What is it
GreenOMEGA 3 is a rich vegan source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) derived from the clean, green marine microalgae.
Each vegan capsule contains 850mg of Life'sOMEGA3™ marine microalgae oil delivering 255mg DHA and 127mg EPA.
GreenOMEGA 3 is a safe and effective way to get DHA and EPA every day, without the need for fish oil.
The Vegan alternative to Fish Oil
Fish oil offers a number of proven benefits to health, but fish oil does not suit Vegetarian and Vegans and those who care about the world’s fish population being managed for long term sustainability.
GreenOMEGA 3 satisfies those who want all the DHA and EPA essential fatty acid benefits, but from a vegetarian source.
In fact, fish obtain their DHA and EPA from consuming marine microalgae, so by going straight to the source consumers can get these healthy fatty acids from the same natural food-source that fish do.
Marine microalgae oil has recently emerged as an efficient and environmentally friendly source of DHA and EPA and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) at doses up to 2 g/day as a dietary supplement. Microalgae oil contains a larger proportion of DHA than EPA and GreenOMEGA 3 with 100% Life'sOMEGA3™ is one of the first high potency, vegan and non-GMO omega-3 fatty acid products on the Australian market.
|Fat – Total
|Carbohydrate - Total
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
What are its health benefits
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to human health and are thus deemed 'essential fatty acids', since they cannot be produced by the body and have to come from our diet.
The two most important components of Omega 3 are DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), which are found most prominently in oily fish – but the amounts delivered by the usual Western consumption of oily fish are not sufficient – hence the need for supplementation.
The current Western diet is rich in omega 6 from seed and vegetable oils, but the inflammatory action of Omega 6 has prompted the need for increasing the balancing intake of anti-inflammatory Omega 3. Inflammatory conditions in the body increase the incidence of disease, particularly those diseases suffered by the 'Western lifestyle'.
There is a huge body of evidence to demonstrate the positive health benefits that can be gained from a diet rich in Omega 3s.With more than 25,000 published papers to date, there is continued investment to support research into health benefits.
In 2013 EU approval was given to the following regulated nutrition and health claims:
- A diet containing 500 mg of DHA and EPA daily contributes to heart health.
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels.
- DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride concentrations.
- DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
High trigliceride levels can lead to thickening of the arterial walls increasing the risk of heart disease. DHA and EPA have been proven to decrease the blood levels of triglycerides, thus minimizing the risk of heart disease.
Put simply, DHA and EPA help to keep some of the body's most important organs functioning and healthy at every life stage. Much work has already been carried out to understand the role that essential fatty acids can play in brain, eye and maternal health.
However, with cardiovascular disease identified by the World Health Organization as the number one cause of mortality globally, it is the heart healthy benefits of DHA and EPA that perhaps offer the most potential to functional food.
To date, Omega 3 supplementation has been mostly supplied by fish oil, but with questions over sustainability and rancidity, together with the increasing change to a vegan or vegetarian diet, there has been a shift in demand to Omega 3 derived from sustainably cultivated marine micolagae. So by using Pure Plant-Source GreenOMEGA 3 you are quite literally cutting out the 'middle-fish'!
DHA and EPA help keep the body's most important organs functioning at all life stages and there is copious evidence for the role EFA's play in brain, eye and maternal health, but it is cardiovascular disease where Omega 3 really shines.
A recent study: A new, microalgal DHA- and EPA-containing oil lowers triacylglycerols in adults with mild-to-moderate hypertriglyceridemia, has found that ingestion of microalgal oil providing 2.4 g/day DHA + EPA lowered triacylglycerol levels to a degree that was not different from that of a standard fish oil product, and that was significantly more than for a corn oil/soy oil control.
So there it is – Pure Plant-Source GreenOMEGA 3 has all the benefits of fish oil, without the highly processed fish or the associated environmental and sustainability issues!
How and where is it grown
Located in Kingstree, South Carolina USA, the green marine microalgae (Schizochytrium sp.) is sustainably cultivated in technologically-advanced "Enclosed-System" phyto-bioreactors.
This method of environmentally-controlled cultivation produces a very pure, pollution-free microalgae that is never exposed to unclean air or water.
The water used in the marine microalgae phyto-bioreactors is purified using Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems, so there are no chemicals, heavy metals or other environmental pollutants in the water.
Algal Nursery Test Tube
The marine microalgae starts its life-cycle in an algal test tube in the laboratory, then gets transferred into the phyto-bioreactor to grow and fully develop the rich nutrient profile of Omega 3's.
Harvesting of the marine microalgae 'crop' occurs only when it has reached its peak potency.
Then the rich Omega 3 essential fatty acids are extracted from the marine microalgae using a proprietary method that utilises a chemical-free process, and is then filtered by way of 'Chill-Filtration' to the produce a potent, pure DHA and EPA rich oil.
DHA and EPA rich oil
Of course, it does not end there - a genuine vegan product like Pure Plant-Source GreenOMEGA 3 can only be delivered in a 100% animal-free vegetable capsule that can effectively deliver the rich DHA and EPA essential fatty acids.
There are no artificial ingredients in Pure Plant-Source GreenOMEGA 3, only pure Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) is used in our vegan capsules as an effective antioxidant to protect the integrity of the valuable Omega 3 fatty acids.