Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA  are relatively difficult for vegans to obtain. Can vegetarians and vegans get them from a fish-free diet? It will provide them with plant foods, such as flax seeds, enough long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids? Yes and no.

Our body can convert Omega-3 fatty acids from plant sources to EPA and DHA, but only to a very small extent. It is less than 5% for women and even less than 2% for men. Therefore, most vegans cannot obtain the optimal ratio of Omega-6 / Omega-3 fatty acids.

Vegan source of Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA

An excellent vegan solution for obtaining Omega-3 fatty acids can be extracted from the same source as fish – seaweed thriving in cold waters. These algae deliver pure and potent Omega-3 long-chain fatty acids, identical to those found in fish, but entirely plant-based.

Curious about where these Omega-3 fatty acids from algae are found?

Algae oil, rich in these fatty acids, is the primary ingredient in our Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan. This product provides all the benefits of our BalanceOil range derived from fish oil. Effectively, it adjusts and maintains the EPA and DHA fatty acids levels while ensuring the correct ratio of Omega-6:3

Now everyone can strike the right balance!

Adopting a vegan diet often means benefiting from plentiful fiber, vitamin C, and phytochemicals. However, it can also result in a deficiency of vital nutrients such as vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids, making it challenging for vegans and vegetarians to maintain an optimal ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Ensuring a sufficient intake of EFSA-approved EFSA and DHA, and reaping their health benefits, can be equally challenging.

Studies indicate that vegans tend to have lower blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids compared to their omnivorous counterparts. Although vegans may source these essential Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, either from fortified foods or from carefully selected natural food sources, this is no easy task.

Food fortification with Omega-3 fatty acids

While supplementing your diet with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) may marginally elevate the blood levels of DHA, the body’s ability to convert ALA into the fatty acids EPA and DHA is considerably limited. While women can convert roughly 5% of ALA, men can only convert less than 2%, leaving them with a significant deficiency. However, there is a straightforward solution for all vegans, vegetarians, and anyone seeking.

Source of fatty acids

Zinzino Balance Oil Vegan - Micro-Algae Omega 3

Zinzino Balance Oil Vegan – Micro-Algae Omega 3

Fish obtain Omega-3 fatty acids from seaweed living in cold waters. These algae provide pure, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that can be extracted and consumed by humans. Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan contains this seaweed oil with Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, high oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) and snake oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids (SDA and ALA), omega-6 ( GLA) and Omega-9 (OA). It also contains extra virgin olive oil rich in Omega-9 (OA) fatty acids with a high content of polyphenols.

This oil is also rich in vital Vitamin D, sourced entirely from vegan ingredients. Consequently, it embodies all the advantages of a traditional BalanceOil derived from fish oil. Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan has been proven through tests to effectively regulate and sustain the EPA and DHA fatty acid levels, alongside maintaining the optimal omega-6:3 fatty acid ratio in

Finally, everyone can achieve the right balance!

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