Frequently Asked Questions

EPA and DHA are the two most bioactive omega-3 essential fatty acids found in algae -- and which fish bioaccumulate from the algae and other fish species they eat. These two fats work synergistically within the body. They are found in cell walls and structural components of our cell and are therefore critical to long-term health. That being said, EPA is more associated with resolving inflammation and cardiovascular health and DHA is more associated with protecting our DNA and brain health. DHA can become EPA in the body and EPA can become DHA if our bodies have plenty of one and not enough of the other.

ÖRLÖ's ÖMEGA-3 is a balance of EPA and DHA and is the perfect formula for daily omega-3 support. It has 260 mg of combined EPA and DHA. Because it is better absorbed than omega-3s from fish, this is equivalent to ~780 mg of EPA and DHA from fish oil. If you've been consuming a standard fish oil each day, this product is a perfect replacement.

ÖRLÖ's DHA and PRENATAL DHA contain 350 mg of combined EPA and DHA with a much heavier focus on DHA. Because half of the fat in our brain and eyes is made up of DHA, this formula is best suited for those with mental clarity, focus and mood concerns, as well as those with dry eyes, and skin health issues. It supports healthy brain and visual development in young children and teens. This product can be taken by children as young as 6 (who can swallow a small pill) throughout the teen years and into early adulthood. ÖRLÖ's DHA and PRENATAL DHA are also perfect for young women who are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, and post-pregnancy for at least 3 months and throughout nursing.

Örlö offers the world’s first carbon negative production process, relying on 99% less land and water resources than other algae sources.  How? Örlö algae is made from 100% renewable resources, including waste-stream C02 and glacial melt water from Iceland.

Your glass omega bottle is made of pristine Italian glass. It can be reused countless times as a supplement bottle and upcycled as a flower pot, candle holder, or pencil jar should you ever decide to cease use. It is fully recyclable should you decide you no longer want or need it.

Your aluminum spray bottle is recyclable in all municipalities. Simply place the bottle in your recycle bin. 

All shipping materials are post-consumer waste paper and the black ink printed on them is actually made from algae!  These paper products can be recycled again, or even torn into pieces and safely composted as your “brown matter”.

All of our omega-3 products are vegan. This is part of our commitment to protect and preserve our home planet and natural resources while offering products that are safe for anyone to take, regardless of their dietary restrictions. We believe that you should never have to sacrifice your nutrition for your beliefs or dietary choices.

Our Immunity Boost Oral Spray contains an industry-leading water-soluble form of vitamin D3 that comes from sheep's wool lanolin. While it is ethically harvested and can even be considered vegetarian, it is not vegan. We are presently working on a project to transition to a vegan source in our continual commitment to product improvements.

Our algae sources never negatively impact our home planet’s precious ecosystems, from oceans to rivers, streams and ponds, to arable land. Our processes reduce the need for oceanic harvesting – approximately 110 pelagic fish are saved for every bottle of omega-3 or prenatal DHA that we produce. We use less than 99% of the land and water of other agricultural technologies for a truly regenerative growing process at our indoor planthouse in Iceland.

Our subscription platform is good for the planet and your pocketbook. When you sign up for a subscription, you will receive a shipment each two months with a two-month supply of your chosen Örlö products.

When you become a subscription customer, you will receive one package each two months with a two-month supply of the products you’ve selected.  Shipping refills bi-monthly, as opposed to monthly, helps reduce our collective carbon footprint while ensuring you have consistent access to vital nutrition support. Subscription customers receive the equivalent of a 15% ongoing discount. Your account will auto-renew every 2 months. 

Please allow 7 days for any changes made to your subscription to be reflected in your next recurring order.

We are committed to customer satisfaction and work hard to ensure you get the best quality product at a reasonable price. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply visit our website and complete the contact form. Detail the reason for your request and provide your order number.  We will resolve your issue by either replacing your product, or processing a return and refund. In some instances you may be asked to ship the product back to us, in others we may ask you to pay the product forward to someone else who might enjoy it. Since each situation is unique, we ask you to hold on to your product while we determine resolution.  Please allow 2 business days for response time to your return request.

As part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we ship via ground by default. Air shipments use much more fuel resources and are not considered a planet-friendly option. While most shipments will arrive in 3 to 5 days depending on where you are located, we request that you please allow 7-10 business days for receipt of your product as a result of our eco-conscious shipping choices.

Örlö Nutrition products are presently available in the United States of America. As we continue to grow we will expand into other markets. Stay tuned!