DISCOVER THE DPA DIFFERENCE FOR JOINT PAIN

In the fight against joint pain and arthritis we need all the help we can get. So why not choose an Omega-3 with the power of THREE fatty acids instead of just EPA and DHA?

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is the place to find this three-powered Omega-3.

Check your Omega-3 supplement: does it have DPA? Chances are it doesn’t. And if it does, not in the quantities you can find in SeaDNA Seal Oil.

DPA (Docosapentaenoic acid) occurs naturally in very few places: Seal Oil and mother’s breast milk are two.  A recent article in Montreal en Santé outlined these benefits.

DPA: A JOINT HEALTH SECRET WEAPON

Damaged vessels can lead to joint problems like arthritis and DPA is a powerful Omega-3 to combat this. Scientists have discovered it takes just 10% of DPA compared to EPA to achieve maximal endothelial migration, a critical function in repairing blood vessels causing inflammation. So even though SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil isn’t highly concentrated like many fish oils on the market, its natural, DPA powered properties are an efficient and effective option.

 

DPA: BOOSTS ALL KEY OMEGA-3’s

DPA can suppress inflammation and reduce muscle and joint pain. Studies have found that bioconversion of DPA in the body increases the level of all key omega-3’s (EPA, DHA and DPA), therefore boosting healthy inflammatory levels. Unlike DPA, EPA only increased the proportions of EPA. DPA can perform wonders, this is another. 

DPA: AN INDICATOR OF JOINT HEALTH

Another way Seal Oil with DPA helps is its relationship with numerous inflammation biomarkers (CRP, TNF-α, IL-6) that appear in the blood when there are problems. Science shows concentrations of DPA in the body are inversely correlated with inflammatory cytokine levels in tissues. To put it simply: less DPA means higher levels of inflammation markers. This clearly suggests DPA is critical in limiting factors leading to inflammation and joint pain.

SEADNA SEAL OIL: DPA AND MUCH MORE

Along with the presence of DPA, SeaDNA Seal Oil is also more efficient and more easily digested than alternatives. The fact the seal is a mammal also means our bodies naturally integrate the Omega-3 content faster. We handle the familiar mammal cellular make-up of seal oil very well, meaning no reflux or annoying disgusting burps. SeaDNA Seal Oil is 100% Canadian from front to back and is of the highest quality. Click here to learn more about the differences between seal oil and fish oil.

SeaDNA offers – along with our traditional softgels – a Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil that has been called the “best-tasting Omega-3” supplement on the market. Its versatility means you can add it to smoothies, juices, or your favourite salad dressing. One teaspoon a day is all you need to help make those inflammation woes a little more manageable.

SeaDNA’s line of Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada and are 100% Canadian sourced and produced. 

To order: boutique.seadna.ca/catalog
For more information: seadna.ca or [email protected]


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Gan RW, BemisEA, DemoruelleMK, et al. The association between omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and inflammatory arthritis in an anti-citrullinated protein antibody positive population. Rheumatology(Oxford) 2017;56:2229-36.

Miller, E., Kaur, G., Larsen, A., Loh, S. P., Linderborg, K., Weisinger, H. S., et al. (2013). A short-term n-3 DPA supplementation study in humans. Eur. J. Nutr. 52, 895–904. doi: 10.1007/s00394-012-0396-3

Morin C, Blier PU, Fortin S. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid monoglycerides are more potent than docosahexaenoic acid monoglyceride to resolve inflammation in a rheumatoid arthritis model. ArthritisResTher2015;17:142.

Morin C, Hiram R, Rousseau E, Blier PU, Fortin S. Docosapentaenoic acid monoacylglyceride reduces inflammation and vascular remodeling in experimental pulmonary hypertension. Am J PhysiolHeartCircPhysiol2014;307:H574-86.

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Skulas-Ray AC, Flock MR, Richter CK, Harris WS, West SG, Kris-Etherton PM. RedBlood Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA n-3) is Inversely Associated with Triglycerides and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Healthy Adults and Dose-DependentlyIncreasesFollowingn-3 FattyAcid Supplementation. Nutrients2015;7:6390-404.

ToshieKanayasu-Toyoda, et al. Docosapentaenoicacid(22:5, n-3), an elongationmetaboliteof eicosapentaenoicacid(20:5, n-3), is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro, 1996. 

Wiese DM, Horst SN, Brown CT, et al. SerumFattyAcidsAre CorrelatedwithInflammatoryCytokines in UlcerativeColitis. PLoSOne 2016;11:e0156387.

 

 

 

SEADNA SEAL JERKY: MAGNESI-YUM

If you’re on the hunt for more magnesium in your diet look no further than our brand-new Maple, Pepper. Chipotle Seal Jerky!

Just one bar can provide a huge dietary boost containing over 50% of your daily requirements of magnesium. The Super Jerky doesn’t stop there though. It has strong quantities of iron, zinc, phosphorus and the oft sought-after protein. It delivers all of this while being virtually fat-free, low in calories and gluten-free.

MAGNESIUM: WHAT DOES IT DO?

Magnesium may not exactly be top of mind for most when it comes to nutrients we need in our diet, but it is essential at promoting proper function of critical internal systems including the cardiovascular, muscular and nervous. It is commonly found in our teeth, bones and red blood cells and is also a part of building our DNA.

To put it simply: human beings really need magnesium. Despite this, studies suggest around 40% of Canadians are deficient. Thankfully simply adding more magnesium to one’s diet is often enough to rectify this.

Did you know magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral we find in our bodies? Among its roles:

– Maintaining bone density
– Nerve function
– Producing platelets
– Muscle function
– Heart rhythm and blood pressure
– Fights depression
And many more…

BOOST ENERGY LEVELS WITH MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is also an important nutrient for those that live an active lifestyle. Scientists in Scotland recently looked at the impact magnesium has in converting food into energy and discovered it plays a critical role. To get the most out of what you put in your body, magnesium is all important.

Help balance health-promoting magnesium levels in a delicious, truly Canadian way with SeaDNA Seal Jerky.

 

SHOP NOW or for more information: seadna.ca


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SEALFEST 2018: PHOQUE YES!!!

When we first put the call out for Seal Fest we were incredibly intrigued to see what the talented chefs in Montreal and Quebec City would whip up. But even we couldn’t have dreamed of what we are now seeing on offer. 

Seal Fest was launched to introduce this great and sustainable Canadian resource to as many people as possible and thanks to these imaginative restaurants there has never been a better time to experience it in Quebec.

Let us promise: all 13 establishments taking part have blown our minds with their creativity and magic in making our taste buds bounce. Seal is sustainable, delicious and wildly nutritious and a true Canadian tradition.

Experience it this week and enjoy it for a lifetime!

See below for a detailed list of the incredible seal creations that awaits you from now until April 1 2018!

For tickets and information on the event: www. sealfest.ca

MONTREAL

NOM NOM CANTEEN


THE DISH:

Seal tataki with sweet potato gratin, coconut and Kafir leaf and red cabbage salad with Ponzu.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Glass of red wine – California Merlot Talus

THE PRICE:
$16 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Nom Nom Canteen
901 Rue Square Victoria (W Hotel)
Montreal
514-395-3180

 

ITHQ RESTAURANT


THE DISH:

Seal tataki, “Blanc de gris” oyster mushroom, black garlic purée from Quebec, salicorne and dulse.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Bloody Ceaser made Radoune gin, salt of algae and mushrooms

THE PRICE:
$ 15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
ITHQ Restaurant
3535 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal
(514) 282-5155

 

CARIBOU GOURMAND


THE DISH:

Seal loin, black beer caramel, sea buckthorn berry gel, salt of wild mushrooms, mustard caviar and fried lichen.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Red wine or glass of Farnham beer

THE PRICE:
$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Caribou Gourmand
5308 Boulevard St-Laurent
Montreal
(438) -387 to 6677

 

L’ASSOMMOIR


THE DISH:

Seal croquette, béarnaise sauce with tarragon, spinach salad with berries and salicorne.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Selection of wine and beers

THE PRICE:
14$ (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
L’Assommoir
211 Rue Notre-Dame West
Montreal
(514) 272-0777

 

LE LOCAL


THE DISH:

Seal filet rillettes with apple chutney, sea buckthorn berry and salicorne.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Homemade cocktail with Quebec Wendigo gin (sea buckthorn gin)

THE PRICE:
$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Le Local
740 Rue William
Montreal
(514) 397-7737

 

PASTAGA


THE DISH:

Southwest style seal garnished with steak spices + rice, shrimp and ham croquette

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Yin & yang cinsault-syrah from Ardèche Nature

THE PRICE:
$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Pastaga
6389 Rue St-Laurent
Montreal
(438) 381-6389

 

GRUMMAN 78

THE DISH:
Tostada of grilled seal, bacon and onion relish, golden raisins, mole

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
House cocktail: “Ô Phoque”  – tequila Cazadores reposado – absinthe Balzac – St-Laurent Gin – mole bitter – agave syrup with spices  

THE PRICE:
$15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Grumman 78
630 Rue de Courcelle
Montreal
(514) 290-5125

 

COMPTOIR RHUBARBE


THE DISH:
Seal loin, Matane shrimp, ricotta, pear and sunflower.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Specially selected red wine

THE PRICE:
$15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Comptoir Rhubarbe
5091 Rue De Lanaudière Street
Montreal
(514) 903-3395

 

QUEBEC CITY

CORSAIRE


THE DISH:
Gravlax of seal with rum and heather, creamy parsnip, kimchi with cuttlefish ink, parmesan crumble, horseradish meringue, sea buckthorn berry gel and red cabbage water with dill.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Selection of beer

THE PRICE:
$14.25 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Corsaire
5955 Rue Saint-Laurent,
Lévis, QC
(418) 380-2505

 

KRAKEN CRU


THE DISH:
Seared seal, squash puree, raw mustard, herb emulsion

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Blaufränkisch – House Meinklang (Austria)

THE PRICE:
$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Kraken Cru
190 Rue Saint-Vallier West
Quebec City
(581) 741-9099

 

LE MOINE ECHANSON


THE DISH:
Seal tartare, fresh cheese, fresh cranberries, dulse, vinaigrette, homemade bannock bread

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Miscela cuvée rose from the Lammidia estate

THE PRICE:
$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Le Moine Echanson
585 Rue Saint-Jean
Quebec City
(418) 524-7832

 

LE PIED BLEU


THE DISH:
Seal country style pâté wrapped in bacon

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Calijo – Apple brandy

THE PRICE:
$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Le Pied Bleu
179 Rue Saint-Vallier West
Quebec City
(418) 914-3554

 

LOUISE


THE DISH:
Seal Tataki, Celeriac Puree with Berries and Blackberry Sorbet

SUGGESTED PAIRING:
Red wine – Cabernet 2013

THE PRICE:
$20 (Alcoholic beverage included)

THE PLACE:
Louise Tavern & Wine Bar
48 Rue Saint-Paul
Quebec City
(418) 780-7255

 

Don’t forget to call the restaurant for your reservation!

For the tickets:  www.sealfest.ca

SEADNA SEAL JERKY: ZINC ABOUT IT

While it may not get the publicity of many of its nutritional counterparts Zinc is a critical component for overall health. And if you are looking for an easy and delicious way to boost your daily intake there may be no better way than SeaDNA’s brand new Seal Jerky.

Zinc is concentrated in the brain, eyes, kidneys and prostate and performs many roles – from promoting brain health to retina protection to proper prostate function. It also helps create new cells while ensuring important enzyme functions.

ZINC: A CRITICAL SUPPLEMENT

Here is a shortlist of what science has shown Zinc can help with:

– Health during pregnancy
– Fertility
– Hair loss
– Wound healing
– Stomach ulcers (peptic)
– Childhood malnutrition
– Immune system
– Muscle strength and recovery

SEAL: A GREAT SOURCE OF DIETARY ZINC

Thankfully a proper diet can provide all the Zinc we need, and seal – the Canadian Superfood – is a very good source of it. Just 100 grams of harp seal tenderloin can provide almost 20% of your daily recommended intake of Zinc. The flipper is even more packed delivering a whopping 40%.

But this is nothing compared to the Zinc level our Maple, Pepper, Chipotle Seal Jerky brings. The process of creating the dried snack naturally concentrates the nutrients seal contains and this delivers something special. For those that need Zinc, just one bar of SeaDNA Seal Jerky delivers well over 100% of your daily nutritional needs.

BOOST PERFORMANCE WITH ZINC

Zinc is also an important nutrient for those who take their bodies to the limit. Studies have shown that Zinc helps increase muscle, quicken recovery, and lower overall body fat. So if you’re trying to re-set your deadlift record or lower that personal best in the 10 km, correct levels of Zinc can help you get there

Now available online at www.boutique.seadna.ca/all-products and approved for sale in any commercial setting across Canada, SeaDNA Seal Jerky is a nutritional Super Jerky and not just for its high Zinc content.

Determining whether or not you are in need of Zinc will more than likely require a visit to your doctor. Zinc is usually contained within cells, so special testing may be needed. There are symptoms you can keep an eye out for though including immune system problems (falling sick frequently) or lesions on the skin or around the eyes.

For more information on SeaDNA Seal Jerky and the amazing overall nutrition seal provides: www.seadna.ca


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SEAL FEST LANDS IN QUEBEC

The time has come to celebrate one of our great countries true traditional foods: the amazing seal! 

SEADNA and CARINO, supported by the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec, are pleased to announce the inaugural “Seal Fest” is right around the corner.

From March 22nd to April 1st restaurants in both Montréal and Québec City will showcase this Canadian Superfood delivering a special culinary experience. Sustainable, delicious and perhaps the most nutritious protein on the planet, seal certainly has a place in Canada’s food culture and this is the perfect occasion to discover it for yourself!

Seal is considered “Smarter Seafood” by Exploramer and a responsible part of marine ecosystem management as Harp and Grey Seal populations have exploded over the last 40 years off the Atlantic Coast. They now number in the millions and are of no concern when it comes to sustainability.

The population growth of the two seal species also continues to impact numerous Atlantic fisheries. According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans a single adult seal can consume well over a tonne of fish and seafood stocks every year. DFO research has also shown the seal is a major impediment to the recovery of cod in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The DFO official website states: “Predation by grey seals may account for up to 50 percent of this natural mortality, making them a major factor limiting the recovery of this cod stock.”

For several decades animal activists have railed against the industry despite overwhelmingly successful efforts to ensure a responsible and sustainable harvest. To this day, these groups still use the image of the whitecoat even though it’s been illegal for 30 years for them to be harvested. The truth is Canadian Seal Hunt is one of the most regulated activities in the world. The DFO establishes an annual quota to monitor and regulate the industry in order to preserve this resource.

Utilizing wild animals from the icy waters of the Atlantic the seal industry also has a very low carbon footprint; a major concern for many when it comes to factory farms. Seal Fest aims to change the perception of seal hunting and give attendees the opportunity to discover the value of these Canadian resources.

SEAL: A DELICIOUS AND TRULY CANADIAN RESOURCE!

 

When it comes to cooking seal is very versatile and almost every cut of meat can be transformed into a gourmet dish. Most common is the tenderloin but the flippers, heart, liver and kidneys can all be utilized in delicious ways. The blubber layer also provides an incredible Omega-3 source that is sustainable and 100% Canadian.

To help introduce seal to as many people as possible we have prepared an offer that is more than tantalizing. Each establishment taking part in “Seal Fest” will offer a delicious entrée accompanied by a glass of wine, cocktail or beer carefully chosen by their sommelier and/or mixologist. All of this starts at just $10.

 

SEAL FEST LAUNCH DETAILS:

The official launch for “Seal Fest” will be held on March 22 at 18:00 at the Nom Nom Canteen.  Executive Chef Gregory Faye will take care of the delicious canapés for the event and cocktails will be offered as we celebrate and discover this fantastic local resource.

Where: Nom Nom Canteen

Address: 901 Square Victoria Street, Montreal, QC H2Z 1R1

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Date: March 22 to April 1, 2018

Restaurants Participating: List to be unveiled very soon

Tickets: Starting at $ 10 for One Seal Entree + One Alcoholic Beverage (purchase on www.sealfest.ca)

 

For information regarding seal products and the industry: [email protected]
Seals and Sealing Network: 
https://sealsandsealing.net/

Canadian Sealers Association: http://www.sealharvest.ca

Office de gestion du phoque de l’Atlantique: https://www.ogpa.ca/blank

WEST COAST CONNECTIONS

SeaDNA Canada is Vancouver-bound for CHFA West as we bring a little bit of goodness from the East Coast to the West Coast!

This weekend (February 24 and 25) we will proudly showcase our world-class line of Omega-3 products along with our brand-new Seal Jerky.

The Canadian Health Food Association’s health show in Vancouver will see over 750 exhibitors showcase their wares to an educated and experienced crowd of health product experts.

SeaDNA will offer three products at CHFA West:

  • Our Omega-3 Seal Oil softgels
  • Our Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil
  • Our Chipotle, Pepper & Maple Seal Jerky

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL SOFTGELS

Both SeaDNA softgels and our new Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil have the same great properties and are a natural alternative to the often highly concentrated oils that promise artificially increased levels of EPA and DHA.

Why Seal Oil?

1/ Contains DPA:

DPA occurs naturally in few places: Seal Oil and a mother’s breast milk are two.  DPA intensifies the benefits of traditional Omega-3’s (DHA and EPA).

   

2/ 10 X More Effective:

The maximal stimulation of endothelial cell migration by DPA can be achieved using only 1/10 of the required EPA concentration.

3/ Easy to digest:

The mammalian molecular triglyceride structure of the seal is more easily accepted by the human body which means no “fishy burps” and optimal absorption for better results.

SEADNA LEMON- FLAVOUR OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL

More Omega-3 Every Day:

Only 1 teaspoon equals 800mg of DHA+EPA+DPA!

Even Better Absorption:

Seal oil molecules have Omega-3 fats primarily in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions as opposed to the sn-2 position of fish oil. Fats in the sn-3 position are more readily absorbed by the body. In a liquid form seal oil has been shown to promote even faster absorption, leading to greater effectiveness.

Ideal For Kids:

No capsules to swallow and easy to add to the morning juice!

Easy To Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine:

Add it to your smoothie or salad!

SeaDNA SEAL JERKY 

The great, natural benefits seal can provide can also be found in our new seal jerky, which we are excited to also offer at CHFA West.

A quick search of the Googles will tell you that a “Superfood” is defined as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”

They are foods that offer something special. An extra boost from mother nature that separates it from the pack.

SeaDNA Seal Jerky is exactly this. In fact, it might just be the most nutritious jerky option on the market. Check this out:

Our smoky blend of chipotle, pepper & maple compliments the natural taste of the seal to create a high-energy, delicious jerky product that stands alone among its peers for nutrition.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil and our natural Seal Jerky are ready to be discovered and experienced as this evolution of a Canadian tradition continues. 

SeaDNA Canada will be in Booth 1249 at the Canada Health Food Association’s West Trade Show in Vancouver on February 24th and 25th. The event takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building with the doors opening at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on SeaDNA Canada: www.seadna.ca or email [email protected].


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WINTER CAN SUCK. SEADNA OMEGA-3 HELPS.

We Canadians take pride in being a hearty bunch. No matter what mother nature throws at us we deal with, adapt and overcome.

Sometimes though these all too familiar rituals of the season can start to get to us.

The “Winter Blues” Battle

It’s only human to start feeling frustrated when it’s up early (often in the dark), layering on the clothes to clean the snow off and start the car in subzero temperatures before fighting ice and snow and traffic on the roads before we even begin our day of work. Then, as our reward, we get to repeat things in reverse order once again to just get home (again in the dark). And that’s on top of everything else in our lives: kids, laundry, cooking, cleaning etc, etc.

So perhaps it’s no surprise that thousands of Canadians get the “Winter Blues” at some point during our half-year frozen march towards spring.

Therefore: if you are tired, lacking motivation or even fighting sadness as the cold months meander on, know you are not even close to being alone in this. We also know, thanks to science, there is help out there.

One small change that could yield big benefits in fighting these feelings is adding an Omega-3 supplement to your diet.

Seal Oil Fights Depression Symptoms

One of the best looks at this occurred right here in Canada. Researchers from Quebec and Ontario studied over 400 Canadians for four years and determined Omega-3 supplements are effective at fighting symptoms of depression.

Numerous studies on Omega-3 levels in human beings have also found a direct correlation between low Omega-3 levels and a greater risk of mental issues such as depression. They are an important dietary addition for so many reasons but this reason is as important as any.

The feelings that Omega-3’s can help are pretty much exactly those the “Winter Blues” bring.

SeaDNA: Powered by DPA

Fight Arthritis and Winter Aches

A familiar unwelcome feeling for many in winter arrives in the joints and various places throughout the body. Arthritis and inflammation are the big reason for this and SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is a huge help thanks in large part to DPA.

Damaged blood vessels lead to arthritis symptoms and DPA has been found to be ten times more efficient than EPA at the process that helps vessels clear out problems and begin to be healthier.  Scientists in Japan discovered it took just ten percent of the amount of DPA compared to EPA required to achieve maximal endothelial migration. This is a clear indication that DPA has real, tangible benefits for those in the fight against Arthritis and inflammation. 

Seal Oil Stops Inflammation at the Source

Another way Seal Oil and DPA helps is the way it interacts with proteins called C-reactive (CRP) that show up in the blood when there is inflammation in the body. A study conducted at Pennsylvania University found that those who had high-levels of CRP had decreased levels of DPA. This indicates that Omega-3 supplementation with DPA may help lower CRP in the blood and aid in fighting Arthritis inflammation.

DPA Restores the Omega-3/6 Ratio 

Quebec-based researcher Caroline Morin and her team have also looked at DPA and found it to be very potent in helping our body restore a healthy Omega-3/6 ratio. As we age, our body naturally shifts to a more Omega-6 heavy diet which can throw things out of whack internally. Adding Omega-3 to our diet is the only way to revert this change.

Morin et al found that “DPA monoacylglyceride given in prevention is able to modify the [Omega]-3/-6 ratio, thus providing anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties to DPA metabolites.”

Click here to learn more about Omega-3 and DPA.

So now that we have determined an Omega-3 could be a little secret weapon to a few more sunny days despite the grey skies, we think we have your best option.

Many Canadians currently choose fish oil for their Omega-3 needs. It delivers EPA and DHA: two key fatty acids that do wonders in the body. However, SeaDNA Seal Oil doesn’t just have EPA and DHA, it has the added power of DPA.

DPA is a super-hero of an Omega-3 that fish oil supplements do not have in high quantities. It is the natural presence of DPA in balanced quantities with EPA and DHA that makes SeaDNA Seal Oil the most complete, and perhaps, most effective Omega-3 on the market.


Easy to Digest & 100% Canadian

Along with the presence of DPA, SeaDNA Seal Oil is also more efficient and more easily digested than alternatives. The fact the seal is a mammal also means our bodies naturally integrate the Omega-3 content faster. We handle the familiar mammal cellular make-up of seal oil very well, meaning no reflux or annoying disgusting burps. SeaDNA Seal Oil is 100% Canadian from front to back and is of the highest quality. Click here to learn more about the differences between seal oil and fish oil.

SeaDNA offers, along with our traditional softgels, a Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil that has been called the “best-tasting Omega-3” supplement on the market. Its versatility means you can add it to smoothies, juices, or your favourite salad dressing. One teaspoon a day is all you need to help make those “Winter Blues” a little more manageable.

SeaDNA’s line of Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada and are 100% Canadian sourced and produced. 

To order: boutique.seadna.ca/catalog
For more information: seadna.ca or [email protected]


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THE KID FRIENDLY OMEGA-3

Kids.

They change our lives, change our priorities, change our perspective. All we want is the best for that little bundle of love that’s now the center of our world.

We choose everything we give them with the utmost of care. We know how important the decisions we make for them are. However, we also want to ensure when we do make good, healthy choices – like adding an Omega-3 to their diet – it’s one they won’t fight against.

This is one of the key reasons we at SeaDNA have continued to innovate our world-class line of products with the release of our Omega-3 Lemon-Flavoured Seal Oil.

With a clean, smooth taste that has no offensive odour or flavour, SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is the perfect choice for your bambino. And because SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is the best tasting Omega-3 liquid supplement you’ll find, it’s versatility is a key factor. 

All by itself, it tastes great. Added to a juice, it tastes great. Added to a smoothie…yep, it tastes great. You get the picture. It’s good stuff.

A teaspoon a day is all you need to ensure the many benefits of an Omega-3 for kids are being realized. And there are many.

WHY IS AN OMEGA-3 GOOD FOR MY CHILD?

Omega-3 supplements have been scientifically proven to:

???? Support cognitive growth such as hand-eye coordination, attention span, mood and concentration and can even boost results in certain intelligence tests such as IQ.

???? Fight symptoms of ADHD. Studies have shown that kids who struggle with attention issues generally have lower levels of Omega-3 in their bodies than those who do not. This means SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil can help kids who have issues with learning, behavior or socializing.

????Aid development of eyes, nerves and brain. Omega-3’s are critical at the early stages of these functions for our kids.

Aside from its great taste, SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil separates itself from the pack in another big way: the natural presence of DPA.

DPA is an amazing fatty acid with wonderful properties that are missing from Omega-3 fish oils. DPA is a more efficient fatty acid and even changes into EPA and DHA in the body. It’s pretty special.

DPA is so important that mother nature ensured mother’s breast milk contains it. However, it can be hard to find after and seal oil is one of the only sources on earth with DPA in high quantities outside of mother’s milk.

SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Omega-3 Seal Oil  is also  %100 Canadian. When you choose SeaDNA, you choose a company that knows exactly where their product comes from and guarantees world-class quality.

We all want the best for our kids. We believe SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is just this: great tasting. versatile, efficient, naturally balanced and truly complete thanks to DPA.

Visit our BLOG to get healthy recipes ideas with SeaDNA Lemon Seal Oil!

For more information and to order: boutique.seadna.ca/catalog or [email protected]

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The Canadian seal harvest is sustainable, quota-based, responsible and strictly monitored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. With an estimated population of at least 7.5 million the North Atlantic harp seal herd is incredibly abundant and at no risk.

SeaDNA seal oil is produced in facilities approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. Our Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada.

 

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Dunstan JA, Roper J, Mitoulas L, Hartmann PE, Simmer K, Prescott SL. 2004. The effect of supplementation with fish oil during pregnancy on breast milk immunoglobulin A, soluble CD14, cytokine levels, and fatty acid composition. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 34(8):1237-1242.

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SEADNA STRIKES CHINA DEAL

With a new year now upon us SeaDNA has headed for new horizons. SeaDNA is proud to announce a new China partnership, signed during the Québec Trade Mission to China: “QUEBECCHINE2018”.

Two major events this week in the mega-centers of Beijing and Shanghai will help introduce SeaDNA’s world-class and 100% Canadian lines of Omega-3 seal oil products to the globe’s largest marketplace.

First stop on the China tour is the Capital where SeaDNA has signed a new partnership with a Beijing-based import company. 

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard was on hand for the signing that will promote and distribute SeaDNA’s products in China. 

SeaDNA is represented on this journey by Director of Business Development, Mme Romy Vaugeois. Mme Vaugeois is very familiar with the host country as she previously spent five years in China working in business while gaining an impressive command of Mandarin. Vaugeois’ language skills and knowledge of norms and practices will be invaluable as SeaDNA continues to find new avenues and partnerships to bring great Canadian seal products to the world.

Vaugeois says, “SeaDNA is pleased to be able to count on the collaboration of its Chinese partners in order to further promote this unique and abundant Canadian resource that is Omega-3 seal oil and seal meat.”

Next up is a trip south to Shanghai for a huge exposition held in one of the jewels of this international business hub.

The Festival of Québec Products in Shanghai will take place at the Daning Commerce Center(大宁国际商业广场)from January 23rd to February 11th. The Commerce Center will resemble a little Québec over this time as the province showcases the best products the area has to offer.  Not only will Quebec companies like SeaDNA get new eyes on them, the space in Shanghai will take on a decidedly Quebecois flair with the construction of a classic “Sugar Shack” and other cultural elements on display.

The Québec showcase in Shanghai will also be joined by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard for the opening ceremony on January 26th to further help promote what the province has to offer. Meetings with Chinese buyers and distributors will open many possibilities for the Québec delegation in China.

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The Canadian seal harvest is sustainable, quota-based, responsible and strictly monitored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. With an estimated population of at least 7.5 million the North Atlantic harp seal herd is incredibly abundant and at no risk.

All SeaDNA products are produced in facilities approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

SeaDNA’s line of Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact SeaDNA at [email protected]a.

CHARCUTER-IFFIC!!!

Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?

Meaty, salty, indulgent, delicious. They are a perfect choice for any occasion, especially those special ones that come over the holiday season or during the long winter.

Here in Quebec we sometimes refer to these great products as “Corchonailles.” But it’s time your charcuterie repertoire expands with SeaDNA’s great line of “Phoconailles.”

From the Magdalen Islands, one of the most special places in the province, we are proud to bring to the Quebec mainland an amazing selection of specialty products featuring a great Canadian protein: seal.

Responsibly harvested and prepared with a lifetime of knowledge, it is Boucherie Cote a Cote we turn to for the man who knows how to make seal butchery magic.

Nicolas Beaupré (Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte) et Réjean Vigneau (Président de SeaDNA et Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine). Crédit photo Dominique Lebel, 2017.

Rejean Vigneau has been working with seal for decades and his effort has helped shape best practices for an entire industry when it comes to processing and utilization. Vigneau and his team’s ability to integrate, understand and create flavours that compliment and improve the already great taste of seal means you are in for something special and wonderful on your table.

Whether it be a traditional pepperete, a terrine, effiloche, salami or smoked seal, SeaDNA seal charcuterie delivers a wild game experience that is incredibly tasty and features a wildly nutritious base.

Seal meat itself is very lean, but thankfully pork is a great compliment to provide both flavour and needed fat to these products. It is for this reason as well that these great charcuterie products can only be sold in Quebec.

Federally a seal is considered a fish. In Quebec however, it is considered a mammal. There are very few, if any, processing facilities in Canada that are approved for both classifications. This means that only here in Quebec we can mix pork with seal and make these amazing things for you. I guess that’s one more reason to consider yourself very lucky to come from this great province!!!

The Canadian seal harvest is quota-based like any wild hunt and is monitored and regulated by the Canadian government. The seal herd in the North Atlantic is completely sustainable and growing annually.


We encourage everyone from Quebec to discover a truly unique and delicious experience.

Discover Phoconailles today at www.seadna.ca

For more information: [email protected]