Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ahiflower and where does the oil 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.