Why choose vegan omega-3 from algae?

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Vegan omega-3 from algae felt like the obvious choice for us when we had to pick which type of omega-3 to include in our products. We believe that we have some really good reasons for picking vegan omega-3 from algae. When we have talked to people about the difference between the two versions of omega-3 supplements they all have seemed to have an aha-moment. Hence, we decided to share our main reasons for picking vegan omega3 from algae. Enjoy!

Vegan omega-3 from algae is the obvious choice for the environmentally conscious

The total daily recommended intake of Omega-3 is 1.1 gram for females and 1.6 gram for males. There is simply not enough fish in the oceans for everyone to get their omega-3 from fish. Over-fishing is already an issue and we felt that Inflammation Lab didn’t have to add to that problem.

Vegan omega-3 from algae is the healthy choice for all

We wanted everyone to be able to eat our omega-3, including those that are allergic to, or choose not to eat fish. Lately it has also become known that farmed fish are often fed antibiotics which isn’t something that we want in our products. Also, fish oil sometimes contains impurities such as mercury, E.coli, staph, salmonella, yeast, and mould.

Vegan omega-3 from algae is the fresh choice

Catch to capsule time frames are difficult to track down, but it is thought that the average process time is 2-3 years. This would mean, a large majority of the fish oil products in the stores today contain the oil from fish that were caught in between 2015-17.

Wild fish gets the Omega 3 from algae but farmed fish don’t

Just like humans, fish don’t produce omega-3. Wild fish get their omega-3 from the microscopic algae that they eat. However, most of the fish we consume is farmed fish, who’s main food source is processed fish food made with grains and other food sources that aren’t found in the ocean. Omega-3 from algae or oil from other fish is added to the processed food to give the fish omega-3. I.e. in the best case, the fish get their omega-3 from the same source that we have gone to. We have cut out the “middle man” and gone straight to the source, the microalgae.

A vegan choice with high DHA content

Nowadays the price of omega-3 from algae is higher than the fish-based competitors. Algae is extraordinarily rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA. Therefore, omega-3 from algae is a great vegan alternative to omega-3. The DHA content of the algae used in Agile and Team Work is 40% which meets your daily need of DHA. Our omega -3 is also non-GMO, gluten free, and dairy free, with no artificial colours or preservatives.

We hope that you found this useful and that you now have some more knowledge about what to look for when it comes to your choice of omega-3.