Frequently asked questions
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Omega 3 ALA why is it essential?
Essential fatty acids are unsaturated fats that we cannot make; we must get them from food. They are necessary for cell membranes, the brain and nervous systems and for producing regulators of blood pressure, blood-clotting and immune and inflammatory responses. Omega 3 ALA acids are essential acids; they are not produced by the body and must be included in our diet. The Omega 3 family of fatty acids are converted, on demand and in the quantity required, into their derivative forms, EPA and then DHA. By providing Omega 3 ALA, LEENVIT delivers the essential ingredients to meet your EPA and DHA requirements as needed without risk of overdose.
What is the difference between omegas from fish and flax seed oils?
Omega-3 fatty acids fall into two major categories: plant-derived (flaxseed) and marine-derived (fish). This is often confusing for physicians and patients, and many think the two are interchangeable. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an omega-3 essential fatty acid found in flaxseeds (linseeds), rapeseeds, soya, walnuts and oils made from them. ALA can be converted in the body into the longer-chain omega-3 fats: eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA, which are found in oily fish such as herring, salmon and mackerel, are also in some algal supplements.
Why plant-based omegas are better than the ones found in fish oil?
All the world’s oceans are contaminated with toxic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and methyl mercury. These toxins accumulate, especially in fatty fish, as you move up the food chain and can cancel out any beneficial effects of omega-3s. Farmed fish are not the answer as they tend to contain less omega-3s and more toxins than wild fish. A comparison of farmed salmon and wild salmon found that the farmed fish had consistently higher levels of PCBs. You don’t have to eat neurotoxins and carcinogens to get your omega-3s. Plant foods can provide plenty to keep our hearts healthy and combat allergies and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. This benefits the environment as well as plant-based sources of omega-3s are sustainable, fish are not. Omega 3 acids found in fish oil are EPAs and DHAs forms (i.e. a processed form of the original version of ALA) and as such can be overdosed. They also affect blood clotting, so they should be taken with caution by people with certain diseases. The plant form of ALA is completely safe and cannot be overdosed.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding women use Leenvit®?
Leenvit® is completely safe. It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women take Omega acids.
Why are Omega acids in the form of monoesters better than those found in traditional linseed oil?
Because they are clean and do not contain harmful substances. The purest and natural form of Omega 3+6+9 acids in the form of monoesters is created as a result of the bioesterification process, carried out in an oxygen-free environment, without any additives or preservatives. What is fattening in oils has been removed from Leenvit® Omega – glycerol and all harmful substances found in linseed oil and fish oils, such as heavy metals, amygdalin, limarin, cyanide group and pesticides.
What are the symptoms of Omega acids deficiency?
The most common symptoms of Omega acids deficiency are muscle cramps, dry and irritated skin, brittle nails, reduced immunity, drowsiness and fatigue, and problems with memory and concentration.
What does it mean that Leenvit restores the golden ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6?
Omega 6 acids are very important for our health, but with our current diet, rich in fast food and products containing a lot of fat, our bodies have an excess of them. A high intake of Omega 6 and a deficiency of Omega 3 increase a risk of many diseases. Leenvit® restores the golden ratio because it contains a lot of Omega 3 with a small amount of Omega 6. The ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in Leenvit is more than 3 to 1 in favor of Omega 3 acids. The assumed “golden proportion” between Omega 6 to Omega 3 acids is approximately 5 to 1 in favor of Omega 6 acids. Therefore, Leenvit, thanks to the increased content of Omega 3, allows to restore the proper proportion of Omega 3 to Omega 6 acids for people with a disturbed ratio of these acids in their bodies.
Is Leenvit suitable for children?
Of course! Omega acids are essential for child development. We created Leenvit® Kids especially for the youngest. It is a combination of Omega 3 and Omega 6 acids and vitamins A, E and D3. Our product supports memory processes, increases immunity and affects the proper development of bones. We have added fruit flavor to our product, with children in mind!
Which products are suitable for vegans?
Our products are completely natural. For people following a vegan diet, we recommend our product Leenvit® Classic with a natural flavor and Leenvit® Fit enriched with vitamins A, E and coenzyme Q10 or Leenvit® Cardio with vitamins K, E and coenzyme Q10 with a nut flavor. Additionally, we encourage you to purchase our innovative line of sprays, which are completely vegan.
What are the recommended amounts of ALA?
Leenvit® is a concentrate of Omega 3 ALA acids – one teaspoon (4 ml) contains as much as 2000 mg of pure Omega 3 ALA. This fully meets the body’s daily demand for this acid, in accordance with the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority – EFSA Journal (2009) 1176, 1 – 11.
What are ethyl esters?
When producing an oil concentrate for supplements, manufacturers can either use a process called “re-esterification” which involves the use of enzymes to reattach fatty acids to the glycerol backbone—the glycerol having been removed as the first step during the process of making an oil concentrate. Then, the fatty acids are reassembled into the natural triglyceride structure. The second option, is to react the fatty acids released from the glycerol backbone with ethanol, resulting in a fatty acid “ethyl-ester,” a form which does not naturally occur in the human diet. Leenvit® esters are protected from oxidation and stay in plasma for 24 hours, longer than fish oil or linseed oils where the plasma persistence time is about 3 hours.
Are your products vegan?
Yes. Our products are the purest form of Omega 3+6+9. They are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, sodium, soy, yeast, shellfish, artificial sweeteners, colors, additives and preservatives.
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