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The vegetarian diet largely depends upon ALA to be synthesized into EPA and DHA in the body, according to how omega-3s are metabolized, handled by the inherent systems in the body. Important findings now show that ALA conversion into EPA and DHA is rate limiting. The first metabolic step in EPA synthesis by the enzyme delta-6 desaturase is kinetically slow, so most ALA undergoes oxidative metabolism for energy and is not converted to EPA. That is, omega-3 oil supplementation from plant sources may produce only 7% of the EPA levels otherwise gained through fish oil supplementation. DHA accumulation from ALA only occurs at trace levels due to the additional steps required to convert EPA into DHA. In contrast, dietary DHA supplementation will result in steady state DHA concentrations and modest increases in EPA concentrations through DHA retro-conversion, producing EPA at 5-11% of accumulated DHA levels. With continuous supplementation, EPA/DHA levels plateau, suggesting the body first needs to incorporate omega-3s directly through the diet before limiting omega-3 fatty acid accumulations by oxidative metabolism.
Pure One™ is derived from microalgae, one of the most DHA-rich forms of Omega-3 oil available. Other plant-based sources of Omega-3s (flax seed, canola oil or walnuts) don't contain either DHA or EPA. Instead, they contain ALA, an Omega-3 precursor that requires the body to go through a three step process to convert to DHA and EPA. That conversion process makes ALA much less effective and efficient in gaining the needed fatty acids. It makes the body work harder and ends up providing much less DHA or EPA. Omega-3 microalgae oil provides DHA and EPA directly.
Also, our product is made with purely vegetarian (carrageenan) capsules - the latest in natural encapsulation technology.
Oils and seeds are not the only omega 3 foods from non-animal sources. One of the best omega 3 sources for everyone is from golden microalgae oil supplements. Not all vegetarian products offer vegetarian capsules, so vegetarians need to watch labels.
Different omega-3 sources vary significantly in the actual omega 3 benefits your body receives. One of the highest valued vegetarian sources of omega 3 is microalgae oil, which your body can use directly for getting DHA and EPA in the right amounts. Microalgae oil gives you the maximum benefit of omega 3s bacause the natural and proper balance of DHA and EPA make it a far superior source, even if you are not a vegetarian or vegan. That means you don't need animal products any more for omega-3s.
While foods and oils like flax oil, walnuts and mustard seeds are sources of vegetarian omega 3, microalgae oil supplements offer a higher standard of benefits, allowing everyone to enjoy omega 3 benefits for healthier lifestyles, regardless of culinary affiliations.