How Do We Get Enough Omega-3?
If some of us choose not to eat oily fish, and even those who do are limited in their intake, and if nuts and seeds don’t contain the preferred type of Omega-3, that leads us to ask – how do we get enough Omega-3? Chris Smith tells us that’s where supplements come in. But hang on, aren’t supplements containing DHA and EPA also made from fish oil?
Not all. There’s a way to get the same kind of Omega-3 you get from fish oil supplements – by bypassing the middleman (or in this case, fish!)
“Fish don't naturally contain Omega-3. They get it from their diet of algae. When we eat oily fish - the big oily fish, the mackerel, are probably eating the tiny fish. The tiny fish eats a lot of algae, and therefore up the food chain goes the EPA and DHA.
It's now possible to get the Omega-3 in the form of EPA and DHA directly from that algae into supplements. It’s absolutely perfect for those that don't want to eat fish, or have ethical reasons for not wanting to eat fish, so vegans, vegetarians, to get real Omega-3 in the correct forms.”
The result is a supplement that is plant-based and actually sourced from algae grown in closed conditions, so without the impact of pollution from the sea. Supplements sourced from algae contain the types of Omega-3 the body needs but without the added pollutants, and made from plant-based, planet-friendly ingredients.