Oil | Omega 3 (Plant) Oil
We've curated every product in our I DO | Nutrition shop based on their nutrigenomic properties and leading manufacturing standards. Nutrigenomics is the study of food and nutrients as one of the most important environmental modifiers of gene expression. A personalised protocol based on your unique DNA, biochemistry and symptoms can help you create optimal wellness and prevent many chronic lifestyle-related diseases. This is called 'personalised scientific wellness'.
Omega 3 from plants
Absolute Organix's Omega 3 Oil is an organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin oil sourced only from the plant kingdom.
Organic flaxseed oil and chia seed oil are the richest plant sources of omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Benefits | Features
- 50/50 blend of the flax and chia oils
- A premium vegan Omega-3 oil blend made from virgin oils pressed from organic flax and from chia grown in SA
- Can be used as a supplement for vegans or anyone who requires an Omega 3 boost
- Drizzle over salads and veggies
- Add to smoothies
- 100% pure
- No additives
- Manufactured in South African
Flax and chia seeds are two of nature's richest sources of vegetarian omega-3 called ALA. Despite all the hype from the fish oil industry that denigrates plant-based Omega-3's, there is good research to show that this is a simplistic viewpoint that ignores important processes involved in fatty acid metabolism.
Studies have shown, for example, that the removal of ALA from the diet significantly reduces the amount of available DHA (the Omega-3 found in fish oil) in the body.
Truth is fish oils are pharmaceuticals, not foods.
And because they're mostly in capsules to hide the taste, oxidation is often masked: did you know that the smell of rotting fish is actually the smell of its oils going rancid? Rule of thumb with fish oils: if it repeats on you, it's probably rancid. And rancidity causes cascades of health-threatening free-radicals to be released into the body.
Cold-pressed plant-sourced Omega-3's, on the other hand, are wholesome, real foods that the body can recognize and use. Free of any contamination found in marine environments, and requiring no harsh processing, the benefits of plant-sourced Omega-3's goes far beyond the limited therapeutic benefits of fish oil (mostly eye/brain health - the heart health claim has proven mythical).
It's worth noting, too, that fish do not actually make Omega-3's. All Omega-3 originates in the plant kingdom from micro-algae. The krill eat the algae and the fish eat the krill. So the Omega-3 story starts, and really should end, with plants.
PS: If all you want is DHA (the essential fat usually found in fish oils), consider Absolute Organix's Omega Pure capsules - pure DHA extracted from algae. 100% vegan.
How is this oil made?
Absolute Organix has been cold-pressing virgin oils for over a decade.
We gently squeeze the oil from these seeds, producing the highest quality oil with all its Omega-3 integrity intact. The oil settles naturally in our cold room before being decanted into opaque dark bottles and flushed with nitrogen to protect against oxidation. As an additional precaution, we use a natural rosemary extract as an anti-oxidant. The result is a range of health-giving, natural oils of exceptional quality and potency.
Meet the farmer
South African grown chia!!
Chia needs little introduction these days ... the research into the nutritional/health benefits of this tiny poppy-like seed is compelling: from its high mineral, fibre and omega-3 content as well as its low-carb nutrient density, to its quality protein and varied anti-oxidants, chia is the proverbial gift of Nature that just keeps on giving.
A staple of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, chia (salvia hispanica), along with most other superfoods, has always had to be imported from South America. Until now.
Introducing Matthew Thompson, a pioneering farmer from KZN who has partnered with us to introduce SA's first locally-grown chia products. Matt uses no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides to produce a chia seed of the highest quality.
Pair with these tests
To check if you should include this product in your daily supplement protocol, you can order the following DNA and/or biochemistry tests online:
Vegetable oils (chia seed and flax seed, rosemary extract (anti-oxidant)
Take 1-2 teaspoons per day.