A recent article grabbed my attention and highlights some issues that I have long argued is a problem with Omega fish and krill oil. (To read article, please see below) If you read the article, it is stunning. A new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand found that nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly oxidized (rancid) fish oil died within two days after birth. Mothers given rancid fish oil also had a higher incidence of insulin resistance at weaning compared with those given unoxidized supplements or water. Even the authors where surprised. "Once we discovered so many supplements were oxidized, we decided to focus on the health effects of oxidized fish oil during and after pregnancy," research fellow Dr. Ben Albert, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland said in the release. "We were surprised by the death rate," said study lead Professor Wayne Cutfield, also from the Liggins Institute. "We'd expected some negative health effects on the rat offspring, but we didn't expect them to die."
Remember, these supplements are recommended by nutritional advisors all over the world. According to a press release about the research, "Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be chemically fragile or 'unstable,' and can easily break down when exposed to natural conditions such as light, heat and oxygen." In a previous study, the research team found 83 percent of fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand to be oxidized beyond internationally recommended levels. This is in line with other studies that have found highly oxidated fish oil supplements in North America, South Africa and Europe.
At Pure Life Science Corp., we only use plant-based Omegas in our Pure Form Omega® Natural product, which are much more compatible with human physiology. The processing ensures freshness, without rancidity, as demonstrated by our recent evaluation by Health Canada by an independent laboratory in California.
As can be seen above the Anisidine Value (AV), which is a measure of rancidity, was almost undetectable for Pure Form Omega® Natural. It is a value that fish and krill oil cannot compete, also there is no risk of contamination with toxic heavy metals, as there are with fish oil. Any one considering Omega supplementation can be assured that Pure Form Omega is committed to bringing only the best and freshest ingredients to help maximize performance. It’s engineered that way!
REFERENCED ARTICLE: American Journal of Physiology
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Pure Form Omega® Natural has the optimal 2.5 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 from organic, plant-based sources which is optimal for human physiology.
Dr. Jeff Matheson, MDCM
Dr. Jeff Matheson obtained an HBSc (Biochem) degree from University of Western Ontario, followed by a his MDCM Degree (doctor of medicine, teacher of surgery) from McGill University in 1991. He was a full-time Emergency Room physician for 15 years, Medical Director of Med-Emerg Inc from 1998-2013, Founder of CPM Medical Clinics (pain management) which became the largest provider of pain management in Canada 2005 to present, setting standards to which all clinics must be certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario. He has trained over 70 physicians in the practice of pain management, established the Headache, Migraine and Pain Treatment Centre in Ajax Oct 2013- a new, non-narcotic approach to pain management using neuroplasticity principles. Jeff is one of the founders of Pure Life Science Corp.