Omega 3 Fish Oil
Omega 3 fish oil research has suggested the possibility that these essential fatty acids may have an effect on everything from arthritis, mood swings and weight loss to cancer, diabetes, heart disease and bipolar. But, getting the health results you’re looking for will depend entirely on your source.
Salmon is the highest human food source of natural preformed EPA and DHA. Therefore, to get the results you want, salmon oil is your best bet. However, salmon can present another problem – contamination!
Most salmon sold today is raised on farms. When a broad sample of these fish were tested by the Environmental Working Group, they found alarming levels of PCB’s. The E.W.G., a non-profit environmental investigation group, said the tests “show that farmed salmon are likely the most PCB contaminated protein source in the U.S. food supply.”
Studies also show high levels of mercury in salmon and other farmed fish. Plus, because of water pollution, many wild sources of fish used in marine lipid supplements are contaminated. And don’t be fooled by salmon or marine lipid supplements that claim to be FDA or Pharmaceutical Grade. There is no such thing in relation to fish oils.
The most dependable pure source is wild salmon fished from the cold, clean waters of the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle. Supplements made from these salmon are guaranteed by two of the world’s leading toxicologists to be pure salmon oil, pressed from the flesh (as opposed to the heads, tails and entrails) and free of all toxic chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins.