Vegan Essential Omega
Vegan Essential Omega is the ideal vegan alternative to traditional fish oil. Ahiflower® oil offers the richest effective vegan and Non-GMO omega-3 fatty acids alpha-linolenic (ALA) and stearidonic acid (SDA) from any single plant source. Human clinical trial results show that Ahiflower oil has up to four times (4x) more efficient conversion to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) than flaxseed oil.
The Problems with Traditional Omega-3 Supplements
You’ve been told you can get your omega-3s from salmon and other fish. It’s commonly recommended for you to eat 4oz of salmon three times a week to get your required omega-3s.
In Austin, TX (where Genesis Today is headquartered), a pound of salmon is anywhere between $9 and $14 a pound at a local grocery store. That’s about $2.25-$3.50 per 4oz serving. You can get a whole pound of other protein sources for the same price.
Besides, that salmon may or may not contain mercury (hint: it most likely does because our oceans are notoriously contaminated).
Plus, our oceans are being overfished and farmed salmon are more like your pet goldfish than anything else (they are fed pellets akin to dry dog food).
Traditional omega-3 supplements have the same issues fish do – they can be contaminated with ocean pollutants like mercury and PCBs. But the biggest problem is how quickly they go rancid and the resulting gas.
Fish oil is incredibly sensitive to oxygen, heat, and light. Any of these can cause your fish oil to become rancid. You can quickly tell if it’s rancid by smell and/or taste. If it smells fishy or tastes fishy, it’s not good anymore and you shouldn’t take it at all. You’ll only be increasing your free radical load.
Vegan Sources of Omega-3
Until very recently, flaxseed oil was the undisputed champion of vegans seeking omega-3s everywhere. It naturally has the highest amount of ALA of any plant, so it’s understandable.
You can also get ALA from foods such as sacha inchi, pumpkin seeds, perilla seeds, walnuts – mostly seeds and nuts.
Why the focus on ALA?
ALA can be converted to EPA and DHA, but it requires enzymes made by your liver and numerous nutritional cofactors that Americans are typically deficient in. Plus, eating excess omega-6s can adversely affect the benefits you get from omega-3s.
It may seem like you’ve got a lot going against you, but really, you can overcome the nutritional deficiency and omega-6s easily by eating a better diet and focusing on organic produce.
However, ALA from flaxseed oil has a notoriously low conversion rate (which is why it was so important to get as much ALA as possible). Your body can convert it at a rate as high as 6%, but it drops to 3% if you’re over-indulging on omega-6s. [source]
However, there’s another metabolite that has a much better conversion rate than ALA – SDA (stearidonic acid). SDA converts to EPA approximately 4 times better than ALA. [source]
Ahiflower® - The Best Plant Source of Omegas?
Americans eat approximately 15 times more omega-6s than omega-3s. The ideal ratio is 1:1. So if you don’t control your omega-6 intake, you’ll need to take a heck of a lot of flaxseed oil to balance it out. We’re talking dozens of grams.
You can make it easier on yourself by taking Vegan Essential Omega which features Ahiflower.
Let’s say you’re taking a teaspoon of flaxseed oil (yum). That’s about 2,600 mg of ALA. At a conversion rate of 7% based on the source above, you’ll get about 182 mg of EPA. That’s not much EPA.
Where’d the 7% suddenly appear from?
In this study, they tested EPA, SDA, and ALA and measured the levels of EPA in the blood after. It wound up creating a ratio of 1 : 0.3 : 0.07 (EPA : SDA : ALA). So for the sake of simple and fair comparison, those are the numbers being used.
A teaspoon of Ahiflower contains 850 mg of SDA and 2,090 mg of ALA. With a 30% conversion rate of SDA to EPA and the 7% for ALA, that’s a total of 401.3 mg of EPA. In other words, you’d need to take twice as much flaxseed oil as Vegan Essential Omega to get the same amount of ALA.
Flaxseed Oil vs Ahiflower
Not only do you get more omega-3s from Ahiflower compared to flaxseed oil, but there’s also another significant difference you need to be aware of.
Your omegas are most likely already out of balance. If you’re like the rest of Americans, you’ve got a ratio of 15:1 (omega-6 to omega-3s). But you want a ratio of 1:1.
But let’s suppose you’re eating a good diet and you’ve got a ratio of 6:1.
The other battle you’ll be fighting with taking flaxseed oil is that it’s got a ratio around 1:3 (omega-6 to omega-3). So while you’re getting your omega-3s, it’s at a relatively low level compared to Vegan Essential Omega.
Vegan Essential Omega has a ratio of about 1:4.5. Not only will you get more out of Vegan Essential Omega thanks to its SDA content, you’ll also get much less omega-6s.
But that’s not all.
Traceable and Sustainable
Ahiflower is grown in the United Kingdom by a dedicated grower’s club. That means every capsule of Vegan Essential Omega can be traced directly back to the field it came from.
Imagine 40,000 sardines. Imagine 40,000 sardines being ripped out of the food chain. It’s unsustainable. Though sardines reproduce quickly and abundantly, it puts a significant dent in the food chain that can affect fish higher up. Meanwhile, 2.5 acres of Ahiflower can produce the same amount of omega-rich oil as those 40,000 sardines – without causing harm to the ecosystem.
Vegan Essential Omega Benefits*
Aside from being able to provide you with more EPA than any other plant-based food, Vegan Essential Omega can also help:
- Support your cognitive function and brain health*
- Support mobility and joint health*
- Provide heart healthy EPA
It’s a simple equation when you break it down. Since SDA is more easily converted to EPA than ALA, it makes it easier for you to obtain the benefits you’re seeking.*
Plus, Vegan Essential Omega is sustainable, traceable, and doesn’t give you fishy burps or taste of traditional omega-3 supplements.
Get Vegan Essential Omega and get one of the best sources of vegan omega-3s.