Written by Jade Ellis

Fushi’s Vegan Omega oil

Fushi’s Vegan Omega Totale organic virgin oil is a unique blend of essential fatty acids, which our bodies need to thrive.This vegan omega oil is an ethical and sustainable product; and a perfect source of essential fatty acids for vegans and vegetarians.

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  • Vegans and Omega 3s – why do you need them?

It is often a question people ask themselves; to supplement or not? In an ideal world, no one would need to supplement, and all of our nutritional needs would be met through nutrient dense foods we are consuming; with all of the essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients our bodies need to thrive. However, in our current daily lives we are exposed to different types of stressors, environmental toxins, processed, low nutrient food and depleted soil. And of course we are all unique, which means we should all be in need of varying levels of supplementation.

It is often a concern that vegans do not reach their nutritional needs. However, if you are nutritionally aware, and also manage to supplement what you know you may be deficient in,you can have an extremely healthy diet with everything your body needs.

For a vegan, vegetarian or anyone on a plant based diet, it is important to make sure you are consuming omega 3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient to health. Primarily known to come from oily fish, omega 3’s are essential to human health as the body cannot make them on their own, which means we have to procure them through our diet. They are a group of
polyunsaturated fats which combat inflammation within the body and keep our eyes, guts,
joints, brains and hearts healthy.

Omega 3’s are crucial for development and growth of the brain infants and are well known in
their ability to support cognitive function. Fushi’s vegan omega oil blend is packed full of the important omegas that our body and brains need to function at their optimum level.

  • What Omega rich oils are included in this Vegan blend?

Fushi’s Vegan Omega oil is an innovative blend consisting of a mixture of nine nutrient-rich oils; Fig oil, Poppy seed oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Algae oil, Pomegranate oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Flaxseed oil, Hemp seed oil and Avocado oil. This new vegan blend is rich in Omega 3’s which creates the perfect source of essential fatty acids.

There are excellent dietary vegan sources of omega 3’s consisting of nuts and seeds, such as chia and flaxseeds. However, the body may not be converting these fats to active forms called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which are the ones utilised by the body. Fushi’s vegan omega oil contains all three DHA, EPA and ALA (alpha linoleic acid).

  • The lo-down on DHA and EPA Vegan sources!

Algae oil contains DHA, a fatty acid in Omega 3, which accounts for 97 percent of the Omega 3 fats in the brain. This oil is a vegan form of DHA that does not come from fish, and is a sustainable alternative. By combining the DHA-rich algae with ALA (alpha linoleic acid) rich plant sources, the body converts into EPA to get the proper ratio of omega- 3 fatty acids. Various studies suggest that most people convert less than 10-20% of the ALA they eat into EPA or DHA. This is why it is so important to supplement all three of the omegas, to make sure you are converting properly and receiving a full spectrum of the incredible nutrients!

EPA and DHA are known to support joint, heart and eye health, as well as being important in infant brain development. ALA is known for the supporting cholesterol levels and maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

  • The Vegan Omega’s environmental and ethical benefits!

The environmental and ethical benefits of consuming plant based Omegas include having a sustainable and environmentally friendly source, as opposed to contributing to fish farming and taking fish from the oceans for our consumption. This vegan omega oil is an excellent source of Omega 3’s for anyone wanting to consume ethically and avoid animal based fish oils.

Oily fish are known for their high level of Omega 3’s, however plant based sources are thought to be more efficiently metabolised than previously thought, and can be more beneficial than the long chain Omega 3 found in fish!

  • Nutrient dense Vegan Omega oil

The amazing factor about this oil is that it contains the full range – omegas 3,5,6,7,9 and contains an amazing amount of nutrients such as Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamins C, E, K and B6. The rare Omega 5 and Punicic Acid in this innovative blend is derived from Pomegranate. Pomegranate oil, which one of the most potent antioxidants, a natural phytoestrogen. Pomegranate oil is the only seed in the world containing this extremely beneficial fatty acid.

Our Hemp and Flaxseed oil are derived from an English source and are packed under nitrogen, which enables the oils to avoid oxidation, and to keep a lovely nutty fresh taste. In designing this omega oil and choosing the spectrum of different oils, one of our top priorities was the taste of the oil. An oil should be enjoyable to consume and we have made sure this oil is a joy to drizzle on salads, mix into smoothies, or take by the teaspoon! This is a perfect omega blend oil for vegans for anyone wanting to try plant based source of omega 3, as well as 5,6, 7 and 9! This vegan omega oil is also a wonderful choice for those wanting to supplement in a sustainable and ethical way.

Fushi’s Vegan-Biotic

Fushi’s Vegan-Biotic complex contains a blend of friendly bacteria, with the aim to support your gut function and the absorption of nutrients within it. This new vegan food supplement is an innovative formulation with a specially selected multi strain blend,
containing 10 billion cfu per dose!

Vegan food supplements

  • So…Why are Probiotics good for the Gut?

Probiotics are the bacteria that line your gut and support absorption of nutrients and fighting infection. They are essentially live bacteria and yeasts which are thought to restore the natural bacteria in your gut, and are often touted as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria.

Probiotics have been in our systems from birth; the baby being in the birth canal being exposed to the mother’s good bacteria, starts a chain of events inside the baby’s GI tract, and it starts to produce good bacteria. Today, we have a bigger need due to refrigeration and high sanitation, which can destroy the bad bacteria but also the good! This is similar to the work of antibiotics, which have the same effect on bacteria, which is why today probiotics are of such high need. You may just want to give your gut bacteria a good boost!

  • The Gut and our Microbiome!

Our digestive tracts are so critical to good health due to the fact that 80% of your digestive tract is located in your immune system! Additionally, our digestive systems are the second largest part of our neurological system, our enteric system, which is located in the gut. Recently some have named our gut a second brain due to the significant impact on our brain function. The guts microbiome is responsible for making 95% of the serotonin, which has a very big impact on mood and brain function!

Fushi’s biotic is perfect for vegans wanting to maintain and restore the balance of intestinal flora, and to choose a supplement which is ethical and devoid of any animal based ingredients. This vegan food supplement can act to promote intestinal comfort, and improve digestive health, which provides plant based boost for the system. Due to this there is a possible improvement which takes place in the immune system, due to the body being inexplicably linked.

  • Vegan-biotic plant based sources!

Fushi’s vegan biotic delivers 10 billion cfu per 3 tablet dose, which are viable strains of bacteria. The bacteria in this new, custom Total Biotic blend contains key beneficial strains which are usually found in our favourite fermented foods, such as Kerfir, Sauerkraut and Kombucca. Fermented foods are excellent sources of probiotics, however, not everyone one has the time to be able to eat these foods throughout the course of their day. This is one of the reasons that supplementing with a probiotic is so useful and beneficial for our health.

  • What helps the absorption of this vegan food supplement?

Additionally, added to this vegan food supplement is Vitamin C, which can help to maintain the normal metabolism of energy from food and help maintain the normal function of the immune system. The vegan-biotic also contains FOS, which is a soluble fibre to help with the growth of beneficial bacteria. Fushi’s vegan-biotic complex is a new vegan food supplement
which is contains an innovative blend of friendly bacteria to support our digestive, immune and nervous systems!