Why mix Omega 3 with olive oil?
Several recent studies have questioned the efficacy of Omega-3 supplements.
Our researchers believe there are several reasons behind this lack of effectiveness. An insufficient level of Omega-3s per dose is one reason. Also, when the fish oils are refined, their natural antioxidants are destroyed leaving the Omega-3s vulnerable. And once ingested most of these Omega-3s will oxidise with no antioxidants to protect them.
At OG our scientists have overcome this problem by adding cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the formula– bursting with powerful antioxidants, polyphenols to protect the precious Omega-3s in each ØMEGA-3 PLUS capsule.
How long before I feel the effects of taking ØMEGA-3 PLUS?
Some research results show positive effects after 3-4 weeks, with further benefits evidenced from taking ØMEGA-3 PLUS daily between 8-10 weeks.
What are the Ingredients in ØMEGA-3 PLUS?
North Atlantic Herring, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, an Omega 3 boosting fish oil concentrate containing additional DHA, EPA, DPA and Vitamin D.
Why North Atlantic Herring?
North Atlantic Herring is rich in the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA which form the base for all Omega-3 supplements. Herring oil also contains the very special long-chain monounsaturated fatty acid – Erucic Acid, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to have a significant effect in preventing atherosclerosis in laboratory testing. It is one of the most sustainable fish on the planet and is caught in the relatively clean waters off Iceland.
Why has an Omega 3 Fish oil concentrate been included?
In order to provide our recommended 1g of Omega 3 fatty acids per day – a high quality concentrated Omega 3 fish oil has been added to reduce the amount of oil you need to consume each day.
It also includes a high level of DPA which is an Omega 3 long chain fatty acid that studies have shown is the most important fatty acid in the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease – because of the beneficial effect that has been reported on blood platelets.
Most fish oils on the market contain little or no DPA.
Is the fish oil in ØMEGA-3 PLUS from sustainable sources?
Yes – in fact North Atlantic Herring is one of Earth’s most sustainable species.
Do I need to keep the product in the fridge?
No, as the fish oil is protected from oxidation you can keep your ØMEGA-3 PLUS Oil and capsules in the cupboard. You should take care to keep them away from heat or direct sunlight.
What is the shelf life of your products?
As we use the finest fish oil products, and these are protected by the powerful antioxidants of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil both the Oil and capsules have a safe shelf life of 2yrs.
How long does a bottle of oil last before it goes off?
Due to the antioxidants in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the oil should last more than 4 months once opened. Be careful to keep it in a cool dark place.
How much is a daily dose?
For capsules we recommend that you take 4 gels a day. This will provide you with 1g of Omega 3 fatty acids.
How much omega 3 is in a daily dose?
Each daily dose should provide you about 1 gram of Omega 3 Fatty acids which we recommend for you to receive their full benefit.
How do I measure 5ml of oil?
5ml is one teaspoon or you could use a medicinal spoon or a syringe.
How often should I take ØMEGA-3 PLUS?
We recommend that you take ØMEGA-3 PLUS daily to feel its full benefits.
Is ØMEGA-3 PLUS OK for children?
Yes, our product is good for children under 11yrs old however as they are younger you can start by giving them a smaller daily dose. We recommend that you start with 2.5ml of our oil or 2 Gels a day, dispensed under adult supervision.
Do I need to take all the capsules at the same time?
No, you can take the capsules at any time during the day. We’ve included the Concentrated Omega 3 fish oil in our formulation to reduce the quantity you need to take to receive 1g of Omega 3 so taking 4 Gels at once is easy.
How long does a pack of Gels last?
If you take our recommended daily dosage of 4 Gels per day, then a tin of 120 Gels will last you 30 days.
How long will a bottle of Oil last?
If you take our recommended daily dosage of 5ml per day, then a 150ml bottle will last you 30 days.
Should I take Oil or Gels?
We believe that our oil is the quickest and best way, this is the way Norwegians take their fish oil. If you don’t like oil or need the convenience of Gels for travel, then these are for you.
What are your Gels made from?
Our Gels are made from fish gelatin.
What can I do if I'm allergic to fish?
Unfortunately our product is not for you. Our formulation is based on the benefits that fish oil provides with their Omega 3 fatty acids.
Why is it so expensive?
We prefer the term ‘reassuringly expensive’. Scientific research and the finest ingredients cost money.
At OG Science + Wellbeing we aim to bring the highest level of quality and effectiveness to food supplements in the market. We use science and research to deliver quality wellbeing. We specialize in ensuring the quality and provenance of our ingredients.
ØMEGA-3 PLUS is a very special and original formulation. We’ve taken great care in producing it to take great care of you.
Does ØMEGA-3 PLUS taste fishy?
No, as the fish oils in our products are the highest quality and carefully refined, they do not taste of fish. We’ve also added a dash of lemon flavour to the oil for your enjoyment.
Where are ØMEGA-3 PLUS oils produced?
Our Fish oils, both the Herring oil and concentrate omega 3 fish oil are produced in Norway. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in Spain. We refine and mix all the ingredients in our award-winning facility in Norway.
Can I take ØMEGA-3 PLUS if I'm on medication?
Fish oils and Olive oil both have anti-coagulation properties and if you are taking blood thinning medications then we recommend that you talk to your doctor. Like all supplements before taking them if you are on medication it is advisable to ask your doctor.
I have recently started taking OG Omega-3 Plus in liquid form – a spoonful a day – but have noticed that occasionally I experience a burning at the back of my throat. Should I be concerned?
Don’t worry this is quite normal and there is no need for concern. The ‘burning’ feeling that you occasionally experience is caused by the polyphenols present in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Olive Oil is rich in polyphenols; antioxidants which fight oxidative stress, help protect the omega 3 fatty acids and prevent inflammation in the body. These polyphenols give olive oil its slightly bitter aftertaste and that burning feeling that you have experienced.