Vegan Omega 3
There isn’t anything fishy about our new vegan omega-3 fatty acid formula! Our soft gels are made using a specialised formulation known as life's™OMEGA. This ground-breaking vegan-friendly ingredient is produced using sustainable algae. Why algae? Well, it’s a common misconception that fish are the original source of omega 3 fatty acids. Fish actually get their omega-3s from the aquatic plants known as algae. So, we thought why not go straight to the original plant source? Each dose provides 600 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 300 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from algae- making it both a rich and sustainable source of omega-3s.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of polyunsaturated fats made up of EPA and DHA fatty acids, that are associated with a range of health benefits including:
Heart Health: Omega-3s can help promote cardiovascular health. Those who regularly consume omega-3 have a lower risk of stroke and heart disease. Omega-3 has also been shown to reduce the “bad” type of cholesterol and help increase levels of “good” cholesterol.
Brain Health: Since omega-3 is a major building block of the brain, it plays a key role in the normal brain development of foetuses and breastfed infants. Studies also suggest that consuming omega-3s may even help to prevent and protect against cognitive decline as we grow older.
Eye Health: Omega-3s have been shown to reduce the risk of certain eye diseases including dry eye, macular degeneration and may also relieve chronic inflammation around the eyes. DHA is also found in the retina, the part of your eye that’s required for visual recognition- so if you’re not on top of you omega-3 intake, your vision can be directly impacted! Omega-3s also contribute to the normal eye development of the foetus during pregnancy and right throughout infancy.
Anti-inflammatory: Studies indicate that omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. It is thought that omega-3s help reduce inflammation by reducing the production of molecules that are linked to inflammation such as cytokines and inflammatory eicosanoids. Although more research is needed, this could be ground-breaking for tackling inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia!
Joint Health: As we age, the cushioning between the joints known as cartilage can diminish leading to joint pain and inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s can do wonders for our joints and mobility.
As you can probably tell, omega-3s are highly essential for supporting your overall health and wellbeing! But unfortunately, around 96% of the world’s population aren’t actually getting enough of omega-3: EPA and DHA. To help you reach your daily omega-3 requirements, taking a daily omega-3 supplement is an easy way to help ensure you are not deficient- especially for those who struggle to get fish in their diet, and for those following a vegan or vegetarian diet.