And the Winners Are…

Every month Delicious Living magazine is read by over 1 million health enthusiasts, and every year the magazine celebrates select supplement formulas with their annual supplement awards. The awards are given out based on formula innovation, safety, purity, and efficacy—all hallmarks of ReNew Life’s supplement mission.

We are so pleased to announce that two ReNew Life products were among the 2013 award winners! The contenders are nominated from across the country and chosen from a pool of hundreds by Delicious Living’s researchers and expert editorial team. It’s quite an honor to receive an award. Here are our winners:

Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega – Omega-3 Excellence
Super Critical Omega stood out in this competitive category thanks to its high omega-3 concentration at 1,125mg omega-3 per softgel. That’s a lotof omega-3 in each softgel, eliminating the need to take a handful of capsules daily to meet your omega-3 needs. Plus, Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega is the advanced digestion fish oil with added lipase that helps break down oils and enteric coating to prevent fishy burping. Oh, and did we mention it’s also enhanced with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3?

IntestiNEW – Top honors in Best Digestive Health category
This unique digestive care product targets an often missed, and very important, area of digestive health—the intestinal lining. Herbs plus L-glutamine and NAG work together to help soothe support the intestinal lining, which can become irritated with poor diet and medications, and promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. ǂ The intestines are an important point of contact between what passes through (food and waste) and what gets absorbed. The integrity of the intestinal lining helps determine immune health and total-body health. IntestiNEW helps support your essential gut defense system. ǂ

Omega-3s for Memory in Young People

A recent study published in the Public Library of Sciences journal sought to determine the effect of Omega-3s on memory function. Healthy young subjects were supplemented with 2 grams of Omega-3 EPA + DHA daily (930 mg EPA + 750 DHA) for six months.

Over six months levels of the Omega-3s in red blood cell membranes (the best measure of tissue levels—where the omega-3s work) were increased in association with improvement in working memory. The researchers also tried to determine whether Omega-3 intake affected dopamine storage in the striatum of the brain, as measured by PET scans (positron-emission transmission scans). They did not find an effect, however, suggesting that dopamine storage in the striatum is not the mechanism by which Omega-3s affect working memory.

The interesting take away from this study is that young healthy people—who already have relatively good memory—were able to improve their working memory by taking Omega-3s. The researchers noted, “Before seeing this data, I would have said it was impossible to move young healthy individuals above their cognitive best. We found that members of this population can enhance their working memory performance even further, despite their already being at the top of their cognitive game.”

“So many of the previous studies have been done with the elderly or people with medical conditions, leaving this unique population of young adults unaddressed,” stated Matthew Muldoon, an investigator of the study, “Can we help the brain achieve its full potential by adapting our healthy behaviors in our young adult life? We found that we absolutely can.”

More studies will be needed to determine just how these beneficial fats work in the brain to improve memory. In the meantime, keep taking your Omega-3!