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Essentials Vegan Omega-3

Ultra pure, natural and vegan omega-3 fatty acids with up to 300 mg DHA and 150 mg EPA in a daily dose.

Top-quality vegan omega-3 capsules extracted directly from algae - the primary source of omega-3. A plant based, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to fish oil with all its heart,  brain and eye health benefits.

  • 100% vegan omega-3 from algae with a daily dose of up to 300 mg DHA and 150 mg EPA (2 capsules) 

  • Ultra pure, controlled cultivation: FREE of heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs

  • Natural triglyceride form  

  • With added antioxidants and rosemary extract to maintain freshness 

  • Small, easy-to-swallow capsules with no fishy aftertaste 

  • No artificial colourings  

Contents: 1x Essentials Vegan Omega-3 0 none/30 days

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Why Essentials Vegan Omega-3?

Our Vegan Omega-3 is extracted directly from algae cultivated in ultra pure, controlled conditions, using an environmentally responsible fermentation process. Conducted indoor, this type of production removes the need for outdoor ponds, which results in a very small ecological footprint.

The oil extraction is gentle – no chemical solvents – resulting in a pure, natural triglyceride form of algae oil. Unaffected by ocean pollution, it's FREE of heavy metals (such as mercury) and other pollutants, such as dioxins and PCBs.

It has NO artificial colourings, and it is GMO-free, lactose-free and gluten-free. A dose of 2 Essentials Vegan Omega-3 capsules contains 300 mg of DHA and 150 mg of EPA.

Omega-3s are crucial for heart, brain, eye and overall health

EPA and DHA are found in every single cell of your body, which means they play an important role in overall health. A daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA combined contributes to:

  • normal heart function,

  • the maintenance of normal brain function, and

  • normal vision.

Not all omega-3s are created equal

The body can't make omega-3s from scratch, so you have to get them from your diet. But not all omega-3s are created equal.

Simply put, there are 3 main omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. Plant-based food sources, including chia or flax seeds and walnuts, contain ALA, the basic omega-3 fatty acid that has to be converted into EPA or DHA before it can be used by the body. But here's the problem.

  • The conversion rates are extremely low – a maximum of 8% of ALA converts to EPA and up to 4% to DHA in healthy young men1; up to 21% converts to EPA and up to 9% to DHA in healthy young women2.
  • Consuming higher levels of omega-6 fattyacids (nuts, seeds, tofu, eggs, meat, vegetable oils; extremely problematic in the Western world) slows down EPA and DHA conversion even further.

Thus, to reap the overall health benefits, you need to consume EPA and DHA directly.

Common food sources include oily fish, krill oil and, of course, algae oil. As fish get their omega-3s from algae and krill, and krill get theirs from algae as well, algae is considered the primary source of these nutrients. Hence, getting EPA and DHA straight from algae oil shortens the supply chain immensely.

Omega-3 deficiency symptoms

Research suggests less than 20% of people world wide 3 get the recommended intake of a minimum of 250 mg of omega-3 per day! Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency can include:

  • reduced brain function,
  • mood changes or even mental health issues,
  • dry, scaly or irritated skin,
  • dry eyes,
  • joint pain and stiffness, and
  • thinning, dry or brittle hair, even hair loss.

Who do we recommend Vegan Omega-3 to?

  • Vegans and vegetarians ➔ A regular, reliable source of EPA and DHA is crucial for anyone on a plant-based diet.
  • Young adults➔ Ensuring a sufficient daily intake of EPA and DHA supports overall health in present and later life.
  • People over the age of 60 ➔ Supplementing omega-3s should be a part of healthy ageing, as EPA and DHA contribute to optimal brain function in older adults. It also plays an important role in eye and heart health.
  • Everyone else regardless of life stage or gender ➔ Europeans suffers from very low omega-3 blood levels. EPA and DHA are needed in every cell in the body, so daily supplementation of omega-3s is advised for the maintenance of overall health!

Sources

1 Burdge, Graham C et al. “Eicosapentaenoic and docosapentaenoic acids are the principal products of alpha-linolenic acid metabolism in young men*.” The British journal of nutrition vol. 88,4 (2002): 355-63. doi:10.1079/BJN2002662

2 Burdge, Graham C, and Stephen A Wootton. “Conversion of alpha-linolenic acid to eicosapentaenoic, docosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids in young women.” The British journal of nutrition vol. 88,4 (2002): 411-20. doi:10.1079/BJN2002689

3 Stark, Ken D et al. “Global survey of the omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in the blood stream of healthy adults.” Progress in lipid research vol. 63 (2016): 132-52. doi:10.1016/j.plipres.2016.05.001

Active ingredients

Essentials Vegan Omega 3

Packaging (1 unit)30 capsules
Daily dose1-2 capsules
Net weight (1 unit)16.6 g

Ingredientsin 2 capsules
Algae Mega [DHA and EPA-rich oil from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp.]1000 mg
- DHA300 mg
- EPA150 mg

How to use

The recommended daily intake is 1-2 capsules.

1-2 capsules

Once per day

INGREDIENTS (in 2 capsules)

Algae Mega [DHA and EPA-rich oil from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp., bulking agent: high oleic sun¬ower oil, flavor: rosemary extract, antioxidants: tocopherols and ascorbyl palmitate] 1000 mg (300 mg DHA, 150 mg EPA), capsules: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

Algae Mega is a trademark of Pharmavit.

USE

Recommended daily intake is 1-2 capsules with a glass of water during a meal.

IMPORTANT

Recommended daily intake should not be exceeded. Food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. A diverse and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important.

WARNINGS

If you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients of this product or use medication consult your doctor before use.

STORAGE

Keep out of reach of children! Store in a dark and dry place at a temperature below 25°C.