Omega-3 fatty acids are integral to our health and wellbeing – and play a major part in our mental health and happiness!
Based on leading research and developed in-conjunction with a naturopathic doctor, one dose of omega3+ JOY contains 1000mg EPA concentrate, the dosage clinically proven to help improve mood and mental outlook, including the seasonal blues, as well as reduce inflammation in the body.
Clean, pure fish oil with a dose of EPA clinically proven to improve mood and mental outlook.
Omega-3 fatty acids aren’t just helpful for our body’s structure and function, they contain EPA – a daily essential for our mood regulation. We rely on dietary sources to get enough but this isn’t always possible through diet alone. That’s why supplementing with an EPA rich Omega-3 is the best insurance for our overall mental health and wellbeing.
Omega-3 fatty acids are an important component of every cell in our body. Research has proven that Omega-3 from wild fish oils, like those in omega3+ JOY provide the best source of EPA which is essential for mood and mental outlook.
omega3+ JOY gives you a superior source of research-proven Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oils with superior potency, and strictly tested to ensure purity and safety, have research-proven results and don’t leave behind a fishy taste, repeat or odour.
Note: Omega-3 fatty acids and GLA have been established as very safe when used to supplement a healthy diet. Cardiovascular disease, depression and the medical conditions associated with obesity are serious health issues and require supervision by a qualified health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition, or are currently taking prescription drugs, please talk to your health practitioner before taking any omega3 formula.
Recommended Use: To help promote healthy mood balance, improve well-being and to support cognitive health/brain function.
Adult Dosage: Take 4 softgels daily with food.
Fish oil / Huile de poisson (anchovy, sardine and mackerel body oil) / (huile de chair d’anchois, de sardine et de maquereau) 1,000 mg EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) / EPA (acide eicosapentaénoïque) 500 mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) / DHA (acide docosahexaénoïque) 25 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, canola oil, natural rosemary leaf extract, natural mixed tocopherols, sunflower oil, citric acid.
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NO FISHY REPEAT OR ODOUR
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omega3+ JOY contains no gluten, wheat, dairy, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.
Store in a cool, dry place.
- Quality & Testing
Quality & Testing
When it comes to fish oils, quality, purity and sustainability is important. Our Omega-3 Superior Quality 5 Point Program certifies our commitment to you: quality Omega-3 fish oils that are rigorously tested to ensure that they exceed quality, freshness and purity standards, while offering high potency EPA and DHA.
Sustainable & traceable sources: We source our omega-3 fish oils from wild-caught fish and sustainable fisheries that are strictly regulated by government agencies. These fisheries protect biodiversity, are environmentally responsible, and globally ranked #1 for sustainability. The waters in which the fish are harvested are closely monitored to assess biomass and to avoid the degradation of all marine species, including plankton, seabirds and sea lions. We also maintain full control of our fish oil supply chain: from harvest to manufacturing there is full visibility will all stages of production. Each and every batch can be traced back to the catch!
fresh technology™: Our omega-3 fish oils are processed using the most advanced technologies, resulting in the cleanest, purest and freshest fish oils available today – with optimal absorption and no fishy repeat or odour. Specific handling and storage procedures are monitored to protect the integrity of these specialized oils.
oMEGAcheck+™: Our 200+ step quality check process produces superior omega-3 fish oils that meet and exceed quality, freshness, and purity standards, as established by international governing bodies, including including the European Commission (EC), Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA), Health Canada, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED).
3rd party testing: All of our fish oils are subjected to 3rd Party Testing by International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) and we are proud to have achieved a 5 star rating! IFOS rated fish oils must meet the certain criteria of matching the label claim for EPA and DHA, and meet the safety standards for environmental contaminants set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
omega-3 oil freshness and safety is guaranteed based on these 3rd party test results for oxidation and contaminants including:
- Dioxins and furans
- Dioxin-like PCBs
- Acid value
Research studies: We’re committed to conducting research on our own products. Our omega-3 fish oils have been the subject of rigorous scientific investigation in human studies conducted across North America.
- Product Q&A
They can be taken together or apart – as long as they are taken with food, which improves absorption.
omega3+ JOY softgels contain fish-derived oils and are encapsulated in a porcine gelatin shell. Should you consume fish, you could consume the liquid versions of our omega3 products, i.e. Liquid omega3+ JOY and Liquid omega3.
All our softgels (omega3 line, abs+) are made using porcine gelatin. All of our two-piece capsules are made using bovine gelatin.
Unfortunately we cannot advise safe usage past the expiry.
Research shows that a higher amount of EPA helps with mood support.
It most definitely is! You can read about our quality and testing in the Quality & Testing tab.
Unfortunately, we cannot advise safe usage with prescribed medications and recommend that you consult with your health care provider
All of our omega3 products are made from anchovies, sardines and mackerel.
Yes, omega3+ JOY is gluten-free.
There is no vitamin A in omega3+ JOY.
omega3+ JOY does not have a caution for pregnancy and breastfeeding, but we do recommend consulting with your health care practitioner for such situations. Generally a high DHA fish oil is recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding, our omega3+ THINK is high in DHA.
On top of our own Quality Control processes, there have been strict Canadian government policies put into place since the nuclear accident in Japan. Both Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have made it a requirement that any raw material coming into Canada from Japan be accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis that verifies that it has been tested for radiation. Products will not be allowed entry into Canada without acceptable documentation verifying their safety. Note heavy metals are checked before an ingredient is accepted for use in our products, and the entire formula is tested again at the finished product level. Any ingredient or product that does not meet the requirements will not be released for sale.
We do not test for radiation except for when this makes sense due to geographic conditions. The Canadian government gets involved when there is a safety concern as you can see from all this information. Health Canada fully regulates natural health products and these regulations are very strict.
omega3+ JOY no longer has an enteric coating. We have changed it to a super deodorized fish oil.
We are committed to specific Omega-3 fish oil formulas that maximize efficacy, freshness and results. We are committed to sourcing the best format that will ensure that you receive the highest quality and value – no matter which formula you choose. Based on this mandate, we have determined that Super Deodorized oils are the best choice for omega3, omega3+ EXTRA STRENGTH and omega3+ JOY, while enteric-coating remains the best option for our omega3+ TRIPLE STRENGTH +D3 and omega3+ THINK. In a user experience study of over 100 participants, Super Deodorized vs. enteric coating showed the same or better levels of consumer satisfaction in “repeat”, absorption and digestibility of all oils. Bottom line – no matter what format of fish oil we bring to market for the consumer – we stand by our Superior Quality Five Point Program guaranteeing superior Omega-3 fish oils that meet and exceed quality, freshness and purity standards, while offering high EPA and DHA potency.
All of our natural health products, including omega3 products, are licensed by Health Canada and go through extensive testing. Omega3 products are tested for heavy metals, PCBs, oxidization, dioxins and furans.
We use the highest standards of testing for our fish oils, the IFOS. This is the International Fish Oil Standards and is third party testing.
The allowable limit of PCBs allowed is <45ppb (parts per billion) and most of our products test at <2ppb, one product tests at <8ppb. These are incredibly low numbers and speak to the high quality of our fish oils.
Our omega3 oil is first molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. Super deodorization refers to the extra step of using steam to gently remove aldehydes and ketones (components that contribute to fishy smell). Additionally, super deodorized oils have a special natural antioxidant system which protects the oils from oxidation which can cause the fishy smell to return. This is not a chemical process. Further to that our fish oils are tested for heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins to ensure safety before being released to the public.
A study with an 8-week supplementation of high dose (1g/day) EPA had clear benefit on those suffering from major depressive disorder without comorbidity of anxiety. This will vary from person to person but we suggest trying it for 8 weeks to get results.
Each softgel contains 1g of fat and 9 calories.
There is no shellfish actually used in the product but if there is an allergy we do not recommend usage.
For best results, it is important to take all of the omega3+ line products with your main meal – preferably lunch or dinner. Oil doesn’t usually mix well with water, so try to limit your water consumption at the time of taking your omega3+ fish oil.
There is research indicating that omega-3 fatty acids might turn down the dial on the micro-inflammation ongoing in IBS. With approval of your trusted health care provider, omega3+ JOY at 2 capsules per day would be ideal. The EPA in omega3+ JOY can lower the arachidonic acid-induced inflammatory chemicals found to be associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Again, those who are taking prescribed medications/ living with a pre-existing health condition should always seek out the opinion of their doctor before beginning any natural health supplement.
There is no citrus in the orange flavouring used in our omega3+ fish oils. This is a non-GMO all natural flavour blend, not an orange ingredient.
There is no vitamin A in omega3+ JOY.
Fish oil in general contains more than 50 fatty acids attached to the glycerol backbone in a form of esters called triacylglycerides. The oil used in omega3+ JOY is the highly researched ethyl ester form of concentrated fish oil, so in addition to EPA and DHA ethyl esters (the two main components) the oil contains primarily oleic acid (6 -11%), stearic acid (3-4%), 18:1 omega-7 (3-4%), arachidonic acid (3 -3.5%), 20:4 omega-3 (2-2.5%) and other fatty acids in lower quantities. This would be the case for our entire omega3+ line as it consists of only all high quality, premium fish oils.
There is 2.5 mg AT of vitamin E per 1 omega3+ JOY softgel.