i talk about the various vitamins and supplements i take on a fairly regular basis. one supplement i take is an omega 3 pill.
omega 3s are essential fatty acids that our body does not produce by itself. it is important to get your essential fatty acids in for various reasons including (but not limited to):
- reducing the risk of heart disease
- improving skin ailments
- boost the immune system
- control inflammation of the joints, the bloodstream and tissues
as you may know, i usually take a fish oil supplement that comes in pill form. i take this in order to get my daily dose of essential fatty acids that my body does not produce on its own.
the downside to fish oils pills? fish burps.
another downside to the fish oil pills is that they are not exactly the most sustainable option.
i was recently contacted by jessica, a rep for ascenta products. ascenta, maker of high quality omega 3 supplements, offers more sustainable options from diversified resources.
a bit about ascenta..
Ascenta provides unique transparency and superior quality. Each lot of product is third-party tested for quality, purity and label claims and the test results are posted online with their Pure Check program, something that no other omega-3 supplement manufacturer offers.
i received two types of omega 3 supplements from ascenta.
first, the NutraSea DHA.
NutraSea DHA, which was just launched, comes from the most eco-friendly and sustainable marine source: wild squid, which is caught for calamari. Much of the squid is not used for this, and has been regarded as waste, but actually contains 35% more omega-3 than wild salmon and 100% more than krill. Unlike most fish species, Pacific Squid has dramatically increased in numbers over the last 30 years, and is naturally resistant to overfishing due to an early reproductive age and a very short lifespan. NutraSea DHA is an ideal choice for pregnant and lactating mothers as well as seniors and individuals with cardiovascular and eye conditions.
the other supplement i received went straight to marshall. here’s a story. a few weeks back, marshall asked me to find him an omega 3 supplement that was vegetarian and not from fish, squid or another type of non-vegetarian resource. he is not vegetarian, but he prefers to use supplements that are vegetarian.
not even a week later, jessica contacted me and asked if i would like to try the ascenta products.. including this vegetarian omega 3!
NutraVege vegetarian omega 3.
· NutraVege utilizes plant sources to further diversify. Echium and algal oil – used as sources for EPA and DHA, respectively – fill a void in the market of vegetarian omega 3 supplements, as echium, a common plant found in many parts of the world, contains the omega-3 SDA (stearidonic acid), which readily and efficiently converts to EPA in our bodies. Studies have demonstrated that SDA from echium coverts to EPA at a rate of approximately 20 percent, compared with just 3.28 percent for flax.
the thought of taking a liquid supplement kinf of worried me.. you know, taste-wise. turns out, this supplement has a pleasant citrus flavor! it’s great to add to protein shakes or fruity juices.. or you can just take it straight up.
the folks at ascenta would like to give one of you guys a bottle of NutraSea liquid omega3! yippee!
- leave a comment telling me your favorite way to get your healthy fats in.
- second entry: follow ascenta of facebook, write on their wall telling them meals & moves sent you and leave a comment below telling me you did.
that’s that. good luck! i will announce the winner on tuesday.
xo. janetha g.
*as per FTC requirements, i received this product for free and was not compensated for my opinions. ascenta health is supplying the giveaway item and i am not affiliated with their company. the end.