Dr. Paula Gaynor and Mark Clifford, co-founders of Ireland’s newest health supplement brand SOMEGA, are pouring more than 30 years of combined knowledge and expertise into their pure and natural products.
The husband and wife team come from food science and nutrition backgrounds having studied at University College Cork. After graduating, the pair worked in a variety of roles in the food and health supplement industries in Europe and the USA. They returned home to West Cork with a dream to bring their vast knowledge to a new brand of health supplement – a brand that was founded in science by real people who understand the importance of good nutrition and the benefits it can bring to everyday life.
Pure and Natural Supplements
Paula says “we use cutting edge scientific technologies to deliver supplements that are easily absorbed, pure and natural. We extensively research every ingredient in our products and do not use any unnecessary ingredients, such as sugar, bulking agents or artificial ingredients. You’ll find nothing but goodness in our products”.
Mark and Paula firmly believe that good nutrition should not be a struggle and know that consistency is key when taking supplements. That’s why SOMEGA products are designed to taste good and be enjoyed, as well as giving your body the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy every day.
Running a sustainable business is high priority for SOMEGA. According to Mark, “The vibrant beauty that surrounds us in West Cork inspires us to protect our planet as much as we can and sustainability is at the very core, not an afterthought, when we design our products. Our product packaging is fully recyclable, and our processes are always ethical”.
SOMEGA Product Range
SOMEGA products make better health achievable for all, with supplements that are suitable for the entire family from the age of two.
Vitamin C is a nutrient with multiple health benefits. It supports the immune system, is a natural energy booster, helps to promote collagen formation for healthy skin and enhances iron absorption. For anyone suffering from hay fever, Vitamin C can be helpful as it acts as a natural antihistamine and is anti-inflammatory.
SOMEGA’s Vitamin C is produced using liposomal technology to enhance Vitamin C absorption. Regular Vitamin C supplements have limited bioavailability meaning the amount of Vitamin C that can be absorbed and used to support your health is limited. Using liposomal technology, the Vitamin C is placed inside liposomes which are tiny, ball-shaped delivery vehicles with a water-soluble centre surrounded by a phospholipid bilayer. The liposomes protect Vitamin C from degradation in the harsh environment of the digestive system and when they reach the small intestine, the liposomes are absorbed into the circulation. Simply put, Liposomal Vitamin C ensures optimum absorption and enhanced delivery to the cells and is the best from of Vitamin C you can take!
Easy Omega-3 + Vitamin D3
SOMEGA’s Easy Omega-3 + Vitamin D3 is a creamy, smoothie-like Omega-3 supplement with added Vitamin D3. It has a delicious, natural peach-mango flavour and can be taken straight from the spoon or add to smoothies and yogurt or drizzled on porridge and granola.
Omega-3’s health benefits include support for heart health, brain health and vision. For children’s developing brains, it is particularly important and it’s also helpful in maintaining brain function as you age. Vitamin D helps support the immune system and contributes to bone health and calcium absorption.
According to Mark, “Easy Omega-3 + Vitamin D3 is a welcome departure from the traditional fishy tasting oil and capsule Omega-3 supplements. We produce it with emulsion technology which helps ensure the great taste and optimum nutrient absorption. If you like the taste of peach and mango, but without a side of fish, then this is the Omega-3 supplement for you!”.
SOMEGA has an extensive range of five Vitamin D products. The pleasant-tasting, pure and natural Vitamin D3 supplements and Vitamin D3 + K2 supplements come in Oral Spray format (for adults) and Liquid Drops (suitable for adults and children). Their Liposomal Vitamin D3 + K2 is designed for maximum nutrient absorption and is suitable for both adults and children.
The immune-supporting benefits of Vitamin D have been to the forefront recently, with it well-established now that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to increased risk of COVID-19. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in Ireland and taking a high-quality Vitamin D supplement all year round is advisable.
SOMEGA have combined Vitamin K2 with Vitamin D3 in a selection of their supplements. Paula explains “research shows that Vitamin D helps you to absorb calcium, whereas Vitamin K2 helps direct calcium into your bones. Taking the two vitamins together in one supplement enhances the benefits for bone health”.
SOMEGA’s Vitamin D3 sprays and drops provide a convenient and effective alternative to tablets and capsules because the Vitamin D is rapidly and effectively absorbed intraorally (absorbed within your mouth) so the products can be taken at any time of the day and there is no need to take them with food to help absorption.
The entire SOMEGA range is stocked in our pharmacy and is available online. SOMEGA has plans to expand their product range in 2021 – so stayed tuned for new launches!Dr. Paula Gaynor and Mark Clifford,