What is Fish Oil?
There are two types of fat, Omega-3 and Omega-6, that are essential for human health. The average American consumes far too many Omega-6 fats in their diet while consuming very low levels of Omega-3. The ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats is 1:1. Our ancestors evolved over millions of years on this ratio. Today, though, our ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 averages from 20:1 to 50:1!
By far, the best types of Omega-3 fats are those found in fish. The Omega-3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are pivotal in maintaining health. Sadly, though, eating fresh fish, whether from the ocean, lakes and streams, or farm-raised, is no longer recommended. Mercury levels in all fish have now hit dangerously high levels across the world, and the risk of this mercury to your health now outweighs the Omega-3 benefits of fish. Routine consumption of fish oil, however, is highly encouraged as a key ingredient in sustaining your health. Fish oil contains the highest levels of the best Omega-3 fats – those with the EPA and DHA fatty acids – and, as it is in pure form, does not pose the mercury risk of fresh fish.
Our Fish Oil is derived primarily from Sardines (Sardina/Sardinella 9 different sub species names) and Anchovies (Engraulidae under 8 different sub species names) Sometimes Mackerel is also used. At times, Salmon (Salmon/Salmonidae 8 different sub species) are used to adjust the DHA content upward and Herring (Clupea/Clupedidae 6 of the 11 subspecies) are used on rare occasions to increase the EPA level. All fish used for oil in our products are caught in deep cold water channels in the Northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The fish oil used comes from ‘fish body oil’, which is primarily found in the flesh.
The specification for the mercury in the Fish Oil is a maximum of 0.005 parts per million or 0.005 mg/kg. There is one gram of Fish Oil in each softgel so the amount of mercury per softgel is guaranteed to be less than 0.000005 mg. The ppm will always be 0.05 ppm of the fill material. The molecular distillation processing of the Fish Oil removes any and all Dioxins that may be in the oil. Dioxin content is measured in a complicated TEQ system and the Fish Oil is guaranteed to meet all USA standards and the all new tough EU (European Union) standards. The EU standards are the toughest in the world. (Typically, Dioxins are more of a problem in Fish Liver Oils because they cannot be molecularly distilled as thoroughly).
Our Fish Oil is guaranteed to contain 18% EPA and 12% DHA per softgel. The proposed CRN monograph for fish oils plans to allow an omega 3 claim on these two fatty acids only. Other than EPA (180 mg) and DHA (120 mg.) the total Omega 3 fatty acids are approximately 63 mgs per softgel. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.