Why it works
- Contains essential nutrients, EPA and DHA,in a sustainable and easily absorbable form
- Provides 330mg of EPA and 670mg of DHA from algae, NOT fish-based sources
- Purified to eliminate heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins
- Offers the health benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste*
Algae Oil is an excellent source of vegan omega-3s
Vegans and vegetarians have traditionally relied on plant based omega-3s commonly found in sources like flaxseed oil. Unfortunately, these plant based omega-3s are in the alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) form, which is not utilized by the human body in an efficient or beneficial way. In fact, studies show that ALA intake may even increase the risk of macular decline over time.1 Omega-V Benefits® is composed of algae oil, a pure, non-fish, sustainable source of EPA and DHA. This bioavailable form can be easily absorbed for eye, heart, brain and overall health benefits.*
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there any side effects when taking this product?
A: PRN Omega-3s are tested and safe. Commonly reported side effects of omega-3 supplements are usually mild. These could include unpleasant taste, bad breath, heartburn, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, headache, and odoriferous sweat. In addition, Omega-3 dietary supplements, such as fish oil, have the potential to interact with medications such as Warfarin and other blood-thinning medications. People taking these and other medications on a regular basis should discuss possible interactions with their healthcare providers.
Q: Why not Flaxseed?
A: Flaxseed contains the plant source of Omega-3s, also known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). This form is less easy to absorb and less effective in the body. Marine-based Omega-3s have been shown to be more absorbable which may provide systemic benefits.*
¹Dietary -3 Fatty Acid and Fish Intake in the Primary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Elaine W-T. Chong, MBBS; Andreas J. Kreis, MD; Tien Y. Wong, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO; Julie A. Simpson, PhD; Robyn H. Guymer, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO, ARCH OPHTHALMOL / VOL 126 (NO. 6), JUNE 2008.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.