May 12, 2010
In the study, the total percentage of oil that reached the blood stream was 10 times greater with Omega Swirl than the same dose of fish oil. Theoretically, it could take up to 20 standard fish oil gel caps to equal the amount of omega-3 delivered to the bloodstream by just one two-teaspoon dose of Omega Swirl, said Barlean’s.
According to the company, its proprietary Swirl technology creates a product resembling the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie, while significantly reducing the size of fish and flax oil molecules, allowing the oil to more efficiently pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.
Principal Researcher Dr. Tom Gilhooly stated that in light of the result of this preliminary study, an expanded, peer-reviewed study is merited. Blood analysis was performed by Stirling University in Scotland.
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During routine testing, the company found that the levels of chondroitin sulfate were lower than those stated on the packaging label. The error was quickly traced back to one supplier, who has since been eliminated from MegaFood’s approved vendor list.
“MegaFood’s reputation and success is built on our rigid quality control standards and commitment to excellence,” said Carl Jackson, president of MegaFood. “While the packaging error on these particular lots of Essentials Joint Strength do not pose any health hazards for consumers, the voluntary recall reflects our total dedication to providing customers with the highest, premium quality products.”
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The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of food producers, retailers and agricultural suppliers united in the belief that consumers deserve to make informed choices about products with genetically modified ingredients.
“The Non-GMO seal emphasizes our commitment to being stewards of sustainability,” said Albert Straus, president of Straus Family Creamery. “Our consumers rely on us to provide a clear alternative to industrially produced dairy products.”
According to the Non-GMO Project, GMOs have been in widespread use for nearly a decade, with steadily increasing risk of contamination to seeds, crops, ingredients and products. There is currently no standardized set of best practices in use to identify and stop contamination.
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Specifically, results showed that a 12-day oral administration of Chirositol decreased blood glucose levels by a combined 23 percent when compared to the control group, while administration of both Chirositol and manganese sulfate resulted in a combined 40 percent decrease during the same time period. Also of note was the decrease in overall body weight of both male and female rats receiving Chirositol and manganese sulfate, with females exhibiting a 25 percent body weight decrease over the control group, and males 21 percent as measured during the 21-day study period.
“Though D-Chiro-Inositol’s positive effect on blood sugar management has been established by more than 30 years of scientific research, we are enthusiastic about this latest study’s findings and its implications for helping a wide range of health issues,” stated Matt Phillips, president of Cyvex Nutrition. “As worldwide obesity numbers continue to rise, we are seeing a large increase in individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and glucose intolerance as a result. Our Chirositol ingredient offers a clinical-proven option for those looking to naturally reduce their blood glucose level and overall body weight.”
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