Nordic Naturals Launches Vegetarian Alternative: Algae Omega

June 13, 2012

The company pointed out that “while algae oil is typically rich in DHA,” Algae Omega is a significant source of both algae EPA and DHA.

Omega-3 supplements marketer Nordic Naturals in June unveiled Algae Omega, which the firm described as “the ideal solution for vegetarians seeking the health benefits of marine omega-3s.” Available in both softgels and liquid, the supplement is made from sustainably sourced microalgae and provides 500 mg of combined EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

“We formulated Algae Omega with vegetarians in mind, and for anyone wanting a readily available, high-quality source of EPA and DHA from a non-fish source,” said company founder and CEO Joar Opheim.

The company pointed out that “while algae oil is typically rich in DHA,” Algae Omega is a significant source of both algae EPA and DHA. Together, the 500 mg of combined EPA and DHA “offers complete nutritional support for normal vision, heart health, positive mood, immunity, and the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response,” it said.