Fish Oil, the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids supports
cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, relaxing blood
vessels and lowering cholesterol levels, regulates immune and central
nervous systems activities
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 type 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 preventing many diseases. The human brain also
relies heavily on DHA - low DHA levels have been linked to depression,
schizophrenia, memory loss, and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's
Disease. Researchers are now also linking inadequate intake of these
omega-3 fats in pregnant women to premature birth and low birth weight,
and to hyperactivity in children.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 improving
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. Here are some facts
about the Fish Oil used in our products:
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 (Salmo/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
specification for the mercury in the WFM 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 WFM Fish Oil removes any
and all Dioxins that may be in the oil. Dioxin content is measured in a
complicated TEQ system and the WFM 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)
- See next page for process flow chart
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
Instrumental in regulating inflammation, blood pressure and thickness,
hormone production, and the activities of the immune and central
- Important for infants (and a developing fetus) for proper development of the brain and retina of the eyes.
- Studies suggest that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be linked to omega-3 deficiency.
Deficiencies have also been found in people who have allergies, asthma,
and skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.
- Researchers think omega-3 can help prevent breast, prostate and colon cancers.
- Supports cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, relaxing blood vessels and lowering cholesterol levels.
- Has been shown to decrease elevated serum triglycerides
- May also reduce pain for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis
- Deficiencies of omega-3 may also be linked to depression.
- May be helpful for symptoms of Crohn’s disease
Suggested use: Typical dosage is from 500 to 2000 mgs. daily with meals.
- If you are pregnant or lactating consult your health care practitioner prior to using Fish Oil.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely susceptible to damage from free
radicals. It is recommended that the antioxidants vitamin E, vitamin C
and selenium be taken in concert with omega-3s.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to inhibit blood clotting, consult
a health care practitioner prior to using Fish Oil if you have a blood
disorder or are taking anti-coagulant medications.
- Fish Oil should not be used two days before or after any type of surgery.