Equazen Omega 3&6 Eye Q Liquid Citrus 200ml
eye q liquid citrus uses lime and lemon natural flavours from essential oils to mask any fishy flavour of our hi-EPA marine oil within the natural source eye q formula. This child-friendly variant is suited for those who prefer not to swallow capsules
Getting children to take fatty acids, especially fish oil, can be problematic. Often, the industrial methods used to disguise the fishy taste can damage the delicate fatty acids, and involve using synthetic additives that are not suited for those with dietary sensitivities. When we formulated our two eye q liquid variants, we decided on the most pure and natural route.
Firstly, our hi-EPA marine lipid used across the eye q range has been processed to remove much of the fishy taste and odour. We use a turbo-steam deodorisation method in which the oil is placed in a near-absolute vacuum, and washed with steam. This means that the oil is protected during this natural method of washing out any volatiles. You can see more about this in our Equazen Process section, but the important thing is that we end up with a pleasant tasting fish oil.
We then marry the fish oil with our virgin EPO, certified free of any chemicals or additives, and a hi-oleic sunflower oil. This stabilises the long chain fatty acids, which if unprotected, have a tendency to oxidise.
Perhaps the most crucial stage is the flavouring: or more precisely, making sure we use the right ones.
The vanilla flavour should find favour with the most discerning of young palates. We use non-solvent CO2 to extract our vanilla essence from the finest Madagascan vanilla beans. We then employ the latest flavouring technology developed for the luxury ice cream industry. The vanilla essence is mixed with vegetable oil extracts that actually trigger the sensation of sweetness on the taste buds. This gives the oil a creamy sugary taste, but it is sugar-free!
Selection of the citrus flavour is similarly rigorous. We use a blend of lemon and lime essential oils: extracted from the rinds of these citrus fruits with steam. Importantly, the steam washes out any salicylaic acid, a water-soluble element which can cause reactions amongst those with dietary sensitivities.
Both variants of eye q liquid come in FDA-approved aluminium flasks, developed in Switzerland for the pharmaceutical industry. Light, durable and superior to glass, this material has for years been the industry standard for transporting oils. The interior is coated with a food-grade lacquer, ensuring that at no stage does the oil contact the container.
The intake of eye q liquid is based on our 500-mg capsules. One 5-ml teaspoon will give you the same amount of active elements as in two 500-mg capsules of eye q. Thus, the initial six capsules intake of capsules equates to three teaspoons of eye q liquid.
Once opened, refrigerate and consume within three months. Chilled oil will look cloudy.