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Microalgae Oil Efficacy and Safety:
One question is whether DHA-rich microalgae oil can function as a universal fish oil alternative? Based on the effects and benefits of fish oil, it will be important to know how well DHA-rich oil compares in clinical efficacy. Early clinical indications strongly support equal efficacy of microalgae oil compared to fish oil for many treatments, particularly those related to cardio-protection, Alzheimer's prevention, and lowering triglycerides.
The DHA-rich omega-3 oil produced from microalgae has undergone extensive analysis, showing that the individual components of the extracted oil are all present elsewhere in normal foods consumed by communities. Thus, Pure One™ DHA-rich oil is inherently safe in its fatty acid and sterol components, a fact known since 1997.
The oil's safety is further supported by historically safe use of this oil and fish oils of similar active ingredient compositions. In addition, Pure One™ safety is guaranteed.
The knowledge of human metabolism for each individual component in microalgae oil and a lack of adverse reactions are conclusive. There have been no reports in the literature of allergic or toxic responses to any members of the kingdom Chromista.
It has been shown that individual ratios of polyunsaturated fatty acids vary according to food source. For DHA-rich microalgae oil the key points to note are very high levels of DHA, the appropriately low levels of EPA and the moderate content of docosapentaenoic acid (DPA n-6).
DPA n-6 is an omega-6 fatty acid that does not have the negative bioactivity of arachidonic acid (ARA). DPA n-6 is present in a wide variety of foods and is relatively abundant in eggs and breast milk. The ratio of DPA n-6 to DHA n-3 in human breast milk is reported to range normally from 1:1 to 1:6 . The ratio of DPA n-6 to DHA n-3 in Pure One™ is 1:3, the median range of breast milk.
Microalgae strains have been developed by conventional techniques and no Genetic Modifications were used or needed. An independent panel of experts in the US has concluded that DHA-rich oil from microalgae can be "Generally Regarded as Safe" as a nutritional food ingredient or supplement (1997).