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 contain more and healthier omegas than any other natural plant or seed oil. 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?
Have any human clinical studies been done on Ahiflower?
How does Ahiflower Oil compare to Flaxseed Oil?
Most plant-sourced omega fatty acid oils contain omega-3 ALA and omega-6 LA. Few contain omega-6 GLA in meaningful quantities. Even fewer contain any SDA at all. Ahiflower is unique in that it contains ALL of these components, and its highest-available SDA content results in a far more efficient conversion to EPA in the body as compared to flax and other oils that primarily supply ALA.
To put this into perspective, it would take 4 softgels of flaxseed oil to yield the same amount of beneficial EPA in the body as 1 softgel of Ahiflower 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 essential fatty acids for whole-body health without any fishy flavor, smell or aftertaste.* It also doesn't contribute to overfishing or impacting our oceans. Just pure plant-based goodness in every easy-to-swallow soft gel.
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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