Why we made the switch from Krill Oil to Algae Oil
Some of you may know back in 2015 we came out with a krill oil. It was our goto source of omega-3's docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) at the time.
At the start of 2019 we made the switch to algae oil from krill oil.
We’ve known about algae oil since 2015, but more often then not it was extracted with hexane. There’s always been a debate around the safety of hexane extraction, so we stayed away.
As soon as a hexane-free extraction was a thing, we hopped on it. This sustainable and conscience switch happened at the start of 2019.
Our new algae oil has 25% more EPA and 80% more DHA per serving than our old krill oil.
Algae oil - DHA: 100 mg - EPA 152 mg
Krill oil - DHA: 56 mg - EPA 120 mg
Algae oil also has a higher absorption rate that krill or fish oil. It also won’t give you fishy burps.
It also happens to be vegan friendly, but doesn’t have to rely on the body to poorly convert it from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to DHA like chia, flax, and other plant sourced omega-3s have to.
Algae is so low on the food chain that it doesn’t have a chance to accumulate environmental toxins like the heavy metals that have been found in fish.
It’s grown on ponds in the southwest U.S. with the sun and renewable energy. This means it’s not contributing to any over fishing that may be happening. Nor is it disturbing any wildlife food chains.
Our algae oil also carries along chlorophyll, carotenoids, and other antioxidants that help prevent it from oxidation during the extraction and encapsulating process. This isn’t always the case with other algae oils or krill and fish oil.
Taking all of this into consideration we believe algae oil is the superior source of omega-3's DHA and EPA at the moment, and the future of omega-3's in general. We hope this info gives you a better understanding of why we made the conscience and sustainable switch from krill oil to algae oil.