MEG-3® for Dietary Supplements
Trust the Source
ONC takes great care to source raw material from sustainable fisheries that are strictly regulated by government agencies. The Peruvian upwelling region, where the cold Antarctic waters meet the steep continental shelf off the west coast of South America, is one of the richest marine environments in the world. This fishery is highly regulated and protected by the Peruvian government to ensure that it remains biodiverse, environmentally responsible, and entirely sustainable.
Trust the Potency
ONC's MEG-3® brand delivers a full line Omega-3 fish oils for dietary supplements, from 18/12 to a variety of high-potency concentrates:
- MEG-3® 30 Fish Oil: 30% TG EPA+DHA
- MEG-3® 18/12TG
- MEG-3® Fish Oil Concentrates: up to 70% EPA + DHA and 75% total Omega-3, available in ethyl ester (EE) and triglyceride (TG) forms
Trust the Purity
ONC was the first, and remains the only manufacturer, in our industry to receive USP Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification for several of our fish oils. MEG-3® fish oils meet or exceed international quality standards, and ONC supports the GOED voluntary monograph - the industry benchmark.
All MEG-3® fish oils are manufactured in dedicated fish oil refining plants under cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point). Throughout the manufacturing process the fish oil undergoes over 200 quality checks - assuring that MEG-3® is the most trusted source of Omega-3 EPA/DHA.
MEG-3® fish oils conform to and in many cases surpass quality and purity standards established by:
- GOED (Global Organization of Omega-3 EPA and DHA Omega-3)
- CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
- HC (Health Canada, Natural Health Products Directorate)
- EU (European Union)
- NFSA (Norwegian Food Safety Authority)
Trust the Freshness
As long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, fish oils are prone to oxidation if exposed to oxygen, heat, or light. Accordingly, MEG-3® fish oils are processed with minimal exposure to heat under full vacuum to minimize the risk of oxidation. It is then blended with antioxidants and packaged utilizing nitrogen purging and blanketing. As such, MEG-3® fish oils deliver the best possible freshness.
Key indicators of oxidation are peroxide value (PV), para-anisdine value (p-AV), TOTOX, and acid value. MEG-3® limits are well below those set by GOED, assurance of high quality with respect to freshness.
Trust ONC's Innovative Production
Headquartered on the east coast of Canada, Ocean Nutrition Canada is the world's leading manufacturer of Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ONC is home to the largest privately owned marine research facility in North America - one of the world's most sophisticated in analytics and quality improvement.
ONC's flagship fish oil production facility is located in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. The 70,000 square-foot plant is the only one in North America licensed to commercially refine and concentrate Omega-3 fish oil. In 2008, ONC opened a second fish oil production facility in Peru with partner, Alicorp SA.
ONC's innovative, multi-step refining and concentrating process, supported by one of the world's most sophisticated analytical quality control labs, guarantees a superior product. Once refined, fish oil is also processed into MEG-3® powder using patented Powder-loc™ technology at our manufacturing plants in Arcadia, Wisconsin - making the company a world leader in Omega-3 EPA/DHA production capacity.