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Vital for our health, Omega-3 fatty acids play a huge role in keeping our heart, brain, joints and eyes healthy.
Known as essential fatty acids, getting your intake of Omega-3 is so important for your health. Unfortunately, our body can't make them itself, so it relies on external sources.
The most prevalent source of naturally occurring Omega-3 is fish oil, but there are also some plant-based sources of Omega-3 available. Most of us don't consume enough Omega-3 through diet alone: Adult women need around 1.1g Omega-3 per day, whilst adult men need 1.6g. Getting this much from your diet is hard enough, but even harder if you don’t eat fish.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in three different forms - DHA, EPA and ALA. ALA is mainly found in plant-based sources, but DHA and EPA are most difficult to get when following a vegan or vegetarian diet.
ALA can be converted into DHA and EPA. To get ALA more efficiently, it is best to increase your intake of vegan Omega-3 by taking a supplement.
Shop our full selection of vegan Omega 3, from flaxseed oil to starflower oil and capsules to oils. We even have vegan Omega-3 jellies that are suitable for children!
Aside from taking a vegan Omega-3 supplement, you can pack your diet with naturally Omega-3 rich foods to boost your intake.
The best vegan sources of Omega-3 include chia seeds, brussell sprouts, hemp seeds, walnuts, edamame beans and flaxseed.
The Holland and Barrett Flaxseed Oil is an excellent way of increasing your Omega-3 intake. You can simply take a spoonful or replace your cooking oil and use it when making meals. 100% organic and high in ALA, flaxseed oil will also help maintain normal cholesterol levels.
A vegan-friendly alternative to fish oils, our Holland and Barrett Vegan Omega-3 Algal Oil Softgels will provide you with 200mg of DHA per capsule.
Excellent for maintaining your vision, brain function and normal heart function, you can quickly boost your Omega-3 intake by adding these supplements to your daily vitamin routine.
You can read more about the different methods to get Omega-3 as a vegan or vegetarian here.