SEALING MOUNT EVEREST

With the adventure of a lifetime ahead of her, Canada’s own Robyn Moyles is set for the legendary challenge that is Mount Everest.

After months of preparation, Robbie leaves today (Friday, November 2) for a trip unlike anything she has faced before. But Moyles believes she has a secret weapon in completing her mission at the towering behemoth: SeaDNA seal products.

I’m originally from Newfoundland, so consuming seal meat was a regular delicious source of protein. I was introduced to seal oil a few years back and did my own research on the benefits of replacing traditional fish oil with seal oil. Within a short period of time I noticed a significant difference in my overall athletic well being/performance and it is a great aid for post recovery workout,” Moyles says.

Robbie has been a Crossfit devotee for almost a decade and has competed competitively for the last four years. Her work ethic and dedication has earned her podium finishes both here in Canada and internationally.

Robbie, now 52, says seal oil – quite simply – works better than other Omega-3 products, “During competing season, I double up on the products which my body responds to positively from the demands of my sport.   I’ve come to believe it’s a superior product and I’d never leave home without it.

Discover the difference between Seal Oil VS. Fish Oil

Fit, focused and prepared, Robbie will take her steps on Everest alongside an experienced Sherpa who will lead the way to base camp. Originally, Robbie had planned to be part of a small group. But as time progressed, she was the last woman standing.

Back in August, I attended a celebration. Among the friends there was a small team planning an Everest trip to base camp.  One of the team members had canceled and they needed a replacement for the upcoming expedition. I was invited along and here we are.  Interestingly enough, due to unforeseen circumstances I’m now the only one going.”

With her arrival at Everest approaching quickly Robbie says, “The excitement is ‘mounting’ (LOL).  My intention along with my Sherpa is to make it to base camp and from there move forward as he sees fit.

With her body full of SeaDNA Omega-3, Robbie will also have her bag full of SeaDNA Seal Jerky as she treks Everest. She has taken three cases of the North Jerky to give her the energy she will need and says the incredible nutrition this Canadian Superfood provides is exactly what she is looking for. “The trek is monumental and the hope is to be nourished with the scenery and seal meat along the way.”

It’s stories like this from amazing everyday folks like Robbie that we absolutely love. We will be following the inspirational Ms. Moyles through her epic adventure to Mount Everest and encourage you to follow along as well with us on Facebook and Instagram.

And to our new hero Robbie herself: Best of luck, godspeed and we are proud that our product can play even a little part of your success!

Onward and upward!

Also read:  The Canadian Omega-3 Movement

Also read: SeaDNA Seal Jerky:  THE SUPER JERKY

Also read:  Discover the DPA Difference for Joint Pain

FIGHT ANXIETY WITH SEADNA SEAL OIL

It may have been a long time coming but mental health has never been more in the spotlight here in Canada than it is right now.

Efforts to remove stigma surrounding mental issues have become massive, nation-wide initiatives helping thousands address what may be impacting them. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, 1 in 4 Canadians will experience “at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime.” Some may turn to professional help, however many more will not.

Thankfully though, one little dietary change could be enough to help some light shine through the dark cloud anxiety and depression can bring. Science has clearly shown Omega-3 supplements like SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil can have a positive impact.

So if someone in your life is dealing with issues of anxiety or depression, taking SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil could make a major difference.

SCIENCE-BACKED RESULTS

A recent compilation of 19 clinical studies on the issue was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently and among the findings quoted was:
– Clinical trials have found a link between those who have low Omega-3 levels and mental health issues.
– Omega-3 supplements can reduce anxiety and depression in patients with low Omega-3 levels.

Back here in Canada researchers have also been looking into the issue and found similar results. Scientists from Quebec and Ontario studied over 400 Canadians for four years and determined Omega-3 supplements are effective at fighting symptoms of anxiety and depression.

WHY SEAL OIL?

So now that we have determined Omega-3 supplements could help – why is SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil a good choice?

First, there is the unique power seal oil brings thanks to its third fatty-acid called 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.

POWERED BY DPA

Quebec-based researcher Caroline Morin and her team have found DPA 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.

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.

SEAL OIL: IMPROVED ABSORPTION AND UTILIZATION

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 also 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: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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.

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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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.

 

 

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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Gow R, Matsudaira T, Taylor E, et al. Total red blood cell concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with emotion-elicited neural activity in adolescent boys with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2009 Feb-Mar;80(2-3):151-6.
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Hans Bisgaard et al. Fish Oil–Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2530-2539 December 29, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1503734
Hanebutt F, Demmelmair H, Schiessl B, et al. Long-chain poluunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) transfer across the placenta. Clin Nutr 2008 Oct; 27 (5): 685-93.
Helland IC, Smith L, Saarem K, et al. Maternal supplementation with very long-chain n-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and lactation augments children’s IQ at 4 years of age. Pediatrics 2003; 111:39-44.
Hodge W, Barnes D, Schachter HM, Pan Y, Lowcock EC, Zhang L, Sampson M, Morrison A, Tran K, Miguelez M, Lewin G. 2005. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Eye Health. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 117. AHRQ No. 05-E008-2. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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Juber BA, Jackson KH, Johnson KB, Harris WS, Baack ML., Breast milk DHA levels may increase after informing women: a community-based cohort study from South Dakota USA. Int Breastfeed J. 2017
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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.

 

 

HUGE CANADA DAY SPECIAL!!!

Every July 1st we here in Canada celebrate the anniversary of the GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

Canada Day is a time to honour our country, its freedoms, multiculturalism and diversity – and all the things that make our home great and unique.

We at SeaDNA also know a thing or two about being unique. To mark the 151st birthday of Canada we are proud to offer the most complete Omega-3 on the market at a special price for our fellow Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

 

SeaDNA Seal Oil doesn’t just have two fatty acids like most supplements, it has three, as the power of DPA is added to EPA and DHA to provide something unique, efficient and effective.

Also read:  SEAL OIL, DPA AND YOUR HEART

Sustainably harvested from the icy Atlantic waters off the coast of Newfoundland the remarkable Harp Seal is our source for one of the few true Canadian Omega-3’s on the market:

So, why should you choose SeaDNA Seal Oil for your Omega-3 needs?

✓ 100% Canadian. Learn more
✓ Powered by DPA – a third fatty acid not found in fish oils. Learn more
✓ Easily absorbed thanks to its mammal cell structure. Learn more
✓ Sourced from one of the most sustainable fisheries in the Atlantic Learn more 

O Canada Special

For all of July we are happy to offer you our brand new 1000 mg capsules at an incredible 30% off the regular price of $34.99. This means you will receive 120 capsules (a two-month supply) at the great price of $24.50.

O Canada indeed!

CLICK HERE to order your truly Canadian Omega-3!!!

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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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 sales@seadna.ca


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Choi M, JuJ, Suh JS, Park KY, Kim KH. Effects of Omega-3-Rich Harp Seal Oil on the Production of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages. Preventive nutrition and food science 2015;20:83-7. 

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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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. 

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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