New Care Algae oil is derived from the micro-alga Schizochytrium sp. The capsule is of plant origin that New Care Algae Oil offers a 100% vegetable alternative to omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. Because algae is vegetable oil, it is unlike fish oils suitable for use by vegetarians and vegans. New Care Algae oil is free of allergens and can also be successfully used for people who can not use omega-3 from fish oil because of an allergy to fish.
New Care Algae oil besides a good dose DHA also contains a good dose of EPA. This is unusual for a vegetable omega-3 formula. New Care Algae Oil provides a daily dose of 1 softgel capsule 375mg omega-3 fatty acids, which 250mg DHA and 125mg EPA.
DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid found in oily fish such as salmon and herring, but also in algae. DHA is an important building block for the brains and is therefore good for the brain. DHA is also good for the eyesight. These beneficial effects are obtained with a daily intake of 250mg DHA (one capsule).
A daily intake of 250mg EPA and DHA (1 capsule) in addition, has a beneficial effect on the heart.
Pregnancy and lactation
New Care Algae oil is suitable for pregnant women and lactating women. Additional intake of DHA by the mother contributes to the normal development of the eyes and brains of the fetus and breastfed infants. These beneficial effects are obtained with a daily intake of 200mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg DHA and EPA.