OVEGHA offers you pure, unadulterated, non-GMO, natural fermented vegan omega-3 DHA that is free of ocean borne contaminants and is 100% natural.
Each serving of OVEGHA contains 400mg vegan omega 3 DHA. Current research suggests children must consume 200mg DHA per day, and adults must consume over 350mg DHA per day.
OVEGHA is inspired by the lifelong, encompassing nutritional value of DHA through life. Right from the time a baby takes form in the mother’s womb to the time an individual grapples with the travails of old age, DHA supports the development and functionality of the brain and eyes and protects the heart. DHA is a highly recommended nutrient by health authorities the world over. A wealth of research conducted over the last thirty years points to the importance of vegan omega-3 DHA for healthy heart, eye and brain function.
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Myth buster: Fish oil vs Micro-algae
Most people believe that the richest source of omega-3 DHA is fish oil. This is a myth. Fish; do not produce omega-3 DHA.
Micro-algae is the world’s richest and only primary source of omega-3 DHA. It is staple food for small marine animals, who in turn are eaten by fish. Algae are the basis for the enrichment of n-3 PUFAs in the lipids of other marine organisms over the aquatic food chain. Most DHA found in the extracted fish oil preparations is derived from micro-algae consumed by the fish. Fish only get their omega-3 DHA from the micro algae in their food chain.
Why would you want to consume fish oil – when you can benefit from a primary and vegan source – micro-algae?
Two-thirds of our fisheries are depleted. Our oceans are in a crisis. Due to the demand for fish in the food industry and fish oil in the health industry, large populations of fish are going extinct. This is not a sustainable option.
In 2003, the World’s large predatory fish populations were estimated to have declined by 90% since the 1950s. We need to leave the fish where they should be – our ocean.
Apart from experiencing the unpleasant taste, smell, fishy burps, you may also be subject to lead, PCBs, toxins, dioxin, mercury, arsenic, and other impurities that fish oil may contain.
OVEGHA vegan omega 3 DHA is made from micro-algae that is fermented in controlled conditions, free of ocean borne contaminants, and non-GMO.
More DHA: Therapeutic dosages
There are many omega-3 DHA products in the market. Simply consuming omega-3 DHA is not enough; one must ensure that the correct amount is consumed from the correct source. Omega-3 DHA derived from micro-algae is the correct source as it is the primary source, and is pure, vegan, and free of ocean borne contaminants. One capsule of OVEGHA delivers 200mg vegan omega-3 DHA – an adequate dose for children. Two capsules of OVEGHA deliver 400mg of pure omega-3 DHA – an adequate dose for adults.
More health: Suggested use
As a dietary supplement, adults take two capsules after dinner. Pregnant and nursing women may consume two capsules post dinner. An intake of 200-800mg DHA may have protective and antioxidant effects on LDL and could present optimal doses for cardiovascular disease prevention in a healthy population. We recommend taking OVEGHA at night after dinner for better absorption.
Kindly consult your physician for medical advise, if you are taking any other medication or have a pre-existing condition.
What is Omega-3
Omega-3 is a healthy fatty acid. The three major omega-3 fatty acids are Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).
Adequate supplementation of omega-3 DHA has innumerable health benefits. The insistence about this nutrient prevails among health authorities around the world, including the US FDA. A voluminous quantum of research conducted over the last thirty years has expressed beyond doubt, the importance of dietary omega-3 fatty acids for healthy heart, eye and brain function. However, the decreasing consumption of this nutrient as a result of modern dietary preferences spells out an irony. Furthermore, the task of reversing this negative dietary trend has been made more difficult in recent months by public concern about fish as a possible source of toxins.
Omega-3 and Omega-6: The right ratio
You need to consume the right kind of fats in the right proportion. The modern diet is replete in saturated fats which spoil the balance of your system and leave several ailments by your bedside. The unsaturated fats on the other hand contribute to your health and enhance it. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are the need of the hour and more particularly, we need them in an appropriate ratio. The presence of polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your body is vital to achieving optimum health and nutrition.
Omega-6 fatty acids are easily available since most junk food is loaded with omega-6 fatty acids along with trans fatty acids. Most Indians consume omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 30-70:1 but the ideal ratio is 5:1 for optimal health benefits.
‘Much evidence supports the conclusion that an increased intake of linoleic acid and an elevated ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is a major risk factor for western-type cancers, thrombotic diseases, apoplexy, allergic hyperactivity, and diseases for which anti-inflammatory drugs are effective. The World Health Organization and others are now recommending a ratio of between 3:1 and 4:1 for Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids.”
ALA EPA DHA
The essential omega-3 fatty acids include ALA (Alpha-linolenic Acid), EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). ALA, a short-chain omega-3 fatty acid is found in walnuts, flax-seeds, hemp, soybeans and vegetable oils.
ALA is an essential fatty acid, our body cannot synthesize it. When we consume ALA, our body has to elongate this first into EPA, then DHA, and make it a long-chain fatty acid, before it is used.
It has been recognized since 1970s that the human capacity to convert ALA to EPA and EPA to DHA may be limited and subsequent studies have confirmed this. The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) recently released an official statement on the conversion efficiency of ALA to DHA. They concluded that the conversion of ALA to DHA is on the order of 1% in infants, and considerably lower in adults.
EPA is a precursor to DHA. EPA is commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil. When consumed, EPA is converted to DHA.
DHA is the most important omega-3 fatty acid. DHA constitutes up to 97% of the Omega-3 fatty acids in the brain, and up to 93% of the omega-3 fatty acids in the retina. Almost 50% of the neuronal membranes are accounted by DHA. Omega-3 DHA is also a key component of the heart. Recent studies suggest that up to 15% of the dry weight of our brain is comprised of DHA.
DHA is an essential part of optimum nutrition throughout life. Supplementation of omega-3 DHA becomes even more of a pressing need, when we consider the role DHA alone plays in the human development.
Modern humans have evolved with a staple source of preformed DHA in the diet. An important turning point in human evolution was the discovery of high-quality easily digested nutrients from coastal seafood and inland freshwater sources. A new picture is emerging which places nutrition, and DHA in particular, in an integral role in the evolution of human intelligence.
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