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18/12/2018

Mana & Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

In Mana Powder and Mana Drink, we use the following lipids: rapeseed oil, algae oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, soy lecithin and lipids from oat fiber and soy protein.

Lipids, oils and fats contain fatty acids, which are classified into 3 degrees of saturation: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. When properly nourished, the human body can synthesize saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but not polyunsaturated fats. Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA/omega-3) and linoleic acid (LA/omega-6). Mana is rich in both of these thanks to rapeseed oil, sunflower oil and flaxseed oil.

Alpha-linolenic acid helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels at a daily intake of 2 g.

Algal (Schizochytrium sp.) lipids contain DHA and EPA polyunsaturated fatty acids, which contribute to normal heart function at a daily intake of 250 mg. DHA also helps maintain normal brain function and vision.  

5 servings of Mana Powder or Mana Drink supply 1150 mg of DHA and EPA fatty acids, 1105 mg of which is DHA. 5 servings of Mana Powder supply 5130 mg of alpha-linoleic acid, while 5 servings of Mana Drink supply 5070 mg.

Veronika, R&D team