Omega-3 From Algae-Healthy and Eco Friendly

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Interviewer: You mentioned sustainability a little while ago, and when you
talk to people that deal with crude oil, they say it's the most abundant
thing out there, you don't have to worry about it. Why is sustainability
most important?

Dr. Berzin: I think it's abundant or not abundant - if you have a hundred
loaves of bread, if you have a hundred mouths to feed, it's abundant, but
that's what you need. So having a lot of something doesn't mean its wrong
amount and you can take half of it. It means that's probably what nature
needs, okay? It also means you have to have it a certain time of the year,
because krill are basically at the bottom of the food chain supporting
whales and dolphins and all the upper animals. And I would be humble. I
would say if we cannot put our feet - especially when we have an interest,
right? - into an ecosystem that already suffers from pollution and from
over-harvesting, the better we are all off. So it's a legitimate concern if
there's a real problem or not, I don't know, you don't know, no-one knows,
that's the honest truth. But I can tell you that growing algae in Texas
does not influence the marine food chain for sure.

Interviewer: I'm not sure if you answered this or not, but let me just ask
it again: What form does omega-3s from algae come in? Is it a liquid?
Because most people think of algae as, you know, 'I don't want to touch
it'.

Dr. Berzin: No, no. So what' you're getting is oil, just as fish oil. It
looks the same, feels the same, smells better, it's just green. It's green
because it's coming from a plant. You get it in a soft gel, and I think
it's beautiful.

For the customer it's the same experience, minus the burp, with the right
composition of EPA and the right molecular form of polar liquids for high
bioavailability. Other than that there's no major change in the interface
with the customer.
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Dr. Isaac Berzin explains why the sustainability of omega-3 supplements from algae. He discusses their impact on ecosystems compared to those supplements from sources like krill or fish. He also describes the supplements in terms of the form you will find them in on the store shelves.

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