Microalgae as original source


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Microalgae as original source

Until now, the most common sources of long-chain omega-3 were marine animals like cold-water fish and krill. Yet, neither fish nor krill actually produce omega-3s—they both derive their omega-3 from the microalgae they eat. Microalgae is the original source.

Fish and krill receive omega-3s from the algae they eat.
Almega PL goes directly to the source—microalgae.

Why microalgae?

Almega PL is derived from a non-genetically modified (non-GMO) naturally occurring strain of omega-3 producing microalgae, Nannochloropsis Oculata.

This superior source:

  • Is a source of omega-3s for fish and krill
  • Is highly renewable with a fast growth rate that renews its biomass every two weeks
  • Is able to naturally synthesize molecules and compounds important for human health
  • Does not accumulate harmful levels of environmental contaminants that become more concentrated as they move up the food chain (dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals)

Almega PL is a vegetarian omega-3 sourced from microalgae that can be sustainably produced on a commercial scale. Consumers want the health benefits of long-chain omega-3s without the digestive difficulties and fishy burps commonly associated with fish oil.

Most vegetarian sources produce only ALA omega-3s

Unfortunately, most plant-based omega-3 sources (like flaxseed and canola), produce only short-chain fatty acids, ALA, which require further conversion in the body to EPA and DHA, which provide the omega-3 health benefits. Almega PL features a unique polar-lipid (phospholipid and glycolipid) structure that delivers long-chain fatty acids.

The advantage of polar-lipid omega-3s

Almega PL’s polar-lipid structure is easier to absorb and digest than the triglyceride-structured omega-3s found in fish oil. Phospholipids and glycolipids are natural, integral parts of cell membranes and are well tolerated by the body. While triglycerides initially remain separate from stomach fluids, causing uncomfortable “fishy burps,” polar-lipid omega-3s disperse easily in the stomach, eliminating any undesirable aftertaste. And while triglyceride-based omega-3s often require more digestive work (using bile from the liver and small intestine), research shows that polar-lipid omegas mix easily with the contents of the stomach. As a result they are both easier to digest and more bioavailable.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.