SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, March 30, 2017 / PRNewswire / – Labdoor (https://labdoor.com), the online nutritional supplement marketplace with reviews based on independent testing and scientific research, announced today that its vegan omega-3 rankings (http: // ld2.us/jZwxcfrS) are now published. The analysis revealed good news for vegans: 40% of the products measured enough EPA and DHA to meet daily intake recommendations.
In the United States, around 7 million people identify as vegans or vegetarians. Unfortunately, the USDA estimates that these diets have a higher risk of omega-3 deficiency. The research is clear: omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA, DHA, and ALA, can support cardiovascular health and are critical to healthy pregnancies, immune function, and mental health. This could create problems for vegans and vegetarians, who research shows are only getting around 50% of the daily recommendation for ALA and essentially no EPA or DHA in their diet.
Fortunately, however, there are fish-free, vegan supplement options. Labdoor just tested and rated 10 of the best-selling omega-3 supplements in the U.S. made from chia, flax, and seaweed based on their levels of omega-3 fatty acids, rancid oils, and heavy metal contaminants like mercury.
The results clearly showed that vegan omega-3 supplements are not created equal. 40% of the products tested meet the daily recommendations for EPA and DHA in single servings, and all products have passed heavy metal screenings. However, some products had a rancidity level high enough for oils to actually taste spoiled, and overall label accuracy was an issue. For example, the measured EPA of the products was an average of 19% of the information on the label. For more information and information on how brands are rated for free, see the full quality rating here (http://ld2.us/jZwxcfrS).
For Labdoor, new tests and rankings for probiotics, nootropics and electrolytes will appear in summer 2017. Follow @Labdoor on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.
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