Nordic Naturals ProAlgen® is the ideal vegetarian alternative to fish oil. Made from microalgae, it offers a plant-based source of beneficial marine omega-3s EPA and DHA without the use of fish. While most algae oils are short on EPA, ProAlgen's unique combination of EPA and DHA is a pure, safe, and effective source of both of these essential fatty acids.
100% vegetarian source of omega-3s EPA and DHA
Unique formulation provides significant amounts of both EPA and DHA
Made from microalgae, nature's original source of marine omega-3
Supports normal vision, heart health, positive mood, immunity, and the body's natural anti-inflammatory response
Absolutely no unpleasant smell, taste or aftertaste
Great lemon taste
Nordic Naturals new product ProAlgen is hexane-free and is non-GMO certified! It has taken a while to create a vegetarian source of a high EPA & DHA because it must be of Quality & Safety to have the Nordic Naturals label.
ProAlgen liquid yields a high DHA/EPA with 1/2 tsp = 350mg DHA & 200mg EPA
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1.5 mL Servings per bottle: 40 Amount Per Serving
Calories 10 Calories from fat 10 Total Fat 1.0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0 g Total Omega-3s 630mg EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 200 mg DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 350 mg Other Omega-3s 80 mg Oleic Acid (Omega-9) 300 mg Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily Value not established. Less than 5 mg of Cholesterol per serving. Contains less than 2% of the Daily Value of vitamin A.
Ingredients: algal oil (marine algae oil, high-oleic sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, natural mixed tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate, rosemary extract), natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative). No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors.
Warning: Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery. Keep out of the reach of children
Statement from Nordic Naturals:
Nordic Naturals ProAlgen™ is obtained from a naturally occurring, non-genetically modified microalgae, and is extracted using a 100% hexane-free method.
At Nordic Naturals, we are well aware of the media attention and concerns surrounding the use of hexane in algal oil extraction, and would like to assure our customers that we take great care in sourcing an oil that is extracted using a chemical-free method, and without hexane.
While the algal oil used to fortify many infant formulas comes from a particular species of microalgae called Crypthecodinium cohnii (C. cohnii), Nordic Naturals’ algal products are made from an entirely different species, called Schizochytrium. The two species have different physical structures and thus require different methods of extraction.
The oil derived from the Schizochytrium species used in Nordic Naturals’ products is extracted by way of a non-GMO enzyme. This enzyme’s role is to rupture the cell wall and release the oil. Isopropyl alcohol is then added to separate the oil from the water. The alcohol is removed by evaporation and distillation, and no detectable residues remain in the final product (a Certificate of Analysis is available upon request). Please note: All ingredients used in the processing of Nordic Naturals’ algal oil are either food grade or of higher quality.
We also want to assure our customers that the algal oil we have sourced for our products is non- GMO. The genus of algae used in Nordic Naturals products is simply the result of a new yield hybridization project. It is the result of crossing two species within the same genus to optimize EPA and DHA levels. This technique is frequently utilized in classical plant breeding that employs the deliberate crossing of closely related species to produce new crop varieties with desirable properties such as high yield. In contrast, the type of genetic modification that is so controversial happens much higher up the biological classification system, for example, between organisms of different classes, orders or families, etc.