The truth about Omega-3 and DHA

There are over 30,000 published scientific articles on the subject Omega fatty acids. It’s probably one of the most researched nutrient groups in the world!

The name and chemical structure of Omega describes a wide range of fatty acids. Most have been the subject of detailed scientific research. As for years and years, scientists have sought to learn more about the nutrients that are essential in helping human bodies function. Because only by understanding what the body needs mean can we develop supplementary nutrients and products that address deficiencies and alleviate certain conditions and symptoms.

Eating fish

It’s a common perception that eating fish can provide our bodies with essential nutrients, particularly Omega-3 fatty acids, so for as long as anyone can remember the mantra has always been”Eat fish. It’s healthy”.

But a global analysis of seafood has found that fish populations throughout the world’s oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants.

This has raised serious concerns about the incursion of these pollutants into the human food chain through the eating of fish. It is true that improved processing, purification and refinement can help remove some of the potential pollutants within the fish oil but this is far from ideal. Especially as over-fishing, and high-intensity fish farming are having a seriously detrimental effect on the Earth’s marine environment.

Thankfully there is now a much better way to get the essential fatty acids our bodies need.

Few people realise that the origin of ‘Omega-3 oil is not the fish but what the fish eat or, to be more precise… Algae.

Recently there has been an increasing amount of focus and investment into research and processes required to identify, and cultivate the algae behind Omega-3.

Over the last few years, our scientific team have perfected a series of techniques that involve growing and fermenting a specific type of algae under carefully-controlled manufacturing conditions and then extracting the essential oils from it. The result is a purer form of Omega 3 without any potentially harmful pollutants and without damaging the Earth’s delicate marine ecosystem.

The benefits of DHA

This is great news for vegans as V-Omega3 is 100% vegan so perfect for those on a plant-based diet because it contains vital long-chain fatty acids that cannot be found in traditional plant-based sources such as flax seeds.

Manufactured in the UK, V-Omega3 is crystal clear and does not have the fishy aftertaste of the other cheaper, poorer-quality imported algal oil you’ll find for sale elsewhere. It’s also rich in Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) with two capsules containing 420mg.

DHA is a long-chain fatty acid that stays in the bloodstream for up to three days. It is widely recognised as a key to supplementing efficient bodily and cognitive functions and can help to minimise heart attacks, lower triglyceride levels leading to healthy blood pressure, and improve learning, memory loss and concentration levels.

A component of brain cell membranes DHA is widely regarded as important throughout life to maintain the health. It’s crucial in early development (that’s why you’ll find it in breast milk and baby formulas!) as well as when we age for the maintenance and continued health of our brain and vision.

Why not try it for yourself? We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.