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Why Supplement with Algae Omega-3 DHA?



June 5th, 2019








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Algae Omega-3 has been rising in popularity in the past decade. Unlike fish based Omega-3, algae Omega-3 is vegetarian, vegan, sustainable, contains natural DHA, and has minimal risk of ocean borne contaminants. Algae is the best source for DHA and offers a plethora of different health benefits.

In this article, we will focus on why every individual of all ages should supplement with algae based DHA Omega-3. Following the main benefits, we will discuss what NovoOmega¢î Omega-3 A-10 powder and Omega-3 A-32 powder are, and why dietary supplements should contain them.







Why Supplement with Algae Omega-3 DHA?





  1. May Boost Eye Health:


  2. Eye health may suffer without proper fats in our diet. The eyes, along with the brain, accumulate high amounts of fatty acids during the late fetal and early neonatal stages.(5) In infants, research has shown that DHA is important for vision development. DHA can be found in breast milk and even in several kinds of infant formulas. A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that infants who were fed formula with DHA showed advanced levels of visual acuity at 4 months of age, compared to infants who were not fed DHA.



    DHA is even more important for adults as it may lower the risk for macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, or other eye diseases. Age related macular degeneration is one of the major causes of vision loss among seniors. Since DHA is a structural lipid in the retinal membranes, researchers suggest that supplementing with DHA can help delay the onset of age related macular degeneration.



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  3. May Support Cardiovascular Health


  4. DHA may support the cardiovascular system by reducing both cholesterol and high blood pressure, as well as lowering the risk for heart failure. Studies have shown that there is an inverse relationship between omega-3 intake and blood pressure.

    One study discovered that DHA supplementation may improve cardiovascular health in hypertriglyceridemic men. The participants each consumed 3 grams of DHA per day for 45 days. As a result, researchers found decreased concentrations of large VLDL, intermediate density lipoproteins and large LDL particles. (7)



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  5. May Aid Cognitive Development and Function


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    DHA has long been praised for its strong correlation with increased health and vitality of the human brain. Researchers have discovered that deficient levels of DHA in the diet lead to impaired brain function. DHA is one of the building blocks of brain cells and helps increase membrane fluidity, which helps the brain adapt to new information and prevents the formation of cancer cells from growing. (4)

    In addition to maintaining brain health, DHA can help lower the risk of depression, bipolarism, Alzheimer¡Çs and schizophrenia. As the brain ages, it tends to see a reduction in both size and weight. Thus, it is more susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases, as shown by one study consisting of senior adults from 65-94 years of age. Of the participants, those who later developed Alzheimer¡Çs, typically consumed less omega-3 fatty acids. (11)

    Although several studies have been done proving the benefits of DHA on mood disorders, more studies still need to be done, especially on their long term benefits and safety before medical professionals can make conclusive recommendations to their patients.





  7. May Reduce Inflammation


  8. DHA may help reduce inflammation, and thus, prevent inflammatory responses in the body that lead to long term diseases. Inflammation occurs when diets are high in calories and insufficient nutrients are consumed. Gastrointestinal, cardiac and lymphatic inflammation are just a few examples of internal types of inflammation that usually cannot be felt but are deadly in the long term.

    Chronic inflammation is unhealthy, results in tissue breakdown and eventually manifests into diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and much more. Inflammation also comes with symptoms such as fatigue, poor memory, low focus, swelling and redness. The symptoms are basically signs that tell your body that something is not right.





  9. May Support Healthy Pregnancy


  10. Medical professionals have recommended pregnant women and nursing mothers to supplement their baby formulas with DHA and consume 200 milligrams of DHA daily to support the baby¡Çs brain, eye and nervous system development. (10) Additionally, DHA has been shown to help prevent early labor and instill positive mood and well-being in mothers.




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What is NovoOmega¢î Omega-3 A-10 and Omega-3 A-32 Powder?




Choosing the right type of algae based Omega-3 powder suitable for dietary supplements means taking into consideration both quality and price. Novotech Nutraceuticals, Inc., an American manufacturer that holds a patent in the manufacturing process of its Omega-3 powders since 2012, produces 2 types of NovoOmega¢î algae DHA Omega-3 powders: Omega-3 A-10 and Omega-3 A-32.



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Omega-3 A-32 Powder


Omega-3 A-10 Powder




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100% non-GMO algae oil is converted into powder for both the Omega-3 A-10 and Omega-3 A-32 at our facility in Ventura, California. Highly specialized production workers adhere to strict cGMP standards for every lot and are carefully trained to perform quality checks at each significant stage.

Omega-3 A-10 and Omega-3 A-32 powders are in the triglyceride (TG) form, and thus, have increased levels of bio-availability and absorption compared to the ethyl ester form. The algae oil used in the Omega-3 powders is sustainable and has been carefully approved by the quality department.

Every single lot is sent to third-party labs for testing to ensure the highest quality standards. Not only are they sent to third-party labs, but they are also tested in house by Novotech¡Çs senior laboratory specialists.

NovoOmega¢î A-32 and A-10 do not require refrigeration and have a longer shelf life of 2 years. Lastly, the patented manufacturing process, which utilizes state of the art technology, oxidation control, off flavor development and antioxidants, minimizes the algae smell and taste.

NovoOmega¢î Omega-3 A-32 and A-10 powders are superior and high quality choices for your next dietary supplement formulation.

Contact us at sales@novotechnutra.com to learn more, request a sample, or get a quote






References


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  3. Andrews, Ryan. All About Algae Supplements. https://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-algae

  4. Syn, Mia. Why the Brain Needs Omega-3 Fatty Acids. https://www.lifesdha.com/en_MX/news/why-the-brain-needs-omega-3-fatty-acids.html

  5. W Hodge, D Barnes, Y Pan, L Zhang, A Morrison, K Tran, M Miguelez, G Lewin. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Eye Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11888/

  6. Eye Health Explained. https://www.health.com/eye-health

  7. Kelley DS, Siegel D, Vemuri M, Mackey BE. Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation improves fasting and postprandial lipid profiles in hypertriglyceridemic men. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17684201

  8. Alvarez, Pedro. What is Cardiovascular Health? https://robertredfern.com/2010/12/27/cardiovascular-health/

  9. Starling, Shane. EFSA favours essential nutrients in cognitive health claim guidance. https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2012/07/18/EFSA-favours-essential-nutrients-in-cognitive-health-claim-guidance

  10. 5 Ways Pregnant Women Can Get More DHA in Their Diets. https://omegaquant.com/5-ways-pregnant-women-can-get-more-dha-in-the-diet/

  11. Algal DHA a Superfood for Inflammation & Cognitive Function | Momental Nootropics. https://www.getmomental.com/blogs/nutrition/algal-dha-a-nootropic-for-inflammation-and-cognitive-function-momental