Why Do Meat Eaters Take Opti3?
More and more people are discovering the benefits of Omega-3 and are deciding to take a supplement to ensure they get enough Omega-3 in their diet. So why are meat eaters considering Opti3 over fish oil supplements? Well, for a number of reasons.
Opti3 – The Taste Factor
Fish oil – whether from taking a supplement or from eating a lot of fish – can repeat on you, giving you fishy after tastes long after taking or eating. This is linked to the proteins in the fish. Opti3 eliminates this problem – the algaes make it purer in that sense and avoid a fishy aftertaste.
Opti3 – The Ethical Choice
Fishing practices concern a lot of people. Chris Smith explains:
“There are so many unsustainable aspects of fishing, to be polite, and not to mention inhumane things about fishing. We get a lot of feedback about that as a reason for people taking Opti3.”
Opti3 is an alternative for those who don’t eat fish or fish products for ethical reasons.
Even though doctors recommend eating fish, there is guidance around safe limits of oily fish. This is because fish don’t just collect Omega-3 from their diets, they also pick up mercury, heavy metals, and other kind of toxins. This can even include PCBs, dioxins and other really nasty chemicals that sadly are found in our polluted oceans.
But surely the algae is grown in the same waters and so is exposed to the same toxins? In short, the answer is no. We asked Chris to explain why:
“We don’t take the algae from the sea. If the algae was grown in nature, yes, it would be exposed to the same things as fish. The amazing thing is we were able to take that micro-algae and harvest it in a closed environment. When we grow the algae and we extract the oil, the Omega-3 oil, it’s done in a completely closed environment so we know exactly what is going in, and therefore exactly what is coming out.”
Opti3 – Solvent Free
When it comes to extracting the Omega-3 we don’t use any harmful solvents. A common practice in fish oils, and in fact algae oils, is to use solvents like hexine. Hexine does the job of breaking the cell walls to release the goodness but is a harsh chemical and can leave residue. So how is Opti3 different?
“We don’t use any harmful solvents at all. We use food-grade enzymes, so the enzymes literally break open the small cells in the algae to release the oil. We skim the oil away. It’s tested for purity and quality. There’s nothing residual in there. We can say and guarantee it’s contamination-free.”
Opti3 – The Choice of Omega-3 for everyone
Opti3 is anything but just for vegans and vegetarians. It is the choice for everyone – meat eaters can rest assured you are getting as much goodness as you would from a fish oil supplement (if not more, depending on the supplement!) and also avoiding the fishing practices that aren’t ethical. As Chris explained,
“An average bottle of Opti3 would contain the equivalent Omega-3 of about 35 fish, 35 oily fish.”
So by choosing Opti3 you’re making a significant sustainable and planet-conscious choice.