I was very impressed with the results of the small controlled trials of the product, so I decided to give it a try.
I had been taking Coromega for about a decade
I had been taking lots of vitamin D for 4 years
I started taking Vectomega in April 2014 and felt noticeably better in just 3 days
The good feeling has continued for years
Their literature states
• Omega-3s from salmon as nature intended, in the exact form your brain uses best
• 2:1 ratio of DHA/EPA—never chemically altered or artificially spiked
• Five types of heart and brain healthy phospholipids, including phosphotidylserine
• Unique bioactive salmon peptides not found in any other Omega-3 products—for mood, brain, and heart health*
• Extracted without chemicals, solvents or excessive heat
• Third party tested for purity—no concerns with toxins, heavy metals, or contaminants
• Great stability, zero rancidity
• Omega-3 Phospholipid Peptide Complex 1 capsule = 292 mg
Phopholipids from the head of the Salmon brain ==> pill are the same phopholipids in the human brain
Their Omega-3 had never been in the fat or oil portion of the fish - so has no chance of getting rancid or having contaminates
Press release by the company unknown date
- Small clinical trial in France
- Forty healthy volunteers followed for 60 days, and compliance was 100%.
- Dosage was one 300 mg tablet two times daily
- 2 capsules of Vectomega iis the equivalent of 16 capsules (7200 mg) of standard fish oil
- (EuroPharma offers Vectomega(R) in raw material or finished tablet form)
The company recommends starting the first month with 2 capsules a day, then perhaps dropping back to 1.
Update May 2014 too much of a good thing?
I got 2 bloody noses within a few days of taking it.
Found >40,000 items on bleeding nose and Omega-3 on the web
It appears to be a blood thinner like aspirin, coumadin/warfarin, etc.
Have dropped back to 1 pill every 2nd day
Update Oct 2015: Realized that my dry eye (inflammation) has virtually gone away
For many years I had been putting drops in my eyes to reduce dry eye.
Just read an article in NYT that indicated that Omega-3 might reduce dry eye.
The article made me realize that I have not been using the eye drops for over a year now.
Shaffer Health Center PDF (attached) has the following graphics
Click on thumbnail to see Vectomega product information which comes with the product
See also VitaminDWiki
- Good Health is more than Vitamin D and cofactors – my view
- Omega-3 review of products - June 2015
- Overview: Omega-3 many benefits include helping vitamin D
- Vitamin D Cofactors in a nutshell
See also web: Omega-3 and phospholipids - other suppliers as well
- Comparison of different Omega-3 forms, and costs Nutragredients Feb 2013
- Omega-3 Phospholipids
- Incorporation of EPA and DHA into plasma phospholipids in response to different omega-3 fatty acid formulations - a comparative bioavailability study of fish oil vs. krill oil Dec 2011 free full text
Apparently Krill oil does not get into blood stream much better than fish oil
- Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities Nov 2012 - free full text on-line
Distinguises between Fish oil, Krill Oil, and Phospholipid - but does not appear to compare their bio-availability
- Euromega - sold in Europe - appears to be identical to Vectomega
- 2015 study found no difference in bio-availability between krill oil and standard Omega-3