What does OMEGA ELIXIR taste like?
OMEGA ELIXIR is a citrus vanilla flavoured oil.
Is OMEGA ELIXIR vegan?
Yes. OMEGA ELIXIR does not contain animal-derived ingredients and the oils are plant based.
Is OMEGA ELIXIR gluten free?
Yes. OMEGA ELIXIR does not contain gluten or ingredients derived from gluten-containing grains.
How does it compare to the omega 3 content of fish oil?
Omega 3 fatty acids are found in both fish and plant foods such as flaxseed and chia seed oils. There are three main omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is mainly found in plant-based oils, DHA in algae and fish oils and EPA in fish oils. A standard 1000mg fish oil capsule contains 300mg of total essential fatty acids, 180mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 120mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). OMEGA ELIXIR contains 1.18g of omega 3 essential fatty acids from plants and 63mg of DHA from microalgae per 10mL daily dose.
What’s the best way to take OMEGA ELIXIR?
You can take OMEGA ELIXIR straight off the spoon. It can also be placed under your tongue or mixed into food, for example, by adding it to your BODY smoothie or using it as a salad dressing.
Can I add OMEGA ELIXIR to hot food or drinks?
No. The essential fatty acids are fragile, and heat breaks the bonds, therefore you need to add it to cold or room temperature food and drinks.
Should I pair it with anything to make it work better?
OMEGA ELIXIR does not require additional foods or supplements to aid absorption, other than to take it with a meal as directed. However, you can team OMEGA ELIXIR up with SLEEP to aid the absorption of turmeric should you wish.
Is there an optimal time of day to take OMEGA ELIXIR?
No, it can be taken at any time of the day that suits you.
Is OMEGA ELIXIR safe to use when pregnant and when breastfeeding?
There is insufficient evidence available to recommend the use of some ingredients such as astaxanthin in pregnancy, so we recommend speaking with your healthcare professional if you wish to take this product.
Can men use OMEGA ELIXIR?
Yes, both men and women can take OMEGA ELIXIR.
Can children use OMEGA ELIXIR?
Most ingredients used in OMEGA ELIXIR may be consumed by children under the age of 12, however astaxanthin, for example, has very limited safety data available for this age group. We recommend seeking the advice of healthcare professional to check if this product is right for your child.
Can I take the whole 10mL in one serve?
Absolutely. We have split the dose as some people prefer to take it both morning and night, however, if you wish to take it in one hit, that’s fine.
Can I take more than two doses of OMEGA ELIXIR?
OMEGA ELIXIR is specifically designed with skin health in mind, and as such, the amounts of essential fatty acids provided in two doses of OMEGA ELIXIR per day match the evidence in the literature relating to skin health, reducing skin irritation and inflammation. Therefore, there is no need to take more than two doses. However, if you feel this is necessary, please talk to your healthcare professional.
Can I take it with other supplements or Beauty Chef products?
Absolutely. OMEGA ELIXIR can be taken with every other product within The Beauty Chef range. But, as OMEGA ELIXIR is an essential fatty acid supplement, there is no requirement to take additional fish oil or plant-based oil supplements along with this formulation.
Does it contain flavouring? What type?
Yes, OMEGA ELIXIR contains natural vanilla, lemon and yuzu flavours.
Does it contain preservatives?
Natural vitamin E and rosemary oils are used as preservatives of OMEGA ELIXIR. Additionally, during production, the bottles are nitrogen-flushed to displace oxygen and therefore preserve the delicate omega oils.
Why do I have to use it within 4 weeks of opening?
Once OMEGA ELIXIR is opened, oxygen enters the bottle. Over time, oxygen can degrade oils and make them become rancid.
Does OMEGA ELIXIR come in a larger size?
No. OMEGA ELIXIR provides a 15 day supply (when taken at 5mL, twice daily) which helps to reduce the risk of the oils oxidising once opened, preserving its integrity.
What is astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid found in some types of algae and is responsible for the pink or red colour in seafood such as salmon. The astaxanthin used in OMEGA ELIXIR is vegan, from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis.
What is the source of the DHA?
DHA can be found in both fish oils and algae. OMEGA ELIXIR uses DHA derived from the sustainably sourced microalgae Schizochytrium sp., a type of marine algae which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Are the ingredients in OMEGA ELIXIR organic?
OMEGA ELIXIR contains a combination of standard and organic plant-based oils. The following oils are certified organic: coconut oil, flaxseed/linseed oil and sunflower lecithin.