If you have followed any of my writing, you know that one of my primary motivators is environmental sustainability. To be specific, I almost always evaluate food, and consumer products, solutions, etc. based on carbon footprint and other environmental impact factors.
On the other hand, I have been educating for many years on the nutritional benefit of Omega 3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA (as opposed to shorter chain Omega-3s such as those found in plants like Avocado and Flax). The science is indisputable! You need EPA & DHA.
However, fish oil companies have not always been reputable. Some of those who tout their environmental responsibility the most, have also been found to make false claims about their algae Omega-3, such as falsely claiming that they grown their own algae when it is purchased on the open market from bioscience companies. Can fish oil be truly sustainable? Perhaps – a better question would be can fish oil EVER BE as sustainable as plant-based (and thoroughly renewable) algae-derived Omega-3.
( Self-promotional sidenote, look to hear this question answered on a future edition of my podcast Whole Earth Radio, dear reader.)
Enter to the marketplace : a plant based Omega 3 that is BETTER absorbed than fish oil or krill oil! Can it be true? A truly sustainable Omega 3 that is BETTER absorbed and even WATER soluble. Be still my beating heart, literally.
It is true my friends, I have put aside many long-standing projects to focus on this one. And it is of great importance to our planet, as well as our health. There is an long-chain Omega 3 derived from algae that is better absorbed than krill, better absorbed than fish triglycerides, because it is a polar lipid.
In a subsequent post, I will talk more about the science. But for now I want you to know that a plant-based Omega 3 can be MUCH better absorbed than fish or krill because it is a polar lipid. A combination of glycolic and phospholipid compounds. It is an exciting scientific development!
Your body is 75% water (or so we estimate) so a water-soluble lipid is 50% better absorbed than fish or krill oil. It is absorbed better because it is being delivered by better carriers (see above video). And it is better for your health!