Sardines and anchovies are very rich sources of fish oil, and they are at significantly lower risk of toxic contamination than salmon because they’re much lower on the food chain.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Natural Health Sherpa warns the public about the possibility of high levels of toxins in some fish oil sources. Their recommendation is to choose small fishes as sources due to their lower contamination risk.
The website encourages everyone to be careful in selecting and using fish oil. Fish oil, which comes from fish and select seafood, prevents “a wide range of medical conditions, including heart disease, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, cognitive function, inflammation, arthritis, eye disorders, and skin conditions,” states the website.
The problem, according to the website, is the source.
Natural Health Sherpa explains that bigger fishes have higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acid. This is because they consume smaller fish and get more fats from them. However, the website noted that this is also the reason why bigger fish contain more toxins, since fats in the body are stored along with toxins. Some of the toxins that big fishes get from smaller ones are mercury, chlordane, arsenic, lead, cadmium, PCB’s, and dioxin.
The website recommends fish oil rich in EPA and DHA.
“If all of these toxins can be found in large fish, it stands to reason that they could end up in fish oil supplements made from these fish. Turns out, that can be the case when it comes to less expensive, more cheaply produced brands,” says http://www.naturalhealthsherpa.com.
Natural Health Sherpa even revealed a list of brands with excessive levels of PCB’s. This list comes from a lawsuit by the California environmental group and includes CVS, Rite Aid, GNC, Nature Made, Solgar, Now Health, Twinlab, Pharmavite, and Omega Protine.
Natural Health Sherpa concludes: “Sardines and anchovies are very rich sources of fish oil, and they are at significantly lower risk of toxic contamination than salmon because they’re much lower on the food chain.”
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