Omega-3 has been scientifically proven to improve hair and skin and even
decrease the risk of heart disease.
Through advanced biotechnology, doctors are using Omega-3 to help expedite
the healing process of chronic diabetic wounds and prevent infection or
On Monday representatives from East Liverpool Hospital and EM-Media in
Steubenville are heading to Iceland for a week-long research trip to learn
more about this revolutionary technology.
Located in Isafjordur, Iceland a company named Kerecis has created a product
called Kerecis Omega-3.
Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids this is a product that when grafted
onto a diabetic or burn wound can convert the body's cells into living
tissue. Ultimately, closing the wound at much faster rates.
The shocking part is this product is literally made of intact fish skin
of codfish from the North Atlantic Ocean.
"This water is pure. It's extremely cold so there's not a
lot of bacteria that can really flourish in this area so they have a very
innovative and patented process on how they process the fish skin,"
said Rick Perez, Business Director, ELCH.
On Monday, Perez will hop on a plane and head to Iceland alongside EM-Media
Owner, Jim Emmerling.
"It's the trip of a lifetime," said Emmerling.
Together they plan to chronical their experience as they attempt to learn
more not only about the Kerecis technology but the organic and pristine
environment that houses these life saving scales.
"I mean we all know when you get a wound you want it clean and it's
not getting any cleaner than Iceland," said Emmerling.
Similar treatments were used to help heal the paws of bears who were burnt
in the 2018 California wildfires. Except, doctors used Talapia fish to
heal those wounds, a fish that should not be used on humans according to Perez.
The Kerecis treatment is already available at the East Liverpool City Hospital.
The hospital has signed a two year agreement with the company giving ELCH
a 48-and-a-half mile exclusivity making them the only medical facility
within this region to facilitate the Kerecis procedure.
"Medicare has already approved it and certain insurance companies
basically are looking at the cost benefits of it so they are in the process
of accepting it because they see the value in it," said Perez.
Following their visit, Perez and Emmerling said they hope to nationalize
Kerecis Omega-3 by using their marketing footage from Iceland to promote
East Liverpool City Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare which owns
45 hospitals in 14 states across the U.S.