Did you know that approximately 80% of the world’s fisheries are exploited, depleted, or in a state of collapse? It’s sad, but true. We know that essential fatty acids (EFAs) are an integral part of our health, but most people believe they need to take fish oil to get their omegas. This isn’t the case. In fact, EPA and DHA don’t even come from fish; fish get them from eating algae.
An amazing development regarding omega 3-6-9 natural health products is that we can now get all of our omegas, including DHA and EPA, in a vegan form from algae. This is great news for not only vegans concerned about getting adequate amounts of these important long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, but also for anyone concerned with declining fish populations.
Flora has effectively cut out fish altogether as the middle-man, instead helping to preserve our fish populations. Algae-based DHA and EPA are produced on land, not sourced from the ocean, so there is no concern with ocean-borne pollutants. Flora goes straight to the source and leaves the fish in the sea, where they belong. Algae is a sustainable, vegan source, making Optimal Omegas the perfect socially conscious choice for healthy fats.
Optimal Omegas provides DHA and EPA from algae in a delicious base of fresh-pressed, organic seed oils: flax, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, evening primrose, as well as coconut oil.
It is organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten- and soy-free, plus it’s free from preservatives or added flavour or colour. Each tablespoon of Optimal Omegas provides 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids with 33mg EPA and 66mg DHA. While this might sound low in comparison to fish oil, remember that your body will convert an additional 5-10%, therefore providing 500mg EPA and 250 DHA per tablespoon.
Flora’s Optimal Omegas is available at quality natural health food stores. For a store nearest you, please call 1.888.436.6697, or visit www.florahealth.com.
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