Disadvantanges of fish oil
There are two major concerns relating to fish oils:
1) Declining fish stocks
2) Contaminants found in fish
It continues to be widely reported in the media that global fish stocks are declining. This has led to decreased availability of fish products and also an increase in pricing. More focus is rightly being placed on fishing practises and locations to address the unsustainable rates of fishing in the world today.
Fish can contain high levels of heavy metals including mercury, as well as other environmental pollutants such as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Dioxins. These contaminants have serious safety implications and direct links to health problems and diseases including cancers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides regulations for the use of commercial fish and guidelines for recommended consumption.
As a result of the concerns over the contaminants that can be found in fish, the FDA and other Authorities place limits on the amount of fish we should consume from our diets.
Alternatives to Omega-3 from fish?
We provides a safe and effective alternative source of Omega-3. As it is a natural, non-fish source of Omega-3, there is no issue with the sustainability of fish stocks and no concerns over contaminants.
The natural source of Omega-3, derived from algae, is produced under fully controlled conditions to ensure the highest quality and purity.
We have simply cut fish out of the loop and gone right to the start of the food chain. Omega-3 does not occur naturally in fish. Fish eat algae (or indeed big fish eat the little fish that eat the algae!) in order to obtain their nutrients including Omega-3.