Omega-3 sources

How do I get enough Omega-3?
In order to get enough of these important Omega-3 fatty acids, you will have to consume them in the form of nutrition.

The ALA fatty acids are found in different natural food products such as:

  • Flaxseed (oil)
  • Hemp seed (oil)
  • Chia seed
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Different vegetables, such as purslane and watercress

The DHA+EPA fatty acids are found in different natural food products such as:

– Algae(oil), like our Schizochytrium sp algae
– Fish, e.g. herring, tuna, mackerel, sardines and eel

We notice some confusion when we talk about different sources of Omega-3. Often we hear that customers do eat a lot of flax seeds, walnuts or avocados and therefore really need no or only a few supplements. They are all super healthy and a very good addition to the Omega-3 intake, but is that enough?!

Linseed, walnuts and avocados only contain the Omega-3 fatty acid ALA. The body is able to convert ALA into DHA or EPA, but only in very small numbers. About 0.01% of the ALA ingested converts the body to DHA.

For comparison:
The Dutch Nutrition Centre advises adults to consume 2 to 3 grams of ALA Omega-3 fatty acids per day. The Dutch Nutrition Centre advises adults to consume 200 mg DHA / EPA Omega-3 fatty acids per day. One algae oil capsule from Testa Omega-3 contains 250 mg of DHA.

One algae oil capsule from Testa Omega-3 is equivalent to:
-390.63 servings of linseed of 28 grams *
-1000 portions of walnuts of 28 grams
-19,231 avocados

* One serving of linseed (28 grams) contains approximately 6388 mg of ALA fatty acid. 0.01% can be converted to DHA, either 0.64 mg. One algae oil capsule from Testa Omega-3 contains 250 mg of DHA. That means that you should eat (250/0.64) = 390.63 servings of linseed of 28 grams to match one Testa Omega-3 capsule!

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