Omega-3 fatty acids are pretty awesome—they have been shown to reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis.1-4 High concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids are found in the brain and appear to have a role in memory, cognition and mood.5,6 Recent research 7 suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids may even tackle the damaging effects of pollution.
Until now, fish oil from deep sea fish has been the go-to source for Omega-3 fatty acids. But this is neither sustainable nor a happy situation for our fish friends. There’s also the mercury issue.8 Water pollution exposes fish to toxins, which can get passed to you unless your fish oil supplement goes through a strict decontamination process.
Vegans typically have settled for a poor source of Omega-3: flaxseed oil. Flax is full of ALA, which the body can’t easily convert to the Omega-3 fatty acids that people most need–DHA and EPA.9 Flaxseed oil Omega-3 supplements are kind of like the knock-off Ray-Bans at the Patpong night market in Bangkok–they might look good, but you can’t expect much.
Fish get their DHA and EPA by eating tiny plants floating around in the ocean—marine algae—making fish a sort of Omega-3 middleman. Why not go directly to the plant source? Enter algal oil—an extract of marine algae that can be produced sustainably and is naturally rich in DHA and EPA. Research 10 has shown that algal oil and salmon are equivalent for raising levels of DHA.
Nested Naturals Vegan Omega-3 is proudly made from vegan algal oil. Our marine algae is grown sustainably on a farm, not harvested from the ocean, which allows us to tightly control the purity and quality. It’s a win-win. You get a boost of pure Omega-3 fatty acids and the fish swim free.
Each capsule includes 200 mg of DHA and 100 mg of EPA. We add green tea leaf extract to protect the Omega-3 fatty acids and give you an antioxidant boost.11-13 We are super stoked about Vegan Omega-3 for your health and for the oceans. Won’t you join our fish-free Omega-3 revolution?