Why use Omega 3 from algae instead of fish?
Omega 3 is originally created by microscopic algae in the sea. This algae is then eaten by krill, that are then eaten by fish. Our vegetarian product cuts out the middleman by going straight to the original source; the algae.
Due to the heavily polluted oceans, fish oil has been found to contain harmful amounts of heavy metals such as mercury in recent in years. There are also concerns surrounding sustainability and overfishing. Algae is a highly sustainable and natural resource that can be grown in a controlled and safe environment.
How does this differ from Omega 3 from flaxseed oil?
Many vegetarians and vegans are probably deficient in Omega 3 DHA due to the lack of fish in their diets. Flaxseed and other plant-based Omega 3 sources contain inferior Omega 3 ALA, which is not the same as Omega 3 DHA. Many studies have shown that Omega 3 DHA is vital for eye, brain and heart health.
Who should be supplementing with Omega 3 from algae?
Algae is ideal for both vegetarians and vegans, but also anyone that is looking for a more sustainable and healthier form of Omega 3. Given recent government guidelines on reducing fish intake whilst pregnant due to mercury poisoning, our algae softgels are also a great health product for pregnant women.