If you have been following our blog for a while now you likely know the importance of daily Omega-3 supplementation. Even mainstream women’s magazine Chatelaine has written on the numerous benefits of fish oil supplements. However, would you know if your Omega-3 fish oil supplement was oxidized or fished unsustainably? Read here on why it is that so many medical professionals and research institutions choose Nordic Naturals fish oil and fish oil blends.
Some of the top selling Nordic Naturals Omega-3 supplements at Better Living in Toronto include:
- Tangerine Omega-3 Gummies
- Strawberry Children’s DHA Liquid and Softgels
- Lemon Cod Liver Oil Caps and Liquid
- Prenatal DHA
- Ultimate Omega
Friend of the Sea (FOS) is an internationally recognized, non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve the global marine habitat. FOS operates leading certification projects, which verify the sustainability of both fisheries as well as Omega-3 fish oil products.
Better Living in Toronto carries the full line of Nordic Natural fish oils, all of which are FOS certified as well as being sourced from waters that are certified sustainable by FOS. This verifies that Nordic Naturals complies with rigorous criteria that include:
- Fishing practices prevent bycatch of endangered species
- Fishing practices reduce ecosystem impact
- Products are from fish stocks that are not overexploited
- Manufacturing reflects energy efficiencies
- Company practices include high standards for social accountability
Since their founding, Nordic Naturals has been committed to the health of the oceans. FOS certification is important not only for Better Living and Nordic Naturals but also for our customers and the environment.
If you experience a fishy smell, taste or burps after consuming your fish oil product it is likely oxidized and perhaps even rancid. The consumption of oxidized Omega-3 has been shown to contribute to negative heal outcomes such as free radical formation and increased susceptibility to oxidative damage to tissues. Nordic Naturals fish oils are handled carefully during manufacturing and storage to ensure they are not degraded by oxygen. Fish oil freshness is the absence of rancidity measured by the total oxidation (TOTOX) value. The lower the TOTOX number, the fresher the fish oil, and the more likely your body will respond positively to your omega-3 supplement. *
Nordic Naturals tests TOTOX levels repeatedly throughout their proprietary, oxygen-free manufacturing process in order to ensure exceptional freshness levels in all of their omega oils. In addition, every batch of Nordic Naturals fish oil is third-party tested to verify purity levels based on the toxicity equivalent testing methodology established by the World Health Organization.
Better Living invites you to come in store for the tried and true human taste test. Join us Thursday March 31, 2016 from 2:30pm to 6:30pm when we will have a Nordic Naturals representative available in our Toronto store to let you smell, sip and/or bite into a soft gel. Trust your senses, if it tastes and smells fishy then forget it. Our knowledgeable staff is available 6 days a week to answer any of your questions.
* These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada and this product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.