What is World Oceans Day?

Jul 13, 2023

What is World Oceans Day?

Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day, a very important day, which since 1992 in many countries has focused on respecting the marine environment and urging people to “put the ocean first.” It is important to pause to understand the impact of the seas and oceans on people, the environment, and the economies of many countries, and how we need to safeguard and sustain a natural balance. The proposal to incentivize marine protected areas to curb the encroachments of industrial fishing and pollution of the seabed could be critical to protecting many species threatened by overfishing.

What does Deltha Pharma do for the oceans and environmental sustainability?

Deltha Pharma cares a lot on sustainability and respect for the environment, and on such an important day all about the oceans, it puts respect for the sea at the forefront. In fact, in the selection of raw materials for sourcing omega-3 rich oils, fish resources are sourced from the open sea, in areas free of any industry, which promote a sustainable policy of conservation and respect for fishing quotas and the marine environment. A full range of ultra-concentrated natural marine oils, derived from crude oils selected to offer the highest docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) content available.

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Why are omega-3 important?

Omega-3 are a category of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that have multiple important actions for the body. They cannot be synthesized endogenously and therefore require adequate daily supplementation through the diet. The two main classes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids: the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is 15:1-16.7:1. According to WHO, the correct range between the two should be 4:1. In fact, excessive amounts of omega-6 or a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio could promote the pathogenesis of some problems, including cardiovascular, inflammatory and autoimmune problems.

Omega-3 is found in fish, especially fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, etc., cod liver oil, krill oil, vegetable oils, walnuts, flaxseed, and green leafy vegetables. There are many scientific studies reporting interesting data on cardiovascular risk; especially EPA supplementation boasts beneficial effects on the risk of major coronary events in patients with hypercholesterolemia [1]. In addition, omega-3 supplementation also has a positive impact on memory and brain function, improving cognitive, mood, and cognitive function in both healthy, young, or elderly people [2].

MEGAnet® is a dietary supplement based on ultra-pure and stable Omega-3 rich marine oils, cold extracted from fish resources caught in the open sea, in areas free from any industry-sustainable policy of conservation and respect for fishing quotas and marine environment. The raw materials have obtained the main certifications that make the product of quality: 1) IFOS: “International Fish Oil Standards” quality, safety and purity standards; 2) Friend of the Sea: fish products from responsibly and sustainably managed fisheries; 3) Quality Silver: high purity, high stability and absence of heavy metals.

MEGAnet®, thanks to its balanced intake of EPA and DHA, which contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function and visual capacity, and contribute to normal cardiac function, can support, in situations of lack of dietary intake, the physiological maintenance of lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) by assisting the physiological function of the cardiovascular system.


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 [1] Yokoyama M, et al. EPA lipid intervention study (JELIS) Investigators. Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on major coronary events in hypercholesterolaemic patients (JELIS): a randomised open-label, blinded endpoint analysis. Lancet. 2007. 31;369(9567):1090-8.

[2] Külzow N, et al. Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Memory Functions in Healthy Older Adults. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;51(3):713-25.