London Nutritionist Interviewed by ITV ITN NEWS on Omega 3 Fish Oil
Health expert, speaker and presenter, Yvonne Bishop-Weston discusses omega 3 essential fatty acids DHA EPA and sustainable vegetarian algae alternatives to fish oil for mood and brain function.
VIDEO: Nutrition and Omega 3 Fish Oils
Sustainable sources of Omega 3 long chain essential fatty acids
The typical therapeutic doses of long chain omega 3 fats EPA and DHA (as opposed to short chain plant based omega 3 oils ALA) are around 1000mg a day. This is more difficult to achieve at this level with plant based oils. Flaxseed is fairly unreliable at sufficiently increasing DHA levels and has variable success in trials at improving EPA levels.
Our recommendations for plant based vegetarian alternatives to fish oil are a combination of the following.
V-Pure Algae plant based EPA / DHA omega 3 fish alternative
This DHA rich Algal oil also has some EPA in it. The Algae is grown in steel tanks in a controlled environment and then the essential fats are coaxed out using a unique high tech natural process to allow the production of a concentrated omega 3 DHA rich oil
Omega 7 - Sea Buckthorn Oil
Foods for Life Nutritionist Gareth Zeal has revealed that research suggests that omega 7 - particularly Seabuckthorn oil, which is rich in omega 7, like longer chain omega 6, helps with the conversion pathway and makes it easier for the body to convert shorter chain essential fat omega oils into longer chain essential fats such as EPA and DHA.