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How was Needed founded?
Essentially, Needed was founded within the hallways of Stanford Business School, but is rooted in the deep passion shared by Ryan and Julie for nutrition and health. Needed grew organically with two friends sharing nutrition products, recipes, and textbooks, while pursuing an MBA.
Where is Needed located?
Needed HQ is located in sunny West Los Angeles.
How can I contact Needed?
If you have any further questions, or just want to chat, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through Instagram at @nourishmentisneeded.
How do I stay up-to-date with Needed?
You can follow us on Instagram @nourishmentisneeded or subscribe to our newsletter. And, be sure to visit our blog for existing and regularly updated educational content.
How can I get involved in the Needed community?
The Needed community is constantly growing, and we are so happy that you want to join us. There are several ways that you can get involved. Get started by following us on Instagram and signing up for our newsletter. If you are a health practitioner who would like to learn more about our Practitioner Referral Program, visit the Practitioners page. If you are a wellness professional, scientific researcher, or a curious consumer with great ideas, visit the Collaboration page.
Is Needed hiring?
We are always on the lookout for fellow nutrition nerds, operational whizzes, and education gurus to join our team. If you think you could be a good fit. please email email@example.com with your resume and why you'd like to join Needed.
What is a Liposomal Powder?
It's a nutritional supplement to fill in the gaps in your dietary Omega-3 (DHA+EPA) consumption. We deliver our Omega-3 in liposomes, molecular arrangements found in nature, such as in breastmilk, that help to protect and deliver nutrients. To form our liposomes, Omega-3 is paired with its natural “helper nutrient”, a type of fat known as phospholipids that we source from sunflowers. This pairing helps us deliver an Omega-3 that’s easily absorbed, with no strong fishy taste or burp-back. Our product is a powder that blends easily into food and drink.
What are the benefits of Omega-3 Liposomal Powder?
Omega-3 (DHA+EPA) supports a normal inflammatory response, heart health, brain + eye health, and overall wellness.* We pair Omega-3 with phosphatidylcholine, an important nutrient in the development of the brain and nervous system, and for healthy liver function.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What are the benefits of Needed's Omega-3 compared to food sources or other Omega-3 supplements?
Although there are a lot of plant-based foods that are rich in Omega-3 (walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds), they have a different type of Omega-3 called ALA. ALA requires conversion by the body into usable forms of Omega-3, DHA, and EPA. This conversion can be quite an inefficient process. Fish or animal sources of DHA and EPA often come with an environmental price, ingredient and quality trade-offs, or higher levels of heavy metals. We have found that many of the best sources of DHA+EPA supplements are strong tasting, making it difficult for picky eaters, pregnant women, or even those with a sensible palette to stomach. And traditional DHA+EPA supplements are usually delivered in capsule form, and are often sold rancid on shelves. We believe that supplements should fit in seamlessly with your diet, picking up where food leaves off, to fill in the gaps, which is why we created our mild-tasting powder that is easily absorbed and easily mixed into foods.
How do I know that your product won't be as fishy as other Omega-3 supplements?
In our liposomes, phospholipid molecules surround individual molecules of Omega-3, protecting them from interactions with oxygen from the environment (causing rancidity), taste buds (fishy taste), and stomach acid (gastric upset / burp-back).
Who should take your product?
Omega-3 is beneficial at every life stage, and our product is generally safe for use by healthy adults and children ages 1 and up. It nourishes your entire body, from your brain, to your skin, to your immune system. Specific needs and dosage vary by age. Take our quiz to learn more about how Omega-3 can benefit you and those you shop for. Take our quiz to figure out your dosage, and talk to your healthcare provider if you have specific health considerations not discussed in our quiz.
Can I take Needed's Omega-3 while pregnant or breastfeeding?
As with anything when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your health professional before using a new product. That said, Omega-3 is proven to be very beneficial to pregnant women, developing fetuses, newborns, and postpartum mothers. Nutrition needs vary greatly among pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum/nursing. Take our quiz to learn the appropriate dosage for your life stage.
How do I know what dosage is right for me and my family?
Do you offer this product in capsule form?
Not at this time. Through thousands of interviews with customers and practitioners, we have heard that many of us struggle with pills. That being said, we would love to hear from you, if you think you would prefer to take Needed's Liposomal Omega-3 in pill form.
Are your products approved by the FDA?
Supplements are regulated like foods, and do not require FDA pre-approval. However, we follow all FDA required good manufacturing practices and go above and beyond in our quality testing. Learn more about how we prove the safety and efficacy of our products.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Our unit cartons and mailer boxes are recyclable and compostable (we use soy-based inks). At this point, our packets should be disposed in the trash. Our liposomal powder is sensitive to oxygen from the environment, requiring special packaging. We are always looking at ways to increase our sustainability and decrease our environmental impact, from our ingredient sourcing, to our packaging, fulfillment, and more.
How do I take the Omega-3?
Our daily packets are easy to take, whether at home or on-the-go. Mix one packet into a single serving of food or drink. We suggest 4-6 oz (for 150mg dose), 6-8 oz (for 250mg dose), and 8-10 oz (for 500mg dose) of liquid or mixable food. For best flavor and absorption results, add immediately before serving, once hot food or drink is cool enough to consume, and within 1-2 hours of opening the packet. We do not recommend cooking or baking with the powder.
When should I take Omega-3?
You can take our Omega-3 at any time throughout the day. Here at Needed HQ, we mix our Omega-3 into a morning smoothie or a late afternoon latte.
Can I take my other supplements and / or medication with my Omega-3?
Omega-3 shouldn't interfere with any supplements, but check with your health professional before combining any supplements with existing medications.
What happens if I take more than the recommended dose?
Don't stress. The FDA recommends taking no more than 3,000mg (3 grams) of Omega-3 a day. In order to exceed that, you would have to consume 20 packets of our 150mg dosage. And while we know our product is tasty, make sure you spread it out and share with the rest of your family.
Does your Omega-3 expire?
It is best to consume our product 1-2 hours within opening the packet, and it has a shelf life of around 1 year.
What happens if I miss a day? Or a few days?
Don't sweat it. We know how busy life can get. However, we recommend that you try to take them everyday to see positive, long-lasting results.
How should I store my Omega-3?
You can leave your Omega-3 packets in the box on your countertop, away form direct sunlight, or in your pantry or fridge.
Why should I take the quiz?
Whether you are a serious nutrition nerd, or just starting off on your nutrition journey, we believe in empowering our consumers with much-needed information on the fundamentals of nutrition. Our quiz is designed to educate you on the benefits of Omega-3 at every stage of life, and to help you determine the optimal dosage of our Omega-3 Liposomal Powder based on your life stage and other needs.
Can I edit my answers to the quiz that I have already taken?
At this time, no. But, go ahead and take the quiz again.
Why do you consider the quiz to be tailored to each person?
Together with our practitioner and scientific advisors, we have designed the quiz to deliver educational information on Omega-3, while collecting the right information from you to guide you towards a starting dosage for you and those you are purchasing for. Keep in mind other factors can affect Omega-3 needs and dosage levels, as we discuss in the quiz. While we're always here to help guide you, we recommend consulting with a health practitioner if you have questions about specific health factors that we haven't touched upon.
Can I take the quiz for someone else?
Yes, we hope you will. Just be sure to answer the questions to the best accuracy you can.
Should I retake the quiz as my needs or life stage changes?
The only constant in nature is change, and that is the same with our bodies. We recognize that nothing in our world is static, so we recommend you retake the quiz as your life stage or lifestyle evolves.
How does Needed select their ingredients?
Nature is nuanced. We pay close attention to nutrient content, and only formulate with ingredients - naturally-derived or lab-produced - that work synergistically with the body. We use lab-synthesized ingredients over naturally-sourced when the quality and purity of natural sources don’t meet our strict standards.
From where are Needed's ingredients sourced?
Using the highest quality natural ingredients is important to us, which is why we only source from vendors who meet our quality standards and whose focus is on organic, non-GMO ingredients.
Are your products organic?
Our products are not certified organic, but we source organic ingredients whenever possible.
Is your Omega-3 vegan?
Yes. We source our Omega-3 from algae, the primary food source of marine life.
Are your products nut, gluten, and allergen-free?
Our manufacturers use a certified cleaning process between production runs, and they test for allergens on their production lines. These measures ensure there is no risk for cross contamination.
Are your products GMO-free and Kosher-certified?
The ingredients we use are GMO-free and Kosher, but our Omega-3 has not yet been certified.
Why is there added cane sugar to the Omega-3?
Organic cane sugar is essential in small amounts to stabilize the liposomal structure. It is not for added sweetness.
Where are your products manufactured?
Our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.
Does Needed test on animals?
Absolutely not. We are a cruelty-free company and willing participants in our own product testing.
How do you ensure that no cross-contamination occurs at the manufacturer?
Our manufacturers perform cGMP-certified sanitation processes that eliminate the trace of allergens between each production batch, ensuring that what you read on our label is exactly what is going into your body.
Practitioner referral program
Who are Needed's Practitioner Referral Partners?
Our Practitioner Referral Partners are champions of our community. They serve as product educators and help drive our mission to empower everyone to find true nourishment through nutrition, education, valued experiences, and so much more. Thus far, we have worked with doctors, nutritionists, doulas, health coaches, however we are always open to expand our Practitioner Referral Partner community.
How do I become a Practitioner Referral Partner?
Visit our Practitioners page, and submit an application. We will review your information and get back to you with next steps.
What are the benefits of being a Practitioner Referral Partner?
Through these partnerships, we build a deep understanding of the nutrition needs practitioners are seeing with their patients and communities. Together, we create thoughtful nutrition products and education to meet these needs.
Additionally, our referral program rewards Practitioner Partners and their communities for prioritizing better nutrition.
Do I need to carry Needed product inventory to become a Practitioner Referral Partner?
At this time, our products are only sold online via our website. Instead of asking to order wholesale inventory, we provide our Practitioner Referral Partners with codes that are then shared with patients and clients. Then they may visit our site and shop directly from us, entering the code at checkout and attributing the sale to the appropriate Practitioner Referral Partner. If you are a practitioner who only sells wholesale supplements, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can best serve your practice's needs.
How do I reset my password?
If you have forgotten your password, there is an option on the login page that will redirect you to enter the email address associated with your account. We will then send you an email with a link to reset your password.
How do I confirm my account?
Once you have created your account, you will receive a welcome email, confirming that your account has been activated.
I've forgotten the email address I signed up with, what do I do?
Email us at email@example.com, and we will help you out.
How do I review my orders, order history, or quiz responses?
You can review your orders and order history under the "my profile" tab, once you have logged in.
Subscription and order management
Do I have to sign up for a subscription?
Yes, our Omega-3 is only available through a subscription, but your happiness is guaranteed. You can pause, cancel, or change your dosage at any time.
When will I be charged for my order each month?
When you place your order, we will charge your payment method immediately, and bill and ship future orders every 30 days.
How do I cancel or pause my subscription?
We know that it can be a challenge to keep on top of your daily supplements. If you feel that you need to pause or cancel your subscription (or change your dosage), you can do so through your online account at any time. Please note, however, that if your subscription is already on its way, your subscription adjustments will be reflected in your following order.
What if I don't receive my order?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you track your order.
Payment and privacy
How do I update my credit card or billing information?
Simply log into your account to manage your billing and shipping preferences at any time.
Does Needed store my credit card information?
Yes. However, we value customer safety, security, and privacy, so you can be certain that our payment system is very secure.
How is my personal information (health-related and billing) protected through your website?
Where can I find my tracking number?
Once your order ships, you will receive an order confirmation and tracking email, which includes your tracking number.
Are there any shipping fees?
Nope, your subscription ships free.
How do I change my shipping address?
Simply log into your account to manage your shipping address.
Does Needed ship internationally?
We are focused on meeting every need, but one at a time. We are currently only shipping within the domestic US, but we’d love to hear from you if you are interested in Needed shipping to your country. Send us a note at email@example.com.
Returns and refunds
What is Needed's order cancellation and refund policy?
If you are unhappy with our products, we will refund your first month in full. No return necessary.
Can I cancel my order once it is placed?
Unfortunately, due to our fast shipping speeds, we cannot cancel orders once they are placed. But, we are happy to refund your order if you are not completely satisfied. Just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.