WILD ALASKAN & SOCKEYE SALMON OIL
Sockeye Salmon Oil (Omega-3 Softgels) - 1000 Mgs. - 180 Count
- Fish gelatin capsules
- Whole, natural and unrefined
- Purity and potency certified by NSF International
- Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon are among the purest of all ocean fish, consistently testing free of hazardous levels of contaminants. Our fish oil capsules contain only pure wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil and no detectable mercury (< 0.01 ppm).
Our Omega-3 Sockeye Salmon Oil is cold-filtered, non-distilled, whole oil from wild Alaskan Sockeye.
Its unusual, exceptionally pure source, gentle production methods, and whole-food nutritional attributes make this Salmon Oil a powerfully health-promoting supplement.
Key nutrients per serving -
Each 3-capsule (3 gram/3000mg) serving provides these naturally occurring nutrients*:
- Omega-3s: About 600 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, including about 240 mg of omega-3 EPA and 220 mg of omega-3 DHA (460 mg combined EPA + DHA).
- Vitamin D: About 340 IU of vitamin D3.
- Vitamin A: About 2,060 IU of pre-formed vitamin A.
- Astaxanthin: About 0.36 mg. Sockeye are the richest of all fish and Salmon species in this extra-potent, carotenoid-class antioxidant pigment. Wild Sockeye absorb astaxanthin from the zooplankton they eat. The naturally occurring astaxanthin in our Sockeye Salmon Oil eliminates any need for the weaker tocopherol antioxidants added to standard fish oils
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, softgel capsule (fish gelatin, glycerin*, purified water)
*The glycerol in the glycerin that's used in our softgels as part of the gelatin compound is derived entirely from vegetable sources, contains no animal products and does not come in contact with any animal-derived products until it meets the fish gelatin in the process of making our capsules.
Store in a cool, dry place.
You can refrigerate or freeze the oil, though there is no need, except in excessively warm room conditions. Our Salmon Oil will become cloudy if refrigerated or frozen, but this is no cause for concern. (For more, see "Cloudy Fish Oil Myth", below.)
The recommended dosage for healthy adults is 2 to 4 capsules daily or as recommended by a health care professional. It is best to take Salmon Oil with a meal.
CAUTIONS: Salmon oil should be taken at the recommended dose. Consult with your physician before taking substantially higher doses, or taking this product if you are pregnant, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, using blood thinners, have a diagnosed cardiac condition or immune disorder, or anticipate surgery.
Omega-3s for Mothers, Infants, and Children
Here is what widely respected pediatrician William Sears, M.D. told us in response to our question on this subject:
- "... experts attending a 2005 workshop recommended at least 300 mg a day for pregnant and nursing mothers (most mothers get only 20-25% of this amount, unless they take omega-3 fish oil supplements). In our medical practice we have mothers take at least 500 mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and lactation."
- "The recommendation for infants is at least 200mg of DHA per day, which is the dosage added to infant formulas."
- "Practically speaking, infants under one year old receive their omega-3s through mother's milk or fortified formula, but it is perfectly safe and perhaps even beneficial for infants to be given extra Vital Choice fish oil at a dose of around 300 mg a day of DHA. I stress DHA rather than EPA because DHA is the main brain growth omega 3."
NOTE: There are as yet no official omega-3 intake recommendations for children over two years of age, so please consult your pediatrician. A dose of 300 mg of DHA would be provided by 8 of our 500 mg Salmon Oil capsules, 4 of our 1000 mg capsules, or 1 teaspoon of our Liquid Salmon Oil.
CAUTION: If your child has never had fish or fish oil, please check for seafood allergies (which are uncommon) by rubbing some Salmon Oil on his or her skin, in a less sensitive area such as the lower leg.
A Cloudy Fish Oil Myth
Our Salmon Oil will become cloudy if refrigerated or frozen, and this is no cause for concern. Makers of some highly refined, distilled fish oils assert, disingenuously, that if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this means it is not as pure or efficacious as an oil that remains clear when cold. But if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this simply means that it retains some of the shorter chain fatty acids -- including small amounts of saturated fatty acids -- that occur naturally in fish.
In fact, most of what we know about the myriad health benefits of omega-3 fish oils comes from studies involving consumption of whole fish, which, like our Salmon Oil, contain small amounts of saturated fatty acids, which, in any case, are perfectly heart-healthful, according to the current scientific consensus.
NOTE: The U.S. EPA & FDA have not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat any disease, illness or sickness.