A Review Of Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan
Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan is a synergistic blend of marine micro-algae oil, refined echium seed oil, extra virgin pre-harvested olive oil and vegan vitamin D.
It safely adjusts and maintains EPA+DHA levels and the omega 6:3 balance in your body.
The marine algae oil from Schizochytrium sp. contains omega 3 (EPA and DHA).
The refined echium seed oil contains omega 3 (SDA and ALA), omega 6 (GLA) and omega 9 (OA).
The extra virgin pre-harvested olive oil contains omega 9 (OA) and very high levels of polyphenols.
BalanceOil supports optimal brain function, normal heart function, and boosts the immune system.
- Optimal Brain function
- Good for the heart
- Boosts the immune system
- Increases EPA and DHA in the body in a safe and efficient way
- helps adjust the omega-6/omega-3 balance to an optimal ratio
- Increases polyphenol levels in your body to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress
- supports healthy and optimal eye function, blood triglyceride levels, normal blood pressure, normal blood calcium levels, normal bones, muscle function, normal teeth and cell division
Can vegetarians and vegans get healthy Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids from a diet that contains no fish?
Can they rely on plant foods such as flax seeds to provide enough of the long chain omega 3’s they need?
Yes – and no.
Vegan diets are often richer in some nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, and phytochemicals. But, these diets often lack some essential nutrients, including vitamin D and omega-3 fats.
This means that it is difficult for vegans and vegetarians to get into omega-6/omega-3 balance, and equally difficult to ensure they consume enough EPA and DHA to get the EFSA-approved benefits of these nutrients.
In population studies, it shows that vegans have lower blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids than those eating animal-based food.
For vegans, these essential omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids can be obtained by eating fortified foods or carefully selecting a diet containing these nutrients, but it’s not easy. Supplementing with ALA has very little effect on increasing blood DHA concentrations because even if ALA can be converted into EPA and DHA in your body, this conversion is quite inefficient. The typical conversion rates are below 5% in women, and below 2% in men, so the problem remains.
But now there is an easy solution for all vegans, vegetarians and actually anybody who wants an alternative to fish oils.Fish get their omega-3’s from cold water marine algae. These algae provide pure long chain omega-3’s that can be extracted and consumed by humans.
Zinzino BalancOil Vegan contains this marine algae oil with omega-3 (EPA and DHA), high oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) and an echium seed oil rich in omega-3 (SDA and ALA), omega-6 (GLA) and omega-9 (OA). It also contains the extra virgin pre-harvest olive oil rich in omega-9 (OA) and with very high levels of polyphenols. It has a fair portion of the so important vitamin D from a 100% vegan source.
As a result, the vegan oil is offering you all the benefits of Zinzino’s regular BalanceOil made from fish oil. Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan is tested, protected, effective and safely adjusts and maintains EPA+DHA levels and the omega-6:3 balance in your body.
Finally, everybody can get into balance!
The Zinzino Balance Test
Zinzino has developed a test to measure your fatty acid profile in your blood.
Zinzino’s BalanceTest is dry blood-spot test for home sample collection. Leading laboratories in the Nordic countries analyze the sample to determine your fatty acid profile as a reflection of your diet. It takes less than a minute to complete, and you can access your results online anonymously after about 20 business days.
BalanceTest measures 11 different fatty acids in the blood, which represents ca. 98 % of the fatty acids present in the blood. The test results give you information about the omega-3 level and the omega-6/omega-3 balance in your blood and diet.
The test is anonymous and so far more than 225.000 test’s have been made.
Learn more by clicking the link about Zinzino’s balance concept in the bottom of this post.
The Vital Ingredients
The oil derived from the marine microalgae Schizochytrium sp. is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)/Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).The vegetarian equivalent to fish oil, this is the first vegetarian EPA/DHA product available that provides a bio-alternative to traditional fish oils. Produced in an FDA-inspected and rigorously controlled facility, it is a highly concentrated and consistent product.
The algae oil also contains small amounts of high oleic sunflower oil, rosemary extract for flavoring, ascorbyl palmitate (derived from GMO-free corn) and tocopherols (extracted from GMO-free plant oils), to ensure stability.
The refined echium seed oil, GMO-free, is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids omega-3 SDA and ALA, the omega-6 acid GLA and the omega-9 fatty acid OA. A superb choice for vegetarians and vegans, echium seed oil contains an ideal fatty acid profile. Firstly, it contains twice as much omega-3 as omega-6 and omega-9, and can, therefore help to balance the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.
This is in contrast with most vegetarian oils, which contain excessive omega-6. Secondly, echium seed oil contains the rare omega-3 fatty acid SDA, which is converted five times better to EPA in the body than typical plant omega-3 ALA, i.e. in flaxseed. But there is more.
Echium seed also contains the valuable omega-6 fatty acid GLA, beneficial for balancing hormones and skin health!
BalanceOil contains a special cold-pressed, extra-virgin pre-harvest oil from Spanish, GMO-free, Picual olives. It is rich in omega-9 (OA) but is specially selected for its very high content of polyphenols (above 350 mg/kilo). Analysed and certified at the source. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants with numerous beneficial effects. They protect the BalanceOil in the bottle and, equally importantly, in your body.
The exclusive vegan vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) in the BalanceOil Vegan, comes from a special, organically grown, plant source called lichen. It can accumulate large levels of useful nutrients, including vitamin D3. D3 is extracted and then some coconut oil is added to it. The vitamin D3 is Vegan certified and of course GMO-free.
0,1 ml. BalanceOil Vegan x kilo body weight. Adjust serving size based on body weight.
Adults with body weight 50 kg: 5 ml daily. Adults with bodyweight 80 kg: 8 ml daily.
do not exceed recommended daily dose.
Store unopened bottles in a dark dry place at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Store the opened bottles in a refrigerator and use within 45 days. The oil may become cloudy at temperatures lower than 4° C due to solidification of the olive oil. The oil will clear at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I TAKE OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS?
Omega-3 fatty acids are important to achieve a normal and good balance between components in your body. Additionally, Omega-3 is important for a natural and healthy development and growth. Some documented scientific studies show that the omega-3’s (EPA and DHA) are important for cardiovascular health, fetus development, cognitive performance, mood, and behavior, to mention only a few.
HOW MUCH OMEGA-3, DO I NEED?
The minimum recommended daily intake of EPA and DHA differs between countries and organizations. Below are some examples:
- EFSA (European Food Safety Authority); 250 mg EPA+DHA/day
- American Heart Association; Two serving of fatty fish per week
- ISSFAL (International Society for the study of Fatty Acids and Lipids); Minimum 500 mg EPA+DHA/day
- WHO (World Health Organization); 200-500 mg EPA+DHA/day
Our western diet contains a surplus of omega-6 fatty acids compared to omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it necessary to increase the daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids up to 3 grams to achieve a normal omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance.
IS THERE ANY GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL IN THE VEGAN OIL?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A NORMAL OMEGA-6/OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID BALANCE?
Our western diet contains too much omega-6 fatty acids and relatively small amounts of marine omega-3 fatty acids. This increases the imbalance between omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids in the body. Such imbalance is a driving force for the development of lifestyle-related health problems. Both the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are precursors for hormone-like signaling molecules (eicosanoids) in the body. Eicosanoids derived from omega-6 are pro-inflammatory and support chronic inflammation. Signaling molecules derived from omega-3 fatty acids have lower inflammatory potential, and some are powerfully anti-inflammatory. The eicosanoids complement each other, and it is important to have a good balance between these. A normal omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance is fundamental for a good eicosanoid balance, while a high omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance support chronic inflammation. The Nordic Council of Ministers recommends that the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance in the diet is below 5:1 (see also”Fatty acids and local hormones“).
HOW CAN I KNOW IF I HAVE A HEALTHY OMEGA-6/OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID BALANCE?
I advise everyone to check the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance in their body by using Zinzino’s BalanceTest. The test measures fatty acids in whole blood, which reflects the fatty acid profile in your diet and in your cells. From the fatty acid profile, the omega-3 level and omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance are calculated. If you have a balanced diet, your omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid balance will be lower than 5:1 and preferably below 3:1
IS ALGAE OIL SAFE?
The algae Schizochytrium sp. belongs to a family called Chromista not related in any way to any toxic algae forms. The oil has been consumed by humans for over 25 years without significant adverse effects. A few individuals experience occasional intestinal discomfort and nausea when taking oils.
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Independent partner of Zinzino,
Jasser Osman Schou
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