Virgo’s SupplySide West named the chocolate-covered Omega Heaven® cookie winner of its Editor’s Choice Awards in the omega-3 category. Each Omega Heaven, which contains 1000 mg of EPA/DHA, presents a delicious alternative to fish oil capsules, say Omega3 Innovations’ co-founders.
VENICE, Fla. – On November 13th, Omega3 Innovations’ chocolate-covered Omega Heaven® cookie took home first prize in the omega-3 category of the Editor’s Choice Awards at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. The prestigious Editor’s Choice Award, which recognizes achievements in innovation and market significance of products from around the world, marks Omega3 Innovations’ first international award.
The Omega Heaven, a gluten-free oat fiber cookie, contains 1000 mg of EPA/DHA, or the equivalent omega-3 serving found in 3½ regular fish oil capsules.
Omega3 Innovations’ co-founder, Bo Martinsen, MD, said the Venice-based biotech company developed the cookie in order to provide children and adults a more appealing way to consume their omega-3 fish oil.
“We believe the Omega Heaven represents a shift in attitude,” said Martinsen, “Rather than presenting consumers with pills, the Omega Heaven allows people to enjoy the same dose of omega-3 in a delicious, convenient way.”
Besides omega-3 fish oil, the Omega Heaven is rich in beta glucan oat fiber and antioxidants from non-alkalized dark chocolate, says Omega3 Innovations’ co-founder, Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD. In addition, the Omega Heaven contains no trans fats, added sugars or preservatives, and is gluten-free.
In addition to Omega Heaven, SupplySide West also honored four runner-up finalists at the SupplySide Editor’s Choice Awards Reception: Nordic Omega-3 Fishies™ by Nordic Naturals, Chia Omega® Dietary Supplements by Essential Formulas Inc., Triglyceride Omega-3 GOLD™ by Nutrigold Inc., and Wild Albacore Tuna by Wild Planet Foods.
“The Omega Heaven paves a new future for omega-3 nutrition,” said Martinsen. “By combining wholesome ingredients into a delicious and convenient presentation, this cookie takes a holistic approach to improving consumers’ well-being.”
About Omega3 Innovations:
Founded by Bo Martinsen, MD, and Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD, – two physicians who have worked with omega-3 fish oil for more than 15 years – Omega3 Innovations offers a complete line of fresh omega-3-based foods, including pure Omega Cure® liquid fish oil, Omega Cookie®, chocolate-covered Omega Heaven™ cookies and Omega Passion® frozen chocolate truffles. The company was named a winner in the category of innovation at the 2010 annual Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s Hall of Fame awards. The honor resulted from being the first company to create a bakery product containing an effective dose of omega-3 fish oil. For more information, please visit www.omega3innovations.com.