FAQ – nothingfishy


  • Who should take algae omega 3?

    Omega 3 from algae is a great addition to the diet of vegans and vegetarians alike (as it's a sustainable, animal-free source of Omega 3 DHA). It's a great supplement for those wishing to lead a healthy lifestyle with benefits to heart, brain and eye health. 

    Omega 3 from fish oil can often contain high traces of mercury and other toxins found in the world's oceans. Therefore, plant-based Omega 3 from algae is a healthier alternative for anyone; from pregnant women to bodybuilders.

  • How long until I receive my order?

    We use Royal Mail First Class for UK orders. So you’ll typically receive your Algae Omega 3 softgels within 1-2 working days. EU orders take 3-7 and outside EU takes 7-10. 

  • How many shall I take?

    1-2 per day with food is sufficient. To help aid absorption, take with food. We take ours straight after breakfast.  

  • How should I store my jar of softgels?

    The softgels should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight. If you live in a hot climate, we recommend storing them in the fridge. 

  • Spots have started to appear in my softgels, why?

    Small portions of the fatty acids are borderline solid and liquid and can form spots that float around in the liquid. This is nothing to worry about and will be quickly re-dispersed once consumed. The quality and effectiveness have not be compromised in any way.

  • How do you extract your algae oil?

    Extraction is done at low temperatures and no solvents are used to extract the oil from the algae, or for the concentration of Omega 3. We do this as we don't want to risk any residual solvents in the product. Also, the low temperatures helps to keep the beneficial substances that naturally occur within the algae. 

  • How can I get in touch?

    You can email us at hello@nothingfishy.co and we will respond within a day.

  • Why not flaxseed omega 3?

    Not all Omega 3's are the same. Flaxseed Omega 3 only contains the inferior Omega 3 ALA. These have different benefits to the DHA found in fish and algae oil. Also, DHA is much harder for a lot of people to obtain through their diet, whereas ALA is found in many foods. 

  • How do I pronounce algae?

    It's 'al-ghee' although Americans tend to say 'al-jee'. Admittedly, it's not the sexiest of 'health marketing' buzzwords, but algae is really starting to grow on us.