I have been on the hunt for a truly vegan DHA supplement that actually works. But every one that I found, had soy, corn, gluten, creepy additives, etc. in them. Many also use neurotoxic solvents such as hexane or methane during the extraction process.
So I abstained from buying them — even though I know we all need a DHA supplement —because I couldn’t find one I could justify poisoning my body with.
Most people believe when they eat fish they are getting a proper DHA (Omega-3) dosage. But in reality, fish get their DHA from algae. So, a DHA supplement that derives the DHA straight from the source is the most potent option.
When I found Cymbiotika, I was thrilled.
A vegan DHA supplement that is organic, actually free of all GMOs, soy, gluten, sugar, yeast, solvents, hexane, etc. and 50% DHA by weight? (Fish oil is about 25-30% DHA by weight.)
I had to try it.
I’ve been on Cymbiotika for over a month now. And if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I would never promote something that I have not tried myself and I will always give an honest review.
Why Not DHA Derived From Fish?
According to the creators of Cymbiotika, “the main issue with fish oil is that it is often rancid by the time it gets to your kitchen cabinet. It is very sensitive to heat and rancidification. Who knows how long it was sitting in the truck before it was delivered to the store shelf. The cheaper generic fish oils are guaranteed to be rancid.
The second biggest issue is that the ocean is severely polluted. PCBs, dioxins, heavy metals such as mercury, parasites and ocean acidification all contribute to seafood contamination. Mercury is toxic to the nervous system even in homeopathic doses.
Krill is a better option than fish, but still destructive to the environment. Smaller animals accumulate less mercury, plastics, synthetic chemicals etc. However they clean it up (molecular distillation), there will always be residues of toxins left over. The processing begins with a toxic sludge and the goal is to end with a clean product? That is not possible. Cymbiotika DHA starts pure and ends pure.
The big issue with krill is sustainability: we don’t know what their population is. We’re farming them at such exponential rates that we’re taking them away from whales and animals that rely on them as their primary food source. If the krill run out in the ocean then we will lose the entire food chain. It is at that point that algae would be our optimal choice to keep our brain, eyes, heart, nervous system and reproductive organs healthy. “
The Benefits of Cymbiotika
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
- Hydrates the skin
- Supports brain health (mental endurance, cognitive function, memory)
- Supports the eyes and vision health
- Supports heart health
- Supports fertility, pregnancy, and child development
- Helps balance hormones
- Supports longevity
- Protects and support nerve cells
- Helps balance omega-3 fatty acid ratios
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases quantum tunneling of electrons in our mitochondria
Astaxanthin has been shown in clinical studies to:
- Improve blood flow
- Decrease blood pressure
- Balancing LDL and HDL cholesterol levels
- Support brain, eye, heart and lung health
- Prevent dementia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, male infertility and acute renal failure
- Offer neuroprotection
- Protect against ultraviolet radiation damage
- Decrease C-reactive protein
- Protect against age related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal arterial occlusion, cystoid macular edema and inflammatory eye diseases
- Reduce incidence and proliferation of chemical-induced cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder and colon
DOSAGE (RECOMMENDATION) FOR BUILDING DHA LEVELS:
The DHA and Astaxanthin is accumulated and stored by the body over time. So, initially, more is recommended and over time, the dosage can be reduced.
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How I Feel On Cymbiotika — One Month In
The first day I took my first dose (under the tounge first thing in the morning) I felt an immediate difference. I’m pretty into intermediate fasting, so I took the DHA then went out on a run. I had breakfast late that day — around 11 a.m.
But the DHA kept my energy stores up and running until my first meal of the day.
No midday crash.
No feeling like I needed a nap.
I felt incredible.
I felt like I had so much energy coursing through my body, yet my heart rate was calm, even — and my blood pressure was normal. (I suffer from anxiety — so I’m used to an abnormal heart rate.)
I knew right away that I had been missing this supplement from my life for a long time.
One month in, and I feel near superhuman with the amount of energy I have.
I’ve been mostly raw vegan for 8 years, so I would say I have more energy than most people. But adding this supplement to my diet has been an absolute game changer. Plus, I love knowing that the creators of Cymbiotika — Matt Blackburn and Chervin Jafarieh — are true alchemists and are in alignment with Mother Earth.
Our dollar is our vote. And I only want to support those making positive changes in our world, rather than big business.
Do you take DHA? Let me know in a comment below!