- gross aftertaste
- fish oil
- neck pain
I am very glad that there is a very good, high potency, vegan alternative for Omegas
I appreciate that these are vegan, don't have a gross aftertaste (looking at you, fish oil), and are gentle on my stomach. I bought these because I'm vegan and my doctor recommended an omega 3/9 and I'm happy to have found these. My only quibble is that shipping took longer than expected/predicted, which I can understand. I'll just have to remember to reorder them sooner rather than later.
I have a ton of allergies and tend to respond poorly to new supplements. However, I had no issue with these at all and highly recommend them as a great vegan way to get Omegas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ahiflower Oil and where does it come from?
Ahiflower is an oilseed crop and plant native to the English countryside. The plant, which is a small annual or biennial herb in the Boraginaceae (Borage) family, is officially known as Buglossoides arvensis. The Ahiflower Oil in our products comes from the seeds of non-GMO, proprietary varieties of the plant that have been registered and protected under EU and US Plant Variety Protection legislation.
These seeds have a natural omega-rich oil content. To produce the high-quality oil in our supplements, the seeds are first crushed, and the raw oil is extracted. From there, the oil is lightly refined and filtered to produce Ahiflower Oil.
What essential fatty acids are in Ahiflower? Does it contain EPA and DHA?
Ahiflower offers a rich single-plant source of Omega 3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and SDA (stearidonic acid); Omega 6 GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and LA (linoleic acid); and Omega 9 OA (oleic acid).
What makes Ahiflower especially unique is that it contains the highest level of naturally-occurring SDA (18 - 20%) found in any commercially available dietary plant oil.
Your body converts SDA directly to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), the other main Omega 3 essential fatty acid. With ALA your body has to first convert it to SDA and then EPA. As a result, SDA from Ahiflower results in higher levels of EPA in the body than consuming ALA from flaxseed.*
Still curious about Omegas? Here's the lowdown on these healthy fats.
How was this product manufactured? Was it third-party tested?
Yes. This product was made in an allergen-free and c-GMP compliant facility. Being c-GMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant means this facility adheres to the industry’s strictest standards for manufacturing enforced by the FDA. It also assures the strength, quality, and purity of our products.
In addition to this, all products are third-party lab tested for quality assurance, so you can always trust what’s on the label is what’s inside the bottle. See for yourself by viewing the Certificates of Analysis on our website.
Is this formula safe for people with allergies?
Our Multi Omega 3-6-9 with Ahiflower supplements are manufactured in an allergen-free facility, and all formulas are free of the following: gluten, fish, shellfish, eggs, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seed, flax seed, coriander, carrot, pepper, glutamate, capsicum, aniseed, dill, fennel, parsley and curry. In addition to this, no allergic reactions have been reported in connection with Ahiflower Oil or with the plant source (Buglossoides arvensis). Protein levels are reduced to such a low level during the refining process that even if unknown allergens were present, it is extremely unlikely that they could provide a reaction.
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How is your Multi Omega 3-6-9 formula different from your Elderberry Immune formula?
If you're looking for a high-quality source of vegan Omega essential fatty acids to supplement your diet, try our Multi Omega 3-6-9 formula. It includes a complete and balanced blend of vegan Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids to support heart, brain, skin, and joint health - all from a single plant.
Ahiflower contains more and healthier Omegas than any plant source. This is because it contains high amounts of the lesser-known Omega 3 essential fatty acid SDA (stearidonic acid) which your body can use up to 4X more efficiently than Omega 3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) found in flax, chia, hemp, and other plant and seed oils. Our Multi Omega formula is different from our Elderberry Immune + Multi Omega 3, 6, and 9 formula, because it does not include elderberry extract for immune health.* With our Elderberry Immune formula you still get a high-quality source of vegan Omegas, but the amount of Ahiflower we include is not as high as what's in our straight Multi Omega formula available as both soft gels and gummies.