You’ve most likely heard that Omega-3 is good for you. But what exactly is Omega-3? And why is it important to consume enough of it?
Omega-3 consists of multiple fatty acids. The best known of these are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is a vegetable fatty acid. EPA and DHA are most widely known as fish fatty acids. ALA, EPA and DHA fatty acids are essential fatty acids. That means your body does not produce these fatty acids itself. So you have to acquire them through your food.
People have known for decades that Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to a healthy functioning of the heart, eyes and brain. That’s why people used to take cod liver oil. Later on, fish oil supplements became popular. At Testa we are also convinced of the health benefits of Omega-3. But cod liver oil and fish oil supplements? We think they’re outdated. They have a huge impact on fish stocks and therefore on the quality of our oceans. Moreover, fish often contain heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. Substances we think don’t belong in supplements you take for your health.
Do what fish do
Fish get their Omega-3 from algae. And that’s exactly what we at Testa do too. This means our Omega-3 supplements are not only 100% plant-based but also 100% pure. The algae are grown in controlled conditions which means we can guarantee a high-quality supplement, including the maximum amount of EPA and DHA, without any contamination.