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 function, normal heart function, and your the immune system.
- Normal brain function
- Good for the heart
- Good for your immune system
- Increases EPA and DHA in the body in a safe and efficient way
- Helps to adjust the omega-6/omega-3 balance to an normal ratio
- Increases polyphenol levels in your body to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress
- Supports normal eye function, helps maintain triglyceride and blood pressure levels that are already within normal limits and promotes healthy bones, muscles, teeth and cells
ALGAL OIL (THE MICRO-ALGAE SCHIZOCHYTRIUM SP.), COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL, ECHIUM SEED OIL, LESS THAN 2 % OF HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL, TOCOPHEROLS TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS), ASCORBYL PALMITATE TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS), ROSEMARY EXTRACT VITAMIN D3 FROM PLANT EXTRACTS).
A synergistic formula
NORMAL BRAIN FUNCTION
EPA and DHA helps maintain normal brain function*.
GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
EPA and DHA helps maintain normal function of your heart*.
GOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
BalanceOil contains Vitamin D, which is vitally important for the immune system as it contributes to optimal immune function*.
PROOF OF BALANCE IN 120 DAYS
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 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 vital ingredients
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 echium seed oil, 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). 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.
0.009 tsp x lb body weight. Adjust serving size based on body weight. Adults with body weight 110 lbs: 1 tsp daily (1 tsp = 5 mL). 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
Consult your physician before using BalanceOil™ if you are pregnant, nursing, taking prescription drugs or have a medical condition. Do not give BalanceOil™ to children under four years of age.
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What separates the BalanceOil from other Omega-3 supplements?
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.
Why should I take BalanceOil?
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 an optimal brain function (EPA/DHA), a health heart (EPA/DHA) and to boost your immune system (Vitamin D-3). A full explanation of this is found here *link to Product Box under Download Customer Presentation”.
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.
Why is it important to have a normal Omega-6/ Omega-3 fatty acid balance?
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.
How can I know if I have a healthy Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance?
We advise you to check your Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance by using our ZinzinoTest. The 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.
What part of the fish is used to produce the BalanceOil?
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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How much omega-3 do I need?
The minimum recommended daily intake of EPA and DHA differs between countries and organizations. Below are some examples:
- EFSA (European Food Safety Authority); 250 mg EPA+DHA/day
- American Heart Association; Two serving of fatty fish per week
- ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids); Minimum 500 mg EPA+DHA/day
- WHO (World Health Organization); 200-500 mg EPA+DHA/day.
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.
Is there anyone who should not take BalanceOil or should consult with a doctor while taking it?
A doctor or nurse should be consulted before taking the product if you are taking blood-thinning medicine, are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or before given to children under one year of age.
Are there any approved health claims on BalanceOil?
Optimal Brain function*
Good for your heart*
Boost your immune system*
*DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function (0.25 g per day)
*DHA and EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart (0.25 g per day)
*Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (3 g per day)
DHA and EPA contribute 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 foetus 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.
Helps maintain optimal and healthy brain function.
Helps maintain optimal and healthy heart function.
Supports optimal and healthy immune function.
Helps adjust omega 6:3 ratio to optimal levels for balance.
Helps maintain optimal and healthy eye function.
Combines fish oil with high-polyphenol olive oil for maximum absorption and synergy.
Supports healthy and optimal eye, heart, brain, and immune function.
Helps increase the omega-3 essential fatty acid levels in your body.
Zinzino Balance products can bring your [omega 6:3] ratio to near 3:1 in 120 days.
Help increase omega-3 essential fatty acid levels in your body.
Give your body vital nutrients to function optimally.
Brain-Helps maintain optimal and healthy brain function.
Circulation-Helps maintain optimal and healthy circulation.
Cell Function-Provides nutrients vital to optimal cell function.
Bone Health-Provides nutrients vital to healthy bone structure.
Vision-Helps maintain optimal and healthy eye function.
Hair and Nails-Supports healthy hair and nails.
Skin-Promotes skin health and elasticity.
Heart-Helps maintain optimal and healthy heart function.
Antioxidant-Protects your cells from the oxidative stress by free radicals.
Muscle Health-Supports optimal and healthy muscle function.
BalanceOil will safely adjust and maintain the omega-3 levels and omega-6/omega 3 balance in your body.
Helps to increase the Omega-3 essential fatty acid levels in your body in a safe and efficient way.
Polyphenols are strong antioxidants with numerous beneficial effects.
A number of documented scientific studies show that omega-3 (EPA and DHA) is important for our cardiovascular health, fetus development, cognitive performance, mood and behavior.
Most important for the balance products is a fatty acid profile that safely and efficiently optimizes the Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance in 120 days.
BalanceOil, effectively adjusts the fatty acid balance of the body.
With BalanceOil capsules, it is easy to optimize and maintain a healthy omega 6:3 ratio.
Where do I find more information about BalanceOil?
- Go to our Shop
- Choose one of the Balance products
Here you can access for example Product info, educational Videos, how to use, Science and FAQ
What is Balance Oil made of?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.
Is Balance Oil all that is needed to achieve a balanced diet?There is a difference between balance (between omega-6 and omega-3) and a balanced diet. The Balance products will provide you with essential nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities in your normal diet, such as the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. It is recommended that you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, in order to maintain and achieve a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Some researchers are saying that omega-3 should have more DHA and less EPA. Why do Zinzino Balance Oil have more EPA than DHA?Results from Balance Test shows that the ratio of EPA and DHA in what you eat is not reflected in the blood, meaning that it is the amount of EPA and DHA in what you eat that is important and not that much the ratio between EPA and DHA.
Contains the oil other vitamins?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
Is Balance Oil a dietary supplement?Yes, Balance Oil is a dietary supplement that is intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities in your daily diet.
What type of Vitamin D do we use?Vitamin D3
Can you “overdose” on Vitamin D?The European Safety Authority (EFSA) published in 2012 a scientific opinion on the tolerable upper level for vitamin D for adults, including pregnant and lactating women, this upper limit is 100 µg/day. For children and adolescents, the UL has been set at 50 µg/day for ages 1-10 years, and at 100 µg/day for ages 11-17 years. For infants up to one year of age, the UL is 25 µg/day.
Why is the oil bioactive?It is bioactive because when you consume this product it changes composition and the balance between active components in your body, creating a physiological effect.
Is the oil fabricated synthetic or natural form?Both fish oil and olive oil in Zinzino Balance Oil are fully natural in the form of triglycerides.
Do we use any endangered fish species in making of our Balance Oil?No.
Are we using any concentrate in the products and if not, why?No. We only use fully natural fish oil and olive oil that is built from natural triglycerides.
Are the flavors (lemon, vanilla and orange/lemon/mint) in Balance Oil natural or artificial flavors?The lemon flavor in Balance Oil is natural, while the vanilla and orange/lemon/mint flavors are combinations between artificial and natural components.
Should I take Zinzino Balance products during specific seasons, f.ex. like in the winter?You need to use Zinzino balance products every day all year around to stay balanced.
Is the plastic bottle free of BPA and PVC?Both the plastic bottle and the cap are free from PVC and BPA.
Why should I use the oil for 120 days?It takes approximately 120 days for all the red blood cells to “renew” themselves. Since the test is measured in whole blood you´ll first see your most correct result after this period. Remember that you have to maintain with daily doses of oil to keep your balance. It only takes another 120 days to get out of balance again if you stop taking the oil. The cells in the body renews itself every day, depending on whether we are talking about skin, immune system and other types of cells. So to be in balance requires one daily dose of oil.
I struggle with skin rash. Will I notice an improvement in my skin?Some people will notice an improvement in their skin when their body comes into balance. The sin 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.
Should we take Zinzino Balance Oil together with food?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.
How should the oil be stored?Store unopened bottles in a dark dry place at room temperature or in refrigerator. Store opened bottles in refrigerator and use within 45 days. The oil may become cloudy at temperatures lower than 4° C (39° F) due to the solidification of the olive oil. The oil will clear at room temperature.
The oil is thick in my fridge, does it matter?The oil may become cloudy at temperatures lower than 4° C (39° F) due to the solidification of the olive oil. The oil will clear at room temperature. Let the oil stand on the table at room temperature for about 2 hours and then shake the bottle so it mixes well and then take your daily dose of oil. Put it back in the fridge after use.
Once opened, how long can I use the oil?We recommend that you use your oil within 45 days after opening. Remember to keep the oil with the cap on in the refrigerator to keep the quality of the oil longer.
Can I use the oil if I have allergies, like fish or citrus allergy?If you have fish allergy, you may have a reaction to the oil. When you are allergic to fish your immune system is reacting to certain proteins in the fish. Your body uses antibodies and other chemicals to attack the fish allergens, which is why you suffer allergic symptoms if you eat fish. Fish oil supplements usually don´t contain fish proteins, but people with fish allergies are generally advised to avoid Balance Oil due to potential traces of protein contamination. The same applies to allergy to citrus as there is natural lemon flavor added to the Balance Oil. If you have citrus allergy we recommend that you use Zinzino Balance Oil with vanilla flavor.
Is there any difference between fish oil allergy and fish protein allergy?There is no fish oil allergy, only fish protein allergy.
Can Zinzino say and how Zinzino can prove that our products are free of dangerous ingredients like mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB´s etc?The products follow EU legislation, meaning that the products are below limit values of for example copper, iron, arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, dioxins and PCB´s. The products are analyzed regularly.
How much oil do I need to take?Dosing of Balance Oil is according to weight; 0,15 ml X bodyweight daily. (After 120 days, if you are in balance, then the dosage can be decreased to 0,13 ml X bodyweight daily).
Why do Zinzino use plastic bottles instead of glass?
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.