Not fish. Not krill. Fish get their omega-3s from eating algae. Be smart, go straight to the source. Skip PCBs, heavy metals and environmental toxins found in fish. No fish, no harm.
Some of the most important building blocks in our bodies are the marine essential fatty acids omega-3 EPA and DHA. Simris® Algae Omega-3 is a completely plant-based and superior alternative to fatty fish and fish oil, with the same benefits for beauty, health and wellness.
THE ULTIMATE SOURCE
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids, meaning we need to obtain them from our diet. In particular, the marine omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) have numerous important physiological functions, and are found in cell membranes all over our bodies. Large part of our brains - about 30 percent - is literally omega-3 DHA. Their importance can be traced back to the origin of evolution, where tiny microalgae developed the capacity to produce omega-3 to keep their cell membranes supple and fluid as the oceans were cooling off. Still today, one of the most important roles of omega-3s in our bodies is to ensure smooth operation at cellular level.
Normally, we obtain these essential marine omega-3 fats from our diet, by eating wild-caught fatty fish and seafood. Omega-3 fats are the major reason why fish is considered so healthy. But our diets have changed, and not everybody eats enough omega-3 rich foods. Also, due to pollution and plastics in our oceans, fatty fish can have alarmingly high amounts of mercury and other heavy metals, PCB, dioxins, phthalates and PFAS.
NO FISH, NO HARM
Fish oils and krill are not great for planetary health either, since they contribute to overfishing and the destruction of marine habitats. So whether it’s purity, safety, animal ethics, or environmental concerns, there are plenty of reasons why you would want your omegas from their original source in nature, rather than via fish or krill oils. It’s better for you, and better for the oceans.
In nature, fish and krill eat microalgae, which is how the omega-3 ends up in their fatty tissue. It is much smarter to go straight to the source, and to take the omega-3 oil directly from algae instead. The marine omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA found in algae are exactly the same as in fatty fish and seafood – because the fish get their omega-3s from the algae in the first place.
WHAT ABOUT WALNUTS?
Microalgae are the only plant-based source of omega-3 EPA and DHA. The omega-3 found in land-based plants and sources such as walnuts, flaxseed oil, chia seeds and similar is omega-3 ALA, or alpha-linolenic acid. This is a shorter, precursor form of omega-3 that needs to be converted to EPA and DHA in our bodies, before it can perform its profound functions. Extensive research has shown that the conversion of ALA into the active omega-3 forms EPA and DHA is rather inefficient, and also depends on other factors such as genetics.
While plant-based omega-3-rich foods such as flax oil, walnuts or chia seeds are great for a healthy omega-6 to omega-3 balance, there are many good reasons to ensure sufficient direct intake of EPA and DHA as well. And algae are the only plants that produce omega-3 EPA and DHA, with the same health benefits as from fish and krill oil. Especially vegetarians and vegans might want to consider taking a supplement with EPA and DHA from algae, to ensure sufficient intake of the important marine omega-3 fatty acids.
OMEGA-3 FOR BEAUTY
Omega-3s are touted as the ultimate beauty potion. They are essential to a holistic beauty regimen, with profound effects on hair quality, skin appearance, strong nails - and general wellbeing, for that extra inner glow. Beauty from within, for real.
OMEGA-3 FOR FITNESS
Omega-3s are essential for any performance-driven diet. They are crucial in combating inflammation and keeping joints in good health. They have a profound role in maintaining cardiovascular health, which is important in supplying oxygen-rich blood to muscles during exercise. Recovery, protein synthesis and fat-burning are other popular areas supported by omega-3s, according to the fitness community.
OMEGA-3 FOR WELLBEING
Cognitive function, sleep quality, cell function, foetus and infant development, childhood learning… the list of areas in which the role of omega-3s has been studied keeps going. Omega-3s are not another superfood. Omegas are essential to human wellbeing. They are some of the most important building blocks in our bodies. Without them, you simply cannot be the optimal you.
SIMRIS ALGAE OMEGA-3: NATURAL ALGAE OIL
Why bother with fish oil when you can get your omega-3s grown directly from the sun? Our exclusive flagship line of omega-3 supplements based on marine omega-3 EPA and DHA from farmed algae is just that.
Our Simris® Algae Omega-3 vegan softgels contain exactly the same beneficial omega-3 EPA and DHA as found in fish oil, just a lot better. We grow our algae by natural photosynthesis in closed glass systems in greenhouses, where the algae are continuously circulated in our own pure salt water. I this way, we obtain a unique, all-natural omega-3-oil which is ecologically sustainable, free from environmental toxins, and packed with maximal amounts of healthy substances, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Superior quality and absolute purity.
All our products are completely plant-based and therefore suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those allergic to fish as well. Clear as day and super smart!