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21st October 2022  Content supplied by: Epax Norway AS

Beyond Omega-3: Epax Launches Omega-11 Cetoleic Acid

Epax has launched a new product that derives its benefits from cetoleic acid – an ingredient outside the traditional Omega-3 category.

The marine lipid innovator specializes in high-purity, condition-specific EPA and DHA products for nutraceuticals. However, its new Epax® NovusLipid portfolio features less familiar ingredients.

The first product from the range is EPAX® Cetoleic 10, which contains cetoleic acid – an Omega-11 marine lipid – and gondoic acid (Omega-9). Rich in long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids (LC-MUFAs), new Epax research indicates that it may have particular benefits for skin health.

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized pilot trial, skin redness was significantly reduced in subjects taking EPAX® Cetoleic 10. And although it contains less EPA and DHA than typical Omega-3 products, another study has found that it can boost the Omega-3 index.

Previous studies on animals have also indicated that fish oils rich in cetoleic acid can reduce inflammation and atherosclerosis, and help prevent the development of metabolic syndrome.  

The Epax® NovusLipid range is the result of a concerted effort by Epax to research the potential of marine fatty acids beyond the Omega-3 category. Further studies will explore the benefits of cetoleic-rich fish oil for people with eczema and its mechanisms of action in metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity, and fatty liver.

Bjørn Refsum, CEO of Epax, said: “Epax is a leader in super-pure, high-quality EPA and DHA but we’re also committed to exploring new ingredients. Our recent research has focused on marine lipids outside the Omega-3 category, and one of the most exciting is cetoleic acid. EPAX® Cetoleic 10 is a great addition to the fish oil family, and the initial trial results on its benefits – particularly for skin health – are very promising. However, we’re still at the start of the journey -- there’s still a huge amount to discover about the potential of cetoleic acid and other new marine lipid ingredients.”

EPAX® Cetoleic 10 is optimized for nutraceutical applications in categories such as skin health. It will be showcased in the New Products Zone at SupplySide West 2022 (2nd-3rd November in Las Vegas). Epax will exhibit at Booth #3831.

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Date Published: 21st October 2022

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