Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ahiflower and what plant and plant part does Ahiflower 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. In fact, they containmore and healthier omegas than any other natural plant or seed oil. To create 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.
Have any human clinical studies been done on Ahiflower?
What essential fatty acids are in Ahiflower? Does it contain EPA and DHA?
How does Ahiflower Oil compare to Flaxseed Oil?
How does Ahiflower Oil compare to marine omega sources like fish, krill and algal oil?
Fish, krill and algal oil (from marine algae) all contain EPA and/or DHA essential fatty acids, while Ahiflower does not. However, Ahiflower contains omega-6 GLA, which is prized and recognized for its anti-inflammatory cellular benefits.* It also contains high levels of SDA which enables your body to more efficiently convert ALA to EPA and DHA than any other plant or seed oil.
While algal oil is becoming a more common vegan omega-3 option vs. marine omega-3 fatty acid sources, it still has a fishy smell and aftertaste. With Ahiflower Oil, you get a balanced blend of omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids to support whole-body healthwithout any fishy flavor, smell or aftertaste.* It also doesn't contribute to overfishing or impacting our oceans. Just pure plant-based goodness in every yummy gummy.
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 was this product manufactured? Was it third-party tested?
This product was made in an allergen-freeand 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.