What are your capsules made from?
The gelatin source in our product is Bovine.
Do your plant-based capsules contain gelatin?
Our plant-based capsules are made with tapioca rather than bovine or pork. Furthermore these capsules are made without soy, gluten, nuts, fish, or shellfish. Here are the ingredients listed for the capsules: Algal oil, Tapioca, Glycerin, Purified Water, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract.
Are your products in triglyceride form?
All of our products are in a premium triglyceride form.
How are your products sweetened?
We use monk fruit to sweeten our product. AquaOmega avoids artificial sweeteners and sugar all together.
Do you use any artificial flavours?
Our flavours are natural concentrates from fruits. There are no artificial ingredients in our products.
Do you use any fillers?
Our fish oils contain no fillers at all.
Oftentimes sunflower oil is used as a filler in plant-based omega-3s. We are strongly against the use of sunflower oil as a filler because it is pro-inflammatory which is why we use cranberry seed oil instead. Cranberry seed oil is a great source of Omega-3s in an ALA form which complements the algae oil quite nicely.
Allergies & Sensitivities
Can I take your products if I have a shellfish allergy?
There is absolutely no shellfish in AquaOmega products, so you may take our product without worry of having a reaction.
Are your products soy free? Gluten free? GMO free?
All of our products are gluten free, soy free and GMO free. It is worth noting that we are not certified as gluten and GMO free as the demand for this certification has not been present. We may look into this at a future date if the demand is present.
Are your products safe for people with Crohn's or Celiac disease?
AquaOmega products do not contain gluten, so it may be consumed by those who have Celiac disease, as that autoimmune disorder is triggered when you eat gluten. Omega-3 fatty acids can help relieve intestinal inflammation from Crohn's disease, so it is encouraged to consume if you suffer from Crohn's disease.
Serving Sizes & Dosages
Is it safe to combine your EPA and DHA products?
Yes, some people prefer to take their EPA and DHA at a 1:1 ratio. When doing this we recommend taking half a dose of EPA in the morning for the energy boost, and half a dose of the DHA at night to help get a more restful sleep.
Can you take more than one serving per day?
Yes, you can take more than one serving a day. It's recommended to slowly increase your intake week over week. Many high end athletes will take around 10-20 grams of omega-3s a day as well as some people who are using omega-3s to treat an illness or disease. Talk to your health care provider before making any drastic changes to your diet.
Are they safe for pets? Serving size?
Omega-3s can help the health of many of your pets. Be sure to dose the appropriate amount depending on the size of your pet. Also be aware that some blends include vitamin D which should also be dosed at the proper level for your animal to avoid health complications.
Are your products 3rd party tested?
We have every single lot of our omega-3s tested by IFOS. (International Fish Oil Standards). These results can ben seen on their website.
AquaOmega Testing Results by IFOS
What fish do you use?
We exclusively use anchovies, and for a few reasons:
- The short lifespan of an anchovy ensures we are not disrupting the ecosystem
- The short lifespan of an anchovy ensures that the toxins are not present as the fish have not been exposed very long at all
- Commercial fishing vessels are not needed, so we avoid using nets that scrape up fish—and anything else in their path—wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and ocean habitats
- We are able to transport the anchovies using underwater pipes to ensure the best quality oil, as the fish is never frozen and spends absolutely no time in the back of a truck
Are your fish wild-caught or farmed?
We only use wild-caught anchovy, as farmed fish will have lower levels of omega-3s, and higher toxic levels. Farmed fish should be avoided at all costs in our opinion.
Are your products sustainably fished?
Yes, we make sure to use a small fleet of fishers who use GPS to only fish the more mature schools of anchovies. This is why AquaOmega has been awarded the Friend of the Sea certificate.
Do you have an unflavoured product?
All of our capsule products are completely free of flavouring.
Is AquaOmega Canadian?
Yes, AquaOmega imports only the purest raw materals and is proud to manufacture, process, blend, flavour and package all our products right here in Canada.
Will your product give me fish burps?
No fish burps from AquaOmega's Omega-3 products. Fish burps will often when you take an omega-3 in the cheaper ethyl ester form. This will typically upset your stomach and cause bloating and gas. AquaOmega is in a superior triglyceride form so that the product is more bioavailable while also being sure not to cause any fish burps!
Which ocean do you source your fish from?
All of our fish come from the South Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Arica, Chile.
Will blending the oil into a smoothie cause any issues with oil stability or performance?
yes you can absolutely use our oils in a smoothie with no risk of compromising the integrity of the oil. Adding omega-3s to your smoothie is a perfect way to supercharge your smoothie.