Where can I buy iWi products?
Who should take iWi Omega-3s?
Everyone. Omega-3s help with everyday health in people of all ages.
Can I change my shipping or payment information?
Yes – after logging in, you can edit your setting under My Account.
Can I become an iWi Tribe member?
Yes – you can create a profile during your checkout experience. More functionality is coming soon.
How are subscriptions processed?
Monthly subscriptions will be billed and shipped monthly, based upon your order date.
3 month bulk subscriptions will be billed and shipped quarterly, based upon your order date.
You can edit your subscriptions from your My Account page at any time.
What is the cost of shipping?
Orders over $20 will receive free standard shipping (5-7 days).
Orders under $20 will be charged $5 standard shipping (5-7 days).
Expedited shipping (2-3 business days) will cost $9 per order.
What makes iWi omega-3's better than other algae-based supplements?
iWi’s omega-3s come bonded with polar lipids via Almega®PL. Almega®PL is a patented ingredient that has been shown to have the highest acute omega-3 bioavailability on the market – which means that more omega-3s get absorbed into your bloodstream.
When you say that algae has higher absorption than fish or krill, is there a certain percentage or ratio that you can quantify?
Yes. Our bioavailability study comparing krill and algae-based omega-3s, and a study comparing krill and fish based omega-3s showed the following:
Algae: ~300 µg omega 3’s absorbed
Krill: ~200 µg omega 3’s absorbed
Fish: ~130 µg omega 3’s absorbed
Algae is 1.5 times better than Krill (300 / 200 = 1.5)
Algae is more than 2 times better than Fish (300 / 130 = 2.3)
Our algae (Almega®PL) is more than 2 times higher absorption than fish. That means, in terms of absorption, that 250 µg of iWi’s algae omega 3’s = more than 500 µg of fish omega 3’s and that 250 µg of iWi’s algae omega 3’s = 375 µg of krill omega 3’s.
Does your product contain allergens?
Our products do not contain allergens, including:
People who have iodine intolerance should not take iWi Omega-3s, as Almega®PL contains >5 ppm iodine.
What are the active ingredients?
EPA in EPA formula
DHA in DHA formula
EPA and DHA in the Omega-3 formula
What makes your production process sustainable?
Algae production is smart farming – with very little input (primarily brackish water, sunlight and fertilizer), we have a very big output (a new crop every single day, and 300x the essential amino acids per acre compared to peas). On top of this, we are able to entirely avoid any negative effects on marine ecosystems, because we are based on land in the Southwestern United States, in NM and TX.
What are the differences between Omega-3, EPA, and DHA?
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain, polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acid (LC-PUFA, or PUFA). In physiological literature, it is given the name 20:5(n-3). It can be synthesized in the body (at a very low conversion rate) from alpha-linolenic acid (a short chain PUFA) or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil. (REF: Wikipedia)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is also an omega-3 LC-PUFA. In physiological literature, it is given the name 22:6(n−3), a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. Like EPA, it can be synthesized in the body (at a very low conversion rate) from alpha-linolenic acid (a short chain PUFA) or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil. (REF: Wikipedia)
The conversion of ALA to either EPA or DHA is incredibly inefficient. Medical conditions like diabetes or certain allergies may significantly limit the human body’s capacity for metabolization of EPA from ALA.
Both EPA and DHA are required throughout your life. However, because EPA is also a precursor to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and another LC-PUFA, docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22:5(n−3)), ensuring a sufficient level of EPA on a diet containing neither EPA nor DHA is harder both because of the extra metabolic work required to synthesize EPA and because of the use of EPA to metabolize into DHA.
“Omega-3” is the formula that contains both EPA and DHA. The iWi® Omega-3 formula is unique because it is a plant-based, vegan formula that contains more EPA than DHA.
Are you trying to replace fish/krill oil?
Our algal oil products will sit alongside fish and krill oil products, adding to more sustainable options and helping to fill in the gap between the demand for omega-3 supplements and the supply of them.
Are the Omega 6, Omega 7, Omega 9, Polar Lipids, and Chlorophyll added ingredients? If so, what is the source?
No, all the items listed in the Supplemental Facts are naturally occuring in our algal oil.
What are the “Other Ingredients” in your products?
The “Other Ingredients” listed are other items that make our vegan softgel.
Do your products contain cholesterol?
All eukaryotic organisms make sterols for their cellular membranes. It is a common misconception that only animals produce cholesterol since vascularized plants produce phytosterols. However, algae are not vascularized plants, therefore, they naturally produce cholesterol instead of phytosterols – similar to edible seaweed (nori). Our product is still 100% vegan.