Subodh Uniyal, Minister of Agriculture and Peasant Welfare, Uttarakhand, recently launched a vegetarian omega-3 supplement in capsule form under the brand name RuVega®.
RuVega® was locally developed and jointly developed by the team of scientists from the Center of Aromatic Plants (CAP), the government of Uttarakhand and Rusan Pharma Ltd.
RuVega® also offers additional benefits for general wellbeing. These capsules are manufactured and marketed by Rusan Pharma and are available in all major pharmacies and e-pharmacies. These capsules will be available at major online pharmacies such as 1mg, Pharmeasy and Netmeds.
The CAP, government of Uttarakhand, made the first discovery and was able to extract the fatty oils Omega 3, 6 and 9 from the extracts of the perilla plant. After 10 years of intensive research, CAP received the US patent and partnered with Rusan Pharma to develop the finished formulation and commercialize the product in India.
Commenting on this revolutionary invention in the field of aromatic plants, Dr. Chauhan, Director, CAP, Government of Uttarakhand, Dehradun: “Local residents have been consuming perilla seeds since ancient times. However, people were unaware of the nutraceutical and medicinal properties of the perilla plant. Research suggests that perilla plants are rich in omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. For example, the CAP scientists carried out a detailed research program on the cultivation of perilla plants by collecting seeds from 12 different locations. Our vision was to develop a high-yielding seed variety so local residents could enjoy the commercial benefits and humankind the health benefits of the perilla plant. ”
Speaking of the benefits of Omega 3, Dr. Navin Saxena, President of Rusan Pharma: “Omega 3 is an essential supplement for our immune system, but unfortunately India ranks the lowest in consumption as it is mainly found in fish extracts. With the technology shared by CAP, however, the scientists at Rusan Pharma were able to formulate a 100% vegetable, vegetarian omega-3 capsule – RuVega®. The product has several benefits for general wellbeing. RuVega® does not contain any metal toxicity, has a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids and a lower proportion of saturated fatty acids compared to omega-3 food supplements based on fish. Most importantly, RuVega® can help fill the void and meet the nutritional needs of a large vegetarian population in the country, which today has few sources for it.
Rusan Pharma is a fully integrated global pharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment of addiction and pain management. The wide range of drugs for addiction and pain management from Rusan Pharma is known all over the world. Rusan Pharma is also one of the largest suppliers of life saving drugs for various international organizations such as NACO, UNODC, UNOPS, Global Fund and ministries of health in various emerging countries.
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