Pure Vegan DHA 200 mg - 60 Vegetarian Softgels
Pure Vegan DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in cold water fatty fish. Since Pure Vegan DHA is from an algae source, common side effects such as fish burps and rancidity are not experienced. Vegetarian sources of DHA can be found in seaweed and algae. Pure Vegan DHA is essential for the proper functioning of our brains as adults, and for the development of our nervous system and visual abilities during the first 6 months of life. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that can help lower the risk of heart disease. Our bodies naturally produce small amounts of DHA, but the beneficial amounts we need must come from food or dietary supplements. Research has shown many individuals with western diets are deficient in DHA since fish is not a popular menu item. Western diets contain too much Omega-6's, but little omega-3's. Traditionally, vegans and individuals looking for a full spectrum omega 3 ,6, & 9 would lean towards flax as their "go to" oil. Although a form of Omega-3, flax oil contains Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA), and is inferior to true Omega-3 since it must be converted by the body enzymatically to be useful. Fish contain Omega-3 in the forms of EPA and DHA, which are already in the correct bio-available forms to be absorbed by the body. Aside from the vegetarian and vegan viewpoint, there are generally growing concerns over the safety of fish and fish oil supplements, due to the presence of heavy metals and other toxins. Fish unfortunately live in growingly polluted waters and build up dangerous levels of toxic substances, hence medical experts advising caution on how much fish is consumed. Some fish oil supplements have been removed from retail shelves in recent years due to safety fears and rancidity issues. The solution to these problems is quit simple. Fish don't produce omega-3 fatty acids, they accrue meaningful levels due to their algae-rich diets. In the past 10-15 years, major research has taken place into growing specific microalgae strains in order to extract and purify omega-3 fatty acids. Martek is a pioneer in this technology and transformed the nutritional opportunities for vegetarians and vegans. Pure Vegan contains Lifes DHA, manufactured by Martek who is the pioneer in vegan based DHA.
Just a few benefits of DHA
Heart Disease DHA appears to have positive effects on existing heart disease. It also may lower the risk for developing heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil help lower triglycerides (fats in the blood), lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of blood clots, improve the health of arteries, and reduce the amount of arterial plaque (which narrows arteries and causes heart disease).
- Infant Development
DHA plays a crucial role in the growth and development of the central nervous system as well as visual functioning in infants.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Several small studies indicate that DHA may help reduce symptoms and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. However, it does not stop the progression of the disease.
Pure Vegan's quality approach to creating these exclusive formulas begins in the growing fields and continues through every stage until the product is consumed. The integrity, authenticity and validation of our raw materials are a fundamental factor in the quality of every Pure Vegan product. Pure Vegan's raw materials are sourced with information regarding its processing methods and verification that they are not tested on animals. Pure Vegan is a revolutionary supplement line supported by full scientific research and protocols specifically for Vegans and Vegetarians.
Nutritonal Brands Inc.
Nutritional Brands mission is to continually provide the most current and relevant healing and preventative resources and methods to those who seek a natural and alternative approach to their healthcare needs. They continually raise the level of satisfaction and quality of life. They dedicate themselves to quality and purity and will continue to offer the highest quality products, service and education within the natural health marketplace.
Nutritional Brands relationships with the community of nutrition and health has given them vast resources to utilize for educational outreach. We share these resources to the general public through our partners and affiliates. These partners and affiliates include individuals, businesses, schools, research facilities and nonprofit organizations.
Nutritional Brands encompasses six nutritional companies: Pure Kidz, PureAdvantage, Pure Vegan, Oregon Health, and Aerobic Life. Each Brand tailors to specific health and nutritional needs. Each Brand has taken a holistic approach in creatingcomprehensive nutrient preparations.
Our facility operates under the FDA's 21 CFR 111 proposed current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's) for dietary supplements. All facets of our operation are governed by standard operating procedures managed by our regulatory compliance department and directly supervised by senior management. The integrity, authenticity and validation of our raw materials are a fundamental factor in the quality of every Nutritional Brand product.
- Pure Kidz - Childern's Nutrition
The Pure Kidz Line was launched in early 2008 and is specific to the dietary needs in children under 12.
- Pure Advantage - Sport Nutrition
Pure Advantage is a sports nutrition line that encompasses and array of Body Building and Recovery Supplements.
- Pure Vegan - Vegan Nutrition
The integrity, authenticity and validation of our raw materials are a fundamental factor in the quality of every Pure Vegan product.
- Oregon Heath - Daily Nutrition
Oregon Health is a daily nutriitional line that includes dietary and herbal supplements for natural health.
- Aerobic Life - Digestive Health
Aerobic life has been in business for over 30 years and is recognized as one of the pioneers in digestive and oxidative health.
About Nutritional Brands
Commitment to Quality
Founded in 1996, Nutritional Brands is a leading contract manufacturing company in the nutraceutical industry. They specialize in research & development and contract manufacturing. Their expertise in custom formulations makes them highly successful in delivering optimal product stability and bioactivity for our clients. They excel in product formulation and analytical development, and have positioned themselves to expand their capabilities in other areas of development such as full analytical testing, GMP and TGA certifications.
Nutritional Brands' established market brands are Aerobic Life, a colon and digestive health line; Oregon Health, a vitamin and mineral line; Pure Advantage, a sports nutrition line; Pure Kidz, a children's vitamin and sports nutrition line; and Pure Vegan, a product line specifically for vegans and vegetarians.
Research and Development:
Nutritional Brands understands the need for quality products. Their approach to product development relies on science-based research and latest market trends. Their research and development team of formulators, flavorists, and chemists share over 40 years of combined experience in biological and nutriceutical sciences and can assist anywhere from raw material sourcing to creating a product line. Their technical staff is available to help answer any product questions or concerns. Since they are an education based company, it their job to help educate the customer so they can make the best decision for their needs.
Quality Assurance & Control:
The quality of a product is only as good as the quality of its manufacturer. Nutritional Brands utilizes a Quality Control system to assure that only the highest quality products are delivered to their customers. This starts from conception of a product, all the way through the completion of a product that is ready for shipping. All these steps are performed with strict adherence and compliance with cGMP's (current Good Manufacturing Practice). A well-documented and controlled system of SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), batch records and testing records allows us to guarantee the quality of our products.
The integrity, authenticity and validation of their raw materials are a fundamental factor in the quality of every Nutritional Brands product. Strict guidelines and SOP's are enforced in the procuring, receiving and testing of their raw materials. Once received, their chemists complete comprehensive testing to verify the quality and authenticity of each raw material. Once passed, the QA/QC team will approve the raw materials for use in the products.
Nutritional Brands manufactures a variety of turn-key formulas for healthcare professionals which include Naturopaths, Osteopathic Physicians and Chiropractors. They specialize in custom formulations and are happy to assist in any formulation needs. They also offer a full line of products in the below categories; all which can be packaged under label.
- Sports & Fitness: Proteins, Weight Loss, Pre-Post Workout Products
- Digestive Health: Acidophilus, Colon Cleansers, Dietary Fiber
- Immune: Specialized Botanicals, Cold & Flu, Allergy
- Anti-Aging: Anti-Oxidants, Daily Nutrients
- Children's: Vitamin Sprays, Electrolyte Drink Mixes