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Omega 3 FAQs

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

We’ve been operating for over 10 years and have helped thousands of people understand and reap the benefits of taking nuIQue Algae Omega 3 Oil. The product is suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians or non-vegans or vegetarians. Whatever your dietary or lifestyle preference, nuIQue Omega 3 will bring greater benefits than supplementing with alternative Omega 3 products.

Before you decide to purchase our product please feel free to read through our FAQs or contact us directly.

What is nuIQue Vegan Omega 3?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 EPA DHA DPA Oil is a completely natural, high strength supplement. It’s designed to offer the benefits of Omega 3 without the need for fish or any animal ingredients and ensures ecological integrity. Find out more about Algae Omega 3.

Why are Omega 3s EPA DHA DPA so important?

EPA Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Essential because the body needs them to survive. Unfortunately, our bodies are not capable of producing these Omega 3 fatty acids on their own.

As a result, we depend on our diet to get the necessary Omega 3 fatty acids into our bodies. These two fatty acids work together in human health. DHA helps with cell membrane structure and assists in normal growth and development. While both EPA and DHA participate in key pathways of the immune system where they control processes that support our health. Together they provide several important health benefits throughout our lifetime.

Meanwhile, research is increasingly recognising that Omega 3 fatty acid DPA Docosapentaenoic Acid is also significant in human health. DPA increases levels of EPA and DHA to a greater extent than just getting EPA or DHA alone or in combination. Taking DPA along with EPA and DHA increases the amount of all three fatty acids in tissues where required the most; heart, brain, eyes, nerve tissue and in the membranes of all cells.  Find out more about the Health Benefits.

I’m Vegan, can I take nuIQue Omega 3?

Absolutely! nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil is suitable for everyone.

We have registered nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 (along with our other products) with the Vegetarian / Vegan Society. We proudly display both society logos on our product labels and website.

Find out more about our vegan products.

I’m not a Vegetarian or Vegan so why not take fish oil?

There are downsides to fish oil. Fish may contain harmful levels of contaminants and toxins including heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. In addition to the safety issues, there are growing concerns about diminishing fish stocks in our seas, largely due to unsustainable fishing practices. There are recommended safety guidelines associated with consuming fish.

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil offers an alternative that is 100% free from all contaminants and toxins, whilst being ecologically sustainable.  Find out more about how our products are safe, clean and green.

Is nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 an alternative to fish oil for Omega 3?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil provides the body with EPA DHA DPA – the main Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils. Fish do not have Omega 3 themselves, they synthesise it through the algae they eat.

We’ve simply cut fish out of the loop and gone straight to the main event – the algae!

In fact, nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil provides a higher strength than most fish Omega 3s, and delivers the correct ratio of EPA DHA DPA recommended for optimum health.  Our product offers 250mg EPA and 500mg DHA per 2 x capsules.  Find out more about our Algae Omega 3 Supplements.

What are the benefits of Omega 3?

There are many reported benefits of taking Omega 3 supplements. This includes heart health, blood pressure, lowering of cholesterol, eye health and various other benefits. Find out more about the Health Benefits.

Is nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 good for my kids to take?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 is great for kids!

We’re regularly contacted by happy parents telling us how much improvement in concentration and attentiveness they see in their children since taking nuIQue Vegan Omega 3. Because the oil is in a softgel capsule, it’s easy to pierce and squeeze into food or beverages if children are too young to swallow the capsules. This makes it ideal for babies too, by squeezing into their formula or food.  Take a look at our Mother & Baby Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

There’s an array of scientific evidence linking Omega 3 with eye and brain function and development. By providing all the required essential fatty acids for development and good health, nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 EPA, DHA and DPA Oil is perfect during pregnancy and for your children. Find out more about the Health Benefits.

Can I take nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 when I’m pregnant?

Absolutely, and during breastfeeding!

There are many benefits of taking Omega 3 EPA DHA DPA Oil during this time, and nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil is ideal.  Take a look at our Mother & Baby Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

How does nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 compare to Flaxseed Oil?

Flaxseed Oil (hemp, chia etc.) does contain Omega 3 but as ALA Alpha-linoleic acid fatty acid. Whilst still essential, inasmuch as it’s required to be put into the body, ALA is not equivalent to EPA DHA DPA in its biological effects.

DHA and EPA are both biologically available, whereas ALA doesn’t convert sufficiently into EPA and DHA for it to be effective.

Although Flaxseed oil does have its own qualities, it simply doesn’t provide the body with enough levels of Omega 3 EPA DHA DPA which are scientifically recognised as supporting good health.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

How does nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 compare to other Vegan Omega 3 supplements?

Unless other natural Omega 3 supplements talk about EPA DHA DPA they cannot be compared to nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil. Our algal oil contains all three main Omega 3s and in the correct ratio required to support good health and body system functions.  

Most plant-based algae Omega 3 supplements just supply DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid, or are entirely ALA Alpha-linoleic acid based if they are Flaxseed oil, Chia, Hemp etc.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

Is any part of nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil obtained from the sea?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 is from algae but grown and produced in a Pharmaceutical Facility rather than taken from the sea. This ensures optimum purity, guarantees the product is free from contaminants and leaves the oceans and sea life alone.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

I’m concerned about Fukushima. Do your products contain any components sourced from regions affected by this?

Not at all. With algae culture carefully sourced and grown in laboratory conditions we can ensure the quality and purity of nuIQue Omega 3 Oil.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

What are algae?

Algae are all around us, from seaweed washed up on beaches to the green and red coloured substances we see in ponds. Algae form the staple diet for fish, which is where oily fish obtain their Omega 3 fatty acids.

We use special algae grown in a fully-controlled facility to obtain our Omega 3 Oil. Unlike algae found in the sea, we guarantee the presence of absolutely zero contaminants or toxins.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

Why does nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 contain Carrageenan?

We use a small amount of undegraded Carrageenan seaweed to form our vegetal softgel capsules, and simply because it’s a brilliant alternative to animal-derived gelatine. The level we use is incredibly low with safety ratified by all authorities including the US FDA, and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

This is not to be confused with degraded Carrageenan (also called poligeenan), which is not a permitted foodstuff.  Find out more about Carrageenan.

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 contains Rosemary. Is the level safe during pregnancy?

The therapeutic use of rosemary is not advised during pregnancy. Happily, the very small amount of rosemary used in nuIQue Omega 3 capsules is not therapeutic.  Conversely, it is used as an anti-oxidant and inhibits oxidation.

Our products are completely safe for expectant mums. There is only a very small amount of rosemary in our algal oil.

The maximum amount of rosemary per daily dose of 2 x nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil capsules is 11.44mg.

Extracts of Rosemary per capsule:

  • Carnosol: 0,5% = 0,015 mg per capsule
  • Carnosic acid: 1% = 0,03 mg per capsule

 

If you do have any concerns, please discuss them with your Doctor.

Find out more about our Mother & Baby Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

Is Hexane Extraction used?

No. At nuIQue we use an algal oil received from algae via a solvent-less process (meaning without the use of any solvent. Whereas some producers do use Hexane solvent in their process).

The algae culture is then pasteurised (cooked) to separate the oil from the cells, where the oil is skimmed off. The algae oil is treated under mild conditions, and mostly under vacuum to avoid contact with oxygen.

Approved antioxidants are added to the oil providing stability, and finally the EPA, DHA and DPA percentages may be standardised with the addition of food grade vegetable oil; nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 contains Vitamin E of sunflower origin.

Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

Are the softgel capsules pesticide free?

Yes.

We perform pesticides testing on botanical ingredients (glycerol, carrageenan and corn starch) as part of our raw material approval procedure and would not allow any contaminated products to be processed.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

How do I take nuIQue Vegan Omega 3?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 is supplied as convenient soft capsules. Simply take 1-2 capsules daily with food, as this helps absorption by the body.  

Two capsules provide 300mg EPA and 500mg DHA.  Click here to buy.

If you prefer, you can pierce the capsules and take the nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 oil itself, either directly in the mouth or by adding it to foods. This method is often preferred by parents to help children take it, or for people who may have trouble swallowing capsules.  Click here for more information about our Mother & Baby Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

Food allergies and nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 Oil is entirely free from gluten, wheat, dairy and sugar-based ingredients. Allergies to fish oil are usually associated with the proteins in fish, so such individuals should be fine to take nuIQue Vegan Omega 3.

Please do consult your Doctor if you have any concerns.  Click here to read more about health benefits.

Does nuIQue Algae Omega 3 contain any Histamine?

Histamine is nitrogenous organic compound often produced by the human body as a result of injury or insult. High histamine blood levels are an indication of the progression of a disease state. There is no reason why any histamine should be in the algae used for our algal oils, though it is theoretically possible they could be detectable in fish oils. HOWEVER, histamine is highly soluble in water and both algal and marine oils are thoroughly washed with water during the refining process, so it is very unlikely it would be present.

Histamine is not a testing parameter within our specifications and we cannot guarantee the absence of this substance.

However, according to the manufacturing process and the nature of the substance it can be stated that histamine is not likely to be present in the above-mentioned product.  Find out more about what’s inside our Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

Are your products 100% non-GMO?

Yes, all nuIQue products are fully and entirely 100% non-GMO.  Find out more about our Vegan Algae Omega 3 products.

Are your products independently tested for quality?

Yes. Before any product batches are released for sale, we submit them to an independent accredited laboratory to analyse for quality and compliance. We make this data available to any and all relevant authorities. Our Certificate of Analysis is always available to see here.

When shouldn’t I take nuIQue Vegan Omega 3?

nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 is designed to be suitable for everyone, but if you are taking blood thinning drugs (such as Warfarin), please speak with your Doctor before taking nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 or indeed any nutritional supplements.  Find out more about the health benefits.

Can I give nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 to my cat or dog?

It is very common for nuIQue Vegan Omega 3 to be given to cats and dogs. Some of our customers pierce the capsules and add the oil to pet food, but we’re told some pets are quite happy munching the capsules themselves!

There are reports of specific benefits to animals including joint care and general health.

Does your Algal Oil undergo any testing for stability and oxidation markers (e.g. PV, AV)?

Yes, all our nutritional lipid products undergo extensive stability and oxidation tests. PV and AV (and the combined value TOTOX) are rather crude assessments of oxidative stability and more suited to dairy fats and some vegetable oils. We use much more sophisticated methods internally focused on detecting any oxidised derivatives of the oil.

Does nuIQue Omega 3 contain Potassium?

Potassium is ubiquitous and present in virtually everything at some level. However, our Life’s Omega and Life’s DHA products are oils and potassium is not soluble in oil. We do not add potassium to our products. However, we cannot totally eliminate the risk of a TRACE being present.  Find out more about what’s inside our Vegan Algae Omega 3 soft gels.

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