blar.ti.cle (blärdək(ə), n.

Not quite a blog, not quite an article, but a combination of both.

A blarticle is a hybrid form of written content, designed to stick with you;
much like the small marine crustacean known commonly as a barnacle, which
attaches itself permanently to a variety of surfaces.


AUGUST 18TH, 2023

Are All Algal Oils

Have you ever wondered how algae makes omega-3 fatty acids? Why are some algal oils Non-GMO and others aren’t? In this blarticle, we dig into how algae are grown (or made in some cases),what algae are fed and why some omega-3 algae ingredients can make claims that others can’t.

july 20, 2020

Something smells fishy: The science behind Omega-3 fish burps

There’s no arguing the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Scientists have proven Omega-3s can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease, and fight inflammation (to name a few). So why is it that, for many of us, our efforts to regularly consume Omega-3s are “rewarded” with bad breath? Let’s unpack the foul-smelling subject better known as burpback.

july 13, 2020

Algae All Day Activity Book (Download)

With any luck, everyone's getting along and settled into a temporary routine. But, just in case you're running out of ways to keep them occupied, we’ve developed an algae-themed activity book. We know it won't keep them busy for the entire self-isolation period, but at the very least, it’ll be fun and (mildly) educational.

june 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Staying Sane in Self-isolation

In some ways, things feel so normal — we’re among the lucky who still have work to do, so we're doing it. There are still emails to answer, orders to fulfill, meetings to attend (virtually), and while doing so, we're all able to stay safe in our own homes, or in a facility where our health and safety is taken very seriously.

may 30, 2020

The Top Four Health Benefits of Algal Omega-3

According to Google Trends, “what is the keto diet” was the most searched health question in 2017. Ketogenic diet refers to a high healthy fat, low carb diet. While the consumption of certain kinds of fats are recommended to be avoided, there are still some essential fatty acids required for our body.

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OCTOBER 23, 2023

Ahiflower + Algal DHA: Good for humans, animals and planet health

An increased interest in omega-3 fatty acid options beyond the typical fish oil sources is being driven by the potential decrease in available fish options globally, along with consumer demand for viable vegan choices. Let’s explore how combining a land plant plus a micro-algae can address this interest, while additionally being good for human, animal and planet health...

march 28, 2023

Women's Health & Omega-3 DHA

Omega-3 is essential throughout life and may be particularly favourable for women’s endocrine-hormonal health, pregnancy health, mental health and of course heart health. Over the past two decades, omega-3 fatty acids have been one of the most researched nutrients. However, research of omega-3s specific to women’s physiology and whole-body health throughout their life is not abundant.

april 25, 2022

Mitigating the Effects of Stress with Algal Omega-3s

Nutrition plays a key role in brain development and mental health. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in physical health is well established, and their role in mental health is becoming increasingly evident.

MARCH 1, 2021

The Health Benefits of Omega-3s: A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective

The majority of nutrition experts, including myself, agree that eating a balanced diet is the best way to get your share of good food for health. As a health professional, I encourage my clients to focus on a global dietary pattern best suited to their needs, taking into account family history, medical conditions, lifestyle, and activity choices. It’s important to make food and nutrition solutions as simple as possible.