Adults and adolescents 12 years and older:
Maintenance of good health: 1 – 2 capsules daily
To support brain and eye function: 3 - 4 capsules daily
Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels: 3 - 4 capsules daily
Children and adolescents 5 – 11 years:
Maintenance of good health: 1 capsule daily
To support brain and eye function: 2 capsules daily
Children 2 – 4 years:
1 capsule daily Take capsules with water or squeeze the contents over food.
Each Veg Omega 3 capsule contains:
Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum, seed) 400 mg,
- providing 200 mg of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA);
Schizochytrium algae 214 mg,
- providing 75 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Eucheuma seaweed, glycerol, monoglycerides of fatty acids, peppermint oil, potato starch, RRR-alpha-tocopherol, sorbitol,
Sorbitol 86,00 mg
Not derived from fish or other animal sources
In a nutshell, because our intake of Omega 6 fatty acids is too high
causing an imbalance. Its estimated that many of us have 20 times the
amount of omega-6 in our systems as omega-3, yet it is believed that a
ratio of 3:1 Omega- 6 to Omega-3 is the ideal for our heart health.
fatty acids are also polyunsaturated fatty acids that are also
essential fatty acids , meaning that we can’t make them and have to
obtain them from food. Plants store most of the Omega 6 fat in their
seeds as linoleic acid, which they convert to alpha linolenic acid (ALA)
upon germination. BUT because the use of seed oils has increased in
Western countries and our livestock are fed on grains instead of
grasses, linoleic acid has become much more prevalent in our diets than
ALA since the seeds are not getting to germination stage.
many food manufacturers remove Omega-3's from foods during processing in
order to increase shelf life and product stability. Omega-6 fatty acids
help lower LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol), are protective
against heart disease and also necessary for healthy skin.
key difference is that Omega-6 acids are pro-inflammatory whereas
Omega-3 fatty acids are anti inflammatory. The problem is that these
two fats compete to get into the cells of our bodies. If we have too
much pro-inflammatory Omega-6's, the anti-inflammatory Omega-3’s can’t
do the work that they need to do to fight the inflammation that more and
more health professionals are recognizing as a root cause of many
The amounts and balance of these fats in a person's
diet may affect the body's eicosanoid-controlled functions, with effects
on cardiovascular disease, triglycerides, blood pressure and
arthritis. To counteract the increased inflammation in the body many
people have to take aspirin and other NSAIDS (non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) when simply correcting our Omega 3 to Omega 6
dietary intake could be the solution.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids positively affect mental health and
flexibility, healthy aging and vitality, cardiovascular health, blood
circulation, inflammatory diseases, weight management, mother's health
and child’s development, visual functions ie macula degeneration:
- Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for building cell membranes in the brain.
fat [triglycerides]. According to a number of studies, Omega 3 can also
cut elevated triglyceride levels. Having high levels of this blood fat
is a risk factor for heart disease. DHA alone has also been shown to
- Cardiovascular health. Omega-3 fatty acids
may reduce arrhythmias, and people who take Omega-3 supplements after a
heart attack may cut their risk of having another heart attack. Omega
3's benefit of increased plaque stability may help reduce fatal and
non-fatal heart attacks and strokes.
- Arthritis and inflammatory
rheumatic diseases. Studies indicate that EPA and DHA significantly
reduced stiffness and joint pain. Omega-3 supplements also seem to boost
the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Researchers have found that cultures that eat foods with high levels of
omega-3s have lower levels of depression. Omega-3 also seems to boost
the effects of antidepressants.
- Prenatal health. EPA and DHA
supplementation during pregnancy boosts the health of pregnant women and
the development of their children. DHA appears to be important for
visual and neurological development in infants with the result of better
complex brain capacity: eye sight, concentration, hand/eye
co-ordination, problem solving behaviour and possibly less ADD/ADHD,
- Asthma. Evidence suggests that a diet high in omega-
3s reduces inflammation, a key component in asthma. However, more
studies are required to demonstrate whether Omega-3's improve lung
function or help reduce the amount of medication needed to control
- Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Preliminary research
suggests that Omega-3s may help protect against Alzheimer's disease and
dementia. Recent studies have also evaluated whether the omega-3
supplement DHA can slow the decline seen in those with Alzheimer's
dementia or in age-associated memory impairment. One recent study showed
that DHA can be a beneficial supplement and may have a positive effect
on gradual memory loss associated with aging.
The answer is very simple – are you aware of what’s happening in our oceans?
Fish oil does not fit into the philosophy of Alfred Vogel and is not an option because
- To produce 25 kg of fish oil 1000 kg of fish are needed.
oil may be contaminated with dioxins, heavy metals, polychlorinated
biphenyls, and with radioactivity which is a current concern.
oil sources in many Omega 3 supplements are not clearly identified.
Oils may be rancid or contain traces of solvent cleansing
- Many fish oils can cause gastrointestinal distress
- Fish oil supplements give an unpleasant fishy aftertaste.
fish oils are esterified, which means the body cannot properly break
down the fatty acids. A. Vogel Omega-3 complex is optimally
- Purity of the algae oil in A.Vogel Omega-3 is guaranteed. The linseed plants are organically grown.
Omega-3 fatty acids are "good fats" that are essential for the maintenance of good health. Like vitamins and minerals, omega-3 must be included in our diet as our body does not produce it.
The three main omega-3 fatty acids are:
- Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA)
- Eicosapentaenic acid (EPA)
- Docosahexaenic acid (DHA)
Our Vegan Omega 3 is made from:
- Linseed oil: extra virgin and cold-pressed from fresh plants
- Seaweed oil from fresh algae
- Natural vitamin E to keep the fatty acids from going rancid
- Natural peppermint oil to mask the typical seaweed odour