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EPA and DHA in fish come from algae

Smaller fish eat it, and it travels up the food chain from there

This is why algae are considered the primary source of omega-3 fatty acids in the aquatic food chain

Algae Health Benefits

Heart Function

Studies in cells, animals, and humans, have demonstrated that edible algae can be an effective natural product for improving blood lipid profiles and for preventing inflammation and oxidative stress. Algae contain bioactive components, namely, carotenoids, polyphenols, EPA, DHA, fibers, and plant sterols, which can be beneficial for preventing heart diseases((Ku CS, Yang Y, Park Y, Lee J. Health benefits of blue-green algae: prevention of cardiovascular disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. J Med Food. 2013 Feb;16(2):103-11. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2012.2468. PMID: 23402636; PMCID: PMC3576896.)). Receiving omega-3s from diverse  sources decreased the risk of heart attack, all cardiac disease, as well as death from these disorders, according to a new evaluation of 13 clinical trials involving more than 127,000 patients ((Hu Y, Hu FB, Manson JE. Marine Omega-3 Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease: An Updated Meta-Analysis of 13 Randomized Controlled Trials Involving 127 477 Participants. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Oct;8(19):e013543. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013543. Epub 2019 Sep 30. PMID: 31567003; PMCID: PMC6806028.)).

Brain Function

Algae has the potential to improve your cognitive performance naturally. Its compounds provide neuroprotection against a wide range of neurotoxic stimuli, as seen in numerous preclinical studies((Hannan MA, Dash R, Haque MN, Mohibbullah M, Sohag AAM, Rahman MA, Uddin MJ, Alam M, Moon IS. Neuroprotective Potentials of Marine Algae and Their Bioactive Metabolites: Pharmacological Insights and Therapeutic Advances. Mar Drugs. 2020 Jul 1;18(7):347. doi: 10.3390/md18070347. PMID: 32630301; PMCID: PMC7401253.)). In a new study, omega-3 supplementation improved cognition and modified brain activation in young adults((Bauer I, Hughes M, Rowsell R, Cockerell R, Pipingas A, Crewther S, Crewther D. Omega-3 supplementation improves cognition and modifies brain activation in young adults. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2014 Mar;29(2):133-44. doi: 10.1002/hup.2379. PMID: 24470182.)).

Immune System

Algae is an alternative to antibiotics that stimulates the immune response. Compounds made from microalgae have demonstrated a number of characteristics, including anticancer, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory((Riccio G, Lauritano C. Microalgae with Immunomodulatory Activities. Mar Drugs. 2019 Dec 18;18(1):2. doi: 10.3390/md18010002. PMID: 31861368; PMCID: PMC7024220.)).

Inflammation

Omega-3s may prevent the action of substances that cause inflammation.
They could therefore aid in the treatment of several inflammatory diseases. 60 women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) participated in a 12-week research in which consuming a high dose of omega-3s daily lessened the intensity of symptoms.
In comparison to those taking a placebo, the women reported less joint and body pain ((Veselinovic M, Vasiljevic D, Vucic V, Arsic A, Petrovic S, Tomic-Lucic A, Savic M, Zivanovic S, Stojic V, Jakovljevic V. Clinical Benefits of n-3 PUFA and ɤ-Linolenic Acid in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 25;9(4):325. doi: 10.3390/nu9040325. PMID: 28346333; PMCID: PMC5409664.)).

Regulates Cholesterol

The long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to improve LDL and blood cholesterol levels. A recent review summarized the findings of six unique clinical studies, including a total of 527 participants. Both EPA and DHA lowered triglyceride concentration, with DHA having a greater triglyceride-lowering effect. DHA increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration and LDL particle size and lowered heart rate and blood pressure to a greater extent than EPA((Innes JK, Calder PC. The Differential Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Systematic Review. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Feb 9;19(2):532. doi: 10.3390/ijms19020532. PMID: 29425187; PMCID: PMC5855754.)) ((Bradberry JC, Hilleman DE. Overview of omega-3 Fatty Acid therapies. P T. 2013 Nov;38(11):681-91. PMID: 24391388; PMCID: PMC3875260.)) ((Jisun So, Bela Asztalos, Katalin Horvath, Alice Lichtenstein, Stefania Lamon-Fava, EPA and DHA Have Differential Effects on Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein and Lipoprotein Lipase Activities Following Plasma Triglycerides Lowering, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_2, June 2020, Page 662, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa049_055)).

Regulates Blood Sugar

Lower your insulin sensitivity with smart food interventions instead of supplements. Recent findings provided evidence that algae and its extract interventions were beneficial for the regulation of human glycolipid metabolism((Ding KX, Gao TL, Xu R, Cai J, Zhang HQ, Sun YY, Zhong F, Ma AG. Quantifying the Effect of Supplementation with Algae and Its Extracts on Glycolipid Metabolism: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 8;12(6):1712. doi: 10.3390/nu12061712. PMID: 32521609; PMCID: PMC7352414.)). The majority of the investigations on algae derived compounds, controls the blood glucose levels through the inhibition of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes and other protective effects against diabetic complications((Unnikrishnan PS, Jayasri MA. Marine Algae As A Prospective Source For Antidiabetic Compounds – A Brief Review. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2018;14(3):237-245. doi: 10.2174/1573399812666161229151407. PMID: 28034290.)).

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62% of omega-3 users prefer plant-based solutions

Effective

vegan omega 3s vitamin d3 from algae

Algae Omega-3s are in the form of triglycerides, which are the same form found in fish. Omega-3s from algae are on average 85% more effective than fish-based Omega-3s ((Bernstein AM, Ding EL, Willett WC, Rimm EB. A meta-analysis shows that docosahexaenoic acid from algal oil reduces serum triglycerides and increases HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in persons without coronary heart disease. J Nutr. 2012 Jan;142(1):99-104. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.148973. Epub 2011 Nov 23. PMID: 22113870.)).

More Potent

non-vegan omega 3s

Fish oil supplements contain Omega-3s in the form of ethyl esters, which are less readily absorbed by the body.

Clean

vegan omega 3s vitamin d3 from algae

Algae-derived Omega-3s are much more sustainable and environmentally friendly, cultivated in huge indoor fermentation pools. They are free of contaminants or pesticide residues ((Liu, Y.; Ren, X.; Fan, C.; Wu, W.; Zhang, W.; Wang, Y. Health Benefits, Food Applications, and Sustainability of Microalgae-Derived N-3 PUFA. Foods 2022, 11, 1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11131883)).

Global Overfishing

1/3 of the world’s ocean are currently overfished. 2/3 are fished to their maximum sustainable yield. Fish oil has a huge impact on marine ecosystems ((Our World in Data)).

Ethical

vegan omega 3s vitamin d3 from algae

Unlike sheep’s wool, the extraction process makes no use of pesticides, therefore there is no danger that algae vitamin D3 has any residual pesticides. In the US alone, 42% of adults are deficient, while 50% of children aged between 1 and 5, and 70% of children aged between 6 and 11 have low vitamin D stores ((Haimi M, Kremer R. Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency from childhood to adulthood: Insights from a sunny country. World J Clin Pediatr. 2017 Feb 8;6(1):1-9. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.1. PMID: 28224090; PMCID: PMC5296623.)).

Vitamin D3 Deficient

non-vegan vitamin d3

 The wool industry is not a gentle place. Much of the world’s lanolin comes from farms, where animals are often kept in dire conditions. To add to the pain, the barbaric procedure of Mulesing is practiced. Mulesing is where the skin is sliced from the buttocks of lambs, without painkillers, to produce a scar-free wool ((https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/wool-industry/mulesing/)).

Algae Oil vs Fish Oil

Algae Oil
Fish Oil

Plant-Based
Is it plant-based and therefore suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

YES
NO

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Contains omega-3 fatty acids.

YES
NO

Contains Vitamin D3
Contains Vitamin D3 in significant amounts.

YES
NO

Free of Chemicals & Pesticides
Free of contaminants, heavy metals and pesticide residues

YES
NO

Form of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Form of omega-3 fatty acids in each source.

Higher Absorption
Triglycerides

Lower Absorption
Ethyl Esters

Natural Form
Way of consuming and taste factor.

Functional Food
Great Taste

Pills or Capsules
Bad Taste

Sustainability
Is it eco-friendly and sustainable?

YES
NO