Our omega-3 algae oil is perfect for vegans because there are no vegan foods with EPA and DHA. Because the body cannot produce EPA and DHA efficiently, taking supplements is the only option for vegans. Our algae oil undergoes advanced testing procedures to ensure product quality. This reflects our commitment to putting the consumer first.
What are Omega-3 fatty acids?
What is EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
EPA supports healthy inflammatory responses in the body. For example, if you sprain your ankle and it becomes inflamed, EPA would exert its effect locally on the ankle joint. EPA also contributes to maintaining healthy fatty acid concentrations and regulating your mood, so this means that EPA can also make you feel better mentally.
What is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
DHA is included in our cell membranes that provide structure and function. DHA also supports brain function and the health of your eyes. It is necessary for pregnant and breastfeeding women to get enough DHA (200 mg extra per day, on top of the standard daily dose) to support foetal brain and eye development.
Why choose Plantforce Vegan Omega-3 Algae Oil?
The algae used for Plantforce algal oil are used, are grown in sealed, large steel tanks using fermentation technology. The omega-3-rich oil is then extracted from the algae. This is an environmentally friendly and sustainable method and environmental toxins frequently found in fish and fish oil are thus excluded.
Free of contaminants and antibiotics
Some fish oils contain environmental contaminants such as DDT, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls. There have also been reports of the presence of heavy metals, antibiotics and other contaminants in some fish oil brands.
Algae oil is considered safe in the industry. It has the same properties (bioavailability) as Omega-3 fish oil and is therefore even used as a source of DHA & EPA in infant formula (Source: ScienceDirect).
Rich in bioactive compounds
Bioactive molecules such as beta-carotene, lutein, astaxanthin, chlorophyll, phycobiliprotein and polyunsaturated fatty acids can be produced by algae and are beneficial for human and animal health development (Source: ScienceDirect).
Neutral taste & odour
The less present odour of microalgae compared to fish oil is an advantage of algae oil for many (Source: ScienceDirect). Algae oil smells less strong than fish oil (Source: ScienceDirect). Also, unlike most fish oils, algal oil is more neutral in taste and does not get bloated as quickly as fish oil can.
Affordable with a high dose of EPA and DHA
Our Plantforce Vegan Omega-3 is has a higher dosage for a lower price compared to most well-known other brands.
Main health benefits of algal oil - Vegan Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids in algal oil play several important roles in the body and have many healthy properties, including the following:
Anti-inflammatory properties of omega 3
Research has shown exxtremely strong evidence for the anti-inflammatory properties of omega 3 (Source: Pubmed.gov). Omega 3 fatty acids provide the raw materials to the body, to make anti-inflammatory molecules known as eicosanoids.
Brain function & development
The use of omega 3 supplements has been shown to protect against cognitive decline in adults. Studies reporting these findings have observed better performance on tests of non-verbal reasoning and mental flexibility, working memory and vocabulary with higher DHA status (Source: Pubmed.gov).
Healthy brain development in children: Intervention studies have shown that nutrition with sufficient DHA reduces the risk of poor visual development (Source: Pubmed.gov).
Muscle building & recovery
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to improve protein synthesis. This involves improving the process of muscle building - from its building blocks, amino acids. Omega-3 appears to have anabolic properties in healthy young and middle-aged adults which means it enhances muscle growth (Source: Pubmed.gov).
EPA & DHA are also believed to reduce muscle soreness, improving the ability to increase exercise frequency in men (Source: Pubmed.gov).
Omega 3 for improved mood & mental state and reduced anxiety
Studies have shown that an improvement in mood was observed after supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids (Source: Pubmed.gov). In addition, anxiety was reduced (Source: Pubmed.gov) and also reduced inflammatory markers (Source: Pubmed.gov) by taking omega-3 supplements.
EU-approved health claims
- A combined intake of 250 mg EPA and DHA per day contributes to the normal function of the heart.
- DHA Contributes to maintaining healthy vision at 250 mg daily.
- DHA Contributes to maintaining healthy brain function at 250 mg daily.
- DHA Contributes to the healthy visual development of infants up to 12 months old at 100 mg daily.
- DHA Contributes to the healthy brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants at 200 mg daily.
Algal oil from Schizochytrium sp. algae, antioxidants (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate). Vegetable softgel: modified maize starch, glycerol, carrageenan (thickener), sodium carbonate.
|Product information||Daily dose: 2 Softgels|
|Algae oil||1200 mg|
|Omega 3 fatty acids||650 mg|
|of which Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)||160 mg|
|of which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)||440 mg|
|Other Omega 3 fatty acids||50 mg|
An optimal daily dose may vary from person to person, but as a standard guideline, we recommend 2 capsules per day with or without a meal.
A dietary supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
Free of allergens