Omega-3 fatty acids


Omega-3 DHA

The origin of the Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that comes from α-linolenic acid (ALA) that our body cannot synthesize

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Veggunn products contain 99% of this acid and 1% of eicosapentanoic acid (EPA)

  • Babies are obtained from mother’s milk
  • The intake of omega-3 DHA should prevail over the intake of Omega6 (which is inflammatory)
  • Does not contain heavy metals
  • Does not contain Iodine, being cultivated microalgae

Veggunn’s Omega-3 DHA comes from microalgae schyzochitrium sp, which is the original source, reaching 60% purity at source.

Main functions of Omega-3 fatty acids DHA

The Omega-3 fatty acid DHA has an anti-inflammatory effect and protects against cardiovascular, metabolic and autoimmune diseases.

  • Contributes to maintaining normal function of the cardiovascular system
  • It contributes to maintaining normal concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • Contributes to normal brain development and cognitive function. In babies it accumulates during the period that begins with conception and ends in the second year.
  • It participates in the proper performance of brain functions: neurogenesis, in the migration of neurons from ventricular zones to the periphery, in myelination and in synaptogenesis.

The amount of ALA that the human body is able to convert to DHA is very low.

For whom it is recommended to take omega-3 fatty acid DHA

The Omega-3 DHA fatty acid from cultivated microalgae is recommended for pregnant women because it does NOT contain heavy metals.

  • Women who are thinking of conceiving
  • Pregnant women
  • Babys
  • Vegans, vegetarians and people who consume little fish
  • People who have cardiovascular risk

The Omega-3 DHA Veggun Family is dissolved in EVOO to also add its organoleptic properties

How do I know if I am deficient in omega-3 fatty acids DHA?

The best way to know if I have a deficiency of Omega-3 DHA is by blood tests with certain reagents.

Food supplements are not drugs and are not a substitute for a balanced diet. The lack of nutrients included in supplements does not explain 100% some problems or symptoms that manifest in physiological processes. Therefore, the lack of the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA may be involved in:
  • Difficult to focus.
  • Inner restlessness and depression.
  • Fatigue and poor vision
  • Muscular weakness
  • Weak nails, brittle hair and dry skin.
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Weight gain*
*A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that both omega-3 intake and regular exercise helpimprove cardiovascular health.

The Omega-3 DHA Veggunn does not contain preservatives or iodine so as not to affect the thyroid in pregnant women

Apart from health, why microalgae oil for our Omega-3 fatty acid DHA?

The omega-3 fatty acid from algae and not from fish, does not use the death of fish to make it. It does not alter the marine ecosystems of the seas and oceans.

Our algae are grown in bioreactors rather than in the marine environment.

These bioreactors could be used as systems to reduce CO2 emissions, playing a crucial role in NO global warming.

In the future, they have the potential to obtain biofuels (lipids), having a minimal impact on the environment.