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is just as important in keeping your cardiovascular system healthy as maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

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Fruitflow®+ Omega-3 is a natural and clinically proven way to help maintain normal blood flow and a healthy heart – without medication, without side-effects.

What is Fruitflow® + Omega-3?

The two-in-one supplement to support your daily commitment to a healthy cardiovascular system. Naturally.

Fruitflow®+ Omega-3 smooths blood platelets and keeps heart function healthy, and so helps to maintain normal blood flow and a healthy heart.

Each capsule delivers the perfect amounts of Fruitflow® and Omega-3 to help raise your daily intake to the levels proven to give health benefits.More...

Read more on our product leaflet.


Fruitflow®

Fruitflow® is a natural, breakthrough ingredient that helps with platelet aggregation.  This helps promote normal blood flow & circulation, which in turn benefits your heart. More...

It helps the platelets to circulate freely and smoothly throughout your blood, without sticking to one another or to the blood vessels themselves.  Freely flowing blood helps reduce stress on your cardiovascular system. For more information on healthy blood flow, click here.

See a more detailed description of how Fruitflow® works by clicking on the video in the red menu bar.

Fruitflow® is a highly concentrated form of precious bioactives from ripe tomatoes. There’s more information on the All About Fruitflow® and Fruitflow® Science pages.


Omega-3

Omega-3 is a combination of EPA/DHA from ocean fish, without the fishy taste or smell. Together these polyunsaturated fatty acids work to maintain normal heart function.  More...

Omega-3 is a blend of oils that are important for healthy brain and heart function. It contains the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which our bodies can’t produce – but which are found naturally in fish and algae. Marine fish oils contain the most desirable EPA/DHA blend for the human diet. A diet low in saturated fats, which includes foods rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like Omega-3, is known to help prevent heart disease. You can read more about the Omega-3 story here. The EPA/DHA combination affects heart function in a range of different ways – for example through antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic effects, by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and plasma concentrations of triglycerides. Better, smoother heart function benefits the whole cardiovascular system.
For more information on heart health, click here.

Each Fruitflow® + Omega-3 capsule contains 250mg of the purest Omega-3, from the most trusted source, to help boost your DHA/EPA levels. Find out more about our Omega-3 at meg-3.com.

Take one capsule daily

Fruitflow® + Omega-3 is easy on the stomach, has no side effects, and does not prevent normal blood clotting. Take Fruitflow® + Omega-3 daily for at least six weeks to achieve optimal and sustainable effects.

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The Fruitflow® discovery

A look inside the tomato

For many years it has been known that diets high in fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and pulses are associated with lower risk of cardiovascular diseases.  In the 1990s, scientific research focused on the antioxidant properties of fruit and vegetables to see if this was the cause of their preventative effects. However, several studies could not justify this expectation.

So scientists looked to blood platelets to understand their role in cardiovascular disease. Blood platelets were found to be one of the most important factors in the health of the cardiovascular system.   They found that hyperactive or ‘spiky’ platelets are involved in problems such as the narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure and cardiac ‘events’ such as heart attack or strokes.

Scientists were concerned that many groups of people are prone to spiky platelets – particularly those who are sedentary, smoke, eat unhealthily, are overweight, smoke or have diabetes. It is difficult for people to take aspirin regularly to tame the platelets, given it has several side effects; and both scientific and regulatory authorities have made it clear that such medicines are only suitable for treating cardiovascular disease, and not suitable for prevention.  In any case, up to 30% of people can show resistance to drugs such as aspirin or clopidogrel.

A look inside the tomato

Working at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Asim Duttaroy began an investigation to understand whether various fruits contained any anti-platelet compounds that could be used safely to prevent cardiovascular disease. He discovered that of all the fruits tested, the humble tomato contained the most potent anti-platelet compounds.

This was the start of the Fruitflow® story… More...

It took many more years of work to turn this original scientific observation into a usable product. A team of scientists isolated and identified the tomato bioactive compounds and developed them into a form that gave greatest benefit. They measured the effect on platelets when the tomato extract was consumed by men and women and worked out the most appropriate daily dosage. They looked at safety considerations and found (in trials) that the natural tomato compounds did not give the same side effects as the anti-platelet drugs. They tested the benefits after a few hours, after a day, and after several weeks.  They also researched how the effects were being caused – what was being changed in the platelet. The data was gathered and published to prove that this natural tomato extract really does work.

Now Fruitflow® is a globally marketed food ingredient, recognised by the scientific community and regulators as beneficial to health, and part of a dietary approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

For more on Fruitflow® visit Fruitflow® Science

The omega-3 story

 

Fish oil & cardiovascular health

Pioneering studies in Greenland Eskimos, carried out around 40 years ago, first suggested that eating certain kinds of oil commonly found in fish could give a degree of protection against cardiovascular diseases.  More...

Scientists carrying out a small study on eating habits observed that blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the Eskimo population were lower than in Western populations, although the amount of fat eaten in the diet was similar.  After analysing dietary patterns more closely, they suggested that ‘a specific metabolic effect of the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids from marine mammals’, that is, the fish oils, might be responsible. The publication of these results sparked a rush of human population studies, which were carried out over several decades and examined the relationship between diet and cardiovascular disease.

These studies concluded that increasing fish intake by 20g/day was associated with a 7% decrease in death from coronary heart disease, and that the effect increased as fish intake increased.

The importance of Omega-3

It is now known that most of the health benefits associated with high fish intake can be linked to particular constituents of the fish oil, called omega-3 fatty acids.  Two particularly important omega-3 fatty acids were found to be eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA. More...

Studies examined the composition of oils from different marine creatures, and showed that their natural oils could be surprisingly different.  Fish generally produce oil containing a high proportion of polyunsatured fatty acids; however oil from freshwater fish and marine fish varies in terms of the proportions of the so-called omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids they contain. For more information on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, click here.

Why should one type of dietary oil be associated with health benefits, while other types are associated with health impairment?  The answer lies in the different roles fats play in the body.  Dietary fat is not just a nutrient, needed for energy.  Scientists have discovered that the type of fat we eat – saturated or polyunsaturated – alters the production of an important group of biological compounds called eicosanoids.  These compounds can influence our blood pressure, clotting, inflammatory and immune responses and can alter coronary spasms.  When we eat predominantly animal fats, we make eicosanoids related to the structure of these animal fats, which are typically saturated fats.  These eicosanoids are pro-inflammatory and a diet high in saturated fats is linked to increased risk of CVD.  When fish oils are eaten, and in particular oils high in EPA and DHA, we make a set of eicosanoids which are anti-inflammatory, and these have been shown to decrease risk for heart disease.

Our knowledge of the beneficial effects of marine oils has expanded greatly since the early studies of the 1970s. We now know that it’s not just the source of fish that influences the effects oil has on our bodies; the diet of the fish and even the handling of the oil during production are important too.  Find out more about optimising oils for EPA and DHA content at www.meg-3.com.

For more on Omega-3 visit Omega-3 Science