This post serves as the summary of a white paper report done to assess the risk, sustainability, and quality of our Nothing Fishy Here Omega 3 supplement.
Fish oil holds the rank of being the most popular supplement consumed in the United States.
We wondered, however, if this would still hold true if the general public knew what really went into creating these supplements.
There's no doubt that DHA and EPA play important roles in brain function, fetal development, and reduction of inflammation. Numerous studies have shown that deficiencies in omega 3 can lead to health complications ranging from developmental issues all the way to depression.
That being said, Omega 3 alone won’t cure what ails you: but neither will spinach. Taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, however, there are unequivocal benefits.
What, then, is the issue?
Contamination. We're talking heavy metals, PCBs, and other marine carcinogens.
Although many companies now state that their product is “treated to remove contaminants” this simply means that the level of contamination now falls below the regulatory limit. This doesn't mean that the product is free from contaminants despite many such claims (labels make easy fools of us all).
Per the International Fish Oil Standards Program, "research suggests that contaminants from edible marine sources can have negative health effects, many of which outweigh the