First off, fat is good. Don’t get us started on the bias against food with fat, body fat, and even the word fat. We’d be here for days. Let’s be simple and state we do not promote the concept of good fats and bad fats. What we want to focus on is the evidence for a specific type of fat called omega-3, which, when taken at a not-too-much not-too-little amount, can improve measures in many areas of health
Often you’ll hear “Fish Oil” equated with omega-3 fats. Certain fish, like salmon, sardines, anchovies, and herring, are fatty and commonly used as an omega-3 source through food or supplementation. Have you ever wondered how these fish get to be so full of these fats? It’s the algae they consume! The base of the omega-3 food chain is algae, and it makes its way up to the human world through these fatty fish. Algae have something every human needs, and hey freya wants to let you in on this little secret.
We choose algae as the source of our omega-3 for a few significant reasons: our goals include committing to sustainable options when possible, vegan-friendly, and healing our bodies without polluting the path we walk down. What checks all of these boxes? Meet Algal Oil.
Algal Oil is derived from microalgae, can grow in marine environments and fresh water, and is abundantly available. Humans don’t naturally create omega 3’s, so we must rely on outside sources. Omega-3s have two dominant forms, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), both of which benefit women's health. Our Algal oil is standardized to 30% DHA, with EPA and other omegas alongside. We searched high and low to ensure your supplements contain the purest form of omega-3 oil, so you get all the good with no filler. We placed algal oil into our THRIVE and NOURISH daily supplements as an easy way to have these essential fats in your routine. Fun fact - because we source from algae instead of sea creatures - you no longer need to worry about the fish burps!
Evidence-based relief and benefits from this super acid:
- Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain health. There is a reason they are called essential fatty acids! One particular type called DHA may improve cognitive function and increase memory, reduce feelings of anxiety, and even help happiness levels
- Dry and stiff joints? No thanks. Oily and lubricated? Yes, please. These lovely fats enjoy slipping around in the body - helping to reduce unwanted pain
- Heart health - who doesn’t love the feeling that they can trust their heart (in more ways than one)
- Omega-3 fatty acids are valuable for eye health, as consumption of DHA specifically may prevent age-related vision loss.
Let’s get comfortable with fat, Nourishing, satiating, protective fat. We need it. All types of it. And with omega-3’s, they can be accessed from a natural setting - where its only job is to do no harm. To read more - resources below!