In order to get enough of these important omega-3 fatty acids, you will have to consume them in the form of nutrition. The ALA fatty acids are found in different natural food products such as:
- Flaxseed (oil)
- Hemp seed (oil)
- Chia seed
- Rapeseed oil
- Different vegetables, such as purslane and watercress
The DHA+EPA fatty acids are found in different natural food products such as:
- Algen(oil), like our Schizochytrium sp algae, fish, e.g. herring, tuna, mackerel, sardines and eel
We notice some confusion when we talk about different sources of omega-3. Often we hear that customers do eat a lot of flax seeds, walnuts or avocados and therefore really need no or only a few supplements. They are all super healthy and a very good addition to the omega-3 intake, but is that enough?!
Linseed, walnuts and avocados only contain the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. The body is able to convert ALA into DHA or EPA, but only in very small numbers. About 0.01% of the ALA ingested converts the body to DHA.
The Dutch Nutrition Centre advises adults to consume 2 to 3 grams of ALA omega-3 fatty acids per day.
The Dutch Nutrition Centre advises adults to consume 200 mg DHA / EPA omega-3 fatty acids per day.
One algae oil capsule from Testa contains 250 mg of DHA.
One algae oil capsule from Testa is equivalent to:
-390.63 servings of linseed of 28 grams *
-1000 portions of walnuts of 28 grams
* One serving of linseed (28 grams) contains approximately 6388 mg of ALA fatty acid. 0.01% can be converted to DHA, either 0.64 mg. One algae oil capsule from Testa contains 250 mg of DHA. That means that you should eat (250/0.64) = 390.63 servings of linseed of 28 grams to match one Testa capsule!