What is Omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fats that play a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. These fats are necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies, as they are involved in a variety of physiological processes.
Omega-3 fatty acids are categorised into three main types: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are primarily found in fish and other seafood.
Vegan Omega 3 and ALA
ALA can be obtained from plant-based sources such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. For anyone following a vegan or plant-based diet, obtaining sufficient amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can be achieved through consuming these plant-based sources, along with fortified vegan products or supplements that contain vegan omega-3 derived from algae.
This supplement from Veganicity contains Omega 3 derived from algae (Schizochytrium sp. microalgae). These vegan omega-3 supplements are an excellent alternative for those who do not consume fish or fish oil, ensuring an adequate intake of this essential nutrient.
What are the benefits of Omega 3 supplements?
As our bodies are not able to make EPA or DHA, we need to obtain it from other sources. Consuming omega-3 supplements from plant-based sources can support cardiovascular health by reducing triglyceride levels, improving blood vessel function, and potentially reducing the risk of heart disease. Moreover, omega-3 fatty acids are known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can benefit individuals with inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, plant-based omega-3 supplements derived from algae provide a direct source of DHA, which is essential for brain development and cognitive function.
These ingredients have also been linked to benefits for heart health, boosting the immune system and helping to fight chronic diseases.
Ingredients & Dosage
We recommend 1-3 capsules, daily. Each Vegan Capsule contains:
- Algal Oil Prep. 500mg [(Schizochytrium sp. Microalgae) which provides:
- DHA: 125mg
- EPA: 75mg
Total Omega-3 : 275mg]
- Corn Starch
- Sodium Carbonate
This supplement is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, wheat-free and lactose-free.
Supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy, varied diet. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. Store in a cool, dry place.
It is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a serious health condition. If in doubt please consult a qualified medical practitioner.