Omega 3 essential fatty acids are vital for bones, joints, heart heath, brain function and skin. They're considered 'essential' because they must be obtained through diet as our body can't produce them itself.
However, a new study revealed that a third of Brits (33 per cent) said they don't always consider Omega fatty acids when they eat and nearly a quarter (22 per cent) admit they don't think they get enough from their diet. So if you're vegetarian, vegan or simply don't like eating fish, you may not be getting enough.
But there is a solution. Plant based Ahiflower® Oil provides a sustainable and turbo-charged form of essential fatty acids in one single dose.
Taking just one capsule will provide the same amount of essential fatty acid benefits as found in four standard flaxseed oil capsules and nearly one evening primrose oil capsule.
From Soil to Health-Boosting Oil: Eight facts about Ahiflower you Need to Know
1- A Local Super Weed
Before Ahiflower Oil's health benefits were discovered, it was once considered a weed growing in hedgerows and fields of wheat and barley in the British countryside.
2- An Omega Powerhouse
The oil contains the highest concentrations of Omega 3 essential fatty acids than any other natural plant source. Ahiflower has 20% SDA which is the greatest level of naturally occurring SDA of any dietary plant. The advantage of SDA is that the body can convert it to the longer-chain fatty acid EPA (commonly found in fish oil), much more efficiently. The oil has 6-10 times more SDA than hemp seed oil and up to 60% more than echium oil.
3- Better than flax
A 2015 study showed that the oil converts in the body up to four times more effectively than flaxseed oil making it a superior source of Omega essential fatty acids than other plant seed oils. It would take four capsules of flaxseed oil to yield the same amount of beneficial EPA in the body as one capsule of oil.
4- There's nothing fishy about it
As the oil is plant-derived and made from harvested seeds which are pressed to extract the oil so there's no fishy taste, no fishy smell and no fishy after effects.
5- An Omega all rounder
Unlike fish oil or flaxseed oil, this oil also contains the Omega 6 fatty acid GLA which can also help skin health, hormonal balance as well as reduce inflammation. Therefore it's the most complete and optimally balanced single source of omega 3, 6 and 9 available.
6- Kind to the environment
It's completely natural, non genetically modified, sustainable and fully traceable, providing a more economical alternative to marine oils. In fact, a single hectare of Ahiflower produces as much Omega-rich oil as 40,000 sardines! Every softgel consumed also reduces global demand for one oily fish!
7- UK grown
The oil is grown in the UK by a small group of licensed and trained farmers. Each batch of oil retains a Crop Assured 365® certificate that provides traceability back to the originating farms on which the seed was grown.
8- 100% vegan and vegetarian
The oil is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians and is free from dairy, gluten, added sugar, salt, yeast and does not include any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The oil is also registered with the Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society approved.
Vertese® Ahiflower® Oil is priced at £12.99 RRP for 30 capsules. Available from VictoriaHealth.com, TotallyNourish.com, Revital.co.uk or by calling 0845 5219 190.
For further information about Ahiflower® Oil, visit www.ahiflower.com
 N.Lefort, R.LeBlanc, M-A, Giroux and M.E Surette, Experimental Biology (2015) Session 401.7. Consumption of Ahiflower Oil is Safe and Increases Tissue EPA Levels Compared to Flaxseed oil - Results of Phase 1 clinical trial. University of Moncton Dr G.L Dumont Hosp., Moncton, Canada and University of Quebec at Rimouski