Purity beyond industry standards
Purity is a never-ending focus for Epax®. In our quest to deliver ingredients free from environmental and oxidative impurities, we go above and beyond industry standards.
Our specifications not only meet, but surpass the requirements of:
- The EU and US Pharmacopoeias
- The Codex Alimentarius standard
- The GOED Monograph
- IFOS 5-star rating standards
A new approach to purification
Our Omega-3 process begins with high-quality, human-grade crude oil. After being refined it is purified using a proprietary process that allows us to avoid the use of hexane, acetone, methanol, petroleum ether and excessive heat.
We then monitor for 22 environmental and oxidative impurities. Testing shows that 75% of these are repeatedly below detection limits set by leading external laboratories, and we even test for several parameters that are not regulated.
Stricter oxidation limits
Oxidation is an important indicator of the quality of oil. Low oxidation levels can help guard against the formation of free radicals, improve sensory characteristics and extend shelf life. Our oxidation limits are less than half of those set in the GOED Monograph.
In recent years, we’ve made major investments in our production facilities and distillation processes, allowing us to create new gently processed, ultra-pure products. We can also provide customized specifications to help meet local regulatory requirements.