The only purely plant-based source of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids - ideal for vegans and vegetarians
What are the benefits of Vegan Omega 3?
- Algae oil is the only vegan source of the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
- Pure vegetable and also suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Carrageenan free!
- May promote joint health
- Possesses anti-inflammatory effects
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
- Supports optimal mental performance
- Promotes optimal physical performance
- Can counteract dry and fragile skin
- May support fat loss during diet
- 64% EPA and DHA instead of inferior ALA found in most other plant-based omega-3 products.
- Nutritionally equivalent to omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil
- More sustainable than fish oil, as production does not contribute to overfishing of the oceans
- Is grown in aquaculture, so there is no mercury contamination and other toxins to worry about as with fish oil from ocean fish
- No unpleasant burping with fish taste, as can occur with fish oil capsules
- Many times more effective than all other plant omega-3 fatty acids
What are the health benefits of Vegan Omega 3?
Vegan Omega 3 provides the essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA, which your body needs for many important processes, but can not produce itself. Omega-3 fatty acids are a component of the membrane of every cell in your body and are found in particularly high amounts in the brain (8). They are also a component of important anti-inflammatory signaling molecules and support many important areas of the body including the heart and immune system (9). Other important processes in which omega-3 fatty acids are involved include hormone production, protein synthesis, cell metabolism and immune system function.
In addition to being vital to the body as an essential nutrient, the omega-3 fatty acids contained in Vegan Omega 3 have many other highly interesting health benefits. These include:
- A support of recovery after exercise and a reduction of muscle soreness due to pronounced anti-inflammatory effects....
- A reduction in joint discomfort due to anti-inflammatory properties and support for good joint lubrication (10).
- An increased use of fatty acids to provide energy, which can support fat loss during dieting and increase athletic performance through a glycogen-sparing effect.
- A support of cardiovascular health by improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering blood pressure, and reducing dangerous plaques in the veins. (11,12, 13, 14).
- A reduction in chronic inflammation, which is considered one of the causes of many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer (15).
- Optimal mental performance and alleviation of symptoms of depression (16).
What distinguishes Vegan Omega 3 from fish oil capsules?
Unlike fish oil, Vegan Omega 3 is suitable for vegans and vegetarians because it does not contain any animal products. In addition, it is much more sustainable than fish oil because the microalgae used for its production are grown in aquacultures and thus do not contribute to overfishing of the oceans. Another advantage of these aquacultures is that, unlike fish living in the sea, the microalgae grown here are free of toxins such as mercury (4).
The fact that omega-3 fatty acids from algae are of the same high quality as fish oil is explained by the interesting fact that fish cannot produce their own omega-3 fatty acids, but absorb them via algae (1). Furthermore, numerous studies also show that algae oil and fish oil are nutritionally equivalent (2, 3).
Last but not least, algae oil has a lower risk of digestive discomfort compared to fish oil, and because it is virtually tasteless, it does not cause the fish-flavored belching that is common with fish oil (8).
What makes Vegan Omega 3 different from other vegan omega-3 supplements?
All other vegan omega-3 sources provide the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) instead of the EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids found in algae oil. Unfortunately, the human body can only use EPA and DHA. ALA can be converted to EPA and DHA in the human body, but this process is very ineffective and the conversion rate is no more than 10% or even lower (5, 6). As a result, for products containing only ALA, you need to consume a factor of 10 or more more to actually benefit from omega-3 fatty acids.