Igennus granted Patent for unique omega supplement
to its unique combination of fatty acids, Igennus' first product
has received recognition from the UK Patent Office
reflecting its 'one of a kind' status in the omega supplement
Granted in December 2005, the patent covers the use of ultra-pure
EPA and virgin evening primrose oil for Depression, Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome, Schizophrenia and a host of other conditions.
Igennus' inventive step of creating this unique formula underpins
its reputation as an innovator in this field. Keeping a close
eye on scientific revelations and developments, the granting
of this patent demonstrates its ethos of producing premium
quality omega supplements for optimum health.
For decades now, cod liver oil has been associated with good
health - it is only in recent years, however, that researchers
have discovered the key ingredient in fish oil, namely the
omega-3 long-chain fat eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which
has a fundamental role in the functioning of every living
cell in the body, with particular importance in the operation
of the brain and cell signalling. Several conditions have
been linked to deficiencies of this essential fat, and indeed
studies have demonstrated significant alleviation of symptoms
using high doses of EPA.
Evening primrose oil has similarly long been linked to health,
although laymen usually associate EPO as helping with conditions
specific to women, such as Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. While this
is indeed the case, its benefits far exceed this common assumption.
EPO provides a good source of the omega-6 long-chain fatty
acid gamma linolenic acid, which is essential for maintaining
the permeable structure of cell membranes. Vital for effective
cell signalling in the body and brain, it ensures that cells
obtain the required nutrients to function properly. This essential
fat is also converted into prostaglandins ? hormone-like substances
which regulate inflammation, pain, blood pressure, fluid balance
and blood clotting. As such, the benefits of EPO may include
improvements to skin, the easing of joint pain, lowering blood
pressure and the latest revelation ? its role in the inhibition
of breast cancer cells. This is not to mention its plentiful
supply of botanical triterpines, which aid immune function.