Why Does my Dog Need More Meat and Less Carbs?

WHY CARBOHYDRATES ARE NOT GOOD FOR MY DOG?

In the wild, carnivores do not eat carbohydrates. In preys that are hunted in nature, we usually find between 60% to 70% protein, 20% fat as well as minerals in bones and organs. Very small amounts of carbohydrate are found in the blood. In their previous lives, our dogs ancestors  had virtually no carbs in their diet.

Our dog’s metabolism is not made to assimilate carbs in large quantities. Because of their short instestine, dogs don’t digest carbs as well as humans and this can lead to several health issues. Hence the importance of high quality protein such as SeaDNA 100% seal meat treats!

WHAT ARE THE MAIN SOURCES OF CARBOHYDRATES?

The main sources of carbohydrate in dog kibble or treats come mainly from ingredients of plant origin:

  • Cereals (wheat, corn, oat, millet, rice, etc.)
  • Vegetables (cabbage, beans, zucchini, carrots, etc.)
  • Legumes (lentils, peas, chickpeas, soya beans, etc.)
  • Potato
  • Yam
  • Tapioca
  • Fruits (apples, pears, etc.)

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH CARBS?

Since carbohydrates come from plant-based ingredients and some dogs do not tolerate carbs very well, it can lead to high levels of insulin, like for humans. In the long run, this can cause serious problems for our poor pets:

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Yeasts on the skin (scratches)
  • Otitis
  • Overweight / obesity
  • Renal failure
  • Cancers
  • Premature aging
  • Neurological degeneration
  • Etc.

SeaDNA HEALTHY SEAL TREATS

Why choose SeaDNA treats? It’s easy, they are composed of one single ingredient: 100% seal meat. Natural and 100% Canadian, this nutritious protein is harvested from the pristine and icy waters surrounding the Magdalen Islands and the coast of Newfoundland.

Free from glycerin, grain, gluten, artificial flavors and preservatives, SeaDNA healhty seal treats represent an hypoallergenic solution for dogs with allergies and sensitive stomachs.

SeaDNA 100% Healthy Seal Treats are very high in protein (79%), low in fat (2%) and contain little or no carbohydrate.

HOW TO CALCULATE CARBOHYDRATES IN MY DOGS TREATS?

In reality, when we talk about carbohydrates in dog treats or dog food, we are talking about everything that remains after we have removed proteins, fat, fibers, ashes (minerals) and humidity. We can therefore obtain the carbs rate with the following calculation:

Carbohydrates = 100 – Crude Protein – Crude Fat – Moisture – Crude Fiber – Ashes.

Normally, ashes levels are not indicated on the packaging of your treats but they are on average around 6% to 8%.

Here is a little comparison table between our 100% seal treats and other popular treats on the market:

  Proteil Crude Fat Humidity Crude Fiber Ashes Total Carbs
SeaDNA 100% Seal Treats 79% 2% 11.6% 0.2% 7% 2.2%
Chicken 80% 5% 4% 1% 7% 3%
Freeze-dried beef liver 65% 5% 4% 1% 7% 18%
Cricket flour 22% 11% 24% 15% 7% 21%
Salmon 7% 5.9% 30.5% 2% 7% 47.6%

In comparison, seal treats are superior because of their high protein content and very low carbohydrate (sugar) content.

In summary, most dog owners do not recognize that a high carb diet leads to an inefficient immune system and can lead to different diseases. Good quality ingredients such as seal meat are essential for your dog to remain energetic and satisfied every day. 😉

ALSO READ: “6 Reasons to Go Wild Game for Your Dog”

 

6 Reasons to Go Wild Game for Your Dog

Most of the pet food sold in stores today is from animals that are grain-fed, meaning they were fed corn and other grains over their whole life, typically in a confined feedlot. Seals eat fish and seafood all their lives.  So what’s the big deal? Why is it so important to GO WILD when buying food or treats for your dogs?  Here are the top six reasons to feeding wild game meat to your pets:

  1. Nutrient packed
  2. Naturally raised
  3. More good fats
  4. Low in fat and calories
  5. Better for the earth
  6. “Phoqing” delicious!

NUTRIENT PACKED:

Game meat is known for its great nutritional value and seal certainly fits the bill. It is packed with protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B-12.  In the Canadian North, seal meat remains the choice of many champion mushers and sled dog trainers because of its amazing nutrition.

NATURALLY RAISED:

SeaDNA Seal Meat is wild caught in the icy waters off the coast of Atlantic Canada. Most live-stock used to produce your pet food is grain-fed. The grain feed increases the levels of omega6 fatty acids and reduces the level of omega-3 fatty acids in the animals which can lead to inflammation, allergy like symptoms, pour coat or skin, joint problems and overweight and obesity.  Seals swim freely in the ocean and eat their natural diet of fish and seafood.  Seal meat is free from antibiotics and added hormones while most of grain-fed animals are given antibiotics to prevent illness and growth hormones to increase growth rate.  

LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES:

Most farm-raised animals live a much more sedentary lifestyle and often have a higher fat diet designed to increase bulk. Wild game eat a natural diet and are generally much more active. When compared to farmed animals such as cows and chickens, SeaDNA seal meat has an average of 2% fat while their domesticated competitors typically have a fat content of 25-30%. Not just any fat either. We’re talking a lot less saturated fat (the bad fat).  Compared to other wild game meat, it is the lowest in calories (100 Kcal/100g).

MORE GOOD FATS:

Wild game meat has Omega-3 running through it and seal is no different. Omega-3 helps to maintain healthy skin and shiny coat, reduces shedding and allergies and can help in the battle against joint pain for older dogs and cats.

BETTER FOR THE EARTH:

SeaDNA practices sustainable and responsible harvest. Our practices require no water, no chemicals and seals can live freely in nature.  In addition to consuming less energy, seal meat has another environmental advantage — it is far less polluting. In factory farming, the animals’ wastes build up, becoming a source of water and air pollution.

“PHOQUING” DELICIOUS!!!

If you are looking for a treat to motivate your dog.  Our healthy seal treats are a must.  High-quality ingredients such as seal meat are important, and a treat’s ingredients’ list should definitely be part of your decision process. Also, if you’re treating a lot every day, you should take the calorie count into consideration and reduce your dog’s regular meal portions to compensate for the treats. 

Learn more about the Canadian Seal Harvest

The Canadian seal harvest is no different from any other wild game harvest. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, monitors and regulates the hunt, and ensures that any part of the animal used for human and pet consumption is tested and safe.

You can find more info on the straight seal factsseal populationsmyths and realities on SeaDNA’s website. You can also find a lot of additional information on Seals & Sealing Network website.

 

The Straight Seal Facts

We at SeaDNA get all kinds of questions about the seal industry. It remains, even today, one of the most needlessly controversial industries on earth.

The simple fact is: the seal hunt is no different than any other wild game harvest. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, monitors and regulates the hunt, and ensures that any part of the animal used for human or animal consumption is tested and safe. No company can operate outside of these parameters.

SeaDNA takes pride in ensuring best practices throughout our production chain; from our local hunters making the catch, to our meat and oil facilities bringing finished products into your pet’s bowl.

The Canadian seal industry has evolved and now the discussion surrounding it replaces propaganda and stigma.

-> Listed below are facts about the industry <-

THE NUMBERS

  • The current estimated Harp Seal population in the Northwest Atlantic: 7.4 million and growing.
  • The current estimated Grey Seal population in the Northwest Atlantic: 505, 000 and growing.  
  • The Canadian seal herd is at its largest point in 30 years and is a SPECIES OF LEAST CONCERN by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • Annual Canadian quota: Harp seals: 400,000 / Grey seal: 60,000.
  • Actual Canadian catch:  35,000 harp seals and 1,145 grey seal in 2015 / 66,800 harp seals and 1,612 grey seal in 2016.

 

 

In 2016, less than 15% of the seal quota was harvested.

MONITORED AND ETHICAL HARVEST

  • The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) strictly monitors the annual harvest quota for Canadian seal herds.
  • DFO Enforcement tools include: aerial surveillance, satellite tracking of vessels, at-sea patrols and inspections, dock inspections.
  • It has been ILLEGAL for seal pups to be harvested in Canada since 1987
  • The responsible harvest of the growing seal herd is recognized as being important in maintaining eco-diversity. It’s estimated that each adult seal will eat 1.5 – 2.0 tonnes of fish and seafood in a single year.

It’s estimated that each adult seal will eat 1.5 – 2.0 tonnes of fish and seafood in a single year.

SMARTER SEAFOOD

Contrary to popular belief, Harp seal and Grey seal in Eastern Canada represent an abundant and renewable marine resource certified by Smarter Seafood, a Program developed by Exploramer. The Smarter Seafood program encourages restaurants and fishermen to use little-known species of the St. Lawrence from a sustainable consumption perspective and protection of biodiversity.

HEALTHY AND SAFE

  • All processing and refining facilities used by SeaDNA are certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Health Canada or The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ).
  • All lots of SeaDNA oil are tested by an external laboratory for purity.
  • Meat and oil is well below the most stringent industry requirements for heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic and the World Health Organization’s limits for PCBs, dioxins and furans.

Testimony: Marie-Claude Molnar, Para-Cycling Athlete

MARIE-CLAUDE MOLNAR & SEADNA

Marie-Claude Molnar is a para-cycling athlete on the international scene and she is in her 11th season of competition. What is her secret? Marie-Claude explains that the most important is to have a preparation process that includes physical preparation, mental preparation and most importantly, a good diet.

“It’s important to eat well, especially for athletes,” explains Marie-Claude. The paralympic cyclist partners with SeaDNA for her Seal Oil Omega-3 Supply. In general, Marie-Claude uses lemon seal oil (which does not taste fishy at all!) But to travel, she uses capsules that are more convenient to carry.

HEALTH BENEFITS FOR ATHLETES

For athletes, an Omega-3 supplementation can improve neuromuscular development and reduce fatigue. In addition, seal oil has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to prevent aches and ailments due to fatigue.

The Quebec athlete tells us about the changes that seal oil has brought to her overall health: “I feel a little more energetic, it takes me less time to recover from my training and in general, I feel more healthy. “

Click here to learn more about the health benefits of seal oil for athletes.

SEAL OIL VS FISH OIL

Seal oil is different than fish oil because it contains DHA and EPA fatty acids together with another very powerful Omega-3 called DPA.  

DPA :

  • Is 10 X more efficient than EPA in repairing damaged vessels. 
  • Optimizes Omega-3 intake. 
  • Boosts all key omega-3’s: DPA, EPA & DHA.
  • Is a better antiplatelet than EPA and DHA, reducing the risk of blood clots.

Sourcing:

Unlike fish oils which are often produced from aquaculture farms all over the world, seal oil is harvested in the pristine and icy waters surrounding the Magdalen Islands and the cost of Newfoundland in Canada. Moreover, because it comes from a hunt, it is free from hormones and antibiotics unlike some aquaculture fish oils that we can find on the market.

Absorption:

Mammalian triglyceride molecular structure means that fats are cleaved mainly in sn-1 and sn-3 positions compared to fish oil (sn-2 position ). Thanks to its different triglyceride molecular structure, seal oil is better digested and absorbed by human metabolism.

Click here to learn more about the differences between Seal Oil and Fish Oil.

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Evan J. H. Lewis et al: 21 days of mammalian omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves aspects of neuromuscular function and performance in male athletes compared to olive oil placebo. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015 <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4470064/> 

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Dyerberg J, et al. Bioavailability of marine n-3 fatty acid formulations, 2010.

Kaur G, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5n-3): a review of its biological effects, 2011. 

Huffman et al. “Effect of n-3 fatty acids on free tryptophan and exercise fatigue.” Eur J Appl Physiol 92:584-591 (2004). 

Zebrowska et al. “Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation improves endothelial function and maximal oxygen uptake in endurance-trained athletes.” Eur J Sport Sci 15: 305-314 (2015). 

ALEXANDER LEAF D, C RANAN RAUCH. Hypothesis: Omega-3 fatty acids and blood rheology: Implications for human aerobic performance. Ann Sports Med, 4(1): 32-36, 1988. 

LEGER C, C-Y GUEZENNEC, N KADRI HASSINI, P SATABIN. Les acides gras phospho-lipidiques membranaires au cours de l’effort physique de longue durée avec ou sans apport nutritionnel d’huile de poissons. Cah Nutr Diét, XXVII(2): 82-89 (1992). 

Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, Ikuo Morita, Sei-itsu Murota. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n -3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3) is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro. 54(5):319-25 (1996).

Seal meat takes centre stage at Quebec culinary festival | CBC News

From Jane Adey – CBC News

Chefs say food hypocrisy has no place at their tables

Chef Jean-Philippe Bourassa-Caron serves seal meat for brunch during Seal Fest in Quebec City at Chez Boulay restaurant. Bourassa-Caron's dish: seal terrine on mushroom purée topped with a bordelaise sauce and poached eggs. (Jane Adey/CBC)

Chef Jean-Philippe Bourassa-Caron prepares poached eggs and a bordelaise sauce for a new feature at his Chez Boulay restaurant in Quebec City.

The sauce and eggs complement an unexpected part of this brunch dish, a meat terrine made with seal.

“I really like to work with seal because it’s a nice taste,” said Bourassa-Caron.

Chez Boulay is one of 20 restaurants in Quebec City, Lévis and Montreal taking part in the second annual Seal Fest, a 10-day culinary festival celebrating seal meat. READ MORE

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sealfest-quebec-culinary-festival-1.5076634

SEADNA SEAL JERKY : THE SUPER JERKY

From the icy waters of Canada’s Atlantic Ocean comes a new product ready to deliver elevated nutrition for those who love their jerky.

SeaDNA Seal Jerky brings incredible levels of protein, iron and other key nutrients while being almost fat-free and low in calories. Months of taste-testing has resulted in a smoky maple, chipotle, pepper flavour the whole family can love and enjoy.

So why is seal jerky worth a try? There’s more than a few reasons:

WHY CHOOSE SEADNA SEAL JERKY?

PROTEIN PACKED: With a 50% protein content (15g per 30g) you get the highest natural levels of protein currently available in a jerky product.
HIGH IN IRON: Each serving of 30g contains provides 75% of your daily iron needs: a huge boost for people struggling with iron deficiency.
LEAN POWER: Low in fat naturally, SeaDNA Seal Jerky has just 0.5g of unsaturated fat per serving and 80 calories.
NUTRIENT RICH: Along with protein and iron, SeaDNA has naturally high levels of Magnesium, Zinc and Phosphorus.
SAFE AND HEALTHY: SeaDNA Seal Meat has been tested and meets all safety requirements pertaining to heavy metals as defined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. All  SeaDNA products are processed in facilities approved by government agencies.
GLUTEN FREE: SeaDNA Seal Jerky is prepared without the use of gluten.
SUSTAINABLE, SECURE & CANADIAN:  With a population of over 7-million, the north Atlantic harp seal herd is very strong. The quota for the annual harvest is set and strictly monitored by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

With all of this behind it, SeaDNA Seal Jerky is the perfect choice for those looking for a quick energy boost that won’t just fade away. So if you live an active lifestyle, need a quick bite on the run, or need an easy and tasty way to add iron to your diet SeaDNA Seal Jerky is an incredible choice.

DID YOU KNOW?

ZINC

  • Zinc supplement enable higher serum testosterone levels following exercise, which is critical for muscle growth and recovery.
  • Health Canada estimates that 10 to 35% of Canadians have a zinc deficient diet.
  • This percentage increases to 40 % among men aged over 70.

 

IRON

  • In Canada, 9% of women aged 20 to 49 and 13% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 have iron deficiency.
  • Iron deficiency is common among blood donors – particularly for women and frequent donors. 
  • Female athletes participating in endurance sport, are at risk of iron deficiency due to heightened iron losses through menstruation and exercise-induced mechanisms associated with endurance activity. 

 

MAGNESIUM

  • Magnesium enables energy production during exercise, enhances red blood cell activity and the strength of muscle contractions.
  • Magnesium deficiency impairs exercise performance and amplifies the negative consequences of strenuous exercise (e.g., oxidative stress). 
  • According to Health Canada, more than one-third of Canadians do not get enough magnesium through their diet.
  • To obtain the recommended average intake of approximately 250 mg per day, women should consume 330 g of spinach or seven avocados or drink one liter of coconut water per day OR one single SeaDNA Seal Jerky! 

 

Ingredients:   seal meat, brown sugar, maple syrup, chipotle, celery juice powder, cherry powder (dehydrated cherry juice, maltodextrin) [Naturally occurring nitrates] Sea salt, black pepper, smoke flavour.

For more information or to order: www.boutique.seadna/catalog

 

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COMMENT SAVOIR SI VOUS AVEZ UNE CARENCE EN ZINC, Premier en Santé. 

Neek, L. et al. Effect of Zinc and Selenium Supplementation on Serum Testosterone and Plasma Lactate in Cyclist After an Exhaustive Exercise Bout. Biological Trace Element Research. 9 July 2011.

Health Canada. “Do Canadian Adults Meet Their Nutrient Requirements Through Food Intake Alone?” 2012. 

Anémie ferriptive. Santé Chez Nous, 2017.

Protégeons notre source de vie: la carence en fer chez les donneurs de sang canadiens. Société canadienne su sang, 2014.

Alaunyte et al. Iron and the female athlete: a review of dietary treatment methods for improving iron status and exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition2015 

Nielsen, F., Lukaski, H., Update on the Relationship Between Magnesium and Exercise. Magnesium research. 2006. 19 (3), 180-189.

Molina-Lopez, J., Molina, J., et al. Association Between Erythrocyte Concentrations of Magnesium and Zinc in High-Performance Handball Players after Dietary Magnesium Supplementation. Magnesium research. 2012.

Magnésium, Canadian Health Food Association, 2017. 

 

 

Omega-3 Seal Oil: The Athlete’s Choice ???? ???? ???? ????

Whether it’s hitting the gym, the trails or the rink; the inner push to improve is the spark that ignites that fire. You know all too well the dedication that comes with those early mornings and long days. You put the work in and you expect to see results.  The benefit of traditional Omega-3 supplements has been well documented for those who push their body to the limit. But is fish oil Omega-3 really the best option for you?   

A MORE COMPLETE SOURCE OF OMEGA-3

Not only does SeaDNA seal oil provide EPA and DHA, the fatty acids at the heart of Omega-3 supplements, but it naturally contains a third in DPA.  Science has shown DPA to be an extremely beneficial addition to the basic EPA and DHA fish oils contain.

DPA:

  • Is 10 X more efficient than EPA in repairing damaged vessels. 
  • Optimizes Omega-3 intake. 
  • Boosts all key omega-3’s: DPA, EPA & DHA.
  • Is a better antiplatelet than EPA and DHA, reducing the risk of blood clots.

And SeaDNA seal oil does this all without being chemically modified!

FISH BURP FREE!

For many, their Omega-3 supplement can be a catch-22. You know you need it, but you hate those familiar and always unwelcome “fishy burps.” But with SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal oil these will be a thing of the past.

Due to the seal being a mammal and us humans being the same, our bodies have little trouble digesting and absorbing the benefits SeaDNA Omega-3 delivers. The Sn-1 and Sn-3 positioning of the seal oil triglycerides is identical to what we have in our own bodies. So, the integration of the benefits SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil provides is quick and effective.

 

SCIENCE AND ATHLETES

For athletes and people with active lifestyle, one of the most prominent studies on seal oil was conducted here in Canada at the University of Toronto (Lewis et al, 2015).

Among the findings of the study after only a few weeks comparing non-users to those who did use seal oil:

  1. Seal oil helped increase VO2Max capability by aiding blood flow to capillary beds, the source of oxygen integration through the bloodstream.
  2. Seal oil boosted max force and max contraction in muscles. The most significant increase was around 20%.
  3. Seal oil led to reduced fatigue. The study showed an almost 5% difference on the Wingate test.
  4. Seal oil supplementation produced noticeable results in both neuromuscular and overall performance.

BOOST YOUR RECOVERY

Science has also examined how seal oil can aid in recovery and has revealed some striking benefits. One of the most impressive is how well seal oil performs in repairing damaged vessels, a common ailment among athletes. It most often surfaces in the form of ruptured capillaries or bruising.

A study published by researchers in Japan (Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda) discovered that DPA was 10x more effective than EPA alone when it came to repairing damage vessels.

 

 

The data also suggests the effect of EPA on endothelial cell migration occurs via DPA, and that DPA plays an important role in repairing damaged vessels. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is one of the few places on earth where DPA occurs naturally.

 

WHY SEAL OIL?

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O Canada!

It is time once again to celebrate this amazing country we are blessed to call home. From coast to coast to coast, Canada is unlike any other.  And we at SeaDNA couldn’t be more proud of our land and its amazing natural bounty that provides our truly Canadian, world-class seal oil and seal meat products.

SeaDNA:  the evolution of a Canadian tradition

For as long as Canada has been around, and for hundreds of years previous, the seal hunt has sustained remote coastal communities. 

We know there is no sugar-coating the controversial past of the Atlantic commercial harvest. We own that and recognize it. But times have changed. And now this carefully regulated, government quota-based harvest is one all Canadians can be proud of.

As Canada turns 150 years young, we encourage you to experience for yourself the evolution of this Canadian tradition.

After decades of working with seal, our harvesting partners in Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands (Îles-de-la-Madeleine) have perfected their technique. The result is a unique offering that compares favourably to a fine Filet Mignon. There is nothing quite like the first time one tries SeaDNA Seal products.

Seal Meat

For those who have never tasted seal it can be an awakening. It’s high in protein, low in fat and simply delicious. For those who have tasted it in the past and may have been turned off, let us assure you: this is nothing like what you have previously known.

Year after year some of Canada’s finest restaurants place seal on their menu for simple reasons:

  • it is sustainable
  • it is a secure food source
  • it is a Canadian product they are proud to serve
  • it tastes really, really good

Listed below are restaurants serving seal meat in Quebec and Ontario and retail locations where you can buy it for yourself. Cooking instructions can be found on SeaDNA YouTube channel.

Meat is though, just one of the gifts the seal provides through full utilization of this amazing resource.

Omega-3 Seal Oil

SeaDNA is Canada’s premier retailer of Omega-3 Seal Oil, the most complete supplement on the market. Approved by Health Canada and purified to world-class standards, SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is natural, unique, pure and Canadian.

With an added Omega-3 fatty acid in DPA to go along with DHA and EPA, seal oil is different from anything else on the supplement market. And we truly believe, it is better as well.

For more information on DPA and the myriad benefits of seal oil, visit our page Why Seal Oil and our blog.

To help celebrate Canada Day, we are offering free shipping on any order over $60.00 throughout the month of July. You can order directly off our website using the PROMO CODE: ocanada, or you can find us on Amazon Canada

 

Sustainable and Canadian

We also encourage anyone who may have questions about the current seal industry to take an honest look at it thanks to Vice Canada’s recent documentary: “The Ethics of Hunting Seal”.

We at SeaDNA hope your Canada Day is one of joy and cheer and seal-ed with unique experiences.



Happy 150th birthday Canada!

Looking pretty darn good, we have to say.

 

Restaurants & Retailers Selling Seal Meat

* Call to order and your seal meat can be delivered in 24 to 48 hours (Holidays etc. can change schedules)

 

ONTARIO :

Restaurant : 

  • Ku-kum Kitchen:  581 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto · (416) 519-2638 

Retailers: 

  • *Cheese Boutique: 45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON · (416) 762-6292
  • *Black Angus Fine Meats: 10-360 Revus Avenue, Mississauga, ON · (905) 271-2333
  • * Whitehouse Meats: St-Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East, Toronto, ON · (416) 366-4465
  • *Vincenzo’s:  150 Caroline Street South, Waterloo, ON  ·  (519) 741-1437
  • *Brady’s Meats :  465 Philip St. Waterloo, ON  ·  (519) 885-3390

 

OTTAWA / GATINEAU : 

Retailers:

  • *Saslove: 613-241-9266 (BYWARD MARKET) and 613-722-0086 (WELLINGTON STREET)
  • *Glebe Meat Market: (613) 235-9595
  • *Boucherie Gréber: (819) 568-3363
  • *Maison Bisson: (819) 772-0702

 

MONTRÉAL :

Restaurants :

  • Caribou Gourmand :  5308 Boul. St-Laurent · (438) 387-6677
  • Manitoba: 271 Rue Saint Zotique · (514) 270-8000

Retailers:

  • Poissonnerie la Mer : 1840 René-Levesque E ·  (514) 522-3003 ext 231
  • Fou des Îles : 1253 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal · (514) 656-1593
  • Les îles en ville: 5335 Wellington St, Verdun · (514) 544-0854
  • *Marché des saveurs : 280 Place du Marché-du-Nord, Montréal  ·  (514) 271-3811
  • *Aux Saveurs des Sévelin : 1575 Boul. Jacques-Cartier E, Longueuil · (450) 448-3918
  • *Boucherie Dans la Côte: 2123 de Bleury, Montréal · 514 439 9222

 

VILLE DE QUÉBEC :

Restaurants :

  • La Traite : 5 Place de la Rencontre, Wendake, QC · (418) 847-0624

Retailers:

  • Fou du bio : Marché du Vieux-Port, 160 Quai Saint-André, QC · (418)-692-2517
  • Au poisson d’or : 511 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC ·  (581) 300-1510
  • *Boucherie des Halles : 2500 Ch. des Quatre-Bourgeois, Québec · (418) 659-4248
  • *Le Croc Mignon : 594 3e ave, Québec · (581) 741-7050
  • *Provision : 1115 Ave. Cartier, Québec  ·  (418) 525-7154

 

KAMOURASKA :

  • Bistro Côté Est :  76 Avenue Morel, Kamouraska ·  (418) 308-0739
  • Poissonnerie Lauzier : 57 Avenue Morel, Kamouraska  ·  (418) 492-7988

 

ST-ROMUALD :

  • Au grain de folie : 2286 Chemin du Fleuve, Saint-Romuald · (418) 834-8333

 

RIMOUSKI :

  • Hôtel Rimouski : 225 Boul. René Lepage Est · (418) 721-5000

 

Bon appétit!

Groundbreaking New Study: Seal Oil and Type 1 Diabetes

SeaDNA Canada is thrilled and excited that a remarkable new study released by the University Health Network in Toronto is shining a bright light on the benefits of Omega-3 seal oil.

The groundbreaking work suggests seal oil doesn’t only stop nerve degeneration in patients with Type 1 Diabetes but it can, in fact, reverse the process.

To put it simply: this could be life-changing for millions.

Currently there are NO therapies available for Type 1 Diabetes that stop or reverse the effects of nerve damage, according to the UHN.

The study was led by Dr. Evan Lewis and his team who gave 40 participants seal oil Omega-3 supplements twice a day for a year.

To get a clear picture of how seal oil dietary supplementation impacted damaged nerves, researchers focused on the cornea. This part of the eye has the highest density of nerves in the human body and is considered a good indicator of what Type 1 Diabetes is doing throughout.

After one year of taking seal oil researchers found that ON AVERAGE patients saw a 29% increase in the length of the nerves in the cornea. This unprecedented result is considered a good representation of nerve regeneration in the rest of the body.

According to Dr. Lewis, this could lead to true clinical therapy for sufferers of Diabetic neuropathy and he suggests seal oil may have “the potential to have a regenerative effect” on damaged nerves.

This could be a game-changer for those dealing with the effects of Diabetic neuropathy.

For sufferers, every day can be a different challenge. Neuropathy often presents itself in the form of tingling, burning or numbness in the hands and feet, leading to constant pain or discomfort. This can mean days where walking is impossible and even something as simple as gripping a glass of water can be problematic.

The incredible findings of the work “The Effects of Omega-3 Supplementation on Neuropathy in Type 1 diabetes” have been published in the June 2017 edition of “Neurology”, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study was supported by Diabetes Canada and the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre. Additional intensive study on seal oil and how it battles nerve damage due to diabetes is now expected.

We at SeaDNA are proud to offer Canada’s premier Omega-3 seal oil brand. Approved by Health Canada and third-party tested to ensure unmatched quality and purity. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is a healthy and safe Omega-3 option that is truly Canadian.

For more on the benefits of seal oil and why it is your most complete Omega-3 option, join us at www.SeaDNA.ca.

Fight Cholesterol with SeaDNA Omega-3

So you’ve been doing your research on your health. You’ve realized you should probably take an Omega-3 supplement for the myriad benefits they provide. However, you have concerns about your cholesterol level and the impact adding a supplement to your diet could have.

HDL and LDL Ratio

It’s a common concern for thousands in Canada, but there is a possible solution to this problem: SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil.

One key reason: seal oil’s natural cholesterol balance sees HDL or “good cholesterol” in a higher ratio than LDL or “bad cholesterol” when compared to fish oil.

A recent scientific study (Mann NJ, et al. : Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects. 2010) examined the difference between seal oil and fish oil as it pertains to cholesterol in healthy, human patients. It found:

“HDL-cholesterol levels increased (P = 0.01) with seal oil only. Hence, seal oil may be more efficient than fish oil at promoting healthy plasma lipid profiles and lowering thrombotic risk, possibly due to its high DPA as well as EPA content.”

The study proved that seal oil did not raise the “bad” cholesterol level in participants but did, in fact, raise “good” cholesterol levels along with providing other benefits.

Lower total cholesterol

A pioneering work on seal oil was conducted here in Canada at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. (Sukhinder D. Cheema et al: Diets enriched in Fish-Oil or seal-Oil have Distinct effects on Lipid Levels and peroxidation in BioF1B Hamsters, 2011) It also came to some strong conclusions regarding seal oil vs. fish oil and the impact on cholesterol levels. Their study was done on hamsters and it states:

“The  concentrations of  TGs (triglycerides) and  total  cholesterol  levels…were significantly lower in  seal-oil-fed  hamsters  as  compared  to  fish-oil-fed hamsters. “

Dr. Cheema’s work further illustrates the positive impact seal oil can have on cholesterol levels.

DPA makes the difference

For years, scientists have been amazed by the remarkable health of Inuk populations that consume high levels of seal and seal oil.  One of the most comprehensive studies on the topic was published by Dalhousie University’s R.G. Ackman. His work (“Safety of Seal Oil as a Nutritional Supplement, 1997”) came to this conclusion:

A variety of records, some going back thousands of years…point to seal oil as perfectly safe for a role as a nutritional enhancer in our western society…There is no other practical source for the n-3 docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) component, recently shown to be functionally beneficial in the endothelium of the Circulatory system. It may be a pan of the reasons for the extraordinary health benefits among Greenland Eskimos consuming high levels of seal oil.”

You’ll notice once again it was DPA that was pointed to as the difference maker. Seal oil is one of the only places on earth, outside of a mother’s breast milk, where this critical building block fatty acid can be found in high concentrations.

Science has spoken and the answers are clear: SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil isn’t only a healthy, balanced Omega-3 supplement. It has the potential to promote a healthier cholesterol balance for those battling high levels.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is natural, unique, pure and proudly Canadian and just may be your best Omega-3 supplement choice.  

For more information on SeaDNA Seal Oil quality, its benefits and the quota-based governed harvest we encourage you to join us at www. SeaDNA.ca

(Note: Individuals dealing with serious health issues should always consult their physician before starting any supplement regimen.)