Ovega3™ life contains the active omega-3 substance DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.
This active omega-3 substance is important to our body and cannot be compared with other omega-3 fatty acids, which are supplied in the form of ALA, alpha-linolenic acid. ALA, alpha-linolenic acid, is not an active substance and must first be converted by our body in a complex process into the active omega-3 substances, DHA, EPA, DPA or OTA. 90% of this substance is lost when our body turns ALA into DHA. That means that of the 2,000 mg of omega-3-alpha-linolenic acid, only 10% or 200 mg of the active omega-3 substance, docosahexaenoic acid, remains after our bodies have completed the process.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential. Our body cannot produce them and depends on our diet for these important substances. Omega-3 fatty acids are absorbed into the cell membrane and are crucial for their production and function. Omega-3 fatty acids have a positive influence on the regulation of blood lipids.
For expectant mothers
Omega-3 fatty acids influence the development of the brain and eyes in babies. The omega-3 by-products, eicosanoids, affect numerous metabolic processes and functions.
Building block for eyes and brain
60% of all fatty acids in the retina of the eye and 40% or most unsaturated brain lipids are composed of the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA. Omega-3 reduces the negative effects of arachidonic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid and is consumed too much when we eat food products of animal origin.
Shortage of omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-6 fatty acids affect our ability to absorb omega-3 fatty acids. Too many omega-6 fatty acids in our diet slow down the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids. The German dietary report of 2000 and the Austrian dietary report of 2003 have shown that the population consumes too much omega-6 in their daily diet. According to the dietary reports, the current relationship between omega-6 and omega-3 is 8: 1. According to scientific findings, however, it should be 5: 1. That means we should reduce our consumption of omega-6 fatty acids such as linoleic, gamma-linolenic and arachidonic acids and/or increase our consumption of omega-3.
Natural triglycerides (TG), also called triacylglycerol, are the natural forms of fat. All fats produced or stored by living plants or animals as energy reserves take the form of TG. TG is a compound of 3 fatty acids and 1 glycerol. Besides TG, omega-3 capsules are also sold in several countries in the form of ethyl ester (EE). EE is an "artificial form", which means that it does not occur naturally in that form and is cheaper than TG. Only natural TG oils are allowed in omega-3 products in Switzerland, Germany and France. Artificial EE is permitted in omega-3 products in countries such as the US. The DHA algae oil used in Ovega3™ is a natural TG product.
Adults, teenagers and children from 7 years: 1 capsule daily
Made from the oil of the Microalgae Schizochytrium sp. with DHA omega-3 fatty acid in small vegetable capsules. Guaranteed free from contaminants.