Udoâ€™s Oilâ„¢ DHA 3-6-9 Blend is made from cultivated, unrefined algae, not fish, so it is naturally free of iodine, heavy metals and other ocean pollutants. Made without extensive filtration, molecular distillation and other types of industrial processing, it is the only unrefined algae-sourced DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) on the North American market.
This oil combines DHA-rich algae with a special formulation of natural, unrefined oils from fresh, organically grown flax, sunflower, sesame and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from coconut, rice and bran. DHA is one of the most important long-chain fatty acids in the omega-3 family: 97% of the fatty acids found in the brain and 93% of the fatty acids found in the retina are in the form of DHA. The body can convert DHA to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that is a precursor to the production of prostaglandins which help promote good health.