Omega 3 Seal Oil
Omega 3 Seal Oil contains important omega-3 fatty acids (long-chain):
• Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 n-3)
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3)
• Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22:5 n-3)
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them — you have to get them through food. There are two types: saturated fatty acids (Palmitic acid, stearic, etc…) found more in animal fats and unsaturated fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, etc.).
One of the major ones is EPA (eicosapentenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid with the capacity to increase blood flow. EPA Oil prevents agglutination of blood cells to form clots that otherwise could clog arteries prematurely. It also has the ability to reduce triglycerides and total cholesterol in lymph, increasing the good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein – HDL -). This oil acts as an anti-freezing agent, keeping the fish body warm at low temperatures. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Seal and whale are also rich sources of omega 3.
An excessive consumption of saturated fatty acids without the unsaturated ones leads to cardiovascular diseases like Atherosclerosis. Eskimos who consume seal oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids rarely develop atherosclerosis. It is worth noting that, while the Eskimo diet contains more than 13% called Omega 3 fatty acids (unsaturated fatty acids with long chains of carbon atoms – mostly seal oil), the Danish one contains only 0, 84%. For the Eskimos who eat seal meat, the occurrence of myocardial infarction is approximately 400 times less than in civilized societies.
Seals live in large numbers in northern Canada and especially in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Dr. Cosmas has conducted research that resulted from the superiority of the seal oil obtained from fish. The closest to the oil seal is wild Pacific salmon oil. However, recent studies indicate that while fish oils oxidize very quickly, seal and whale oil are very resistant to oxidation, keeping intact its properties, potency and the ratio EPA / DHA. Omega 3 (n-3 PUFA) is esterified in seal oil. Hence the increased bio-absorption of this oil compared to other sources of Omega 3.
It was also reported at the International Conference on seal products (Ottawa, 7-8 June 2004) that seal oil is rich in Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).
The following governments and organizations international recommend a higher consumption of omega-3 fatty acid (long-chain) as well as seal oil:
• Health Canada (Canadian Ministry of Health)
• Australian and New Zealand Governments
• American Heart Association
• World Health Organization
• European Society for Cardiology
• United Kingdom Scientific Advisory Committee on Neutrino
Omega 3 Seal Oil Contains:
- Seal Oil…………………………………………………………..500 mg
Providing long chain omega-3 fatty acids:
- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)……………25 mg
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)…………..28 mg
- DPA (docosapentaenoic acid)………….13 mg
Omega 3 Seal Oil Non Medicinal Ingredients
- Gelatin, Glycerin
Omega 3 Seal Oil does not Contain
- Dairy, egg, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, yeast, nuts, artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours