Onemia™ is Acasti’s first product to be commercialized in the healthcare practitioner market. As a medical food, Onemia™ is only administered under the supervision of a physician and is intended for the specific dietary management of illnesses associated with omega-3 phospholipid deficiency related to cardiometabolic disorders.
Onemia™ consists of concentrated omega-3 phospholipids and antioxidants purified from its precursor Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®). Onemia™ concentration in omega-3 phospholipids and antioxidants is considerably higher than Neptune's NKO®.
Medical foods are a specific class of products under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are defined as products: “formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which [are] intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation.”
Onemia™ active ingredients are shown to be safe and effective for the dietary management of omega-3 phospholipid deficiency and the consequent abnormal lipid profiles. Abnormal lipid profiles can lead to a number of conditions including hyperlipidemia (which generally manifests as high LDL (bad cholesterol) and high triglycerides), atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque on the inside of blood vessels), diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and gastroenterology disorders.
Acasti is positioning Onemia™ to be the product of choice in a multimillion-dollar market targeting the clinical dietary management of cardiometabolic disorders. Indeed, according to the American Heart Association, over 100 million Americans alone have been diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. Onemia™ is proven safe and effective, and has been very well received by multiple physicians who have satisfactorily sampled and have initiated their recommendations of Onemia™ for their patients diagnosed with cardiometabolic disorders. Simultaneously, pharmacies have started recognizing the potential demand for Onemia™ and have accepted it as a behind the counter (by doctor’s recommendation only) medical food.
Onemia™ is now in the early stages of commercialization and has begun to generate revenues for Acasti. Initially, Onemia™ is being distributed in the United States directly at physicians’ offices or online strictly with a healthcare professional’s recommendation. Acasti is also seeking partners to commercialize Onemia™ outside of the U.S.
Please visit Onemia's official web site : www.onemia.com