Sep 10, 2011

Omega-3 Academy Asia: Raising awareness about omega-3’s health benefits

It was only during the Launch of Omega-3 Academy Asia, at One Esplanade, last September 7, 2011 that I learned how unhealthy our bodies can be without understanding and proper education on the food and supplements we intake.  Ahead of that, I was very fond of fast food because it’s convenient and clean, I believed. Little did I know that too much of such diet will only give me major major health problems. But, now that I am equipped with knowledge from the experts, I can definitely make some improvement in terms of my health. 

Dr. Tommy T Willing, endocrinologist, giving his talk on Omega 3
 Hosted by Christine Jacob, the event, sponsored by Sanofi-aventis, were attended by distinguished panel of medical experts from various fields, key executives from sanofi-aventis, makers of Cenovis Fish Oil as well as media people. Basically, it was intended to raise awareness and understanding on the role and use of omega-3 in one’s health.

Dr Eugene Reyes, cardiologist
Omega-3 Fish Oil, by the way, is a type of polyunsaturated ‘good’ fat that is important to our heart health, joint issues and brain development. However, omega-3 can’t be made by the body, so it needs to be obtained through our diets. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods such as fish and plants, with shellfish and oily fish providing the highest quantities. Omega-3 can play a role in achieving good health and can protect against a number of diseases. Unfortunately, in Asia only few are aware and understand this pressing need.

To deal with this, Omega-3 Academy Asia, a newly-formed professional body of medical experts committed to increasing awareness and understanding of omega-3, was established.Part of the group were Dr. Eugene Reyes, cardiologist and Dr. Tommy Ty-Willing, endocrinologist.

As recommended by International guidelines, adult should consume 500 milligrams of fish oil per day. This can be achieved by eating 2-3 servings of oily fish per week. For people with heart disease, double of this amount is recommended (1,000 milligrams of fish oil per day). There are reports on the side effects of fish oil: diarrhea and skin rash.  However, test results find these inconclusive and not directly attributable to fish oils. And good news folks, there’s no such thing as overdosed when it comes to omega 3.

To help consumers get their omega-3 fish oil requirement, many have come to rely upon Cenovis Fish Oil, an all-natural fish oil supplement that contains essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Cenovis Fish Oil is a supplement that has scientifically proven benefits on brain development and health, joint and heart health.

Cenovis Fish Oil comes from Peruvian waters, one of the world’s cleanest seas.  Unlike other fish oil that come from shark, cod and other big fish, Cenovis Fish Oil comes from 3 kinds of small fish: anchovies, mackerel and sardines.  These are small deep sea fish that reproduce easily, thus, no worries of extinction.  Additionally, these fishes have a short lifespan making them less exposed to pollutants and contamination in the seas.

The cost per capsule is less than P10. Individually packed for freshness, the fish oil extraction of Cenovis is done in a highly-advanced and sanitary process in Norway, which makes it odorless and with no fishy aftertaste. 

 Lastly, the event ended with Question and Answer portion, "Guess how many fishes in the aquarium tank" winners, raffle fish-your-prize for the press and photo op with KOLS, Cenovis, FNRI and , of course, Christine Jacob. See more photos HERE.

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