Omega 3 algae oil DHA+EPA CHERRY 100ml
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Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be produced by the human body itself and must therefore be taken in sufficiently through food or supplements. Especially the omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are especially importantbecause they support and maintain very different functions in the human body.
The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) gives the following consumption recommendations for DHA- and EPA-rich algae oil from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp.:
- DHA and EPA contribute to normalheart function (250 mg DHA and EPA per day).
- DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure(3 g DHA and EPA per day).
- DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal bloodtriglyceride levels(2 g DHA and EPA per day).
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (2 g DHA per day in combination with EPA).
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function (250 mg DHA per day).
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision (250 mg DHA per day).
For nursing and pregnant women:
- Maternal intake of DHA contributes to normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infant (200 mg DHA plus the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, i.e., 250 mg DHA+EPA per day for adults), for a total of 450 mg DHA and 250 mg EPA per day.
- The mother's intake of DHA contributes to the normal development of the eyes of the fetus and the breastfed infant (200 mg DHA plus the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, i.e. 250 mg DHA+EPA per day for adults), i.e. a total of 450 mg DHA and 250 mg EPA per day.
Depending on what the algae oil is used for, the daily intake recommendation can be adjusted accordingly.
For comparison, we recommend 2.5 ml (75 drops) of algae oil per day as standard. It contains: 998 mg of DHA and 535 mg of EPA
Pregnant and breastfeeding women can reduce the dosage to 34 drops, which is equivalent to 452 mg DHA and 243 mg EPA.
With omega-3 most people associate fish products or other seafood, as these are said to contain particularly high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. However, very few people know that fish do not produce omega-3 themselves, but rather from plant sources, such as algaee.g. from algae. The original source of omega-3 is therefore the algae itself and not the fish. Especially the microalgae we use Schizochytrium sp. contains particularly high levels of these high-quality DHA and EPA fatty acids. This microscopic single-cell marine algae Schizochytrium sp. occurs naturally in mangrove forests of tropical coasts. Nowadays, the algae can be cultivated in large tanks in an environmentally friendly way to obtain the valuable algae oil in a consistently high quality.
The benefits of omega-3 from algae instead of fish:
- Sustainable cultivation of algae in huge tanks protects fish and krill stocks and the natural marine ecosystem.
- Algae oil, by being produced in closed systems, prevents the uptake of pollutants (e.g. heavy metals) as can be the case in polluted seas.
- The alga Schizochytrium sp. contains more omega-3 than fish.
- Our algae oil is iodine-free.
- Algae oil is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Algae oil, unlike fish, has no microplastic problem.
Bottom line: you don't have to rely on fish to meet your omega-3 needs. Even for fish eaters, supplementation with algae oil can be quite useful.
You can find the current analysis in the image gallery.
Ingredients: DHA and EPA rich oil from Schizochytrium sp. microalgae, flavor: cherry flavor, antioxidant: rosemary extract
2.5 ml (75 drops) contains 2.31 g of algae oil and of it 998 mg of DHA and 535 mg of EPA.
Algae origin: USA
Recommended dosage: take 1x up to 2.5 ml (75 drops) daily.
The product should be stored in the refrigerator after opening and consumed within about 3 months.
Take the product with a meal.
- lactose free
- free from dyes
Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place, cool and protected from light.
In the dosage 2.5 ml not suitable for children, adolescents, pregnant women and nursing mothers. For exact dosage recommendations, we recommend consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
PZN Germany: 18818037 / PZN Austria: 5790656
What should I take algae oil for?
Omega-3 fatty acids are so-called polyunsaturated fatty acids. They belong to the essential fatty acids. Humans need them to survive and the body cannot produce them itself. In Germany, about 70 percent of the population has an omega-3 level that is too low. Fatty cold-water fish, which mainly contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is rarely found on menus in this country. Vegetable oils, on the other hand, which mainly supply linolenic acid (ALA), are only suitable to a limited extent for an adequate omega-3 supply.
DHA contributes above all to the maintenance of normal brain function and normal vision (from a daily intake of 250 mg).
EPA and DHA contribute to normal heart function (from a daily intake of 250 mg each).
Why algae oil instead of fish oil or krill oil?
Most users associate omega-3 fatty acids with fish or krill oil products because they are advertised as having a high omega-3 content. Few realize that these marine animals absorb the omega-3 fatty acids by eating algae. So why kill these animals and not just consume the algae directly? Omega-3 rich algae such as the microalgae Schizochytrium sp. are the ideal source of the high quality omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.
The microscopic single-celled marine algae Schizochytrium sp. occurs naturally in mangrove forests of tropical coasts. Alternatively, the alga can be cultivated in large tanks in an environmentally friendly way to obtain the valuable algae oil in consistently high quality. Krill and fish stocks can thus be sustainably conserved and the "marine ecosystem" remains unaffected. Due to the cultivation in tanks, the algae additionally remain free of pollutants. Algae oil is purely vegetable and therefore equally suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
How is the algae oil produced?
Our algae oil is extracted from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp. This microalgae is naturally very rich in the omega-3 fatty nutrients DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Schizochytrium sp. is cultivated in sterile fermentation tanks. After a cooling and resting period, a physical separation is carried out by a 3-phase centrifugal process. The algae oil is produced without the use of chemical solvents and with the exclusion of oxygen and light.
Where is the algae oil produced?
Our algae oil is processed and bottled in our own multi-certified (IFS7, BIO, HACCP, ISO9001 etc.) production facility located in Germany.
Is the algae oil certified organic?
Currently, omega-3 algae oil cannot be certified organic, because fermentation takes place in the manufacturing process, among other things. (Partially) fermented products are currently not bio-certifiable.
Is the algae oil laboratory tested for heavy metals, microbiology, DHA-EPA content, TOTOX value, etc.?
Of course, all of our products are laboratory tested. Each batch is analyzed before it is placed on the market and we will be happy to send you a copy of the analysis upon request. Either to the currently sold batch or to your received batch (please indicate the best before date on the bottle).
What is the TOTOX value of the algae oil and how high is it?
The TOTOX (TOTal OXidation) value is used to assess the oxidative spoilage (caused by oxygen contact) of a fat or oil.
The lower the TOTOX value, the fresher the oil (because the lower the progress of oxidation).
If the TOTOX value is high, it can be assumed that the oil has advanced oxidation, which is then often colloquially perceived as "rancid" or "spoiled".
The TOTOX value should preferably always be below 10, then the oil is considered fresh. From a value of 26, the oil is considered oxidized / spoiled.
The pure algae oil is also tested for the TOTOX value directly after production for each batch. On average, our batches show a value of 2-5.
Where does the raw material for the algae oil, i.e. the microalgae Schizochytrium sp. come from?
The raw material for the microalgae, i.e. the Schizochytrium sp. algae, comes from the USA.
Why does your algae oil contain rosemary extract as an antioxidant and no vitamin E?
We have consciously decided against antioxidants such as vitamin E (often from soybean oil) and in favor of rosemary extract. This is approved in organic quality in the EU as a natural antioxidant. Here, the contained carnosolic acid acts as an antioxidant. In addition, each batch of this raw material is tested for its effectiveness in comparison with vitamin E and shows here a 1.6-fold effect at the same dosage.
What is the blood orange flavor derived from and is it natural?
The blood orange flavor for our algae oil is extracted directly from the blood orange and is therefore of course natural.
Does the algae oil contain iodine?
Our algae oil is practically iodine-free. The Schizochytrium sp. algae does not belong to the algae that accumulate iodine from the environment, e.g. the sea. Since our algae are not taken from the sea, but cultivated in sterile fermentation tanks, we have full control over the environment in which the algae grow. Our 100 ml bottle of algae oil (94 g) contains less than 0.13 mg (13 µg) of iodine on the whole bottle. So on the maximum daily portion of 2.5 ml, there is almost no iodine left. The product is considered JODE FREE.
Does the algae oil contain phytoestrogens?
No, the strain Schizochytrium does not contain phytoestrogens and they are not used during the production process. Thus, the product is free of phytoestrogens.
Are the omega-3 fatty acids in triglyceride form?
Yes, the omega-3 algae oil is in triglyceride form!
Is the algae oil GMO-free?
Yes, the algae oil is produced without the use of GMO (genetically modified organisms).
How should the algae oil be stored?
After opening, the algae oil should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within about 3 months. From the date of production, the algae oil has a shelf life of 12 months (see best before date) and is normally produced fresh every 1-2 months to ensure that you always get a long best before date.
Our special edition "Algae Oil PUR" without rosemary extract (antioxidant) and blood orange flavoring should always be stored in the refrigerator (even before opening) and used until the end of the printed best before date.
Storing the oil in the freezer will extend its shelf life.
Can I mix the algae oil in food or drinks?
You are welcome to mix the algae oil in food or drinks. However, we advise that the drinks and dishes are lukewarm at the most to avoid the high quality fatty acids from breaking down.
When is it best to take the algae oil?
We advise to take the algae oil shortly before/during or after a meal, because then the body's own fat burning is running and the omega-3 fatty acids of the algae oil can be perfectly absorbed.
Is the algae oil produced according to the Omegasafe or Oxyguard process?
The Omegasafe or Oxyguard process is used exclusively for oilseeds such as linseed from which the linseed oil is extracted. Since the algae oil is obtained by a completely different process, it cannot be produced by the Omegasafe or Oxyguard process. These processes are not transferable to the algae oil. The purpose of the Omegasafe or Oxyguard process is to ensure that the oil is protected from oxidation and thus remains fresh. Of course, this requirement is also taken into account in the manufacturing process of the algae oil and the manufacturing process is designed in such a way that the algae oil is protected from oxidation in the best possible way. For this purpose, the algae oil is also produced under exclusion of light and oxygen. In order to make the freshness of the algae oil visible to the end consumer, we test and publish the so-called TOTOX value for each batch (for more information, see "What is the TOTOX value?" and view the analysis in the picture gallery). This value is usually in a top range of 2-5 and proves the freshness of the oil.
Why does the algae oil taste slightly "fishy"?
The product smells "fishy" to most noses, but even the fish doesn't actually smell "fishy", it smells "like algae". This algae gives the fish the "fishy" smell for us. This actually means that we should also say that the fish smells "like algae" and not "fishy".
Is the algae oil winterized?
Yes, winterization is usually a standard process in algae oil production. The goal of this process is to remove components that would cause the algae oil to crystallize at lower temperatures. Winterization makes the algae oil particularly clear and does not cause it to crystallize.