Did you know that salmon and salmon oil potentially contain high levels of arsenic?
“Salmon Oil is a great source of essential fatty acids which are vital for maintaining optimal health. However, it is widely recognised that salmon oil contains many harmful impurities” Nordic Naturals National Educator, Stuart Tomc said.
“Heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury occur naturally in the river beds and oceans’ where salmon spawn and live. Salmon therefore, naturally contains elevated levels of these impurities, which means purification of fish oil is very important.
For that reason Nordic Naturals has launched Kenai (pronounced ‘Key Ni’) Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, the first pure salmon fish oil supplement to surpass all international standards for purity & freshness.
“Many fish oil supplements claim they are pure and require no purification however this often does not account for the many heavy metals that pose problems in salmon stocks. Salmon along with other seafood is one of the main ways that humans are exposed to arsenic,” Stuart said.
“Many salmon oils are created from farmed salmon which research has shown often contains significantly higher levels of contaminants than wild salmon. This coupled with lack of purification can mean the benefit of taking salmon oil is significantly reduced.
“By using wild salmon and undertaking a gentle but effective purification process, consumers can notably reduce their exposure to impurities and enhance the benefit of salmon oil.”
Nordic Naturals Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil contains up to 23 different omega fatty acids including omegas 3,5,6,7,9 and 11 and has more than 500mg EPA+DHA in each serving, as well as the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, which is naturally abundant in wild salmon and gives the oil its rich orange colour.
Sourced from the Kenai River in Alaska, Nordic Natural Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil complies with the Kenai Wild program, which ensures premium quality wild salmon from the Cook Inlet of Alaska; supports fair compensation for fishermen and processors and aims to protect the long-term sustainability of wild Alaskan salmon. It also uses salmon that is also certified by Marine Stewardship Council, the world’s most recognised certifier of sustainable wild fisheries and is third party tested to ensure the highest standards are maintained including surpassing standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency, GOED (Global Organisation for EPA & DHA Omega-3) and CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition).
Available in 90 count, citrus flavoured soft gels and in liquid form 237ml . RRP caps $46.60 & liquid $63.50
For New Zealand enquiries and for information on stockists of Nordic Naturals please call NaturalMeds on 0800 439 631 or visit www.naturalmeds.co.nz.