Quality

Actual levels of EPA, DHA & DPA COMPARED to the label

ALL lots of SeaDNA oil are tested by an external laboratory for purity and levels of Omega-3 (EPA, DHA & EPA) in order to provide the customer with the most accurate information. Some Omega-3 companies evaluate their Omega-3 levels only on an occasional basis and the label claims may not always be accurate.

Actual levels of epa dha dpa
Disintegration test seadna

Disintegration and Dissolution Test

The requirements of the disintegration and dissolution test USP <2040> are satisfied if the dietary supplements rupture test on the tested capsules is less than 15 minutes. The average rupture time of SeaDNA capsules was less than 40 seconds!

Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio

At the past, men were consuming an omega-6 / omega-3 ratio of about 1, whereas today, in western diets, the ratio is around 15/1. (1) SeaDNA Omega -3 offers an omega-6 / omega-3 ratio of about 1 / 7.5. According to a scientific study, short-term seal oil supplementation regulates our omega-6 / omega-3 levels, thereby lowering the pain in the body and improving the quality of life for patients with joint pain. (2)

TOXINS & CONTAMINANTS

SeaDNA Seal oil meets or exceed the most stringent industry requirements for heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic as well as the strict guidelines of the World Health Organization for PCBs, dioxins and furans. Every batch is analyzed by an independent third-party laboratory.

Dioxins and furans

Dioxins and furans are toxic chemicals found in very small quantities in the environment, including air, water and soil. High exposures can cause a range of serious health problems.

PCBs

All over the world, including in remote Canadian regions, there are tiny amounts of PCBs in the environment (air and water). The presence of these products is partly due to accidental releases and inadequate disposal procedures that have occurred in the past.

Dioxin Like PCBs

PCBs include 209 different congeners and CFIA’s “total PCBs” analysis is based on the combined concentration of 72 of the 209 individual PCB congeners. Some of the 209 congeners, due to their chemical structure and biological activity, are considered “dioxin-like”.

HEAVY METALS

Lead

Lead is a heavy metal used extensively in mining, battery production, ceramics and stained glass. Lead is known to cause neurological problems, cognitive impairments, changes in blood chemistry, cellular weakness, and disrupts enzymatic functions in humans.

Cadmium

Cadmium is used for industrial processing, batteries, and other synthetics. It is also produced through the burning of fossil fuels and municipal waste. Cadmium is a known carcinogen, linked to many forms of cancer in humans. Cadmium is also known to affect the human renal, cardiopulmonary, and skeletal systems.

Mercury

Mercury has been used to make products ranging from skin creams to dental fillings to electricity (coal burning releases mercury). Mercury can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system, and affect other organs in humans.

Arsenic

Arsenic is highly mobile in the environment and not naturally removed or detoxified. Arsenic is used for smelting and mining and in pesticides. Considered carcinogenic, it impacts the nervous and gastrointestinal systems and the skin in humans.

Oxidative Stability

Peroxide Value

The peroxide value allows to evaluate the degree of oxidation of the unsaturated fatty acids of the fat (rancidity). The higher the peroxide value, the more oxidized the fat. However, this index is only an indicator of the start of oxidation. The peroxide value increases to reach a peak and then decreases with the advanced oxidation state.

P-Anisidine Value

The p-anisidine values are used to measure secondary oxidation or the level of aldehyde production during the processing of oils. Anisidine values reflect how an oil has been handled and stored, where peroxide value measures current oxidation.

Totox value

PCBs include 209 different congeners and CFIA’s “total PCBs” analysis is based on the combined concentration of 72 of the 209 individual PCB congeners. Some of the 209 congeners, due to their chemical structure and biological activity, are considered “dioxin-like”.

*Analytical results available upon request
**Maximal Allowable Limit (GOED)

GOED : The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is a not-for profit trade association committed to responsibly developing, sustaining and expanding markets for EPA & DHA omega-3s, while promoting health benefits, supporting public education and safety, establishing ethical business and product quality standards, and advancing government, healthcare and industry relations.[i]

OMS: The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. [ii]

(1) Simopoulos AP. The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79.

(2) Bjørkkjær et al. Short-term duodenal seal oil administration normalised n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio in rectal mucosa and ameliorated bodily pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Lipids in Health and Disease 2006, 5:6 doi:10.1186/1476-511X-5-6

  • [i] Simopoulos AP. The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79.
    http://www.goedomega3.com/index.php/about-us
  • [ii] Bjørkkjær et al. Short-term duodenal seal oil administration normalised n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio in rectal mucosa and ameliorated bodily pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Lipids in Health and Disease 2006, 5:6 doi:10.1186/1476-511X-5-6
    http://www.who.int/about/fr/