Those who embrace a vegan lifestyle are often challenged to acquire certain nutrients through their diet. Many vegans do not get an adequate supply of DHA due to the limited number of plant-based foods rich in DHA. VeganDHA uses a special marine algae (Schizochytrium sp.) that is rich in DHA. Like all Minami formulas, VeganDHA is processed utilizing our Supercritical CO2 technology which is a low heat, hexane-free process. With 300mg of DHA and 1.5mg of Astaxanthin in just two mini softgels, VeganDHA is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a plant-based option to experience the benefits of this important Omega-3 fatty acid.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as contributing to healthy eyes and supporting cell membranes in the brain; they are associated with many other health benefits, including maintaining heart health.
Our bodies cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must obtain them through food or supplementation. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) - found in some vegetable oils, such flaxseed, chia seed, rapeseed (canola), soybean and in walnuts. ALA is also found in some green vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The body only partially converts ALA to EPA and DHA.