Nordic Naturals Algae Omega

60 count
Top selling omega-3 for vegetarians or (those who do not want fish based omega 3). Most vegetarian omega 3s provide only ALA which is a precursor to omega 3 and isnt easy for your body to convert. High levels of DHA and EPA for a Vegan supplement.
Best For
Enhanced eye, heart, and brain health [1-5]; Overall health [1, 2]
What's in It 715mg Omega 3 (195mg EPA + 390mg DHA + 130mg other omegas)
Ingredients of Concern

Carrrageenan (in vegan gel capsules)

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
    • Pros:
    • 715 mg total omega-3s (195mg of EPA, 390mg of DHA, 130mg other omega)
    • Supports heart and brain health, healthy vision and immunity* Sustainably-sourced from microalgae
    • Certified 100% vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association
    • Every batch is third-party tested, surpassing the strictest international standards for purity and freshness
    • Check your bottle's testing for impurities at the Nordic web site
    • Non-GMO verified
    • Sustainable source of omega 3
    • Produced without hexane, a solvent that can cause issues to the Central Nervous System, such as dizzinness and nausea

    Ingredients Concern: Carrageenan - In order to create vegan capsules as opposed to non-vegan gel caps that are made from pork or beef, some manufacturers use carrageenan in their gel capsules which is considered safe according to EWG (1 Rating), however has been known in a small % of people to cause some allergies that can cause stomach issues like bloating. Carrageenan is considered a common food additive extracted from red seaweed. Manufacturers often use it as a thickening agent and you can find it everywhere from dog food to gel caps.

    A study in 2017 found that even non-degraded carrageenan can cause inflammation and bowel disorders, suggesting that this substance may contribute to ulcers and IBD.

    Cons: Some say it has a fishy smell, but this could be due to not storing it in a cool, dry place, away from the sun.

    Nordic Naturals is a top tier company with the purest omega 3 oils on the market. Third parties have tested their product numerous times and have revealed that Nordic Naturals products have higher purity levels than other Omega 3 oil supplements. Nordic Naturals CEO Joar Opheim grew up in Artic Norway and later moved to California. When he could not find good quality omega 3 supplements in California like he had back home, he decided to launch a company. He found the quality of the fish oils in the USA to be poor so he decided to make the highest quality ones back home in Norway. Today, his omega 3 is #1 in the USA and a global leader in omega 3. His goal is to have generations of healthy, happy people from all over the world.
    Healthy levels of omega 3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) support cognitive functions such as memory, focus, motivation, etc., and enhanced energy, while low omega 3 fatty acid levels are linked to mental fatigue [1, 2]. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids improve age-related eye problems, support heart health, promote optimal cholesterol levels, and enhance mental health through its ability to help protect against dementia and age-related cognitive issues, and it targets depression, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity [3, 4].
    Enhanced eye, heart, and brain health [1-5]; Overall health [1, 2]
    Omega-3 fatty acids have neuroprotective properties that protect brain cells from different types of damage [1, 2].In addition, omega-3 fatty acids are healthy triglycerides that help lower unhealthy triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels [3]. In particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) protect eye cells from age-related changes and these omega-3 fatty acids also protect cells in the brain from different types of damage, including tissue damage that can lead to dementia or age-related cognitive problems due to their antioxidant, vasodilating, anti-inflammatory, and anti-arrhythmic properties [1-4]. Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids contain cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory properties [5].

    Key Ingredients:  Total Omega-3s: 715mg EPA: 195mg DHA: 390mg other omega-3s: 130mg

    All Ingredients:  algal oil (marine algae oil), high oleic sunflower oil, rosemary extract, natural mixed tocopherols, ascorbyl palimitate, soft gel capsule (modified cornstarch, glycerin, carageenan, sorbitol, water, carob color)

    Take 2 soft gels with food a day. Or take as directed by your doctor.
    Check with your doctor on taking supplements when also on medications. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
    [1] Chang CY, Ke DS, Chen JY. Essential fatty acids and human brain. Acta neurologica Taiwanica. 2009;18(4):231-241.
    [2] Feller, S.E.; Gawrisch, K.; MacKerell, A.D., Jr. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in lipid bilayers: Intrinsic and environmental contributions to their unique physical properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002;124:318-326.
    [3] Al-Shaer AH, Abu-Samak MS, Hasoun LZ, Mohammad BA, Basheti IA. Assessing the effect of omega-3 fatty acid combined with vitamin D3 versus vitamin D3 alone on estradiol levels: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in females with vitamin D deficiency. Clin Pharmacol. 2019; 11:25-37.
    [4]. Wu J, Cho E, Giovannucci EL, Rosner BA, Sastry SM, Willett WC, Schaumberg DA. Dietary Intakes of Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid and Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(5):634-643.
    [5.] McDougle DR, Watson JE, et al. Anti-inflammatory ω-3 endocannabinoid epoxides. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(30):E6034-E6043.
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