Ahiflower Oil: A New Option for Boosting Omegas & Reducing Inflammation

By Lisa Rankin, MD, Contributing Writer

Ahiflower (Buglossoides arvensis) is so named because the omega-3 content of its seeds rivals that of oils from fatty fish like the Ahi tuna. Ahiflower oil is an effective, sustainable, non-marine alternative source of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids.

Ahiflower oil, derived from the seeds of a plant called Buglossoides arvensis, provides a new vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced option for boosting essential fatty acid levels and mitigating pro-inflammatory physiological states.

The research shows that Ahiflower—so named because it represents a plant-based alternative to omega-rich oils from fatty fish like the Ahi tuna–provides the richest, most complete and balanced omega fatty acid profile available from a non-genetically modified botanical source.

Ahiflower oil is in the same category as flax, chia, hemp, or evening primrose seed oils, but its overall omega-3-6-9 fatty acid content is higher. It has the highest omega-3 stearidonic acid (SDA) level of any plant-based omega alternative, as well as a high gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content. That’s on top of a balanced core of alpha-linolenic (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) acids in an optimal ~4:1 omega-3 to 6 ratio.

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Chris D. Meletis, ND is a naturopathic physician, educator, international author, and lecturer for 26 years. He has written over a dozen books and in excess of 200 scientific articles in publications such as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy and the Journal of Restorative Medicine. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years at National University of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America. He has received numerous awards including, Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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