Frequently asked questions - Omega Supplement Oil

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This delicious blend of Walnut, Avocado and Olive Oils is an excellent way to supplement your diet with Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids that we need to receive in our diet because they can’t be produced by the body. These fats can help in the regulation and building of cells, building immunity, and can also help the body absorb nutrients.

These polyunsaturated fats are also important for cardiovascular health.  A diet lower in saturated fat, supplemented by essential Omega 3 and 6, helps to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.  Triglycerides are types of fat found in the blood, and together with LDL cholesterol may lead to deposits on arterial walls that can restrict the flow of blood throughout the body.

Omega 9 is important for heart health and blood sugar control. It is naturally occurring because the body does contain the necessary enzymes for synthesis of Omega 9 to take place. However, there are some cases where the body is unable to produce adequate amounts of Omega 9 on its own, so it is great to have the option of a supplement in your diet.

Puria® Omega Supplement Oil tastes great, with a neutral flavour and just 5mL (1 teaspoon) per day is required.  Similar products can have an unpleasant taste and require as much as a tablespoon to receive the same levels or less of Omega 3, 6 and 9.

Puria® Omega Supplement Oil is also versatile and can be used like any other oil and we are sure you will have no issues finding delicious and convenient ways to use it.

The Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand¹ published by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and The Australian Department of Health and Ageing, recommend an Adequate Intake (AI) per day of:

  • Linoleic Acid of 10mg/day² (an Omega 6 fatty acid)
  • α-Linolenic Acid (ALA) of 1.0mg/day³ (an Omega 3 fatty acid)

Just 5mL (1 teaspoon) of Puria® Omega Supplement Oil contains

  • 1.89g of Lionleic Acid (Omega 6) or 19% daily Adequate Intake²
  • 0.34g of α-Linolenic Acid (ALA) (Omega 3) or 34% daily Adequate Intake³

¹Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand – Including Recommended Dietary Intakes, 2005

²For pregnant women between the ages of 14 – 50 years of age.  For lactation AI – 12mg

³For pregnant women between the ages of 14 – 50 years of age.  For lactation AI – 1.2mg

Yes, of course you can but Puria® Omega Supplement Oil is intended as a daily supplement, so just 5mL (1 teaspoon) daily is required. There are 50x5mL serves in a 250mL bottle of oil, enough for two months when used as a supplement.

Puria® Omega Supplement Oil should not to be refrigerated, but we do recommend that you store it in a cool, dark, dry place to keep it at it’s best.

There is an expiry date printed on the back label.

The Walnut, Avocado, and Olive oils are all cold extracted using natural methods – no chemicals are used in the extraction of the oils.

The individual oils are constantly tested before blending, as is the finished product to ensure that you receive the product in the best condition possible.  There are indicator tests like Acid Value and Peroxide value that are used as indicators of the quality of the oil.

Peroxide Value measures the amount of peroxide present, which is a breakdown product over time.  If a product is rancid or adulterated then it is likely to have a high Peroxide Value, so a low Peroxide Value confirms suitability to consume.

The specification for the Puria® Omega Supplement Oil Peroxide Value is <20 meq/kg which is consistent with international quality indicators.

Acid Value is a quality measure of fats and oils that measures the amount of Acid in the product.  If a product is rancid or adulterated then it is likely to have a high Acid Value, so a low Acid Value indicates a product is acceptable to consume.

The specification for the Puria® Omega Supplement Oil Acid Value is <3 mg KOH/kg which is consistent with international quality indicators.

Acid and Peroxide Values change over time, depending on storage conditions.  When stored at the recommended storage conditions, in a cool, dark, dry place, the Acid and Peroxide Values of Puria® Omega Oil will remain well within acceptable limits until the Best Before Date printed on the back label of the bottle.

Puria® Omega Supplement Oil is made in New Zealand from locally grown and processed Avocado and Olive oils, selected for their high quality and production values consistent with those here at Puria®. We do import Walnut Oil to make Puria® Omega Supplement Oil, as we are unable to source commercial volumes of high grade Walnut Oil in New Zealand. The Walnut oil is not sourced from China.