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    TEST Vegan Omega 3 DHA from Algae

    Free shipping in the UK on all orders over £25

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    All the benefits of omega-3 fish oil... without the fish!

    Omvits Omega-3 is the perfect way to ensure you and your family are getting high-quality Omega-3 DHA with no fuss and without damaging the oceans. Our great value and plastic-free pouch will keep you going for a full three months!

    Fish-free Omega-3. Zero Ocean damage.

    Omega-3 from algae

    You've probably heard that oily fish are a rich source of omega-3. But did you know that fish don't actually make omega-3 themselves? They get it from the algae they eat.

    Algae is the original manufacturer of omega-3 in the sea. Recent technological advancements allow us to extract the omega-3 directly from the algae, leaving the fish in the sea where they belong!

    So why bother with the fish when we can get the same goodness directly from the source?

    Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

    Allergen and gluten free

    No fishy burps or aftertaste

    Sustainable & ocean friendly

    Heavy metal, toxin and contaminant free

    Suitable for pregnant women

    algae oil vs. fish oil

    health benefits

    • Heart Health

      Omega-3 can improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease by helping to...

      • Support normal function of the heart**
      • Reduce chronic inflammation
      • Prevent irregular heartbeat
      • Reduce blood triglycerides
      • Reduce blood pressure
      ** beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA/EPA
    • Brain Health

      DHA makes up 97% of the Omega-3 in the brain and can help to ...

      • Support normal brain function*
      • Fight the symptoms of depression and anxiety
      • Boost memory and concentration
      • Boost general mood
      • Fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease
      * beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA
    • Eye Health

      DHA makes up 93% of the Omega-3 in the retina and helps to...

      • Support healthy eyes and vision*
      • Prevent age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts
      • Prevent dry eyes and redness
      * beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA
    • Pre & Postnatal

      DHA plays a major role during pregnancy and has been linked to ...

      • Normal development of brain and eyes†
      • Increased child intelligence
      • Better social skills
      • Fewer behavioural problems
      • Reduced risk of developmental issues such as ADHD
      • Reduced risk of auto-immune diseases such as type-1 diabetes
      • Reduced risk of early delivery
      • Prevention of postpartum depression
      † beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to normal daily adult intake of 250 mg of omega-3
    • Bone & Joint

      Omega-3 can improve bone and joint health by helping to ...

      • Reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
      • Reduce risk of osteoporosis
      • Improve joint mobility
      • Reduce blood triglycerides
      • Ease joint pain and stiffness
    • Other

      Omega-3 may offer many other health benefits including ...

      • Healthy hair, skin and nails
      • Helping to balance the negative effects of too much Omega-6 in modern diets
      • Helping to improve length and quality of sleep in children and adults
      • Contributing to the maintenance of healthy skin and preventing premature ageing
      • Contributing to a strong nervous system

    Sustainability

    Algae oil vs Fish oil vs Flaxseed oil

    When most people think of omega 3, they think of fish oil or cod liver oil. For people who don't eat fish, flaxseed oil is a popular choice.

    But it's not that simple. Let's compare the most common sources of omega 3 available and see why algae oil comes out on top...

    Fish Oil Flaxseed Oil Algae Oil
    Source of Omega-3 DHA
    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
    No fishy burps or aftertaste
    Contaminant and toxin free
    Heavy metal free
    Allergen free
    Sustainable & environmentally-friendly
    Suitable for pregnant women

    FAQ

    Our products are great for everybody who cares about the well-being of our planet - not just vegans! Anybody who is concerned about the future of our planet should be concerned about the impact of the commercial fishing industry on the oceans.

    With our oceans currently being heavily overfished, combined with the world's growing population, fish is simply not a sustainable way to meeting the world's growing demand for omega-3.

    Algae is the omega-3 source of the future, whether you're veggie, vegan or neither!

    Our Omega-3 softgels capsules should be swallowed whole with water and after a meal (ideally your fattiest meal of the day).

    You can also pierce the capsules and squeeze the oil out if administering to young children.

    No this does not contain Omega-6. Although Omega-6 is an important fatty acid, the modern diet is very rich in Omega-6. In fact, most people consume far too much, to the point that it is affecting our health.

    The ideal ratio of Omega 3 to 6 in the diet is 1:1, while is reality it is closer to 1:20 in the western world.

    For this reason, we did not include any Omega-6 in our products as there is little health benefit to supplementing with it.

    In most cases, it's far better to increase your Omega-3 and reduce your Omega-6.

    Our Omega-3 is free of the most common allergens including fish, wheat, gluten, crustaceans, eggs, nuts, soya, dairy and artificial flavourings and preservatives.

    Omvits Omega-3 may be particularly beneficial for:

    - Vegetarians, vegans or anyone with very little oily fish in their diet

    - People concerned about the sustainability issues around fishing

    - Pregnant and breastfeeding women

    - People over the age of 50 who are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive and visual decline or joint pain

    - People with seafood allergies

    - People who suffer from dry eyes

    - People wanting to improve their concentration levels and memory

    - Young children

    - People wanting to improve the health of hair, skin and nails

    You may think that a supplement which contains Omega 6 and 9 as well as Omega-3 is a better choice than Omega-3 on its own.

    However, most of us already get plenty of Omega-6 from the foods we eat. In fact, we are eating so much Omega-6, that it is having a negative effect on our health by causing inflammation.

    By taking a supplement with added Omega-6, you could be damaging your health further. As for Omega-9, this is not required in our diet at all. Omega-9 is a “non-essential” fatty acid, as it can be created by the body from other nutrients.

    It's far better to get a high quality Omega-3 supplement.

    Schizochytrium is a strain of algae found in coastal marine habitats and is naturally rich in Omega-3 DHA.

    These algae are cultivated in a sterilised environment and then fermented in vats of purified water.

    This not only prevents impacts to the natural ecosystem but also avoids the risk of any pollutants or contaminants from sea water.

    During this process, the algae synthesise the DHA-rich oil which is then extracted using a solvent-free process.

    The extracted oil is then treated and mixed with Vitamins E and C to prevent oxidation, after which it is ready to be filled into our veggie softgels.

    Obviously, there's a lot more to the process, but this provides a basic overview.

    There is no official standard for how much Omega-3 we should get each day. However, most health organisations agree that 250–500 mg per day is sufficient to maintain good overall health.

    One such organisation is the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), who recommend the following:

    Adults:

    - 250 mg DHA or EPA per day for normal adults

    Pregnant/breastfeeding women:

    - 200 mg DHA per day in addition to normal adult requirements (450 mg total).

    Children (7-24 months):

    - 100 mg DHA per day

    Children (2-18 years):

    - 250 mg DHA or EPA per day

    There is no doubt that fish oil has some health benefits, however, there are also well documented downsides. If you are considering buying a fish oil, here are a few things to bear in mind:

    1) Many fish oils are cheap, but you should be aware of what you are paying for. These cheap fish oils are regularly of poor quality and contain relatively small dosages of DHA/EPA. They often have not been properly processed to remove heavy metals and toxins. You'll also find that they have a very strong "fishy" smell or taste. This is because the oil is starting to go rancid as the polyunsaturated fats start to go bad.

    2) If you saw how fish oil is made, you probably wouldn't want to put it in your body! Fish scraps are mashed, steamed and squeezed to get the oil out before it goes through further processing.

    3) Our seas are more polluted now than they have ever been. Fish often contain harmful levels of contaminants and toxins including heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. High levels of these substances in your diet can have serious health consequences, particularly for pregnant women.

    4) There are major concerns about the impact of overfishing on world fish stocks. According to the United Nations, world fish stocks are expected to collapse by the year 2048 if current practices continue. Algae on the other hand, is fully sustainable and a great alternative to fish oil for vegans and non-vegans alike.

    5) Fish is a highly inefficient way of getting Omega-3 in comparison to algae. Pound-for-pound, algae contains approximately twenty times the amount of Omega-3 as fish. In other words, for every 20 kilograms of fish taken out of the ocean, you'd only need 1 kilogram of algae to produce the same amount of Omega-3!

    Our algae is grown in a closed system in purified water and not taken from the sea.

    Not only does this mean that the algae is completely free of ocean-borne contaminants, it also doesn't disrupt the delicate marine eco-system.

    If you have a question, we'd love to hear from you! You can contact us by clicking here

    Alternatively, you can email us at hello@omvits.com

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    Emma Parker (Bedford, GB)
    Omega 3 algae capsules

    I'm so glad we started buying these algae oil tablets from Omvits. When we went vegan we were concerned to make sure we still had a good level of omega 3 in our diet and buying these makes so much more sense than buying fish oils. I already love the fact we can get them delivered every few months in a plastic-free pouch so I can just fill up our pot instead of using a new plastic pot each time.
    I also love the weekly Wellness Wednesday e mails from Omvits, loads of inspiring articles and recipes. Normally e mails from companies aren't very interesting but this always has something great to read, and the healthy plant-based recipes are great inspiration too. I also love knowing I am supporting a small business that has good values at its heart.

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    Anonymous (Hackney, GB)
    Omega 3s

    I was pleased to find a source of Omega 3 that did not come from fish oil. Ordering is easy and delivery quick so far.

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    Robert Young (Cumbernauld, GB)
    Good product happy with results

    Good product happy with the results which are a improvement in concentration and general health associated with omega three oil albeit vegan friendly, which attracted me to this product. Will be buying again.

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    Des (London, GB)
    Vegan Omega 3

    My whole family takes these for varying reasons: Lacking in diet, ADD, familial heart issues, joint health and improved mood. I am reassured that they are not full of heavy metals, having a negative impact on sealife and come in a recyclable packet.

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    Jo (Epsom, GB)
    Easy subscription service, sustainable and great product

    Love the product, especially because it's vegan! Easy to use subscription service and sustainable recyclable packaging!