With the rise in innovation across the health sector, the popularity of several oil varieties for the dietary purpose is gaining traction on the global level. Algae oil is a special oil version which is produced directly from algae. It primarily contains DHA, which comprises 97 percent of the omega-3 fats present in the brain. However, the availability of algae oil is quite less, making it inaccessible to all customers.

Introduction to Algae Oil

Is algae oil a non-vegetarian variety? The answer to this question is a big NO! Algal oil is purely a vegetarian DHA oil which doesn’t come from cold-water fish. The exploration of algae oil happened when scientists and doctors understood the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for the American population, active research activities occurred to extract these essential fatty acids without involving fish as a source.

Presently, algal oil is actively added to beverages, food, and supplements. The best part is that, since algae oil doesn’t come from fishes, there isn’t any risk from ocean-borne contaminants. It is interesting to know that, a variety of cooking oils, juices, yogurts, nutrition bars and even milk are being stimulated with the help of algae oil.

What does Algae Oil Offer?

  • Although algae oil doesn’t sound that much scrumptious, it is a healthy oil option that comprises of an outstanding fatty acid profile. It is vital to mark that, algae oil has more monounsaturated fat in comparison to olive oil. Further, it contains four percent saturated fat as compared to canola (seven percent), olive (fourteen percent), and coconut oil (eighty-seven percent).


  • Algae oil is famous for its high DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is one of the prime omega-3 fatty acids required for enhanced physical and mental health. As per approved studies, DHA from algae oil is efficient in lowering triglycerides and surge both HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in individuals without heart disease.


Backs Healthy Pregnancy

It is commonly known that omega fatty acid DHA is required for brain development, specifically during healthy pregnancy. According to studies, when a pregnant woman ingests omega-3s, the substance works to channelize the child’s development. The need for Omega-3 increases during pregnancy so as to aid brain growth; this requirement is quite significant during the second half of the pregnancy cycle.

There have been several animal studies which have revealed that deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can lead to visual and behavioral deficits which cannot be reversed later in the future. Hence, there have been stern guidelines which recommend that pregnant women should consume at least 200 milligrams of DHA on a daily basis.

Improvement in Eye Health

  • Both the brain and eye are supremely supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids. One should be familiar with the fact that, there are extremely high levels of DHA available in the retina, and the involvement of DHA might be linked to its biophysical holdings on the cell membrane.


  • It is spotted that DHA can control the activity of membrane-bound enzymes. These enzymes are responsible for the upkeep of cellular function. Further, they are also capable to regulate the kinetics and receptors of membrane transport systems.


  • One of the important advantages of algae oil enriched with omega-3 fatty acid is towards the treatment of a condition called Macular Degeneration. It is a condition which points out at age-associated vision loss as well as blurry vision connected to macula damage. Some of the prime reasons for Macular Degeneration are aging, smoking, poor digestion, high blood pressure, low-vegetable diet and exposure to UV radiation.

Manages Cardiovascular Health

Algal oil is known to regulate heartbeat, decrease blood clot formation, reduce blood pressure and decrease overall inflammation. Hence, this reduces the risk of heart strokes and attacks. Furthermore, algal oil also reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. This fact has been verified through a study conducted in 2012 that was published in the Journal of Nutrition. It was concluded that DHA supplementation taken from algal oil can reduce serum triglycerides and boost HDL cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol in individuals who aren’t troubled by coronary heart disease.

Slowly and steadily the different health benefits of algae oil have been realized by the customer population. The geographical spread reveals North America as the most flourishing market for algae oil, followed by Europe.

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