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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel.

Omega Sport+ ™ combines ingredients for pre and post workout phases so you’re covered for both performance and recovery. It has MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) for quick energy, long chain fatty acids from flax oil as a longer term/endurance energy source, vitamin D for bone and muscle health, as well as evening primrose oil and turmeric for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory recovery support. Vitamin D and turmeric are both fat soluble and turmeric aids the digestion of fats so there’s some nice synergy between ingredients as well.

Turmeric is known to not absorb that well from the gut so various “technologies” have come about to aid its absorption. In this case, clinically proven CurcuWin® is the specific turmeric extract. It’s 46 times better absorbed than regular turmeric and it’s standardized to provide 20% curcuminoids by weight, the key active ingredients. It achieves this superior absorption due to it being “microencapsulated”. This turmeric extract stays active in the body for at least 12 hours too, which is important when it comes to recovery after workouts.

The MCTs are sourced from coconut and palm oil (sustainably sourced) and are primarily caprylic and capric acid, with very low amounts of lauric acid. These proportions are what sets MCTs apart from coconut oil. Caprylic and capric acid are fats that are quickly absorbed and go straight to the liver to be burned as fuel for the body.

Omega Sport+ ™ is packaged in amber glass, nitrogen flushed for freshness, and is also gluten- and soy-free. It can easily be added to protein shakes and smoothies for sustained energy and enhanced recovery. We’re excited to hear how people are incorporating Omega Sport+™ in their workout regimen and what kind of results they’re getting—let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author: Robert Dadd
Robert’s interest in herbs, supplements and health began in university and was further influenced by several years of work and travel throughout India, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan. He has completed a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada and completed 3 years of study with Dominion Herbal College resulting in a Master Herbalist diploma. His areas of interest include research into adaptogens, probiotics and essential fatty acids. He currently works with Flora Manufacturing and Distributing as the Product Information Supervisor in the Product Information Department. He has written numerous articles for publications in the US and Canada like alive, Taste for Life, Tonic and Viva magazine.

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2 Comments

  • Reply David Truong October 8, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    How is the Omega Sport+ use? Just drink it?

    • Reply Team Flora Healthy October 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Hi David,
      Omega Sport+ can be used as a smoothie booster, drizzled on steamed veggies, or even added to salad dressings. Just make sure you add it after cooking as you don’t want to heat the oil. Thanks!

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