How does Ahiflower compare to Fish Oil?
Ahiflower contains the short chain Omega 3 metabolites (ALA and SDA) which convert through to the longer chain omega 3 metabolites much more readily than most other plant-based omega 3 oils, such as flax. It has been shown to convert up to 4x more efficiently than flax to EPA and in animal models to lead to up to 90% tissue accrual of DHA as compared to a marine-derived DHA oil.
Fish contains high amounts of preformed EPA and DHA long chain omega 3 oils. However, they do not provide the array of shorter chain omega 3 metabolites that Ahiflower does (ALA, SDA and ETA), nor omega 6 GLA, or omega 9 oleic acid. All of these metabolites have strongly recognised health benefits.
Fish oil is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans, whereas Ahiflower is suitable for all dietary preferences.
Ahiflower is also regeneratively-grown in contrast to commercial fishing which is widely acknowledged to be unsustainable and ecologically damaging. Ahiflower is grown using regenerative farming methods, and provides valuable on-farm habit to bees and butterflies. Each acre of Ahiflower provides as much omega-3 rich oil as 500,000 anchovies.