OMEGA life® Classic: Bovine gelatine
OMEGA life® Vegan: Corn starch
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These are the most frequently asked questions by our customers concerning OMEGA life® products as well as answers and advice provided by experts.
What is the capsule shell of OMEGA life® products made of?
Is the fish in OMEGA life® Classic wild caught or farmed, and what types of fish are used?
OMEGA life® contains anchovies, sardines and mackerel. The fish comes from wild catches in the South Pacific.
Where does the algae in OMEGA life® Vegan come from?
The oil comes from microalgae that are grown in artificial sea water, known as aquaculture. The marine ecosystem remains unaffected, and natural resources are conserved.
How much fish is used for one OMEGA life® Classic capsule?
1 capsule contains approx. 62.5 to 125 g of fish. Anchovies in particular are fish with high proportions of omega-3 fatty acid. More fish would be required if other fish were used.
Are sustainability concerns taken into consideration in fishing?
Yes, definitely. The fish oil in OMEGA life® is FOS-certified. FOS (Friends of the Sea) is an independent certification organisation. Its seal guarantees the following:
- No overexploitation of fish stock.
- By-catch rate under 8% (undesired fish are “returned” to the sea).
- No by-catch of endangered species.
- No significant impact on the seabed.
- Application of standard procedures, i.e. the permitted total allowable catches (TAC) and no illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
- Social responsibility.
- Gradual reduction of the CO2 footprint.
What does the vegan flower mean?
The vegan flower is the most well-known and recognised vegan symbol worldwide. It guarantees that these products do not contain any animal ingredients or additives, and no animal testing was performed.
How is pollution, e.g. with heavy metals, avoided with the OMEGA life® Classic final product?
The fish oil in OMEGA life® is purified in two steps:
- A standard industrial purification method to remove impurities such as heavy metals.
- A special proprietary purification process known as “stripping”. This makes it possible to remove further potential pollutants.
OMEGA life® is thus subject to strict specifications concerning all types of environmental contaminants.
From what age is OMEGA life® recommended?
OMEGA life® can be given to children older than 10 and/or weighing over 30 kg. Children who can swallow pills well can also start earlier. The dosage is no problem.
Are there undesired side effects with omega-3 fatty acids?
No, these are substances that are also found in natural diets. Apart from a slight thinning of the blood, no undesirable side effects are to be expected and none are known.
Is there a risk of dependency in case of long-term use?
Omega-3 fatty acids are natural nutrients, not pharmaceutical substances. Consequently, there is absolutely no danger of becoming dependent.
Do OMEGA life® products contain lactose or gluten?
No, OMEGA life® Classic and OMEGA life® Vegan are lactose- and gluten-free.
How can we help you?
The advice provided here are general suggestions. They are not a substitute for the need to consult a medical specialist.