Source Naturals Ahiflower Oil 30 Vegetarian Softgels

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Product Description - Source Naturals Ahiflower Oil 30 Vegetarian Softgels

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Source Naturals Ahiflower® Oil is a unique source of omega-3s, which are important for heart and brain health. A clinical study showed that the SDA omega-3 fatty acid in Ahiflower is significantly more efficient in increasing Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels than the fatty acid in flaxseed. Ahiflower is the highest known non-GMO source of SDA. This product also contains 136 mg per serving of the same beneficial omega-6 Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) found in evening primrose oil. Source Naturals Ahiflower Oil does not contain any fish or animal products, or animal-derived ingredients.

In 2014, the University of Moncton (Canada) clinically evaluated Ahiflower Oil using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Measured comparison of the accrual of long-chain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in circulating cells between consuming Ahiflower Oil and Flaxseed Oil was ascertained. Ahiflower was shown to be 300-400% more effective than flaxseed oil in converting to long-chain omega-3 EPA in circulating cells. The reason is that SDA bypasses the delta-6 desaturase liver enzyme rate-limiting step in EPA metabolism. Oils rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) like flaxseed, chia, sacha inchi, and perilla contain no omega-3 stearidonic acid (SDA). Stearidonic acid found in Ahiflower oil gives it the advantage of much high conversion to EPA over the other ALA-rich oils listed. Hemp and echium oils contain far less SDA than Ahiflower oil. The clean aroma and taste of Ahiflower oil make it a much more desirable source of omega-3+6 when added to health supplements, foods, and beverages.

Nature's Crops, the maker of AHIFLOWER® brand of Ahiflower Oil is currently engaged in a 5-year human clinical testing program to better understand the measurable nutritional and physiological effects of Ahiflower Oil®.

SDA in Ahiflower Oil converts more efficiently to the fatty acid found in fish oil. Unlike alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 found in most plants, Ahiflower Oil contains stearidonic acid (SDA), the omega-3 which converts more readily to EPA. The body converts SDA to EPA at a rate of up to 30%, compared to a typical rate of conversion of ALA of only 3-6%. Therefore, much larger quantities of ALA oils (such as flaxseed shown in the image below or chia) are required to achieve the same benefit.

Ahiflower Oil Compared to Flaxseed Oil EPA Levels

Using 12 years of agronomy and natural selection, Ahiflower is the richest source of omega-3 and omega-6 combined fatty acid combination from a single non-GMO plant. This vegan, sustainable essential fatty acid source is a much improved alternative in boosting daily omega-3 to traditional plant-derived omega-3 oils like flax, chia, and canola. Ahiflower oil's stearidonic acid (SDA) content creates the highest-available omega-3. The beneficial omega-6 gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content of Ahiflower oil provides an optimal omega-3:6 balance over all others.

Amid much controversy about fish oil as a sustainable source of omega-3 and the attack on the methods of processing these oils, one acre of Ahiflower produces the equivalent of 80,000 sardines. Between it's superior levels of omega-3 fatty acid and omega-6 GLA, Ahiflower combines the best of both fish oil and evening primrose oil.

Suggested Use: 1 to 4 softgels daily

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 4 Vegetarian Softgels
Servings Per Container: 7
ItemAmount%DV*
Calories25 
Calories from Fat25 
Total Fat3 g5%
Ahiflower® (Buglossoides arvensis) Seed Oil:2.92 g
omega-3 fatty acids:  
Stearidonic Acid (SDA)32 mg
alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA)32 mg
omega-6 fatty acids:  
gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA)32 mg
Linoleic Acid (LA)20 mg
† Daily Value (DV) not established
* Percent Daily Values (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: modified food starch, carrageenan, glycerin, purified water, rosemary extract, mixed tocopherols, sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, and ascorbyl palmitate.
Allergies: Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, or wheat. Contains no sugar, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.

Warning:If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.


Ahiflower Oil Omega-3 Comparison Chart

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Source Naturals
SKU SN2730
UPC # 021078027300
Product Type Vegetarian Softgels
Product Count 30 Softgels
Country of Manufacture United States

Source Naturals

Source Naturals was created in 1982 by C.E.O Ira Goldberg to support each individual’s potential to enjoy optimal health. At that time, the kind of nutritional formulations he envisioned - for the maintenance of well-being and the enhancement of life - simply didn't exist. The idea of combining many nutrients, herbs and nutraceuticals in one formulation, though common today, was then a rarity. Source Naturals pioneered the concept with Wellness Formula®, now the industry’s #1 immune support product.

Source Naturals subsequently introduced numerous award-winning formulas, recognized for their excellence in independent surveys and nutritional analyses. In addition to Wellness, these award-winners include Life Force Multiple™, Mega-Kid Multiple™, Inflama-Rest™, the Skin Eternal™ line, Higher Mind™, Essential Enzymes™, Male Response™, and more.

Source Naturals’ comprehensive Bio-Aligned Formulas™ help bring the power of alignment to your body. When formulating, we evaluate the underlying causes of system imbalances, and then provide targeted nutrition to interdependent body systems. Our line of more than 600 products also includes well-researched, single entity nutrients in their highest quality and most bioavailable forms.

Our nutritional supplements are at the leading edge of today’s Wellness Revolution. This transformation in health consciousness also includes new perspectives in diet, lifestyle, emotional and spiritual development, and complementary health care. Source Naturals Strategy for Wellness℠ is to provide education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health, rather than relying solely on outside medical authority. The result is people who are more productive and fulfilled, and a world that is stronger and healthier.

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