Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan is a synergistic blend of marine micro-algae oil, echium seed oil, extra virgin preharvest olive oil and vegan vitamin D. It safely adjusts and maintains EPA+DHA levels and the omega-6:3 balance in your body. The marine algae oil from Schizochytrium sp. contains omega-3 (EPA and DHA). The echium seed oil contains omega-3 (SDA and ALA), omega-6 (GLA) and omega-9 (OA). The extra virgin pre-harvest olive oil contains omega-9 (OA)
and very high levels of polyphenols. BalanceOil supports normal brain function1 and normal heart function2, and good for the immune system3.
|Nutritional value and content||5 ml||8 ml|
|Algae oil||2115 mg||3384 mg|
|Omega-3 fatty acids||1604 mg||2566 mg|
|Of which is EPA||438 mg||700 mg|
|Of which is DHA||721 mg||1154 mg|
|Oleic acid||1373 mg||2197 mg|
|Vitamin D3||(250% of RV) 12,5 μg||(400 % of RV) 20 μg|
Algae oil from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp.,
cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, echium oil, sunflower oil,
flavoring (rosemary extract), antoxidants (Tocopherol-rich extract, ascorbyl
palmitate), vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol derived from plant extract).
EPA and DHA have approved health claims for maintaining normal brain function1. For pregnant women, DHA contributes to normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants1.
EPA and DHA have approved health claims for heart health. They contribute to the normal function of our hearts2.
BalanceOil contains vitamin D, vitally important for the immune system as it contributes to its normal function3.
Our certified laboratories have analyzed more than 270.000 blood tests (January 2019), creating the world’s largest data base. The average omega-6:3 balance for people not taking an omega-3 supplement is 12:1 for Northern Europe, 15:1 for Europe and 25:1 for USA. After taking BalanceOil for 120 days, average balance is below 5:1 and in many cases below 3:1.
Can vegetarians and vegans get healthy omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids from a diet that contains no fish? Can they rely on plant foods such as flax seed to provide enough of the long chain omega 3’s they need? Yes – and no. Our bodies can convert plant-sourced omega-3 fatty acids to EPA and DHA, but only to a very small degree. Typical conversion rates are below 5% in women, and below 2% in men. So, most vegans and vegetarians cannot get into omega-6/omega-3 balance. But now there is an easy solution. Go to where the fish get their omega-3’s from; cold water marine algae. These algae provide pure long chain omega-3’s – the same found in fish – but which are entirely vegan. This algae oil is the main ingredient in Zinzino’s BalanceOil Vegan and is offering you all the benefits of our regular
BalanceOil made from fish oil. It safely adjusts and maintains EPA+DHA levels and the omega-6:3 balance in your body.
Now everyone can get into balance! Vegan diets are often richer in some nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C and phytochemicals. But, these diets often lack some essential nutrients, including vitamin D and omega-3 fats. This means that it is difficult for vegans and vegetarians to get into omega-6/omega-3 balance, and equally difficult to ensure they consume enough EPA and DHA to get the EFSA-approved benefits of these nutrients. In population studies, it is shown that vegans have lower blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids than those eating animal based food..
For a vegan, these essential omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids can be obtained by eating fortified foods or carefully selecting a diet containing these nutrients, but it’s not easy. Supplementing with ALA has very little effect on increasing blood DHA concentrations because even if ALA can be converted into EPA and DHA in your body, this conversion is quite inefficient. The typical conversion rates are below 5% in women, and below 2% in men, so the problem remains.
But now there is an easy solution for all vegans, vegetarians and actually anybody who wants an alternative to fish oils. Fish get their omega-3´s from cold water marine algae. These algae provide pure long chain omega-3’s that can be extracted and consumed by humans.
Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan contains this marine algae oil with omega-3 (EPA and DHA), high oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) and an echium seed oil rich in omega-3 (SDA and ALA), omega-6 (GLA) and omega-9 (OA). It also contains the extra virgin pre-harvest olive oil rich in omega-9 (OA) and with very high levels of polyphenols. It has a fair portion of the so important vitamin D from a 100% vegan source..
As a result, the vegan oil is offering you all the benefits of our regular BalanceOil made from fish oil. Zinzino BalanceOil Vegan is tested, protected, effective and safely adjusts and maintains EPA+DHA levels and the omega-6:3 balance in your body. Finally, everyone can get into balance!
The oil derived from the marine microalgae Schizochytrium sp. is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)/Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). The vegetarian equivalent to fish oil, this is the first vegetarian EPA/DHA product available that provides a bio-alternative to traditional fish oils. Produced in an FDA-inspected and rigorously controlled facility, it is a highly concentrated and consistent product. The algae oil also contains small amounts of high oleic sunflower oil,
rosemary extract for flavoring, ascorbyl palmitate (derived from GMO free corn) and tocopherols (extracted from GMO free plant oils), to ensure stability.
The cold pressed echium seed oil is further treated in a low temperature cleansing process where it is refined, bleached, deodorized and winterized to give it a clear pale yellowish look and neutral smell. GMO free, is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids omega-3 SDA and ALA, the omega-6 fatty acid GLA and the omega-9 fatty acid OA. A superb choice for vegetarians and vegans, echium seed oil contains an ideal fatty acid profile. Firstly, it contains twice as much omega-3 as omega-6 and omega-9, and can therefore help to balance the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. This is in contrast with most vegetarian oils, which contain excessive omega-6’s. Secondly, echium
seed oil contains the rare omega-3 fatty acid SDA, which is converted five times better to EPA in the body than the typical plant omega-3 ALA, i.e. in flaxseed. But there is more. Echium seed oil also contains the valuable omega-6 fatty acid GLA, beneficial for balancing hormones and skin health!
BalanceOil contains a special cold-pressed, extra-virgin pre-harvest oil from Spanish, GMO free, Picual olives. It is rich in omega-9 (OA), but is specially selected for its very high content of polyphenols (above 350 mg/ kilo)5. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants with numerous beneficial effects. They protect BalanceOil in the bottle and, equally importantly, in your body.
Our exclusive vegan vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) comes from a special, organically grown, plant source called lichen. It can accumulate large levels of useful nutrients, including vitamin D3. The vitamin D3 is extracted and then some coconut oil is added to it. The vitamin D3 is Vegan certified and of course GMO free.
Below you will find link to scientific information related to our own products, general information about omega-6, omega-3, olive polyphenols.
Preventative Health at Lillestrøm Sports Club
Saga et al, Relating fatty acid composition in human fingertip blood to age, gender, nationality and n-3 supplementation in the Scandinavian population International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 2012, 63:7 :
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0.1 ml BalanceOil Vegan x kilo body weight. Adjust serving size based on body weight. Adults with body weight 50 kg: 5 ml daily. Adults with body weight 80 kg: 8 ml daily. Do not exceed recommended daily dose.
Store unopened bottles in a dark dry place at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Store opened bottles in a refrigerator and use within 45 days. The oil may become cloudy at temperatures lower than 4° C due to solidification of the olive oil. The oil will clear at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.
Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet. If you are taking blood-thinning medications, consult your physician before using the BalanceOil.
The difference between regular Omega-3 products and the Balance products is the content of marine Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and polyphenols from olives. This special combination will restore and maintain a normal Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance in the body in a safe and effective way and mimics the protective effects of eating oily fish. Most Omega-3 products only contain the marine Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The Balance products combine the best from the Arctic and Mediterranean diet. By adding the BalanceOil into your diet, your Omega-3 levels in your body will increase, and the Omega-6/ Omega-3 fatty acid balance in your body will be normalized.
Because it is the most tested, most effective and most protected dietary oil in the world.
Our test based system ensures with a before and after test that you are taking the right amount of BalanceOil to balance your fatty acids with a specific focus on your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio.
Marine Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a normal brain function (EPA/DHA), a normal heart function (EPA/DHA) and a normal immune system (Vitamin D-3). A full explanation of this is found here.
Normally Omega-3 is only protected by Vitamin-E against oxidation in the bottle. Zinzino uses the highest quality of mixed Vitamin-E to do this as well. But to really protect fat from oxidation we have to protect it after you have consumed it. This is done through our extra-virgin high polyphenol olive oil. We increase your cellular level of lipid soluble polyphenols and through that we reduce oxidative stress in your body even though we have increased your intake of Omega-3 fats.
The three steps combined make BalanceOil the natural choice.
USA: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Our Western diet contains much Omega-6 fatty acids and relatively small amounts of marine Omega-3 fatty acids, which increases the unbalance between Omega-6 fatty acids and Omega-3 fatty acids in the body. Such unbalance is a driving force for development of lifestyle related health problems. Both the Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids are precursors for hormone-like signaling molecules (eicosanoids) in the body. Eicosanoids derived from Omega-6 are pro-inflammatory. Signaling molecules derived from Omega-3 fatty acids have lower inflammatory potential, some are also anti-inflammatory. In many ways the eicosanoids fulfill each other, and that is why it is important to have a good balance between these. A normal Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance is fundamental for a good eicosanoid balance, while a high Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance has a pro-inflammatory eicosanoid balance. Nordic Council of Ministers recommends that the Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance in the diet is below 5:1. The World health organization recommends a balance of 4:1 to maintain a normal cardiovascular health.
We advise you to check your Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance by using our ZinzinoTest. This test measures fatty acids in whole blood, which reflects the fatty acid profile in your daily diet. From the fatty acid profile the Omega-3 level and Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance are calculated. If you have a balanced diet, your Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance will be lower than 5:1, preferably lower than 3:1.
The fish oils that come from LYSI, are normally derived from short-lived, small pelagic fish. The whole fish is used to produce the oil. The crude oil goes through a refining process to remove sensory- and environmental contaminants. The refining process makes the fish oil palatable.
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The minimum recommended daily intake of EPA and DHA differs between countries and organizations. Below are some examples:
Our Western diet contains a surplus of Omega-6 fatty acids compared to Omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it necessary to increase the daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids up to 3 gram to achieve a normal Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance.
A doctor or nurse should be consulted before taking the product if you are taking a blood-thinning medicine, are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or before given to children under one year of age.
Contributes to normal Brain function*
*DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function (0.25 g per day)
Contributes to a normal heart function*
*DHA and EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart (0.25 g per day)
Contributes to a normal immune system*
*Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
DHA and EPA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (3 g per day)
DHA and EPA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (2 g per day)
DHA contributes to maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (2 g per day in combination with EPA)
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision (0.25 g per day)
DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants (0.2 g DHA plus the daily recommended intake of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA+DHA for adults which is 0.25 g per day).
DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the fetus and breastfed infants (0.2 g DHA plus the daily recommended intake of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA+DHA) for adults which is 0.25 g per day).
DHA intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age (100 mg DHA per day)
Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.
Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division.
Balance Oil is a unique combination of fish oil, extra virgin olive oil and Vitamin D. Balance Oil will help you achieve balance as a natural part of your diet.
According to REGULATION (EC) No 1924/2006 & REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012:
√ BalanceOil is high in omega-3 fatty acids
Health claims on omega-3 (EPA and DHA) in BalanceOil:
- EPA and DHA contributes to the normal function of the heart
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function
With high dosages of BalanceOil, the following claim can be used:
- DHA and EPA (2 g daily) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride concentrations (max 5 g EPA+DHA).
- DHA and EPA (3 g daily) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (max 5 g EPA+DHA).
√ BalanceOil is high in unsaturated fatty acids
-Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
With high dosages of BalanceOil, the following claim can be used:
Health calim on olive oil polyphenols:
-Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress
- The claim may be used only for olive oil that contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.
√ BalanceOil is a source of Vitamin D.
(The claim BalanceOil is high in vitamin D can be used for dosages of BalanceOil from 12 ml and above).
EU Health claims on Vitamin D in BalanceOil:
Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus, normal blood calcium levels, maintenance of normal bones, maintenance of normal muscle function, maintenance of normal teeth, normal function of immune system and inflammation response. It also has a role in the process of cell division.
Yes, Vitamin D.
According to REGULATION (EC) No 1924/2006 % REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012:
BalanceOil contains vitamin D. The following EU claims are approved for Vitamin D:
- Contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus
- Contributes to normal blood calcium levels
- Contributes to maintenance of normal bones
- Contributes to maintenance of normal muscle function
- Contributes to maintenance of normal teeth
- Contributes to normal function of immune system
- Has a role in the process of cell division
Some people will notice an improvement in their skin when their body comes into balance. The skin is a reflection of what is going on inside of us. To maintain the good result it is important to maintain the use of Balance Oil throughout life. Also notice that you may experience that skin rashes or skin problems becomes worse when you start on Balance Oil, before it gets better with time. Please note that not all people will experience any improvement on their skin even though there are people who do. One of the approved EU claims in Vitamin D is that it contributes to a normal function of immune system and this may be the reason why some experience some improvement.
There is no rule for when to take Balance Oil. Many people find it best to take the products with food rather than on an empty stomach. You may want to take it with food so that you do not experience “nausea” which may occur for some people due to decomposing of fat in the body. If you have never taken omega-3 in liquid form before and feel nausea, we recommend that you start with a teaspoon and increase your daily dose over a two-week period.
Plastic bottles like ours for balance Oil are of certified virgin raw material quality ( no recycled material) and are certified to be of food grade quality. The factory making these bottles must be, and are, certified for making food quality bottles. No contamination happens in the production and bottles can be used at once! The same is for the cork. Plastic is today more commonly used for food and food supplements.
Also over time ( like 5 years! ) Certified Glass or Certified Plastic has the same quality preservation properties. Meaning, nothing happens to the bottle over time! and there is no migration of chemicals or heavy metals into the product. It does not matter if its water, Oil, Wine, Beer etc. This is off course checked with authorities. There are standard test methods that must be used and standard limits for heavy metals and toxins that are used when checking. So same rules everywhere.
The fact is the glass bottles must be of Certified food grade quality to ensure no heavy metals are migrated from the bottle into the Oil. Glass is in fact a very critical packaging material and you cannot use any glass bottle! Proper glass quality is critical and difficult! So most authorities also demand an independent test done by SGS or GS or TUV to support the certificate. When using a glass bottle for food then certificates and tests results must be presented to Food and Health Authorities.
Zinzino must do this, and we do, for example on the glass bottles used for Coffee Syrup. Why glass are our bottles for syrup in glass? – Simple, the small factory do not have a packaging machine for plastic bottles.
So why does Lysi/Zinzino use plastic?
Quality aspects are the same, price is cheaper and from an environmental point plastic is better. Glass production contaminates the earth where they are produced.
Glass production consumes more energy Glass is not being recycled as much as plastic Plastic is either recycled and used for other products or burned with waste and then this kind of plastic becomes CO2 + water Plastic bottles are light and thus transportation do not consume as much fuel.
Lysi is a GMP certified producer! because they make medical quality Omega3 to pharmaceutical companies. GMP puts more pressure on quality control and certificates than any other quality system! Meaning, Lysi must check and double check quality certs and test certs form ALL suppliers including BOTTLES. The food grade quality of bottles must be perfect or Lysi could lose the GMP certification.
Glass is used since hundreds of years since this was the only option and today it´s mainly used for marketing reasons. It feels exclusive.
Is glass Eco-friendly? Not really!
- Only 20% of glass bottles are recycled ( in some countries 0%) and thus the rest of these bottles are waste.
- Glass waste ends up in large deposits sites somewhere in the country – this is really bad for environment.
- Glass production consumes a lot of energy since production needs 1400 - 2000 C. so production is not eco-friendly.
- Dark glass is the best for protection of the content ( like fish Oil, Balance Oil etc) from light and this require ingredients (heavy metals) in the glass production that are polluting the environment.
- For glass bottles that are clear, an extra paper box is needed to protect the content from light – this is extra waist.
- Glass bottles are heavy and thus transportation require more energy than when transporting products with lighter packaging material.
- Glass factories are today considered to be environmental hazards due to their use of heavy metals and other ingredients.
Plastic is today more commonly used for food for environmental reasons. Just walk into any food shop… Soda, Water, Yogurt …. Milk… The Swedish State Wine monopoly have a goal of reducing glass and to get 30% of the wine in PET bottles ..for environmental reasons….
Is plastic Eco Friendly? Yes it is…even if not perfect.
- PET : Polyethylene terephthalate
- PET – is the better kind of plastic for the environment . It´s re-cyclable and thus become new plastic products or can be used for making clothing material (fleece).
- In many countries PET-recycling works well and in some countries in the world less good.
- PET plastic that is not recycled is burned with household waste and become only Co2, water and energy - PET that is burned generates energy which is used for electricity or heating which is good.
- PET bottle productions also require energy, but much less than glass.
- PET are light and less diesel or petrol is used for transportation
Zinzino PET bottles
- Are certified of GMP quality (GMP = Medical grade quality system ) thus it has all certificates.
- Are of certified virgin raw material quality (no recycled material) and are certified to be of food grade quality.
- Are certified for not having any migration from the bottles into the content of the bottle over time, like 5 years.
- Are certified free from Bisphenol substances
- Are air-tight like glass and thus protects the oil from oxygen and thus keeps the quality perfect inside for many years.
From a BalanceOil quality point the PET bottles protects the content and keeps it perfect just as good as glass. But from a total environmental point PET bottles are far better than glass and therefore the obvious choice for Zinzino