TAMPA, Fla., Sep 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Calgenex Corporation today announced the introduction of Omeganol(TM), the first natural product to combine high-concentration omega-3 fish oils and tocotrienol-rich fractions from palm fruit and the annatto flower.
Omeganol is the first dietary supplement to combine the triglyceride-lowering properties of omega-3 fatty acids (essential fats found in oily, cold-water fish such as sardines and mackerel) with the cholesterol-balancing activity of tocotrienols (members of the vitamin E family that naturally occur in palm fruit and annatto flower).
"Most supplements on the market either target cholesterol or triglycerides -- which means they only supply one piece of the heart health puzzle," stated Joe Jacobs, M.D., consulting medical director for Calgenex and former director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. "This is a truly unique product that combines the best of the earth and the sea for heart health."
Omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically shown to lower triglycerides. In fact, a 1997 review study -- which looked at the results of 65 human clinical trials on fish oil supplementation -- concluded that about 3 grams a day of EPA + DHA reduced triglyceride levels 25-35%. Over a dozen studies have been published on the pharmacological effects of tocotrienols. Several in vitro, in vivo and human trials have found that tocotrienols cause significant reductions in serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol. They are believed to work by suppressing the activity of the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutarylCoA (HMG-CoA) reductase, which controls cholesterol synthesis by the liver.
Founded in 2006, Calgenex Corporation manufactures and markets dietary supplement, topical OTC drugs and personal care products specially formulated to combat the effects of soft tissue calcification and inflammation.
Calgenex is located at 9950 Princess Palm Ave., Suite 320 in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the company or its products, please visit http://www.calgenex.com, phone 813-623-5268, or email [email protected].