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Co-Founder of Omega3 Innovations Says Today’s Fish Oil Industry is on the Wrong Track, Sets Up Blog to Help Consumers Understand Why
Date:1/15/2013

Venice, FL (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

For 16 years, Dr. Bo Martinsen – co-founder of Venice-based Omega3 Innovations – has championed omega-3 fish oils by touting the fatty acids’ numerous health benefits at both national and international speaking engagements.

“As a physician, I always tell my patients, if there is one simple thing you can do for your health, take a solid dose of omega-3 fish oil every day,” Martinsen says.

But recently, Martinsen, who co-owns the biotech company with Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, witnessed a growing trend in the industry – the market shift toward highly-concentrated fish oil supplements – that convinced him to alter his advice. As the market for fish oil grows, concentrates are becoming increasingly popular both in prescription and over-the-counter form.

A quick look around your local pharmacy shows the increasing presence of concentrated omega-3s, says Martinsen, who cites market growth projections of eight percent a year through 2020 (1).

And, the growth spurt in products created by this type of manufacturing process has him worried.

“I used to think that as long as we took an adequate dose of omega-3 every day, the type of oil didn’t matter,” he says. “But, the more I work with omega-3, the more I see that the quality and manufacturing process of the oil is crucial to consumer health.”

Martinsen says that some manufacturers – in an effort to increase the essential fatty acids '/>"/>

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