Seal oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s are a special type of long-chain fatty acids, a pure unsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) which is known as “good-healthy fat”. Seal oil contains high levels of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and up to ten times the level of DPA (Docosapentaenoic acid) found in fish oils.
These essential fatty acids have been bio-filtered by the seal and are easily absorbed and metabolized by the human body. Nutritionists and physicians recommend a daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids as part of a healthy diet. The recommended minimum average consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids in North America and Europe is about 250mg to 500mg. Supplementing our diets with 2 capsules of 500mg per day can make up for this deficiency. Clinical studies conducted over the past 20 years continue to link Omega-3’s with improved general health, preventative care, and overall maintenance.
The Superiority of Harp Seal Oil
Omega-3 Seal Oil that is made in Canada from pure Harp Seal oil, is nature’s ideal blend of EPA, DHA & DPA. Omega-3 Seal Oil offers superior properties, easier digestibility, and better assimilation than other Omega-3 sources. Laboratory analysis that compares the quality of Omega-3 with other Omega-3 products has found that Omega-3 Seal Oil provides substantially higher levels of EPA, DPA, and DHA than those that use other sources such as fish or flaxseed oil.
Omega-3 Seal Oil offers the following health benefits
1. Excellent source of the most important essential fatty acids: EPA, DHA and DPA. Essential fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and fluidity of the membrane that surrounds human cells by protecting the cell from damages caused by free radicals or the process of oxidation within the body as well as loss of receptivity to hormones and their ability to relay chemically encoded instructions for cellular repair.
2. Superior source of Omega-3 fatty acids, compared to flaxseed and fish oils: The body’s absorption of Omega-3 from seal blubber is faster and more thorough than is the case with flaxseed and fish oils, due to the molecular configurations of the EPA and DHA in seal oil. Seal oil includes a high level of DPA (up to ten times that of fish oils). Evidence suggests that DPA is the most important of the essential fatty acids in keeping artery walls soft and plaque free. It is more stable than fish oil and less vulnerable to the natural process of oxidation.
3. Flaxseed oil contains no EPA, DHA or DPA, rather it contains linolenic acid which is a building block that enables healthy people to manufacture EPA. Evidence indicates that the rate of metabolic conversion can be slow and unsteady, particularly among those with impaired health. Fish oils vary considerably in the type and level of fatty acid composition depending on the particular species and their diets. Aquaculture raised fish tend to have lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids than those in the wild. Research has shown that seal oil is not very beneficial to those at risk of heart disease and diabetes.