Last week we received the Innovation Award in Australia as well as the and Best Annual Report Award in Norway. This is a milestone in our effort to raise awareness of omega-3 deficiency on a global level.
More than 80 percent of the world’s population exhibits insufficient levels of omega-3. This puts us at higher risk for chronic disease, such as heart disease, suboptimal brain function, increased likelihood for major depression, and other health issues.
We strive to be a game-changer
The concern of omega-3 deficiency is too important to ignore and we strive to be a game-changer. Last week we reached an important milestone in this work. We took home the Complementary Medicine Innovation Award, granted by the Complementary Medicines Australia.
Know your omega-3 index
Last year, we formed the Omega-3 Index Project to bring more attention to omega-3 deficiency, which has become a global health concern. Since the program was remarkably well-received in Australia, we consequently launched it on an international level.
Having control over your omega-3 level will help you make important adjustments to your diet, which will significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and other health issues.
As part of this health awareness program, 5,000 Australians measured their omega-3 EPA & DHA levels in their red blood cells during the past 12 months using the Omega-3 Index Test. With this test, everyone has the ability to help identify, correct and maintain healthy levels of omega-3s, which is essential for good overall health.
Best annual report
In addition to the Innovation Award, Aker BioMarine also took home the gold medal for its 2016 annual report in the idea and design category at Farmandprisen 2017, the prestigious Norwegian award handed out since 1955. Aker BioMarine’s website came third in the best website idea and design category.
As part of our global health campaign, last week Aker BioMarine released a film directed by a Norwegian award-winning director Per-Olav Sørensen, to draw attention to chronic lack of omega-3s in people’s diet.
We have taken on a giant mission to improve human health – from Australia to Norway, the omega-3 deficiency is globally relevant and does not discriminate.