadders-Algra M, Bouwstra H, et al. Lower fetal status of docosahexaenoic acid, arachidonic acid and essential fatty acids is associated with less favorable neonatal neurological condition. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2005 Jan;72(1):21-8.

[4] Harris, W, Baack, M, 2014. Beyond Building Better Brains: Bridging the Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Gap of Prematurity, J Perinatol. 2015 Jan; 35(1): 1–7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4281288/

[5] Henderson ST, Vogel JL, Barr LJ, Garvin F, Jones JJ, Costantini LC., 2009. Study of the ketogenic agent AC-1202 in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009 Aug 10;6:31 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19664276

[6] Calder, PC, 2010. Long-chain fatty acids and inflammation. Proc Nutr Soc. 2012 May;71(2):284-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369781

[7] Geng S, Zhu W, Xie C, Li X, Wu J, Liang Z, Xie W, Zhu J, Huang C, Zhu M, Wu R, Zhong C., 2016. Medium-chain triglyceride ameliorates insulin resistance and inflammation in high fat diet-induced obese mice. Eur J Nutr. 2016 Apr;55(3):931-40. doi: 10.1007/s00394-015-0907-0. Epub 2015 Apr 25 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25911003

[8] CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

[9] Monjur A, 2015. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in 2015. World J Hepatol. 2015 Jun 18; 7(11): 1450–1459. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4462685/

[10] Mozaffarian D1, Wu JH.2011. Omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: effects on risk factors, molecular pathways, and clinical events. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov 8;58(20):2047-67. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22051327/

[11] Wenxia L, Sainan Li, Jingjing L, Jianrong W, Rong Z, Yuqing Z, Qin Y, Yuanyuan Z, Fan W, Yujing X, Kan C, Tong L, Jie L, Yingqun Z and Chuanyong G. 2016. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016; 2016: 1459790. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5019889/

[12] Marie-Pierre St-Onge and Aubrey Bosarge, 2008. Weight-loss diet that includes consumption of medium-chain triacylglycerol oil leads to a greater rate of weight and fat mass loss than does olive oil. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar; 87(3): 621–626. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874190/

[13] T. Maher, R. Kinsella and M.E. Clegg, 2016. The effect of coconut oil and MCT on satiety and food intake. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2017), 76 (OCE1), E2 https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/0E5A736A013E7916074CA1D7E097933D/S0029665117000027a.pdf/div-class-title-the-effect-of-coconut-oil-and-mct-on-satiety-and-food-intake-div.pdf

[14] Harvey, C., Schofield, M., Williden, M., McQuillan, J., 2018 The Effect of Medium Chain Triglycerides on Time to Nutritional Ketosis and Symptoms of Keto-Induction in Healthy Adults: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism Volume 2018, Article ID 2630565, 9 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2630565

[15]Ying Lu1 and Kinam Park 2013 Polymeric Micelles and Alternative Nanonized Delivery Vehicles for Poorly Soluble Drugs. Int J Pharm . 2013 August 30; 453(1): 198–214. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2012.08.042.