What is the shelf life?
Each bottle has a two-year shelf life.
Once opened, how long will it last?
Recommended use is within 90 days of opening.
Adding more preservatives would add to a longer shelf life, but by not doing this, you have a more pure product.
We are using mixed tocopherols as the preservative, as most oils do, but ours is non-GMO, which is the standard in Europe. We've chosen not to add additional extracts as preservatives, which most other oils have.
What if the bottle for my dog lasts longer 90 days?
To provide a high-quality and cost-effective product, the size amount of the bottle is important. We understand that some small dogs will take longer to finish the bottle. In such cases, we want to remind you that Omegas are good for everyone. We recommend you share the benefits of FeelGood Omega with yourself and your family. The omega oil will not go rancid after 90 days, it is simply fresher and less oxidized if used within the recommended timeframe.
Does it have a fishy smell?
FeelGood Omega does not have what we consider to be a strong fish smell however it is made from calamari so it naturally has a mild smell and taste of seafood.
How much EPA and DHA does it have?
- 5ml (1 tsp) of FeelGood Omega contains the following:
- ≥ 410 mg of EPA
- ≥ 920 mg of DHA
- A total of ≥ 1,420 mg of Omega-3
- 42 calories per 5ml/1 tsp
My dog had a reaction to salmon oil. Would this be a good alternative?
It could be a good alternative, depending on what the reaction was.
On a genetic and species level, fish and squid are very different. If a dog had a reaction to fish, it doesn't mean they will react to squid oil, similar to those allergic to fish, but not shellfish, or vice versa.
Can humans take it and if so how much?
Yes, and the dose is 1 tsp daily.
Is it safe for cats?
Although FeelGood Omega is safe, it is not labeled for cats and we recommend following up with your primary care provider for the dosage best suited to your cat.
How is calamari [squid] more sustainable and less toxic?
Research has shown the squid population has been on the rise since the 1950s, which may be a result of climate change and a decrease in the numbers of squid-eating fish.
The great news is that squid is an incredibly rich source of EPA and DHA - the most valuable EFAs [omega-3]. Calamari also lacks bones and is low on the food chain, which makes it non-toxic and safe.
How do I know it's safe?
There are several steps we take to make sure FeelGood Omega is safe and toxin free.
Micro-filtered to ensure no heavy metals or toxins.
Tested for EPA and DHA content to ensure top quality.
Lab tested for toxins and heavy metal.
We perform additional batch testing to confirm results.
Squid has a great balance of EPA and DHA and has extremely low toxin levels, making it the most nature-friendly, sustainable and healthy Omega-3 oil source available.
So squid oil is the Omega-3 winner! It is nutritionally comparable to the best sources of Omega oil and is a feel-good oil because its production does not deplete or disturb the natural food chain.
Why we don’t use sardine and herring oil
Small fish oils are known to have elevated strontium levels, a radioactive element that has been released in large quantities from the nuclear power plant during the Fukushima disaster. Japan is a major exporter of sardines and based on the migration patterns around Fukushima, it is the spawning grounds for sardines.
Strontium is an element very similar to calcium and replaces calcium in bones. Small fish is usually processed and eaten with bones so more strontium gets into the body from ingesting products made of small fish.
Why we don't use krill
The latest research shows that krill overfishing may seriously decrease the source of food for fish, penguins and whales with catastrophic results for the marine ecosystem.
What type of fishing methods are used?
ECO-friendly fishing methods ensure minimal by-catch.
Why do Calamari fisheries have minimal environmental impact?
Highly selective hook lines, primarily targeting adult specimens.
Virtually zero collateral damage to other species.
No adverse negative impact on marine environments, such as the ocean floor or coral reefs.
Historically some of the Illex argentinus squid species has been caught using trawl gear, however, this is not the norm today. Furthermore, our supplier makes sure to only source raw material from suppliers using jigging as the method of fishing.
Calamari is mainly caught at night using barbless hooks or jigs after being attracted to the surface using bright lights. This is a highly targeted method allowing for almost zero bycatch of other species, principally Dosidicus gigas, Illex argentinus or Todarodes pacificus.
Where is it made?
Which oceans does the Calamari come from?The species used in our calamari oil are fished in the waters off of Argentina, Chile and Korea. We do not source any squid from China.
When it comes to the squid from Korea, we have studied the ocean currents to ensure that they go from Korea to Japan and not the other way around. This means the water is not contaminated with radioactive pollution from Japan.
The oil is processed, micro-filtered and double-tested in Norway.
We have a detailed agreement with our supplier in Norway that states materials used in our product do not originate from China.