3 weeks ago
🌱the rise of algae 🌱 .
did you know that algae (including spirulina, astaxanthin, and chlorophyll etc) are all naturally rich in epa and dha? making it a popular option for vegans in particular to source their essential fatty acids. .
👉 algae is great, depending on where it blooms… the problem lies in the fact that it is like a sponge for toxins and often, algae forms are grown in areas where there are heavy polluting industries surrounding a volume of water, such as next to an airport strangely enough! the jet engines spew tonnes of burnt and unburnt hydrocarbons, especially during take-off and the algae just absorbs this, making the finished product not so appealing. .
🌿 what’s the answer for vegan sourced epa and dha then? the honest answer is that vegans don’t need to chase fish oils. remember, tribes that live thousands of kilometres from the sea survive quite well without any fish. the key for vegans is to make their own ‘fish oil’ (epa and dha). the good news is that they can, provided they are given 2 things: 1. the raw materials (the essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to make them) and 2. micronutrients to convert the essential fatty acids through to epa and dha.
or you can just wait for pillar 4! 😉 .
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#atp4life #algae #spirulina #astaxanthin #chlorophyll