+ What is OmegaFlex®?
OmegaFlex® is a product range based on the oil extracted from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels (GLM), Perna Canaliculus.
GLM is a potent natural anti-inflammatory and contains a rare mix of marine lipid groups and omega-3 fatty acids, which is delivered without the side effects of over the counter or prescription Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID).
GLM also has a strong nutrient profile that can further aid the health and well-being of humans, dogs, cats and horses alike.
+ What is in OmegaFlex® products?
The basis of all the OmegaFlex® products (with the exception of the bone broth), is GLM oil or powder, combined with mediums appropriate for each product type.
The beef bone broth is just that, 100% bone broth dried into a powder with no buffer ingredients or added additives.
+ What are the benefits of taking OmegaFlex®?
The GLM oil is a highly concentrated nutrient which has shown to be a fast acting anti-inflammatory aid, without the side effects of over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs.
+ Does Omega Flex® have the same side effects as NSAID products such as Voltaren?
The OmegaFlex® products do not have the side effects associated with NSAIDs as it works by blocking the Cox-2 inflammatory pathway but keeps the Cox-1 pathway open, unlike the NSAIDs which block both pathways and which, over time, can lead to stomach ulcers, bleeding and more.
+ Is OmegaFlex® suitable for children?
Yes. However, if your child is on medication, it is highly recommended that you check with their doctor, or medical practitioner, before taking any OmegaFlex® product to ensure there is no interference.
+ Is OmegaFlex® suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
OmegaFlex® is based on the lipid extract of GLM, and is therefore not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
+ How often should I take OmegaFlex®?
- 2 a day for the first 10 days (as a loading dose) and then 1 a day thereafter as a maintenance dose.
- It is possible to take more capsules a day if required, but taking more than 4 capsules a day in the longer term would see benefits plateau.
- Can be applied several times a day as required, but generally once or twice a day is sufficient to achieve some benefit.
+ Is OmegaFlex® available for purchase online or in store?
All products are available for purchase online.
Additionally, the capsules are available for purchase in two pharmacies and one store: Poswillo’s Pharmacies in Blenheim and Havelock, Marlborough and The Honey Collection in Blenheim.
+ Can I take OmegaFlex® if I’m pregnant?
To err on the side of caution, we advise that it is prudent not to take OmegaFlex® products if you are pregnant.
+ Are there any conditions with which people should avoid taking OmegaFlex®?
If you are on medication, it is highly recommended that you check with your doctor, or medical practitioner, before taking any OmegaFlex® product to ensure there is no interference.
+ Why are OmegaFlex® GLM capsules dark in colour compared to other GLM capsules?
The GLM oil in our products comes from a more efficient extraction method than other, golden oils. Both the polar and nonpolar lipids, as well as the important phospholipids, are all brought out in our oil extraction, compared to just the non-polar lipids from other GLM oil using Critical CO2 extraction. As a consequence of their different extraction methods the oil from competitors’ processes e.g. Lyprinol is lighter in colour, compared to the dark oil that is used in the OmegaFlex® products.
+ Why do other brands suggest that you need 2 to 4 tablets / capsules a day, compared to OmegaFlex® one a day?
The benefit of our more concentrated oil is that our capsules can be very small and that less oil is needed for a daily dose.