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Pure & Essential Vegan Omega-3 & Astaxanthin provides a balanced source of both DHA and EPA long-chain omega-3, ideal for vegans, and anyone seeking alternatives to fish-based sources of omega-3. This concentrated algae oil is cultivated in a closed environment in pure, filtered water, so it’s naturally free from ocean-borne contaminants like mercury and PCBs, and leaves no footprint on the ocean ecosystem. Providing a balanced 2:1 ratio of DHA and EPA, in small capsules for twice-daily dosing, this supplement enhances absorption and effectively raises cellular omega-3 levels. The addition of AstaPure astaxanthin offers superior antioxidant protection, not only to the delicate omega-3 fatty acids, but also to the body.
Supplementing with DHA and EPA omega-3 from algae offers the same proven benefits as from fish-based omega-3. Studies show benefits for heart health, cholesterol & triglycerides, brain function and mood, inflammation regulation and vision.
For those following plant-based diets, algae omega-3 provides preformed long-chain omega fats DHA and EPA, which are readily utilised for many important physiological processes. Seed-based omega oils like flaxseed and chia provide short-chain ALA omega-3, but the body is inefficient at converting ALA to EPA and DHA. Taking algae oil bypasses these inefficient enzyme steps and boosts levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA quickly and effectively.
Pure & Essential Vegan Omega-3 & Astaxanthin
Great for: medium intensity support for brain, heart, pregnancy & vision
This entirely algae-based omega-3 supplement provides a daily dose of 600mg of DHA and EPA, with additional antioxidant benefits from astaxanthin – a powerful and natural combination found in wild salmon and krill.
Whether you are vegan or simply someone seeking effective, sustainable alternatives to animal-based products, this supplement offers a dose and concentration superior to standard fish oil, in a similarly absorbable triglyceride form. You no longer need to rely on boosting intake of mega-3 via consuming nut and seed oils like flaxseed and chia, whose omega-3 content in the form of short-chain ALA, is poorly converted in the body to EPA and DHA. While oily fish is the primary source of DHA and EPA in the human diet, technology enables us now to go direct to the source – the algae on which they feed. Algae oil the only source of 100% plant-based long chain DHA and EPA omega-3s available.
Algae oil is the only source of 100% plant-based long chain DHA and EPA omega-3s available.
It has been clinically proven to be as effective as fish oil at raising levels of omega-3 in our cells (an import health marker – the Omega-3 Index.
Igennus nutritionists recommend that adults and children aged 12+ take 1 capsule twice daily. Children aged 6-12 years can take 1 capsule daily. For intensive support, for example if you are vegan and have not supplemented DHA and EPA recently, the dose can be increased to 4 capsules daily to provide a ‘loading’ dose, after which a normal maintenance dose can be resumed.
Bottle contents: 60 capsules (1-month supply at the standard dosage).
Free from: daily, gluten, lactose, soya, yeast, wheat. Non-GMO
Suitable for those following halal & kosher diets
Vegetarian & vegan
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A sustainable source of omega-3 that avoids heavy metal exposure
Algae oil is the omega-3 choice for the environmentally conscious for several reasons. Grown in closed systems on land, it leaves no footprint on the ocean ecosystem, and it’s naturally free from contaminants such as heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. Since algae thrives in sunny, dry climates where farming may not be possible and consumes carbon dioxide, it also helps to reduce ‘greenhouse gas’. What’s more, the by-products of algae oil production are used for nutritious animal feed.
The world’s requirements for EPA and DHA omega-3 cannot be met by fish alone, so algae offers a sustainable, environmentally sound alternative long term – not only for vegans but for all of us. Currently, however, the world’s supply of algae oil cannot also meet the global demand for omega-3. As technological innovation improves, the yield from algae farms will gradually be able to reduce our dependence on oily fish for intake of DHA and EPA omega-3.
EPA & DHA – meaningful doses for long term benefits
DHA & EPA long-chain omega-3 have complementary benefits, and whilst both are involved in cellular health, and the health of the brain, heart and eyes, taking one or the other is not desirable long term. Until recently, algae oil has been only a rich source of DHA, with many supplements offering either pure DHA or high DHA and little EPA. Pure & Essential Vegan Omega-3 & Astaxanthin delivers a meaningful dose of both DHA and EPA, offering 200mg and 100mg respectively, per capsule. At 50% concentration, the algae oil is more concentrated than both standard fish oil and krill oil. The natural triglyceride form is easily absorbed, making it efficient at raising omega-3 levels – a known health biomarker called the Omega-3 Index. Igennus nutritionists advise a daily dose of 2 capsules – 1 capsule to be taken twice daily, for enhanced absorption of the omega-3 fats (the body has a limited capacity for fat absorption, and one large single dose can saturate uptake, wasting valuable nutrients).
Omega-3 & astaxanthin – nature’s preference for protecting omega-3 from oxidation
This powerful combination of nutrients is found in nature in oily fish like wild salmon, crustaceans and the infamous krill, whereby the role of astaxanthin is to protect the delicate polyunsaturated fats from oxidation. Nature’s most potent antioxidant, derived from red microalgae, astaxanthin has the highest known ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), offering unrivalled protection against oxidative stress. Astaxanthin’s ability to quench free radicals is 6,000 times greater than vitamin C, 800 times that of coenzyme Q10 and 550 times greater than vitamin E. Our product contains twice the amount of astaxanthin of krill oil, as well as other beneficial carotenoids that are beneficial not only to the oil within the capsule to prevent them from oxidising, but to your body too.
Omega-3 health benefits
For vegans & vegetarians: plant-based diets tend to have an unbalanced omega-6:3 ratio due to limited dietary sources of EPA & DHA coupled with a high intake of nuts, seeds & grains, making supplementation with DHA & EPA wise.For those with fish allergy: algae omega-3 is ideal for those who cannot consumer fish. For those hypersensitive to even trace levels of heavy metals: At Igennus we better the standards set by industry bodies such as IFOS for maximum levels of PCBs, dioxins and mercury in fish oil, in some cases with levels 20x lower than what is permitted. That said, for those hypersensitive to any exposure at all (even through levels we are naturally exposed to through food from the land and sea), algae oil is the ideal solution as it is naturally free from ocean-borne contaminants, including heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins and microplastics.
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Consistency is key – raising omega-3 levels takes time
Noticing the effects of omega-3 supplementation depends on your baseline cellular levels when you begin. If your levels are low when you start, it will likely take longer – from 3-6 months on average, for your levels to reach healthy ranges. For those who’ve been supplementing already, the benefits can be much quicker because you’ll reach healthy ranges rapidly. Taking your omega-3 supplement daily is crucial to ensure that the fatty acids are slowly incorporated into every cell in the body. It can be the case that those who start off with omega-3 levels in the optimal range do not notice ‘apparent’ benefits from omega-3 supplementation, whereas those whose diets were devoid of omega-3 are likely to experience the most marked improvements to their health. Testing your omega-3 blood levels is the only way to know for sure what your omega-3 health status is, as well as the optimal dose for you.
Premium, natural & well tolerated ingredients
We source only the highest quality raw ingredients provided by nature and proven to be safe, effective and well tolerated. To ensure our supplements really work, we focus on the best quality forms of ingredients, prioritizing bioavailability, and using doses scientifically proven to provide demonstrable benefits to health.
– We avoid common allergens, including dairy, gluten, lactose, soya and yeast
– No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
– Bioavailable forms of ingredients ensure optimal digestion and absorption
– Halal & kosher ingredients used when available
– Sustainable raw materials
– We don’t overload the body. We believe a supplement should be just that – a complement to the diet. We formulate using doses designed to top up the diet in areas where we are prone to falling short. We don’t overload the body with excessively high doses to compensate for cheap nutrient forms; instead we prioritise efficacy, so that safe levels achieve the desired benefits
UK-manufactured in GMP facilities and independently tested
At Igennus we scrutinise each and every ingredient before selecting only the very best forms, at dosages scientifically proven to work. We carefully source from reputable suppliers, whose raw materials are tested before production, ensuring we only use super-pure ingredients in our products. We reject before manufacturing any ingredients that do not match our exacting standards. We only use GMP-accredited manufacturers in Europe and the USA, ensuring consistent high quality. We test finished products to ensure we offer you the active levels we state on the nutritional panel, which also always details both bulk and active ingredient, for greater transparency.
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About Igennus Healthcare Nutrition
We are a family-run, privately owned company based in Cambridge, UK. We formulate specialist nutrition supplements for maintaining optimal wellbeing and for more intensive support with clinical nutrition. Our team share a passion for health and a strong desire to assist others who want to improve and maintain their health naturally.
We only formulate science-based supplements using bioavailable ingredients at doses that are proven to work. The health experts behind our advanced range have a deep understanding of the role of nutrition and diet in health and disease. Whether your nutrition goal is to restore or to maintain good health, we have a range of natural health supplements to support you and our in-house nutritionists are available to advise which products are optimal for your needs.
SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: fish free omega 3 leaves no footprint on the ocean ecosystem
ULTRA PURE algae oil is grown in pure, filtered water in controlled conditions for superior purity
FEATURING ASTAXANTHIN: this super antioxidant protects the oils from oxidation and provides an extra antioxidant boost to the body
UK GMP MANUFACTURED & 3rd party tested to confirm purity & active ingredients; suitable for vegetarians, vegan & halal & kosher diets