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Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®

Non-Fish. Derived from Algae. Vegan Softgels. DEVA Vegan Omega-3 DHA is a quality product derived from algae and packaged in non-animal softgels made from carrageenan and starch. This makes an excellent alternative to fish oil and can be confidently used by vegetarians and vegans alike. Vegans are particularly prone to diets low in omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is a long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 oil. It is an essential fatty acid meaning that the body doesn’t produce it by itself and it must be obtained in the diet. It is known to be a major building block of human brain tissue and eye tissue. In fact the human brain consists of about sixty percent fat and essential fatty acids like DHA are vital to its structure and function. DHA has been found to be crucial to fetal brain development as well as the brain development of infants and children. It is also known to affect the heart and enhance stroke volume and cardiac output during exercise1. This is just one of many studies that have shown that it helps improve cardiovascular health*. Omega-3 Oils including DHA has been found to also help cardiovascular health. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Unfortunately our Western diet likely does not contain adequate amounts of DHA and fish oils may contain pollutants like mercury and dioxin2. Pollutants may be retained in fish oils collected from contaminated fish unless thorough distillation and filtration are employed. The DHA in Vegan DHA Softgels comes from algae which has been grown under sanitary conditions and is clean safe and free from contaminants. The softgels are made from non-animal materials making it one of the safest sources of vegan omega-3 fatty acids. DEVA Omega-3 DHA is 100% vegan vegetarian and is certified by the Vegan Society the non-profit organization that actually invented the word "vegan".
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4 out of 5(80%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Review 1 for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Overall rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5
MarylandBoomer
Disgusting going down, but I'm still using them
 July 20, 2013
"A review of the health benefits of algal DHA on a venerated public radio station convinced me to try these. I like the fact that, in addition to the reputed health benefits, they are kinder to the environment because they're sourced from algae, the very bottom of the food chain.
But be ready with a lot of water to wash these down. If I don't get them down quickly, my gag reflex takes over ... they taste and smell awful."
+1point
2of 3voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Overall rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anonymous
fromCT
Age:55-64
Gender:Female
Daily supplement usage:3-5 supplements daily
Referral source:Self-referred
Reason for usage:Specific health concern
Duration of use:Less than 30 days
Good Vegan supplement
 December 26, 2012
"Needed a vegan soy free supplement for plant-based diet. The product doesn't say soy-free but I called the company and was satisfied with the response. Been taking that a few weeks now and I'm satisfied with the product."
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
guruzero
Great source of omega 3, no fish, travels well
 November 2, 2012
"At home, i use fresh flax seed oil, which needs to be refrigerated. But whenever i travel, i take this one with me. It doesn't need refrigeration and lasts for weeks or months on the go."
-1point
0of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rarebird
fromDE
Age:35-44
Daily supplement usage:6+ supplements daily
Referral source:Other
Reason for usage:Promote overall health
Duration of use:Over 180 days
You don't need fish
 July 28, 2012
"You don't need fish oil to get DHA."
+2points
3of 4voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Derived From Algae -- 90 Vcaps®
Overall rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5
joanfromjupiter
fromJupiter, FL
Age:65-74
Gender:Female
Daily supplement usage:3-5 supplements daily
Referral source:Self-referred
Reason for usage:Promote overall health
Duration of use:61-180 days
First Hold Your Breath
 June 28, 2012
"I never had a problem with fish oil softgels, but make sure your hold your breath when taking this product. Hard to believe that anything can smell this bad! I will not be ordering it again."
-11points
6of 23voted this as helpful.