Plant Based Omegas

Plant Based Omegas

Omega 7 has become an extremely popular supplement in recent years. With so many health and beauty benefits, it’s no wonder. What makes sea buckthorn the superior source for Omega 7 and many other fatty acids?

Sea buckthorn has More Omega 7 than Fish

Some fish contain small amounts Omega 7 and other EFAs. Since fish sources do not have much omega content, they must be highly processed. Sea buckthorn, on the other hand, already contains high amounts of Omega 7, 3, 6 & 9.

Plant Based Omegas Vs Fish Oil

Processing Methods

To get concentrated amounts of omegas from fish, lots of processing must occur. Many fish need to be used and the specific nutrients must be pulled from the material. Fish oil omega supplements are created by stripping down and isolating specific omegas. It takes a lot of harsh processing and high temperatures. The final fish oil product is far from natural.

Sea buckthorn seeds and berries only need to go through one process to create oil. We use only CO2 extraction, which results in the best quality oils. Since sea buckthorn is already high in omegas, there is no need for us to isolate and then concentrate them into supplements.

Oils that have not been isolated are more shelf stable. Fish oil doesn’t just taste bad because it’s made from fish. Isolated oils tend to go rancid much easier than whole oils. They smell bad and taste bad.

Better Nutrition & Quality

We wouldn’t want to isolate omega 7 from sea buckthorn because we’d lose so much! Sea buckthorn oil contains omega 7, 3, 6 & 9 plus natural antioxidants. These natural oils have so many benefits. Our customers use sea buckthorn oil as supplements and skincare. Sea buckthorn oils are so pure that they are safe to slather right on your skin or take orally. Plant based omegas have many applications that fish oil omegas simply can’t.

Sustainability

Plant based omega sources are simply more sustainable than fish sources. Our particular crop of sea buckthorn is Non-GMO project verified and USDA Organic Certified. These certifications help us ensure that our products are pure and that we have minimal impact on the environment when making our products.

Even at its best, the industrial fishing industry does more harm than good. Now, more than ever it’s crucial that we move away from these destructive methods so that we can protect our fragile environment. Plant based sources of omegas are just as good as and endlessly more sustainable than fish oil sources. 

A Note on Meeting Dietary Omega 3 Requirements

People on strict vegan diets should supplement with EPA/DHA or make sure that they eat enough algae or flax. Those who still eat fish and dairy weekly should be able to meet their EPA/DHA needs. However, it’s still very important to talk to your doctor about supplementation. Even if your body doesn’t convert enough ALA to EPA/DHA, there are still many health benefits to be had. Here are a few of the many benefits of ALA:

Decreases Inflammation                                      Eye Health

Digestive support                                                  Acts as antioxidant

May combat Metabolic Syndrome                     Supports brain function

Health support for expectant mothers              Great for Skin

Beneficial to cuts and wounds                            Decreases bad Cholesterol

 

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