Frequently Asked Questions
What does Organic mean? Are organic products really different?
Organic products are non-GMO and produced without chemicals or irradiation. Farmed products are produced without man-made fertilisers, pesticides and or herbicides. The facilities producing or processing also will be chemical free, including pest control and only organic approved cleaning materials are allowed. There is debate about the levels of nutrition when conventional and organic are compared, but we believe this is a false argument. Organic is more about what you don't get in your food or supplement - you don't get chemicals and you don’t get GMO’s.
My daughter just swallowed one of your fruit drops whole. Should I be concerned?
Yes. We don't know your daughter's age, but we would worry about this being a choking hazard in small children. Since our drops are mostly dried fruit, we expect that she would be able to digest it and get the full benefit. If you choose to use Omega-3 products in the form of gummy, they must be thoroughly chewed to get the benefit.
My son just turned 1 and I heard that he needs a high Omega-3 diet to support brain growth. Can I give him your fruit drops?
We understand your interest and agree that a growing brain needs excellent raw materials, but we cannot recommend using our product on children less than 2 years old.
My doctor prescribed Lovaza for my high cholesterol, can I also take an Eversea supplement?
No, please follow your doctor’s recommendation(s) carefully. Lovaza and their generic equivalents are high doses of highly processed and concentrated fish oil to deliver DHA and EPA. Even though our products deliver DHA and EPA Omega-3, you should not be exceeding your prescription dose.
My vegan friend said that a few tablespoons of flax seeds a day is enough Omega-3. Is he correct?
The short answer is no. ALA, which is found in terrestrial plants, is a type of Omega-3 that is not in a form that your body can efficiently use. What we mean is that your system has to convert all land-based (short molecular chain) Omega-3 to long chain ocean/marine based Omega-3 (DHA & EPA) for it to be bioavailable. This process is quite inefficient. We would also note that you are unable to digest any flax seed that is swallowed whole so ground flax is preferable. We estimate that it would take 8 tablespoons of ground flax to match the bioavailability of 300mg of DHA, assuming that you convert at an average rate. Put another way, DHA is around 20 times more bioavailable than ALA, so it's highly recommended to use an algae-based oil. We sure would appreciate it if you buy our products,but if you choose not to,we strongly suggest you take algae oil daily. It's for your health! You cannot solely rely on ALA - hemp, chia, nuts and or Flax.
Are there products for adults and/or during pregnancy?
We will soon launch for adults and are working on a maternity/breastfeeding product. If you would like to be one of the first to know, please sign up for our email updates on this website.
I noticed a small sachet in the bottle -- what does this do? Should I keep it in the bottle once opened?
The sachet is an oxygen absorber. We add it to ensure that the omega oil is protected from oxidation. The oxygen absorbers remain effective for quite a while, so unless it bothers you, we suggest that you keep it in the bottle.
Are there any other flavors available?
Our drops come in Zing Fruit and Pombeary. Our Pombeary is sweeter and Zing Fruit has a little more zest. Both are delicious!
Should we be concerned if two servings (or more than the recommended dosage) have been given to our child by mistake?
Eversea’s Nanuq Omega 3 ingredient has received FDA NDI status (New Dietary Ingredient). During this process, we submitted the following table of recommended doses. Even though it's very difficult to overdose on Omega-3, we strongly suggest not exceeding these levels without a doctor's recommendation.
Can I buy Eversea products in any retail store?
We are just starting to sell our products, so we are not in retail stores as of yet. We will soon offer Nanuq Omega 3 to food processors, so if you see our cute mascot on their packaging, you are assured of our quality. Remember, you should always “Look for Nanuq!”