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Pure Omegas

WHAT ARE OMEGAS AND WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?

Modern lifestyle and eating habits result in nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that may create inflammation and negatively impact your enjoyment of life.

Everybody is unique but we all need a good balance of omegas 3 and 6 daily to function and for overall development, growth and wellbeing throughout our lives.

They play key roles in cardiovascular health, immune and inflammatory responses, glucose and hormone regulation, mood and cognitive performance as well as the health of bones, joints, eyes and skin.

Your body cannot make omega-3 or 6 so they must be obtained through diet with the best sources being cold-water fish and cold-pressed flaxseed oil.

Supplementing your diet with omega-rich oils can help ensure that you and your family are getting the right amounts of essential fats.

Whatever your dietary preference, health focus or stage of life, Melrose has you covered by offering both ocean and plant-derived omega oils.

The importance of balancing omegas

An unfortunate characteristic of the modern Western diet is that it often invites an over-consumption of omega-6. For many of us, our ratio of omega 3:6 is closer to 1:20 – 1:10 rather than the desired ratio of 1:1.

High levels of omega-6 in the body may create an inflammatory environment making it more susceptible to disease. Excessive omega-6 may block the pathways for plant-derived omega-3 ALA to convert into EPA and DHA.

To promote good health outcomes, we ideally want to establish and maintain at least a 1:4 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6. Supplementing with Melrose Pure Omegas alongside a healthy diet is a sustainable way to balance omegas.

Our ambassador Steph Lowe discusses the reasons behind the imbalance in our omega intake, and how to improve this balance in her article Omega-3 and omega-6 fats: the balance.

The difference betwee ocean and plant-derived omegas – EPA, DHA and ALA

There are two groups of omegas that you need to eat in the right balance.

The first is omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and its derivatives, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The richest sources of omega-3s include flaxseeds (ALA) and cold-water fish (EPA and DHA).

The second group are omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA), and its derivatives, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and arachidonic acid (AA). The healthiest sources of omega-6s are cold-pressed seed oils, such as evening primrose, hemp and sacha inchi.

Pure Ocean Omegas, such as Omega Fish Oil, are a brilliant source of omega-3 EPA and DHA. These omega-3 derivatives are easily absorbed and ‘ready to go’. As the richest source of readily bioavailable EPA and DHA, fish oil is the ideal way to consume omega-3 fatty acids. Supplementing with fish oil has been extensively researched in relation to many common diseases, and is shown to have a powerful anti-inflammatory impact.

Our resident clinical nutritionist Cliff Harvey discusses omega-3 supplementation in his article Why you should supplement with fish oil.

Pure Plant Omegas provide a rich source of omega-3 ALA, which requires the body to convert it to EPA and DHA (the ‘work-horses’). Conversion of ALA into EPA and DHA can be low, which means the intake of plant sourced EFAs may need to be higher for the desired outcome. It is, however, quite attainable for those with a vegetarian or vegan diet or an intolerance to fish to consume adequate omega-3.

WHY MELROSE PURE OMEGAS?

Good health starts with daily nutrition, but it shouldn’t cost you the earth. Melrose Pure Omegas is an ethically-sourced range of accessible premium health oils designed for everyday use. The range is based on decades of expertise sourcing and bottling oils, Melrose being the first to introduce flaxseed oil to increasingly health-conscious Australians in 1984.

From source to bottle, we apply rigorous selection, processing and third-party testing criteria to ensure the finest raw ingredients, sustainability, nutrition and purity. The result is oils rich in essential omega-3s ALA (Pure Plant Omegas), and DHA and EPA (Pure Ocean Omegas). 

Melrose’s trademark packaging also helps protect the delicate fatty acids from spoilage due to exposure to oxygen and light.

With all of the legwork done, you only need to pick them up online or in-store. There is an oil for everybody, meeting your health needs at any stage of life. Read on for more information about the ocean-derived and plant-based omegas.

Melrose Pure Ocean Omegas

Melrose Pure Ocean Omegas are made with premium quality small cold-water fish sustainably caught from the cleanest waters. Our Ocean Omegas are purified using patented processes to provide clean, odourless oils whilst maintaining their natural integrity and therapeutic quality. Rigorous third-party testing ensures that our fish oils are low in toxic heavy metals and oxidation parameters but high in beneficial EPA and DHA.

Recent controversy in the media has many concerned about the validity of fish oil supplementation. The concern is real. A recent study in New Zealand identified that many fish oil supplements in the market exceeded recommended amounts of oxidative markers, with some also containing less EPA and DHA than stated on the label. This highlights the importance of using fish oils from a trusted company with only very high quality, sustainably-sourced, and rigorously-tested fish oils.

Our High Strength Fish Oil, for example, is derived from 100% sustainable wild-caught anchovies from the South Pacific and is extracted within close proximity to the fishing source to guarantee low oxidation. All Melrose fish oils are processed in accordance with the strictest industry standards for safety and efficacy, which include GMP, HACCP and GOED certifications, and are bottled in our TGA-approved manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia.

Ocean Omegas may be effective in reducing pain associated with chronic inflammation, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, supporting the immune system, and optimising bone, eye, and brain health.

We love our newly developed Omega DHA + MCT Oil for brain health. DHA makes up around 40% of fatty acid in the brain and deficiency has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. DHA may be helpful in enhancing memory, mental performance and cognition. MCT oil provides direct energy to the brain and can assist in improving mental clarity and performance. The combination of these two powerful ingredients provides a fantastic product for optimal brain health. Our resident clinical nutritionist Cliff Harvey provides more detail on the benefits of this unique product in his article, Why fish oil and MCTs?

Lightly flavoured with natural flavours, Melrose Pure Ocean Omegas are palatable enough to be taken straight off the spoon or can be added to juice or water.

Melrose Pure Ocean Omegas range includes Omega Fish Oil, High Strength Fish Oil, Omega Cod Liver Oil, Omega DHA + MCT Oil and Omega Fish Oil + Vitamin D.

Melrose Pure Plant Omegas

Melrose Flaxseed Oil boasts one of the highest plant sources of omega-3 ALA available.  We select quality raw ingredients, locally grown and organic wherever possible, which are cold-pressed to create pure, clean oils and preserve their important nutritional benefits.

At Melrose we believe everyone deserves good health, so we developed a range of plant-based omegas incorporating a variety of oils to ensure the omega intake for vegetarians and vegans can be well balanced. We love our new Organic 3-6-7-9 Omega Oil, a delightful blend of flaxseed, macadamia, hemp, avocado and sacha inchi oils, which has been created to provide a rich source of important omegas for anyone who enjoys plant foods.

The fresh, nutty taste of Melrose Pure Plant Omegas mean they are easily included in your diet and can be enjoyed straight from the spoon or included in smoothies, food or even as a base for salad dressings. We have provided a variety of recipe ideas to help you to incorporate more of these beneficial omegas in your diet.

Melrose Pure Plant Omegas range includes Organic Flaxseed Oil, Australian Flaxseed Oil, Australian Flaxseed Oil Caps, Organic 3-6-7-9 Omega Oil, and Organic Evening Primrose Oil.

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT OIL FOR YOU

There are three main things to consider when choosing the right Pure Omega for you: stage of life, desired health outcome and dietary preference. Our easy to follow Pure Omegas Health Focus Chart illustrates which oils may be best suited to your individual needs.

Stage of life

From pre-conception through to the elderly, at Melrose, we have a Pure Omega to meet your needs. Omega Fish Oil is a good choice for pregnant women, infants and children. Whereas, Omega Cod Liver Oil and Omega Fish Oil + Vitamin D may be more suited to health requirements of the elderly.

Health outcome

Healthy Omegas contribute to positive health outcomes in many areas:

The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 may contribute to reduced pain, reduced risk in cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and reduced symptoms associated with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Omega Fish Oil and High Strength Fish Oil are great options for addressing these concerns.

Omega-3 is vital to optimal brain health, from foetal and infant brain development to reducing risk of degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and everything in between. An apt choice for improving mental stamina and performance in adults is Omega DHA + MCT Oil.

For general wellbeing and balancing omegas, Organic Flaxseed Oil varieties or Omega Fish Oil are simple and effective.

Dietary preferences

At Melrose we want to make sure everybody has access to quality health products. Our Pure Plant Omegas provide an excellent omega-3 alternative for vegetarians and vegans.

Please refer to our Pure Omegas Health Focus Chart for more assistance in choosing the right oil for you.

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Organic 3-6-7-9 Omega Oil

Melrose Organic 3-6-7-9 Omega Oil is a premium blend of highly nutritious omega oils.
Our combination includes flaxseeds, hemp, avocado, sacha inchi and macadamia oil, to provide a healthy vegan-omega based alternative. Essential fatty acids are used as an energy source as well as playing an important role in hormonal and skin health. Hemp oil is an anti-flammatory, specifically targeting the regulation PMS symptoms, as well as reducing painful muscle cramping. Sacha Inchi assists to improve skin elasticity by its action to lock in moisture to provide skin hydration. Sacha inchi and avocado oil work in combination to increase collagen production, reducing fine lines and minimising large pores. Flaxseed oil helps to reduce skin dryness and helps to support a balanced plant based diet. Both Flaxseed and macadamia oil contain alpha-tocopherols including vitamin E a potent antioxidant which protects the skin from oxidative damage. Macadamia and avocado oil also contain rich amounts of omega 7 & 9, which acts as an anti-inflammatory to inhibit bacterial infections and swelling from skin conditions.

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High Strength Fish Oil 200mL

Melrose High Strength Fish Oil is derived from 100% sustainable wild anchovies from the South Pacific. This omegas formulas contains a concentrated source of essential omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), to support wholebody heath. The strong dose of EPA and DHA supports cardiovascular health, reducing plaque formation and blood pressure. The anti-inflammatory properties reduce joint pain and swelling. As well as, maintains and supports eye integrity and brain health. The patented purification process and independent lab testing for heavy metals and environmental toxins ensures only the purest quality premium fish oil.

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Omega Cod Liver Oil 500mL

Melrose Omega Cod Liver Oil is derived from wild Icelandic cod from the pristine waters of the northern Atlantic. Cod Liver contains a combination of omega 3s and vitamin A that have anti-inflammatory properties to protect against eye related damage, potentially leading to vision loss, retina damage, macular degeneration and glaucoma. As well as eye health, vitamin A plays a role in the functioning of brain, immune and skin health. Vitamin D an antioxidant found in cod liver oil also contributes to immune health, by it's action to rapidly adapt to immune responses. Vitamin D defends against bacterial infection and disease, which plays an important role in our immunity. This combination of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and fatty acids, protect against tissue and cellular damage, to promote healthy eye function as well as immune protection.
Independent lab testing for heavy metals and environmental toxins ensures only the purest, quality premium cod liver oil.

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Omega Fish Oil 500mL

Melrose Omega Fish Oil is derived from 100% sustainable wild-caught sardines and anchovies. Fish oil contains omega 3s that have anti-inflammatory properties to protect arteries from damage, thus reducing the risk of systemic swelling and fluid retention around the heart. Omega 6 lipids heavily outweigh Omega 3s in the modern fast-food diet, raising the risk of numerous heart health conditions. Therefore, Omega 3s found in fish oil normalise the imbalance of the lipid ratio. Omega 3s are also heavily researched for their benefits of reducing the risk of blood clotting. As EPA particularly assists to normalise blood platelet coaguation and increase elasticity, to restore the soft tissue of the arteries. This ensures lower risk of arterial stiffness ultimately leading to plaque formation. Plaque formation and arterial stiffness increase blood pressure, putting pressure on the heart muscles to work harder, potentially resulting in hypertension, athersclerosis and heart attack. Thus, omega 3 fatty acids are very important for heart health, having multiple effects on systemic inflammation, regulation of lipid profile, and platelet aggregation which contributes to the decrease of cardiovascular risk.
Independent lab testing for heavy metals and environmental toxins ensures only the purest, quality premium fish oil.

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Omega Fish Oil + Vitamin D 500mL

Melrose Omega Fish Oil + Vitamin D is derived from 100% sustainable wild-caught sardines and anchovies. Omega-3 and vitamin D work in combination to support joint and bone health. Omegas 3s are anti-inflammatory which help to relieve joint pain and stiffness. Helpful for those with inflammatory conditions including rhuematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus. Low levels of vitamin D can lead to joint pain and weakness. Vitamin D is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which helps to absorb calcium, essential to strong bones and joint health.

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Omega DHA + MCT Oil 500mL

Melrose Omega DHA + MCT Oil is a blend of high-concentrate DHA fish oil derived from 100% sustainable wild-caught anchovies and sustainable coconut-derived MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). This ulitmate combination helps to reduce inflammation, support brain health and natural energy production. DHA is the most abundant omega-3 found in the brain and eyes, important for cushioning fatty mebranes to improve memory retention, mental clarity and vision. MCTs are used as energy by the brain to assist with concentration and focus. Both work in synergy to provide our brains with the best nutrition to keep us balanced and ready for anything.

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Australian Flaxseed Oil

Melrose Australian Flaxseed Oil is cold-pressed from Australian-grown flaxseeds. Flaxseed contains plant omegas when taken internally have profound inflammatory benefits to reduce the symptoms of dry, irritated and inflamed skin conditions. Flaxseeds are high in omega 3s, great for balancing omega 6. Which ideally should be a 1:1 ratio. Balanced omega 3 to omega 6 help to protect against chronic skin conditions including execma, dermatitis and psoriasis. ALA found in flaxseed oil also help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood pressure. Additionally the plant phytosterols in flaxseed, help to lower the 'bad' LDL cholesterol and increase 'good' HDL cholesterol, thus supporting heart health. Flaxseed oil is thought to also help regulate hormones, thus along with its anti-inflammatory property and vitamin E content it may help to reduce hormonal acne outbreaks and boost skin hydration.

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Organic Flaxseed Oil

Melrose Organic Flaxseed Oil is cold-pressed from Australian-grown flaxseeds. Flaxseed contains plant omegas when taken internally have profound inflammatory benefits to reduce the symptoms of dry, irritated and inflamed skin conditions. Flaxseeds are high in omega 3s, great for balancing omega 6. Which ideally should be a 1:1 ratio. Balanced omega 3 to omega 6 help to protect irritated skin, in conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. ALA found in flaxseed oil also help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood pressure. Additionally the plant phytosterols in flaxseed, help to lower the 'bad' LDL cholesterol and increase 'good' HDL cholesterol, thus supporting heart health. Flaxseed oil is thought to also help regulate hormones, thus along with its anti-inflammatory property and vitamin E content it may help to reduce hormonal acne outbreaks and boost skin hydration.

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Organic Evening Primrose Oil 200mL

Melrose Organic Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is cold-pressed and contains a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA); a unique omega-6 fatty acid that helps to regulate hormonal function. Lifestyle factors, like excessive consumption of saturated fats and high stress levels, affect GLA metabolism. EPO exerts anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce PMS symptoms, as GLA normalises production of prolactin (a hormone which releases at menstruation), causing symptoms of cramping, irritability, tender breasts, acne breakouts and bloating. GLA also encourages healthy cell and tissue growth. Thus, EPO can also be used topically on skin and hair to hydrate, soothe and protect from dryness.

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