Aqua-Biome™ Fish Oil Maximum Strength belongs to the unique fish oil product range designed to support microbiome diversity and total body health and wellness. These unique formulas provide an innovative combination of DHA, EPA, and DPA in a ratio that is very similar to that which is found in wild salmon. These products also stand out for unparalleled purity and sustainability in their production. Aqua-Biome™ utilises Anchoveta, caught off the coast of Peru, which is one of the most sustainable sources of omega-3s on the planet.
Aqua-Biome™ Fish oil Maximum Strength provides the ultimate level of support for nearly all functions of the human body. This high-potency formula was uniquely crafted to support heart health and support the body holistically through its influence on the microbiome. This formula offers a total of 2000mg of fatty acids + omega-3s per serve.
DPA - Docosapentaenoic acid
The standout ingredient in these formulas is DPA (Docosapentaenoic acid), a unique fatty acid that is not commonly seen in standardised fish oil concentrations as it is often removed during some of the commonly used production methods. DPA (known as the ‘missing omega’) has its own unique properties and DPA levels in the blood have been found at more than double the levels of EPA.
You could think of it as the ‘master omega’ that the body can utilise whenever it needs to as it can be converted to either EPA or DHA, therefore supporting increased tissue levels of these two vital omega-3s. DPA supports eye health, cardiovascular function as well as supporting a healthy metabolism which in turn, encourages the burning of excess fat. DPA has been found to be the most sensitive marker for cardiovascular health.
How Fish Oil supports the Microbiome.
The gut microbiome is comprised of billions of microbes that all live within the digestive tract and exert their effect on everything from digestion, cardiovascular health, the immune system to energy levels and mood. Research is showing that the gut microbiome has quite an influence on one’s health. Diversity is the key and one of the main factors associated with a healthy microbiome.
When we say diversity, we are referring to a broad range of microbes, both the species and strains. Whilst there are some key bacteria and yeast associated with a healthy microbiome, in general, the greater the diversity, the better the microbiome functions, leading to overall optimal wellness. In particular the omega-3 DHA plays a significant role in gut flora diversity, therefore a blend with higher levels of DHA to EPA can support the growth of healthy gut bacteria within the digestive tract. Aqua-Biome™ boosts microbiome health using a ratio of DHA 4: EPA 2: DPA 1.
Extraction Method - TMET
Aqua-Biome™ uses a unique extraction process called “Targeted Molecular Enrichment Technology” (TMET), a process that overcomes some of the major disadvantages with other commercial methods of concentrating fish oil. Processes like super critical fluid extraction, molecular distillation and column separation concentrate EPA and DHA, but unfortunately, it is at the expense of DPA and other omega-3 fatty acids.
These other processes separate toxins and impurities by weight; however, some toxic molecules may have similar weight to the good oils. TMET goes that extra mile by not only separating molecules by weight, by also by molecular charge and polarity. The entire TMET process is also green in that it does not rely on harsh solvents, or other toxic chemicals, commonly used in other extraction methods to concentrate the oil for the omega-3 fatty acids.
Quality Standards and Testing
Aqua-Biome™ is also one of the world’s first fish oil products to be certified by the Clean Label Project an independent, non-profit organisation that tests for 130 environmental and industrial contaminants. Their certification provides assurance that the Aqua-Biome™ formulas offer best-in-class purity. With every bottle purchased, Aqua-Biome™ donates to the Mote Marine Laboratory to plant new coral in the Florida Keys.