SEADNA @ CHFA EAST!

It’s almost time to Expo in Toronto once again!

CHFA East is coming up this weekend (Sept. 14 and 15) and we can’t wait to meet up with old friends and make a bunch of new ones as well!

SeaDNA Canada will be on hand (Booth 2723) showcasing both our Omega-3 Seal Oil products and our incredibly nutritious seal jerky. We encourage all to stop by and see for themselves why the Canadian Omega-3 is  the complete choice for the entire family!

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL SOFTGELS

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is 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- FLAVOURED 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

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. SeaDNA Seal Jerky is:

PROTEIN PACKED: With a 50% protein content you get one of the highest natural levels of protein currently available in a jerky product.
HIGH IN IRON: Each bar contains 64% 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 60 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NOTE FOR ALL RETAILERS TAKING PART IN CHFA EAST*: 
SeaDNA Omega-3 Products are available for all stores supplied by McKesson Canada.


REFERENCES:

(1) F.Shahidi, et al. Seal blubber oil: a novel source of w3 fatty acids, 1996.

(2) Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, et al. 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, 1996.

(3) Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

(4) Wang J, et al. Effect of chemical randomization on positional distribution and stability of omega-3 oil triacylglycerols, 2010.

(5) Mason RP, Sherratt SC.Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil dietary supplements contain saturated fats and oxidized lipids that may interfere with their intended biological benefits, 2017.

(6) Mann NJ, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, 2010.

 

 

THE CHEF’S SEAL – EPISODE 01: MANITOBA

EPISODE 1: MANITOBA

When we first came up with “The Chef’s Seal” series we had some simple but important goals:

– Introduce seal to a new audience
– Showcase the fantastic chefs and restaurants that have looked past the propaganda to embrace a truly Canadian protein
– Let those who are responsible for choosing the products explain (in their own words) why seal deserves a place on the menu
– Encourage our fellow Canadians to get out and try it for themselves

To help achieve this we turned to the chefs themselves to tell their “Seal Story.” You may notice a theme among these chefs: they are all young, they are all talented, and they have all embraced a “local food” mindset when it comes to selecting product. They don’t settle for items that don’t meet their standards or do not fit into their vision. Everything they use is carefully selected and we are proud they have chosen SeaDNA seal meat for their menus.

Delicious, incredibly nutritious and truly sustainable; seal has been a part of Canada’s story for generations. We believe it is time for seal to take a step forward and for our country to embrace and utilize this gift mother nature has bestowed upon us.

We also wanted folks in Montreal to be able to see this video series and then, most importantly, make plans to go experience seal. So, we will focus on one establishment for a month before moving on to the next. We hope this will allow you at home the time to support the restaurants here in Montreal that are embracing and elevating our unique Canadian food identity.

Please enjoy this video series and share as much as possible!

The Chef: Simon Mathys

Simon Mathys is one of the bright lights on the Montreal culinary scene. A graduate of the École Hôtelière de Laval, Mathys has spent time in kitchens in both Quebec and France including Daniel Vézina’s Laurie-Raphaël, Bar & Boeuf, Racines and Bistro Accords.

Now the head chef at Manitoba, Mathys has been putting his visionary stamp on this great Montreal establishment since January of 2017.

The Dish: Smoked Butter Seal Loin


Chef Mathys: “The dish lends from the history of Indigenous Canadians and how they ate seal. It’s not exactly how they ate it but it’s inspired by it. It is served almost raw,  thinly sliced and it will be sprinkled with a smoked butter to replace the seal fat. Fresh seal fat is hard to get and less accessible, so we use smoked butter. I think that for customers to have a familiar taste, can help make seal easier to tame for the first time.  It is served with a kind of dip, but it’s a dry dip. We use buckwheat and during the summer we have picked a lot of flowers and herbs that are found locally. So we have a summer and winter version. Both are prepared in a similar way and it’s I find – a good way to eat it.”

Ingredients: Seal Tataki, Smoked Butter, Roasted Buckwheat, Wood Sorrel, Daylily, Marigold, Dried Sagebrush, Fleur de Sel

(Click here for recipe details)

The Place: Manitoba

An intimate and sophisticated but casual atmosphere sets the scene for fantastic cuisine focused on local ingredients.

As Manitoba says on their website“We wanted a taste of the forest in our plates, a taste of nature in our glasses, wood, rock, wind. But over all, we wanted to share in the simplicity of eating well, drinking well and having a good laugh together.” 

Mission well accomplished.

Manitoba Restaurant
271 Rue Saint Zotique Ouest

Montreal, QC
(514) 270-8000
restaurantmanitoba.com
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 6 pm-1 pm
Fri & Sat: 6 pm-Midnight

For more information about SeaDNA Seal Products and the seal industry: www.seadna.ca.

SeaDNA Seal Meat is prepared in CFIA/HACCP approved facilities and can be sold in any retail establishment from coast to coast to coast. For inquiries: sales@seadna.ca.

 

SMOKED BUTTER SEAL RECIPE


 

SMOKED BUTTER SEAL 

RECIPE CREDIT – SIMON MATHYS, EXECUTIVE CHEF: MANITOBA

In the first episode of “The Chef’s Seal” we introduced you to Executive Chef Simon Mathys of Restaurant Manitoba and his delicious “Smoked Butter Seal” (Price : $16.00). Now we want to show you how to make this recipe at home (or at least give it the ol’ college try)!

Although the recipe does require a little effort to find the accompanying herbs and plants, it does not have a lot of cooking and is fairly easy to prepare for the whole family.

One seal loin is equal to about 5-6 portion.

INGREDIENTS – SEAL FILLET:

  • 50 g of seal fillet (each fillet should make two-three servings depending on size)
  • 3 tbsp. of butter
  • A pinch of fleur de sel

INGREDIENTS FOR DRY “DIP”:

  • 3 tbsp. Roasted buckwheat
  • A pinch of Oxalis
  • A pinch of daylily buds
  • A pinch of dried sagebrush
  • A pinch of dried calendula flowers

SMOKED BUTTER:

If you have a smoker, you can make smoked butter yourself. Just put the butter in a dish and put in the smoker for about 1 hour. Make sure the butter is melted before you add it to the seal fillet. If you do not own a smoker, you can simply melt the butter in the microwave.

PREPARATION:

  1. Sear the seal fillet in a very hot pan. Add oil before cooking the filet. It needs to be served very rare, similar to a “blue” cook on a steak. Sear the outside very well for about two minutes on each side. Let rest for 4-5 minutes. Click here for our Seal Loin Tataki Recipe and for the Recipe Video!
  2. Slice the seal fillet into very thin slices.
  3. Place the sliced seal fillet on a plate, arrange them as you see in the above photo.
  4. Place the roasted buckwheat next to the seal, followed by the remaining ingredients in the “dry dip.”
  5. Add about two tablespoons of the smoked butter over the seal meat.
  6. Finish with a pinch of fleur de sel.
  7. Serve and enjoy! At Restaurant Manitoba, Chef Simon Mathys encourages patrons to enjoy this meal with your hands, paying homage to how seal is traditionally enjoyed here in Canada. Simply grab a slice of seal with your fingers and run it through the “dry dip.” Deliciousness follows.

Where to find:

SeaDNA Seal Loin (*Recommended to call ahead to ensure availability)

Montreal:
Poissonnerie la Mer
1840 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Montreal, QC
(514) 522-3003 (ext. 231)

Quebec City:
Poisson d’Or
960 Cartier Avenue
Quebec, QC
(581) 300-1510

Other stores where to buy seal meat.

Dry Dip Ingredients
(These could be a little harder to find. Feel free to experiment with herbs that have similar flavour profiles)

Roasted Buckwheat:


Can be found at many specialty and normal supermarkets. Examples in Montreal: AVRIL SUPERMARKET SANTÉ or at ALIMENTS TRIGONE.

Oxalis:


You can find this flowering plant in many forests across North America. The edible herb has an acidic flavour profile. This can be harder to find but is available via foraging or contacting local plant stores.

Daylily:


This wild flower is both delicious and fragrant. Available at many local plant and flower stores

Sagebrush (Wormwood or mugwort):


This plant brings an earthy, herbal boost to the dish. This is the plant that can create Absinthe. Can be found at local plant and flower stores.

Calendula (Marigold):


Known for a similar taste to saffron, the flowers bring a unique colour and taste. A common garden staple, it can also be found at specialty markets and local plant and flower stores.

SEADNA BACK TO SCHOOL MEGA SALE

Well parents, August long weekend is now behind us and we all know what that means: back to school is right around the corner.

While some may claim it is “the most wonderful time of the year” we know it can be extremely stressful for many. So many things to do. So many boxes to check. So many things to get ready before our kids return.

There is though, one easy thing we can do to help them prepare to get back in the classroom whether they’re studying shapes or trigonometry: get a little SeaDNA Omega-3 in them. 

HOW DO OMEGA-3’S HELP MY CHILD?

Science has shown Omega-3’s have a myriad of benefits for the developing minds and bodies of children including:

  • Support of cognitive growth such as hand-eye coordination, attention span, mood and concentration and has even helped boost results in IQ tests.
  • Fighting 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.
  • They have also been scientifically proven to aid development of eyes, nerves and the brain.

SEADNA OMEGA-3 MEGA SALE

All it takes is one teaspoon a day of the best-tasting Omega-3 on the market to give these changes a chance to happen.  And now to help your family get the most complete and versatile Omega-3 on the market, SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is ON SALE.

For all of August receive 20% OFF any bottle of our Lemon Oil or get our “Family Four-Pack” containing four 200ml bottles of Lemon-Oil and FREE SHIPPING for only $100: over $30 in savings!!!

POWERED BY DPA

Aside from its great taste, the fact it’s 100% Canadian and sourced from a truly sustainable fishery; 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. 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.

THE CANADIAN OMEGA-3 FOR THE FAMILY

We all want the best for our kids and we believe SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is just this: the best Omega-3 you can give them. It is 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 sales@seadna.ca.

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 Omega-3 Seal Oil Products have been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada.

 

 

 

 


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JERKY BETTER WITH SEADNA SEAL JERKY

We all jerky for different reasons.

Some of us jerky because we need a quick energy boost to get us through the day.

Some of us jerky because our activities take us to places where jerky becomes a critical nutrition source where few others are available.

Some of us jerky because it is an amazing source of protein and nutrition.

Some of us jerky because…well…we just love jerky!

But no matter why you jerky – it’s time to upgrade your snack game with SeaDNA Seal Jerky.

The NORTH JERKY isn’t just a truly Canadian product, it’s a true superfood that destroys the competition when it comes to nutrition. Don’t just take our word for it though, compare these values to what you can find in your favourite jerky:

It isn’t just about protein. It’s about the nutrients you find alongside it as well. Iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc are all elements most of us need more of in our diet to help us perform at our best. Many even turn to supplements to find them, which are far less efficient than food-based sources like SeaDNA Seal Jerky.

Our country’s best athletes know these facts when choosing their jerky. And the nutrition and great smoky taste of chipotle, maple and pepper has them turning to SeaDNA Seal Jerky.

Among those who have gone NORTH:

Sebastien (SEB TOOTS) Toutant – Olympic Snowboarding Champion

Patrice Bernier – Montreal Impact Legend

Jean Pascal – World Boxing Champion

Olivier Aubin-Mercier – UFC Superstar

Patrick Cote – UFC Legend

Even we have to admit – that’s a pretty darn impressive crop of Canadians who know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to nutrition of the highest order.

SEADNA SEAL JERKY IS:

PROTEIN PACKED: With a 50% protein content you get one of the highest natural levels of protein currently available in a jerky product.
HIGH IN IRON: Each bar contains 64% 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 60 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to order SeaDNA Seal JerkyCLICK HERE.

NEW RESEARCH: OMEGA-3’s AND CANCER

Cancer is an affliction that almost every Canadian has been touched by in one way or another.

It is one of the scariest words we can hear – and as such any new discoveries in treating or preventing the disease must be met with caution and trepidation.

In this new age of the internet, false claims, fake healing and large corporations funding “scientific studies” we all need to ensure that what we are reading is, in fact, based in truth and science.

It is with this caveat that we discuss a recent scientific study conducted at the University of Illinois that suggests Omega-3 supplements could actually help contain the spread of cancer.

The findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

COULD OMEGA-3’S HELP FIGHT CANCER?

What this study deals with is a natural pain-killing system within the body called the “endogenous cannabinoid system” or “endocannabinoid system” for short. Endocannabinoids are molecules that are found throughout the body and work with the immune and nervous systems to reduce inflammation and pain.

What the study on Omega-3 has discovered is that when the body utilizes Omega-3 fatty acids endocannabinoids called “EDP-EAs” are created that – the study claims – have tumour-fighting properties.

Aditi Das (left), professor of comparative biosciences, college of veterinary medicine; and Timothy Fan, professor of veterinary clinical medicine (Courtesy: University of Illinois)

The research was led by Professor Aditi Das and focussed on how endocannabinoid epoxides – the active property created when the body takes Omega-3 – interacts with tumour cells in lab mice.

Here are their findings:
– EDP-EAs were found to kill off cancer cells in mice, although not as well as chemotherapy drugs.
– EDP-EAs stopped tumours from growing by preventing blood vessels from supplying tumours with nutrient-rich blood.
– EDP-EAs stopped cancer cells from moving and interacting with other cells throughout the body.

Study co-author Timothy Fan says “the major cause of death from cancer is driven by the spread of tumour cells…as such, therapies that have the potential to impede cell migration also could be useful for slowing down or inhibiting metastases.”

The next steps for Professor Das and Fan is to figure out if a concentrated dose of the active EDP-EA component in Omega-3 fatty acids binds quickly and efficiently to cannabinoid receptors on tumour cells. The hope is for a breakthrough in cancer research.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR ME?

Whether or not this Omega-3 supplementation can help fight cancer is something that will need to be studied WAY, WAY more and is certainly NOT a claim we are making here.

But this study does continue to show the relationship between Omega-3’s and natural systems within the body that deal with pain and inflammation.

No matter what else comes out of this study it is, once again, further evidence that Omega-3 supplementation has impressive benefits for us humans.

SEADNA SEAL OIL: THE CANADIAN OMEGA-3

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is truly a Canadian product and one we stand behind for quality. We know where our product comes from. We could probably even tell you who harvested the seal that is in your supplement. It is a secure, sustainable Omega-3 source and a Canadian tradition.

Before it reaches your home SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is purified to the highest standards. It is free of heavy metals, toxins and contaminants. Health Canada has recognized its purity and quality by issuing SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil a Natural Products Number. All lots are third party tested to further ensure that what you receive is a supplement that truly deserves a place in your home.

For more information on SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil we welcome you to join us at www.seadna.ca.

To order: https://boutique.seadna.ca/all-products.

 

 

OMEGA UP YOUR SUMMER DIET WITH SEADNA

Summer is here Canada! Wooooooooo!

One of the common resolutions we Canadians make at this time is to eat healthier and re-commit ourselves to living better. The warmer weather gets us up and moving and a focus on diet and nutrition is a critical part of our efforts.

Nutritionists and health professionals have long pointed to the benefits an Omega-3 can bring to your overall well-being. With the summer now upon us, we have some tasty ways for you to add our Lemon-Flavour Omega-3 Seal Oil to your diet.

SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is smooth tasting with a clean finish and provides a natural Omega-3 that is 100% Canadian. Along with EPA and DHA, seal oil also has DPA in balanced qualities with the other two fatty acids.

So with SeaDNA Seal Oil you get the power of three Omega-3’s (DHA, EPA and DPA), not just two like most other supplements on the market. You also get an Omega-3 sourced from Canada, refined in Canada, and exceeds the strict standards our country sets for purity and quality.  We always say: Know where your supplement comes from. With SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil there is no questioning the source.

Our lemon-flavoured oil has been called the ‘best tasting” liquid Omega-3 on the market and this makes it the perfect addition to summer favourites like salsa, salads or smoothies.

Here are a couple recipes you can make at home, while ensuring you and those you love get the health benefits of an Omega-3 in an easy, delicious way.

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SUMMER SALSA

Alright, this one is so easy and tasty that anyone can do it. Plus, salsa is always a family favourite!
So, here go…

Ingredients:
– 3 tomatoes, chopped
– 1 orange or red pepper, finely diced
– 1 ripe avocado, peeled and then cubed
– ½ cup of fresh corn (frozen or canned can also be used in a pinch)
– ¼ cup of cilantro (to taste)
– ¼ cup chopped red onion
– ½ jalapeno pepper (finely diced)
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
– 2 tablespoons lime juice
– salt to taste
– 1 tablespoon – SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil

Instructions:
Well, it is salsa so this one is easy peasy, lemon-oil squeezy!

Chop up the veggies, mix them together, then at the end you add the lime juice, salt and SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil. Give it a quick stir and you have a tasty, nutritional summer treat the whole family will enjoy.

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SUMMER VINAIGRETTE

The great taste of SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil makes it a great companion for a salad dressing to add to your favourite veggie mix. A simple vinaigrette is easy to make and a light summer companion. Here’s our take on it:

Ingredients:

– ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
– ¼ cup lemon juice
– 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
– 2 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
– ½ teaspoon black pepper
– 1 pinch (to taste) smoked paprika
– 1 tablespoon SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil

Instructions:
Again, we aren’t exactly pushing culinary limits here, but it is another simple tasty Omega-3 addition for your diet. Just add it all together, whisk it well, and you are good to go. Clean, delicious and a great summer vinaigrette that should appeal to the whole family.

SEADNA SUMMER SMOOTHIE

When the temperature rises a cold icy smoothie is a great way to beat the summer heat. It is also a sneaky chance to get that Omega-3 into your kids (or husband) in a delicious and subtle way.

Ingredients:
– frozen mixed fruit (pick your favourites)
– water
– 1 tablespoon SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil

Instructions:
– Grab your blender and add your frozen fruit. Then add water, about level with the amount of fruit. Blend that baby up. Then add your SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil to the mix and serve. Again, we are keeping it easy.

So there you go, three easy ways to make your summer a little more healthy while still being light and delicious.

For more information on SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil and to order: www.seadna.ca.

 

 

THE CANADIAN OMEGA-3 MOVEMENT

Quality and performance are two things we should all demand of any Omega-3 supplement we choose to help our body.

These are properties at the core of SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil.

We are one of the few Omega-3’s on the market that can truly claim to be 100% Canadian. This means we know exactly where our product comes from and exactly how it has been processed. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is also natural, of the highest quality, powered by DPA (an efficient third fatty acid your supplement does not have) and its mammal-based cell structure means we integrate, absorb and utilize the benefits of an Omega-3 more efficiently without any reflux issues.

If you live an active lifestyle adding an Omega-3 to your diet is a choice you should be making. The science is in and it shows numerous benefits. And we are proud to say that we are seeing some of Canada’s best turn to SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil for their Omega-3 needs. It’s versatility and smooth, clean taste makes it a perfect and versatile workout partner.

See below for five reasons to choose SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil and how it helps some of Canada’s greatest athletes:

1. BOOSTS YOUR RECOVERY

Seal Oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that will help those muscles you have pushed to the limit get back to 100%. And when they do, they’ll be stronger than ever. SeaDNA Seal Oil will also help limit the soreness you feel after those intense sessions.

For UFC star Olivier Aubin-Mercier. who is in the gym for hours a day as he continues his rise in the world of MMA, this is critical. The faster you recover, the faster you can build your ability.

2. BOOSTS YOUR STRENGTH

Seal oil will help muscles recover after workouts and also helps promote protein synthesis, which is how our body turns the proteins we eat into muscle mass. Omega-3’s will help ensure that you get the most out of the fuel you feed your body. 

For former world-champion boxer Jean Pascal, building strong and lean muscle is key to lasting 12 rounds in the squared circle. This master of the ring is a master of nutrition and knows SeaDNA Seal Oil delivers a knockout punch to the Omega-3 competition.

3. BOOSTS YOUR MUSCLE ACTIVATION

                                               

Omega-3 fatty acids help the brain with cognitive functions. So when we take Seal Oil we are not only able to assess a situation faster but fire those muscles quicker to react to it as well.

Olympic-champion snowboarder Sebastien Toutant (better known as “Seb Toots”) needs his mind and muscles firing on all cylinders when he drops in for amazing and dangerous “Big Air” events like the final in South Korea that saw this Canadian bring home the gold. Split second decisions and the ability to execute can be the difference for athletes like Seb Toots, Omega-3’s can help. 

4. BOOSTS YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil helps stimulate blood flow to the capillary beds in our body. This means more oxygen in the blood and a higher Vo2Max. This helps you take your workout to another level.

Soccer icon Patrice Bernier was a home-grown hero as the captain of the Montreal Impact where he became a legendary figure due to his effort, intelligence and pace on the pitch. More Vo2Max capacity means you too can push yourself every day like Patrice.

5. BOOSTS INJURY PREVENTION

When your body gets the right amount of Omega-3’s your muscles are happy. Less inflammation and less small tears in the muscles from working out, less chance of re-injury or new problems. SeaDNA Seal Oil does this.

UFC legend Patrick Cote has faced off in hand-to-hand combat with some of the toughest and most dangerous men of all-time like Tito Ortiz and Anderson Silva. He is as tough a fighter as the sport has ever known. To this day Cote keeps his body in fighting shape and SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil helps him do so. 

SEADNA SEAL OIL: FOR THOSE CHASING THEIR BEST

SeaDNA Seal Oil has become the choice of some of the best athletes in this country and it can help you too. So if you are looking for a supplement to compliment your routine, no matter how intense it is, why not choose an Omega-3 that is:

– 100% Canadian
– Natural and Balanced
– Contains the power of DPA along with EPA and DHA
– Scientifically proven to work
– Of guaranteed quality
– Sourced from a local sustainable resource
– More efficient with higher bioavailability
– Reflux free

SeaDNA offers traditional softgels and our 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.

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 sales@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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