How is the Omega 3 “added” to the milk?
The Omega 3 is not added to the milk, it is naturally found in the milk by feeding the cow a diet of pasture and additional feeds that provide omega 3. This promotes the transfer of omega 3 from the digestive system into milk.
How is the Omega 3 naturally occurring?
It is naturally high in Omega 3 because of the cows diet which includes a natural feed supplement that the cows enjoy eating and it helps improve the cows health.
The omega 3 is then absorbed by the cow into the fat component of her milk, it is an integral component of the milk fat globule, and this is why it does not affect the sensory qualities of the milk.
Why do we need to ensure we are getting the right amount of Omega 3?
The reason we require more Omega 3 is due to changes in our modern diets which has seen a reduction in Omega 3 intake while there has been an increase in omega 6 fatty acids due to the use of vegetable oils, changed diets and farmed fish. The omega 3 and omega 6 ratios need to be in balance to provide a balanced healthy diet which can help alleviate some health issues.
Is there as much Omega 3 in the milk that there is in fish oil tablets?
The O3 milk has at least 60 milligrams per serve. This is less than fish oil capsules, but the omega 3 in the milk is more likely to be effective (more bio-available) as it is consumed as part of a fatty food matrix.
Is the milk as effective as fish oil tablets?
A lot better because bioavailability of omega 3 (EPA and DHA) is minimal if consumed without consumption of additional fat or even with a low-fat meal. Fat, including omega 3 digestion and absorption requires a number of steps that are only activated by consuming a sufficient amount of fat. It has been found that absorption of omega 3 into the blood from capsules can be increased up to 13 times by consuming the capsule with a high fat meal against consuming the capsule without additional fat intake. *
Omega 3 consumed with a glass of regular fat milk will be more readily digested than the omega 3 in a fish oil capsule that is consumed without an additional fat source. Therefore, the inclusion of Omega 3 in the milk can increase efficacy of absorption.
How much milk would I need to drink each day to get a healthy dose of Omega 3?
Omega 3 is stored by the body, and if our levels are below optimum (as many Australians are) any additional intake is beneficial. The recommendation is a minimum daily intake of 500mg of DHA and EPA for adults. Two (2) serves of Remarkable’s O3 Milk provides 25% of the recommended minimum daily intake.
What is the recommended Omega 3 daily intake for an adult / child?
500mg EPA and DHA combined intake per day for children above 14 and adults. There doesn’t seem to be a recommended intake below this age, Government Nutrient Reference Values say 40-70mg, but this is based on current estimated intake, not scientifically proven to be sufficient intakes for optimum growth and development.
How much Omega 3 is in O3?
At least 60 milligrams per serve.
How are you justifying your claims?
We test our product after each batch is processed and we have conducted significant testing of our product against the conventional milks on the market.
Are there any long-term health concerns giving a cow supplements?
Our cows love eating the supplement mixed with their daily rations and research indicates that the cows health is enhanced through the high levels of O3 in their diets.
Does the milk taste fishy?
Not at all, this is the beauty of adding the supplement to the cows feed rations and having it naturally absorbed and passed on through their milk. Omega 3 is a fat, the omega 3 found in her milk is a natural component of the milk fat globule.
Why doesn’t the milk taste fishy if it has Omega 3?
Because it is naturally absorbed and processed in the cows system.
Where is the milk coming from?
Our local farmers in the Kyabram and district region supply the O3 milk to our factory in Geelong where it is packed and distributed.
Why is it better to have my Omega 3 in milk rather than just take a fish oil tablet or get it from other foods?
It is easy and convenient as it’s simply a matter of consuming our delicious O3 Milk and the whole family can benefit from an additional dietary source of omega 3. Capsules may have side effects like reflux, indigestion and fishy breath.
What is the supplement the cows are fed?
The O3 natural blend of Soybeans and refined oils, carefully and scientifically blended to ensure just the right amounts of each ingredient.
The cows are fed a mix of grains and vitamins/minerals, this is fortified with a small quantity of our omega 3 supplement.