Frequently Asked Questions

Any EPA present in your oil?

alphamega³ 400 and alphamega³ 530 all contain some lower levels of EPA. We do plan to offer a more balanced vegan EPA / DHA later in 2019. Please inquire.

What is the typical lead time?

We hold inventory in several warehouses in Canada and the United States so that we can deliver to almost any location in North America within a few days. Please inquire with our team for the most up to date availability.

How do you compare alphamega vs betamega3

alphamega³ is the oil which contains more than 40 % DHA, and betamega³ is the encapsulated algal oil powder and contains 12 % DHA. Choice of the oil or powder depends on the end use applications.

Is algal oil heat stable?

Yes in food and beverage formulations, algal oil has been tested in UHT and HTST conditions and showed no degradation after heating.

How do you use algal oil?

Algal oil can be used in formulating a series of food & beverages products, dietary supplements, and infant nutrition products due to it is excellent flavor profile and heat stability. It has been incorporated into milk, vegan burger, granola bars etc. Refer to the website for more exciting ideas.

What is recommended daily intake of DHA?

The recommended amount for adequate Omega-3 intake is 1.1 and 1.6 grams per day for women and men, respectively over the age of 14. Most health professionals recommend adults get 250mg to 500mg of EPA and DHA per day for general health and wellbeing (GOED Eye Health Infographic 2017), 700-1000 mg of EPA and DHA for pregnant and lactating women, optimal intake is 700 mg/day of EPA and DHA, of which at least 300 mg should be DHA.

How much DHA in algal oil?

alphamega³ 400 contains a minimum of 400mg TG of DHA. alphamega³ 530contains a minimum of 530mg TG of DHA.

Does your algal oil taste fishy like fish oil?

Our algal oil undergoes an environmentally-friendly, chemical-free extraction process to eliminate virtually all traces of taste and odor – making the “beautifully tasteless” oil an ideal ingredient in foods and beverages where manufacturers want the nutritional benefits of plant-derived omega-3 DHA without an underlying marine smell or taste.

Do you use solvents in refining your algal oil?

No solvents are used during the algal oil extraction or purification process

Is our algal oil organic/non-GMO? Where is it sourced from?

Our algal oil is non-GMO, including our AlphaMega3 400 MT which is Non-GMO Project Verified.

Our algal oil is organic compliant under USDA organic regulations. Please inquire as to how we can support your organic formulation interests. Our oil is derived from a strain of non-modified, wild-crafted microalgae initially discovered and isolated from pristine coastal waters at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.

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