Frequently asked questions
The 10 things you should know about VIDALIM®
1- What is VIDALIM®?
It’s a dietary supplement containing natural antioxidants and marine-origin, omega-3 fatty acids – also known as ‘long-chain omega-3’ – which are essential for our physical and mental health and can only be obtained through our diet.
2. Why should I take VIDALIM®?
Because it provides all the long-chain, omega-3 DHA and EPA – usually found in fish, seafood and seaweed – that you need for your physical and mental health, free from heavy metals and other toxic substances present in many fish and seafood species.
VIDALIM® is made from top quality ingredients. It’s suitable for people of all ages, including children and pregnant women.
3. What are the specific benefits of omega-3 DHA and EPA?
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids: your body needs them to ensure that it functions correctly but it can’t produce them on its own.
Omega-3 DHA and EPA play a key role in fighting and preventing a wide range of ailments and diseases, such as silent inflammation, depression, behavioural disorders, memory loss, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, visual problems and many more.
4. Has VIDALIM® been endorsed by scientists?
VIDALIM® was developed in full by FRIALTEC and the Grupo de Ingredientes Alimentarios Funcionales at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and its safety and efficacy have been proven by numerous studies published in internationally renowned scientific journals.
5. Is VIDALIM Kids® suitable for my child?
Of course! VIDALIM® comes in two different formulas: one for adults (VIDALIMAurum®) and one for children (VIDALIMKids®), precisely because omega-3 is so important for development in childhood.
VIDALIMKids® helps to ensure that children’s brains develop properly and boosts their immune systems. It has a positive effect on conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With added vitamin D, it facilitates the absorption of calcium to improve bone strength.
Coming in handy single-dose sachets with extra virgin olive oil, it can be easily added to any dish, such as mash or soup.
If you need further reassurance, please contact your paediatrician.
6. Can I take VIDALIM® if I’m pregnant?
Omega-3 is especially important during pregnancy, as it contributes to the foetus’s formation and development. DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) crosses the placental barrier and is deposited in the baby’s brain and eye tissue, among other tissue types.
7. How much VIDALIM® can I take per day?
VIDALIM® has been designed for daily consumption; you can take one single-dose sachet per day.
*The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommend a daily minimum dose of 250 mg of omega-3 for healthy people.
8. How can I take VIDALIM®?
Coming in handy, single-dose sachets with extra virgin olive oil, VIDALIM® can be added to any dish without altering its organoleptic properties, making it a unique companion to any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Add it to toast, fruit juice, mash, soup, pulses, salads, gazpachos, baby food and anything else you fancy!
It’s easy to transport and can be taken at anytime, anywhere.
9. Can vegans, coeliacs and people with lactose intolerance take VIDALIM®?
VIDALIM® is made from seaweed, believed to be the best and most sustainable source of marine-origin omega-3. Its plant origin makes it a fantastic source of long-chain omega-3 for vegans, vegetarians, and people who, for whatever reason, eat little to no fish. It’s also perfect for people who are intolerant to gluten or lactose, as it contains neither.
10. Can VIDALIM® form part of a healthy, balanced diet?
It certainly can! Due to its composition and format, VIDALIM® is an excellent way to supplement a healthy, balanced diet. Multiple studies have shown that consuming omega-3 DHA and EPA is linked to a lower risk of obesity and negative health outcomes.