Over the last few weeks I've been fortunate enough to try an amazing new product, "Nothing Fishy"; a 100% Vegan Fish Oil that is a healthy source of Omega 3, ethical, non GMO and completely sustainable.
(UNLIKE fish farming.....)
If you're new to veganism, long-term vegan (or just a damn regular human being) you should take your health seriously and ensure you're getting what you need. Our body is an amazing thing, but it needs building blocks to work properly and function at its optimum.
Vegans get a lot of buzz issues to stress over: protein, calcium, iron, B12, OMEGAS. "Where do you you get your Omega 3 if you're not eating fish?!" "Where do you get your protein if you're not devouring steak?!"
Bless them, they get so concerned.
Thankfully, most vegans can answer these questions in a heartbeat. Plenty of fruits and vegetables have protein, not to mention beans, tofu, nuts and such, but it can get a bit complicated after that. Looking after your Omega 3 is very, very important and something maybe not all vegans are clued up about. Non-vegans tend to associate Omega 3 with fish and fish oil (eww) and may imagine it's difficult for vegans to come by.
Well happily, it isn't.
I've always used Flaxseed for my Omega 3, sprinkling it over my porridge in the morning or adding into smoothies, but after doing some very enjoyable research on the Nothing Fishy website, I read up about how Omega sourced from Algae is far better for us and comes straight from the source. (Always the best way, surely?)
"We choose Omega 3 from algae as it's healthier, it's highly sustainable and it doesn't contain any toxic chemicals. Each capsule packs at least 200mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - which is a miracle supplement for your eyes, brain and heart. Our algae is fermented in a controlled environment. It's non - GMO, vegan-friendly and there's no unpleasant aftertaste. As algae is the original producer of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids, it's the purest form."
If you need any reasons why Fish Oil is a no-go zone, Nothing Fishy have great information on their website to keep you informed and they promote a healthy, sustainable vegan lifestyle.
Just one of the scary statistics (proving why humans shouldn't be relying on fish for any form of nutrition or well being) is that the levels of mercury in the sea have risen by 30% in the last 20 years alone. Fish are living in contaminated waters. They are caught, killed and then processed in a disgusting, unsustainable, unethical way (taken to a processing plant, mashed up on an industrial scale, cooked, chemicals added, encapsulated) for us to take AS A HEALTH SUPPLEMENT. It's ludicrous. If we can get the essential omegas, vitamins and minerals we need straight from the natural source, surely that makes the most sense?
I cannot recommend this product highly enough. It's as simple as taking 2 tablets a day with food and you never have to think about your Omega 3 again.
I've never really been very diligent (or bothered) about supplementation, but it pays to be careful and many people supplement with brilliant diets. If you want to have a carefree, sustainable, healthy option for you Omega 3 - I highly recommend Nothing Fishy. They are clearly a caring, compassionate company and are putting out a product they believe in.
"We don't believe a health supplement should be poisoning people or destroying the environment."
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