What Allergens do Eskimo®-3 products contain?
All Eskimo®-3 products contain FISH.
Eskimo®-3, Eskimo®-3 Kids and Eskimo® Brain 369 contain lecithin (SOY).
Are Eskimo-3 products Gluten Free and Dairy Free?
Yes, all Eskimo-3 products are gluten and dairy free.
Can I take Eskimo-3 if I’m allergic to Soy?
Yes, as the soy present is in the form of soybean oil. As many soy allergy sufferers know, soy allergies result from exposure to soy proteins. With soybean oil, there is no soy protein present. The soy present is in a minute amount as it is part of the lecithin in our antioxidant mixture “Pufanox” to help keep the product fresh. In European allergen legislation – soybean oil is not considered allergenic.
ANNEX II SUBSTANCES OR PRODUCTS CAUSING ALLERGIES OR INTOLERANCES
….. 6. Soybeans and products thereof, except: (a) fully refined soybean oil and fat (1); (b) natural mixed tocopherols (E306), natural D-alpha tocopherol, natural D-alpha tocopherol acetate, and natural D-alpha tocopherol succinate from soybean sources; (c) vegetable oils derived phytosterols and phytosterol esters from soybean sources; (d) plant stanol ester produced from vegetable oil sterols from soybean sources;
Should I be concerned about Soy and Isoflavones?
Soybean oil (no soybean protein) doesn’t affect oestrogen production as it doesn’t contain any isoflavones, unlike soybeans.
Do Eskimo®-3 products contain artificial colour and flavours?
No, we only add natural flavours, with no artificial sweeteners or added sugar so you get all the goodness without a compromise.
- Eskimo®-3 is flavoured with natural lime oil
- Eskimo® Brain 369 is flavoured with natural lemon oil
- Eskimo®-3 Kids Tutti Frutti is flavoured with natural fruit oils from orange, raspberry, lemon and cherry oils.
- Eskimo®-3 Kids orange is flavoured with natural orange fruit oil.
- Eskimo®-3 Kids Chewable DHA+ is flavoured with natural fruit oils from strawberry, orange and lemon.
- Eskimo®-3 Kids Chewable DHA+ contains paprika as a natural colouring.
Do Eskimo®-3 products contain sugar or sweeteners?
We only add natural flavours, with no artificial sweeteners or added sugar so you get all the goodness without a compromise. Eskimo®-3 Kids Chewable DHA+ is sweetened with xylitol and sorbitol, both from natural sources.
Are the ingredients in Eskimo®-3 products derived from a genetically modified organism (GMO)?
No, the fish oil in Eskimo-3 products is derived from wild fish harvested from the ocean. All other ingredients present are Non-GMO.
Is it safe to take Eskimo-3 while I’m pregnant?
Yes. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, one of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids is DHA, a key component in the development of your baby’s brain and eyes, while a balance of Omega-3 EPA and DHA helps keep the mother healthy.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) advises that pregnant and breastfeeding women consume either through food or supplementation a minimum of 200mg Omega-3 DHA in addition to the 250mg omega-3 EPA and DHA recommended for adults.
We recommend the original Eskimo-3 during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it only contains omega-3 and vitamin E (for freshness)— no other nutrients are included. The rule of thumb is that during pregnancy, you should get your vitamins from a Prenatal designed for pregnancy.
The Health Claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for omega-3 in pregnancy are as follows:
- Omega-3 DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants. (250mg DHA)
- Omega-3 DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age. (250mg DHA)
- Omega-3 DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants. (250mg DHA)
Eskimo-3 fish oil are 100% free of heavy metals including mercury and lead, free of pesticides, PCBs, dioxins and all other contaminants, making them a good alternative to eating fish while pregnant or breastfeeding. Eskimo-3 only uses the oil from the muscle of the fish and does not contain vitamin A, making it the perfect formulation to be taken throughout your pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Are there any drug interactions with omega-3 fish oil?
Omega-3 fish oil should not be taken alongside anti-coagulants (blood thinning medication such as warfarin, heparin, coumadin) unless approved and supervised by your medical practitioner.
Will fish oil or Essential Fatty Acids interfere with my medical condition or medications I am taking?
In general, fish oil or essential fatty acids do not interfere with medications. However, if you have specific concerns, speak with your healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you speak with your medical practitioner if you take anti-coagulant medication, take high doses of aspirin or are anticipating surgery.
Are there any differences between food supplements and medications?
Yes, Eskimo®-3 food supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Medications are specifically designed to treat diseases and are prescribed by doctors.
Are Eskimo®-3 products certified kosher?
Eskimo®-3 is one of the few fish oils to be able to claim Kosher certification. All production steps from fishing vessel up to the final product must be known and verified in order to achieve full Kosher certification.
Are Eskimo®-3 products certified halal?
Yes, Eskimo®-3 is certified Halal.
Are any of your products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
No, vegetarians or vegans should consider an Algae food supplement as a source of omega-3.