VitaMist Omega (Blue Green Sea Spray) combines omega-3 (linolenic) and omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acids extracted from both spirulina, blue-green algae found in various spots around the globe, and flaxseed, a plant whose cultivation stretches back to ancient Egypt.
Spirulina, a natural algae (cyanobacteria) powder, is very high in protein, as well as other nutrients. Largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, spirulina also has a high natural iron content. Although it is a source of B12, there are debates about whether or not the B12 that it supplies is a complete and absorbable form. Even so, there is no denying the many health benefits of spirulina. One of the benefits that we are most excited about is that spirulina is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as containing omega-6 and omega-9.
Many supplement would be satisfied in just providing this “superfood,” but we at VitaMist wanted to give you even more. Enter flax seed oil.
Why flax seed and not fish oil, you ask? Fish and fish oil have long been touted as excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The problems with fish oils, however, are twofold. The quantity of omega-3 fatty acids that they offer is less than that of flaxseed oil. This is largely because fish oil contains roughly equal amounts of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9. Therefore, fish oil supplements are providing you with an equal mix of the three, despite -6 and -9 not being as beneficial. The second problem with fish oil is that it can expose you to small amounts of mercury. While not a huge risk while eating fish from time to time, taking a fish oil supplement regularly can cause that mercury to build up in your system, with the potential for deadly results. Flax seed oil, on the other hand, is a perfectly safe alternative, with the added benefit that, like spirulina, it contains a much higher ratio of omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6 and omega-9.
In addition to these quality ingredients, Vitamist Omega spay vitamin includes chlorophylls and carotenoids, including beta-carotene, providing you with their antioxidant effects.
What might be the most surprising is that Omega provides all of these benefits, while still tasting great! We have worked hard to provide you with a wonderful source of nutrients, without that “pond scum” taste that is often associated with spirulina supplements. Anyone who has taken spirulina in the past is sure to appreciate this benefit.