Advantages of Mood - Supercritical Technology Custom Blend
Unmatched potency over other leading brands
Mood is produced triglycerides versus ethyl ester for maximum benefit - fish inherently triglyceride
Omega-3s (EPA and DHA) are available to consumers in one of two forms: Trigylcerides or Ethyl Esters.
EPA and DHA provided in the natural triglyceride form of fish oil have different properties than those of Ethyl Ester. Both Triglycerides and ethyl esters are considered 'estrerified' meaning that an ester link holds the fatty acid into their chemical backbone. The fatty acids in triglycerides are esterified to a glycerol backbone - the fatty acids in ethyl esters are esterified to an alcohol backbone of ethanol. This difference is dramatic.
Baileys Industrail Oil and Fat Products state "Fatty acids in oils and fats are found only esterified to glycerol." This definition in an industry standard reference book on food chemistry and processing technology relates to edible oils, and ethyl esters are not technically oils. Labeling ethyl esters forms of fish oil is legally allowed yet technically inaccurate.
Triglycerides, which contain three fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone meet the definition of a true oil.
Evidence suggests that TG fish oils are more readily absorbed than EEs, and clinical evidence indicates that Omega 3 benefits are directly related to fish consumption. Fish are naturally in the TG form, while there are no EEs in nature. Ethyl Esters have been in the food chain for about 20 years whereas Triglyceride Fatty Acids have been providing benefit for thousands of years.
At Point of Return we are committed to getting as close to nature as possible.
What are Triglycerides?
Trigylcerides (TG) are found naturally in fish. It’s the most natural version of fish oil but expensive to extract and process as they are more delicate.
Triglycerides are the fatty acids (DHA, EPA) that are attached to a glycerol backbone. This is the molecular form that is in both animal and plant species. The Omega 3 fatty acids present naturally in fish are exclusively triglycerides.
What are Ethyl Esters?
Many Ethyl Esters are produced through a process that combines crude fish oil in a free fatty acid form with ethanol (an industrial alcohol) to form a synthetic substrate. Under a vacuum, the mix is then heat distilled to create a concentrated ethyl ester solution.
Ethyl esters are comprised of one fatty acid attached to one ethanol molecule and are not found in nature, but are created through chemical synthesis. The body must attempt to convert the Ethyl Esters to Triglycerides to use it. Many do this conversion very poorly.
Ethyl Esters are cheaper to produce than Triglycerides. Many Ethyl Esters are brought to high temperatures making them more malleable for easy production. However, when Ethyl Esters are consumed, they must be processed in the liver where the ethanol is removed, than the body must rebuild the free fatty acids back into a Triglyceride. This inefficiency not only delays the Omega 3s to the bloodstream, but the release of ethyl alcohol may subsequently produce oxidative stress by releasing free radicals.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction Methods for Potency and Purity
Low-Heat Processing to Protect Omega 3's
Purification Process Ensures Quality
Importance of Omega-3
Research has confirmed that the health benefits of Omega 3 include:
brain function, mood, eye health, heart health, skin health, lung health, joint health, organ and bone support, hormone support, inflammation, blood sugar support
POTENCY: MOOD is formulated with 500mg of DHA (TG) and 233mg of EPA (TG) per softgel
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids are termed “essential” to human health but the body cannot synthesize them and therefore must be obtained from dietary sources. Omega-3 can be found in fish such as anchovy, salmon and tuna; other marine life including algae and krill; some plants and in small amounts in nut oils. Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in optimum brain and heart health.
The two Omega-3 acids that have the greatest impact on health:
Docosahenaenoic Acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
DHA and a Healthy Brain
Fish is Brain Food. This cannot be overstated. DHA is a large contributor to brain growth and is crucial to optimal development of the brain and eyes. 90% of the omega 3s in the brain are DHA and DHA is also found in high concentrations in human nerve tissue and in the retina of the eye.
A deficiency of DHA has been linked to cognitive and visual deficits and a poorly functioning nervous system.
Omega-3 and Depression
The brain is composed of 60% fat and needs adequate levels of healthy fatty acids for good mental health. A growing number of studies address the link between low levels of DHA and depression. Research suggests a link between postpartum depression and DHA/EPA deficiencies that may develop during pregnancy. Additional studies support a link between low Omega 3s and depression. While EPA is found only in trace amounts in brain tissue, it contributes to brain functioning by increasing blood flow, influencing hormones and the immune system. But it is DHA that comprises the majority of fat in the brain.
The Balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 in our diet
While Omega-3 was abundant in our diet before the 20th century, today they are seriously lacking. The typical modern diet includes excessive amounts of corn, soybean and other oils, which are all high in Omega-6. But the ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 must be balanced to maintain good health and regulate a healthy inflammation response. It is estimated that the American diet contains 11-30 times more Omega-6 than Omega-3 fats and many experts state a 1:1 ratio is optimal. Heavily processed foods are pro-inflammatory. This extreme imbalance poses numerous health risks, including a decline in brain function and poor cardiovascular health.
When the cells of the human body are deprived of the essential fatty acids needed to function properly they will attempt to build ‘replacement’ fatty acids from inferior fats, but these are actually harmful. Studies have shown high levels of these replacement fatty acids may be linked with ADHD, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Obesity, Heart Disease, Cancer and many others.
Stages of life and Omega-3
DHA is essential for communication between neurons and plays a pivotal role in the brain development of infants and children. Omega-3 is critical for pregnancy since the woman’s body is robbed via the placenta to help form the baby’s brain, eyes, nerves and cellular membranes. Breast-feeding steals even more Omega-3 oils because it is used to form milk. Omega-3 oils are an essential component to postnatal nutrient replenishment, and DHA is also a fundamental requirement to support the brain later in life.
The brain is constantly restructured throughout the aging process, even into the extremes of old age. Unfortunately, because of food-processing methods and the industrial harvesting of animals as meat sources, most omega-3 fatty acids have been removed from our foods, and although the body naturally produces tiny amounts of DHA, the majority must come from Omega-3 supplements or diet.
Heart, Joint and Immune Health
Omega-3s are one of the most critical compounds to support a healthy heart.
Both EPA and DHA have shown to reduce resting heart rate while increasing left ventricular filling capacity, while promoting blood vessel relaxation. Omega-3s block the production of enzymes that destroy the joint cartilage, which is important in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Both DHA and EPA lower bad cholesterol; increase arterial elasticity and stimulate oxidation in the liver by increasing enzymes.
DHA and EPA can be formed from plants, but the conversion in the human body is slow with only a low amount metabolized. Fish have already completed the conversion of DHA and EPA and are therefore used immediately by the body.Total Value of Fish Oil is Misleading
When shopping for Omega-3 fatty acids it is easy to be fooled by brands that indicate softgels contain "1000 mg fish oil." This does not mean you are getting 1000 mg. of Omega-3 fatty acids. The total amount of fish oil is misleading. It is the amount of DHA (docosahesaenic acid) and EPA (elcosapentaenoic acid) that determine the potency of an Omega 3.
Most fish oils contain approximately 30% Omega-3 fatty acids, with the remaining 70% being a mixture of components that can include saturated fats, cholesterol, omega-6 fatty acids, and contaminants. MOOD is a highly concentrated Omega-3 that provides at 70% active DHA and EPA, with few nonessential compounds.
Mood has 500mgs of DHA and 233 mgs of EPA per gelcap
SUPERCRITICAL COMPARISON CHART
|Supercritical Technology||Molecular Distillation||Liquid Chromatography|
|Use of organic solvents||NO||NO||YES|
|Risk of end product contamination||NO||NO||YES|
|Risk of product degradation due to oxygen exposure and use of high temperatures||NO||YES||NO|
|Risk of unwanted oxygen exposure and oxidation||very low prbability||probable||possible|
|Efficiency in eliminating contaminants (heavy metals, pcb's, dioxines & others)||
almost total or undetectable levels
almost total or undetectable levels
|Sufficient molecular separation to obtain high and very pure EPA & DHA concentrates||
Maximum concentration (+90%) and purity of EPA & DHA
when concentrated with Urea in EE form no separation of EPA & DHA
85 - 90%
Very low, CO2 is recycled and GRAS
Why does MOOD contain Higher levels of DHA than EPA
Both EPA and DHA support heart health, but DHA is the primary structural component of brain tissue. DHA fat enhances the synaptic plasticity (ability between neurons to change in strength) of membranes. A deficiency of DHA adversely affects brain function. Research is recognizing that DHA has a crucial influence on the neurotransmitters in the brain, assisting brain cells to communicate more effectively. Asian cultures have long appreciated the brain-building effects of DHA, and in Japan, DHA is considered such an important "health food" that students frequently take DHA before examinations.
PURITY: Supercritical Technology
Supercritical Technology uses a low-heat CO2 process to gently extract, purify and concentrate the Omega 3 fatty acids. This prevents oxygen from being exposed to the oil, which in turn protects against degradation.
MOOD fish oils have been purified multiple times through the Supercritical process. We use only small fish caught off the cost of South America.
A third-part laboratory ensures MOOD contains levels of DHA and EPA, while verifying low levels of oxidation, heavy metals, pesticides and other potential contaminants.
The Supercritical Difference:
1. Pure – no other technology can ensure accuracy in removing PCBs, Dioxins and other toxins common in standard fish oils.
2. Potent - Studies show that the higher the concentration of Omega 3s within a gelcap, the more effective it is at lowering triglycerides (bad cholesterol). Many typical fish oils have 1000mg yet contain only 300mg of combined Omega-3s. The remaining 700mg is other saturated and unsaturated fats. These fats prevent the healthy Omega 3s from doing an optimal job.
MOOD is 70% Omega-3s (DHA and EPA) and this potency is achievable through Supercritical Technology.
3. MOOD fish oil originates from anchovy fish harvested off the cost of pristine waters in Peru. These anchovy fish are deemed “non-accumulating” as they are small and don’t live long enough to accumulate the high toxins from the sea.
4. The crude fish oil comes from a sustainable source that focuses on maintaining the balance of nature by closely monitoring the reproductive capacity of the fishery. Fishing is not open at many times of the year to protect the population. We pride ourselves on offering the most sustainable source of wild fish oil in the marketplace.
5. No oil is as environmentally friendly as Supercritical Technology. It has almost no ecological impact unlike other processes such as molecular distillation. In addition, much of the power to the plant is provided through wind technology.
Most fish oils on the market use a distillation process such as steam or molecular to remove impurities while concentrating the Omega-3s. However, molecular distillation involves high temperatures (200-500oF) that are performed multiple times to separate the oil from the fish and again to remove heavy metals and PCBs. Many fish oil blends forego the second step and leave the oil contaminated.
While Americans are eating more seafood, studies have shown that many fish are not safe due to the high amounts of heavy metals and poisonous compounds (PCBs) from industrial waste. A pure and potent Omega-3 provides the benefits of DHA and EPA without the concern of contamination.
Molecular distillation also heat damages the fish oil and can potentially cause toxic byproducts – in a similar way that high temperatures damage plant oils.
- Omega-3 fatty acids and pregnancy
- Associations of polyunsaturated fatty acids with residual depression or anxiety in older people with major depression.
- Animal Study Suggests Omega-3 Lessens Depression, Mania
- Omega-3 Fatty Acidew Affect Ristk Of Depression, Inflammation
-Omega-3 for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
- Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
- Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
- DHA for hearts and minds
- The human brain
- DHA-rich diet protects brain against Alzheimer's
- Essential fatty acids, DHA and human brain
- Endogenous Signaling by Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid-derived Mediators Sustains Homeostatic Synaptic and Circuitry Integrity.
- The salutary effects of DHA dietary supplementation on cognition, neuroplasticity, and membrane homeostasis after brain trauma.
- Maternal DHA equilibrium during pregnancy and lactation is reached at an erythrocyte DHA content of 8 g/100 g fatty acids.
- Long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation in the treatment of elderly depression: effects on depressive symptoms, on phospholipids fatty acids profile and on health-related quality of life.