R & D and News

Clinical trial: Calanus® Oil improves body composition

A new study conducted by a research team from Leibniz Universität in Hannover, Germany, shows exciting synergistic effects on body composition when combining moderate physical activity with Calanus® Oil supplementation.

134 healthy, untrained participants (96 women and 38 men, average age 59 years, average BMI 28) took part in the 12-week interventional study. The participants were divided into four groups. All participants, except the control group, performed 2 hours of exercise per week. Additionally, one group was supplemented with Calanus® Oil and one group received dietary guidance.

“We see that intake of Calanus® Oil has a stronger impact on fat reduction and increase in lean body mass when compared to the other treatment groups, including the group receiving dietary guidance. These results are highly encouraging and show that Calanus® Oil impacts the energy metabolism of the body in a favorable direction beyond what can be explained by traditional omega-3 knowledge. This is the first human clinical trial to document body composition improvement, but we have already seen this in several preclinical studies”, says Head of Science in Calanus Alice Marie Pedersen, PhD.

The participants consuming Calanus® Oil, in addition to the exercise program, showed a reduction of 1,7 kg in fat mass and 0,8 kg increase in lean body mass, both significantly better than the other three study groups.

Pedersen explains that the marked improvement in body composition is probably multifaceted, and can be related to anabolic signaling in the muscle tissue and activation of specialized receptors in the distal intestine. These mechanisms are associated with improved insulin sensitivity.

“The totality of clinical findings shows that Calanus® Oil helps the metabolic tuning of the body by improving body composition, muscle function and insulin sensitivity. These benefits are very welcome in a time where obesity- induced disorders are a big threat to the public health”, concludes Head of Sales and Marketing Jan Erik Olsen, M.Sc.Pharmacy.

More articles about Calanus® Oil

Calanus® Oil prevents negative changes in gut microbiota

Calanus® Oil prevents negative changes in gut microbiota

A new preclinical study conducted by a research team from Uit- The Arctic University of Norway, shows that Calanus® Oil supplementation in obese mice prevents negative changes in microbiota. This has led to new theories about the mechanisms of action of Calanus® Oil.

Calanus® Oil

Calanus® Oil

NorskCalanus® Oil is a new marine oil, which is extracted from the marine crustacean (zooplankton) Calanus finmarchicus.  UNIQUE CHEMISTRY GIVES OTHER BIOMEDICAL EFFECTS The oil is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA and SDA bound as wax esters (>85%), and has...

PRESS RELEASE: Norway opens for commercial harvesting of zooplankton

PRESS RELEASE: Norway opens for commercial harvesting of zooplankton

NorskTromsø, Norway, April 1st 2019. The Norwegian Government has decided to open for commercial harvesting of Calanus finmarchicus, the small copepod that constitutes the largest renewable and harvestable resource in the Norwegian sea. Based on a precautionary...

DOWNLOAD

To download this document, please fill in your e-mail address first.

DOWNLOAD

To download this document, please fill in your e-mail address first.

DOWNLOAD

To download this document, please fill in your e-mail address first.

DOWNLOAD

To download this document, please fill in your e-mail address first.