Linseed and hemp oil have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of α-linolenic acid (ALA). The problem is that the body must first convert the fatty acid ALA into the actually important fatty acids EPA and DHA. However, our enzymes can only convert a maximum of 10% of ALA into EPA and even a maximum of 0.5% into DHA. Even with a very high intake of ALA, it is therefore not possible to achieve good values for EPA and DHA – the actually important omega-3 fatty acids.
A vegetable omega-3 oil, with high marine omega-3 fatty acid content (EPA and DHA), is Omega-3 Vegan. With only one teaspoon per day you take 2,000 mg of the valuable marine fatty acids – 100% fish-free.