The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants). Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
What does: "Free of potentially harmful levels of mercury, heavy metal, PCBs, dioxins and other potentially harmful contaminants " mean?
All fish contain contaminants due to either man-made pollution or natural impurities in seas and fresh water. As with all our natural products, we take care to ensure that they are tested for contaminants as necessary.
All our fish oils have been evaluated for a variety of contaminants. Heavy metals and mercury are checked using a sophisticated instrument called ICP-MS. We have this instrument in-house and do these tests on a regular basis. Our standards are set to the AHPA standards, which are tighter than most other scientific based standards.
We have a long historical record of PCB and dioxin testing for our fish oils. The most recognized world standard is the European Commission standard, which has been adopted by the US Pharmacopeia. This standard for PCBs, dioxins and other similar contaminants takes into account the toxicity of the different PCBs and dioxins. This standard is a true safety standard and we follow this guideline. You can learn more about PCBs in this article, PCBs, Fish and Fish Oil, by Rick Sharpee, Ph.D.
We also test our fish oils for other contaminants such as bacteria and pathogens. Our fish oils are generally safer than eating fish because of the additional purification steps that take place. These steps may include absorbent technologies and molecular distillation, depending on the type of fish oil.
Serving Size: 2 Chewable Softgels
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|% Daily Value for Children Under 4 yrs.||for Adults & Children Over 4 yrs.|
|Calories from Fat||10|
|Total Fat †||1 g||2%*|
|Saturated Fat †||< 0.5 g||2%*|
|Trans Fat †||0 g||†|
|Cholesterol †||1 mg||< 1%*|
|BioPureDHA® Fish Oil Concentrate †||1100 mg||†|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) †||200 mg||<B.†< b>|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) †||48 mg||,b>†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.|
† Daily Value not established.