Argalys Essentiels Omega 3 DHA Vegan is extracted from the alga Schizochytrium sp, the only alga authorized in Europe for the production of Omega 3 DHA.
Each capsule provides you with 250 mg of Omega 3 DHA.
This corresponds to the recommendations of the European health authorities who consider that 250 mg of DHA per day is necessary for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, nervous system, vision and heart.An extra quality : Our 100% hermetic capsules avoid the oxidation usually encountered with classic capsules and allow the Omega 3 to retain all their beneficial properties (TotOx < 7 mes/kg).
A daily intake of DHA is quickly felt:
- Less nervous fatigue
- Better resistance to stress
- More regular heart rate
Our Omega 3 DHA are suitable for all diets and all people who wish to consume better, healthier and more responsibly, without negative impact on marine fauna.
- A 100% vegan capsule certified by the Vegetarian Society.
- 60 capsules of 250 mg of DHA cover all daily requirements
- Oil from the algae Schizochytrium, very rich in DHA (250 mg/capsule),
- 100% manufactured in France (from extraction to packaging), 100% ingredients of European origin
- Pill box 100% compostable, optimized carbon footprint throughout the production chain.
- 250 mg DHA: dose that allows claims of good brain function; cardiovascular; vision with one capsule per day.
Reminders on Omega 3 and DHA :
Omega-3s are long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) called essential because they are indispensable to the body (for its development and proper functioning).
The 3 constituents of IPMAs are :
ALA is the precursor to the other two omega-3s. It must absolutely be provided by food because the body does not know how to synthesize it.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA): they can be synthesized by our body from ALA.
But the conversion of ALA to DHA is in more than 90% of the cases very insufficient to cover our needs. It is therefore essential to provide DHA through food or supplementation.
The role of DHA :
DHA plays a fundamental role in the organization:
- For the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system: it increases in particular the resistance to nervous stress.
- During pregnancy: for mother and child (see below);
- To combat fatigue and eye aging
- To reduce the risk of high blood pressure ;
- For the most harmonious possible functioning of all physiological functions: its presence in all cell membranes and its active role in their exchange capacity, its influence on the synthesis of cholesterol largely explain its preventive virtues (anti-inflammatory, etc.).
The other virtues of DHA:
DHA plays an important role in children and athletes
In children: it is essential for the proper development of the brain and nervous system. Logically, this starts as early as pregnancy and breastfeeding, with the mother’s diet being sufficiently rich in DHA.
In Sportsmen and Women: DHA has a triple beneficial role
- Reducing the impact of muscle injuries
- Reduction of inflammatory disorders resulting from intensive strain on ligaments and joints
- Increase in the body’s anti-oxidant capacity (which also allows for less cellular aging)
When should you take your Omega 3 DHA food supplement?
One capsule corresponds to the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) recommended by the ANSES, i.e. 250 mg of DHA.
From 8 years old and adult: 1 capsule per day:
Vegan and vegetarian diets: Essential intake of DHA to cover all daily needs.
Omnivorous regime, flexitarists:
Beneficial contribution, taking into account the deficiencies generally observed in the population. No risk of overdose regardless of other intakes.
Pregnant women and seniors Vegans and vegetarians: One to two capsules per day.
What is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)?
DHA is the fatty acid most present in the membranes of nerve cells (brain, neurons) and the retina. It is also found in high proportions in heart cells.
European health authorities consider that a consumption of 250 mg of DHA per day is necessary for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, nervous system, vision and heart.
For pregnant women, the recommendations for DHA are increased because it contributes to the proper development of the fetal brain and heart systems. Senior Vegans will also benefit from higher intakes.
Not all oils rich in Omega 3 are sources of DHA.
Vegetable oils, including those with a high Omega 3 content, do not contain DHA
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The transformation of Omega 3 into DHA in the body: a random mechanism
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Omega 3 found in all vegetable oils is the potential precursor of DHA.
This transformation in the organism is very low (from 2 to 5% in good conditions) and very dependent on other factors (content of enzymes and Omega 6 in the body).
The national food safety agency (L’Anses) considers in practice that less than 1% of ALA is converted into DHA, whereas the average rate of conversion is 10% from ALA to EPA. This explains why EPA intakes are not necessary when the vegetable oil intake is correct.
In a strict Vegan diet, without adapted supplementation, with this 1% transformation rate, you would have to consume 50 grams of linseed oil or 200 grams of walnut or rapeseed oil every day to cover your DHA needs: this is obviously impossible in practice, which makes the use of supplementation indispensable.
In addition, vegan diets are generally richer in Omega 6 than omnivorous diets, which decreases the efficiency of the conversion of ALA to DHA. The risk of chronic sub-deficiency of DHA is real in these conditions, as the natural vegetarian diet cannot guarantee coverage of these needs.
The end of the puzzle for Vegans and vegans: Omega 3 DHA extracted from Algae
Some microalgae (Schizochytrium sp in our case) have the ability to synthesize DHA. Argalys Essentiels Omega 3 DHA Vegan oil is extracted with a precise and expensive technology that gives a high quality source of DHA.
This process increases the stability of the oil (which is less sensitive to oxidation) by about 5 times, which guarantees the duration of its qualities nutritionnelles : a quality that is truly superior to standard oils. (TotOx < 7 mes/kg)
Argalys Essentiels Omega 3 DHA Argalys Essential Omega 3 Algae Extract: the eco-responsible solution for everyone
“According to the ONIDOL study on this subject (2012), only 15% of French people have a sufficient intake of DHA, linked to their low consumption of oily fish. »
Even if the majority of Western populations, including omnivores, remain very deficient in DHA, awareness has led to a recent craze for Omega 3.
But the impact of this craze is not neutral for the marine environment in the medium term.
99.9% of these oils are derived from fish or, increasingly, from Antarctic krill (krill is the biomass composed of mini crustaceans that serves as a staple food for all marine fauna, especially whales).
Some measures exist to manage the impact of these fisheries on marine fauna, but in the case of krill, for example, protection measures are non-existent in practice and the fleet dedicated to this activity is increasing every year, whereas the quantity of krill (measured by scientists) has been divided by 5 over the last 20 years.
Fishing is probably not the main cause of this rarefaction but its intensification is in any case a step in the wrong direction which puts all Antarctic fauna (seal cetaceans, penguins etc) under even more pressure: it is useless to contribute to further degrading this situation: opt for a DHA extracted from algae.
Whatever your diet, choose an Omega 3 DHA that is consistent with your values: algae are today’s best source without any risk of negative impact on marine fauna.