Maine Patent of the Month – February 2022

Maine Natural Health Company, Inc. has spent over a decade working on developing nutraceuticals with the aim of improving health and targeting chronic diseases. Omega-3 oil is known to have certain therapeutic benefits. These fatty acids are one of the “good” types of fat, known to help reduce the risk of heart disease, dementia, and even depression. You can’t make these fatty acids yourself, you have to get them from food or supplements.

Maine Natural Health have developed a new method for formulating these omega-3 based compounds that has a better rate of absorption in mammals. In their compound, the omega-3 oil is combined with a non-hydrophilic co-solvent such as herbal oils, lecithins, ethanols or other variations. By increasing the rate of absorption, the compound has a greater impact on the system. 

Based on experiments, Maine Natural Health saw a 1.8-fold increase in absorption compared to a traditional formula. This increased absorption rate has the potential to:

  • Decrease likelihood of of cardiovascular disease;
  • Decrease triglyceride or LDL cholesterol levels;
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Decrease pain and inflammation and more.

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