DEVA Vegan Omega-3 DHA with Lycopene is the only liquid vegan product in the world that combines these two very important ingredients.
DHA, also known as docohexaenoic acid, is an omega 3 essential fatty acid. Unlike fish oils on the market DHA we use comes from algae oil, which makes it a true vegan alternative. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
DHA is the most prominent essential fatty acid in the brain and in the eye. With regard to DHA and the fetal brain in pregnancy, researchers found that infants born to mothers with higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA at delivery had advanced levels of attention spans well into their second year of life. During the first six months of life, these infants were two months ahead of those babies whose mothers had lower DHA levels.
DHA has the biggest effect on the polyunsaturated fatty acids composition in the brain. Low levels of DHA in the body have been associated with a mental decline and causes neural cell death.
Our product also contains lycopene, a red pigment and phytochemical that is found in high concentrations in tomatoes and other red fruits. Lycopene is one of the precursors to carotenoids like beta carotene. Lycopene has a high antioxidant activity. While not essential, we get lycopene from our foods primarily, especially in tomato paste.
Sources of lycopene include certain fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, pink guava, red bell pepper, papaya, wolfberry, gac and seabuckthorn. Gac has 70 times the lycopene as tomatoes but is otherwise very rare. Tomato based items provide 85% of the dietary intake of lycopene for most people. The riper the tomato, the more lycopene it contains. The more cooked the tomato, the more bioavailable the lycopene. For example, the amount of lycopene in tomato paste is four times more available than that found in fresh tomatoes. Mixing the lycopene with oil-rich substances greatly improves how the lycopene is assimilated from the digestive tract into the blood stream.*
Lycopene can come from natural or artifical sources. We use only the natural form of lycopene that is derived from tomatoes.
Our liquid DHA with lycopene has an adult dose of 14 drops which provides 200 mg of algal DHA and 2 mg of Lycopene from tomato origin. Children dose is 7 drops. One very nice thing about this product is the fact that it can be mixed with food or drinks as it is a liquid with no capsule. This should help people who have hard time swallowing capsules or children who cannot take capsules.
DEVA Liquid DHA with Lycopene is 100% animal free, and guaranteed for purity, freshness and labeled potency. Remember all DEVA Products are 100% vegan, vegetarian and are certified by the Vegan Society, the non-profit organization that actually invented the word "vegan."
Recommended Use: Adults take 14 drops, children take 7 drops daily with food or as directed by a health care professional. For children younger than 2 years old ask a doctor. Shake well before using. Refrigerate after opening.
Food Sensitivity: Free of GMOs, yeast, wheat, gluten, hexane, milk, sugar, salt, starch, preservatives; animal products, byproducts or dervatives.
Warnings: Always consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement.