Tuesday, March 2, 2010, a lawsuit was filed in a San Francisco Superior Court, which
alleged that several popular brands of fish oil supplements have illegally undisclosed
and unnecessarily high levels of contamination from toxic PCB compounds. Widely
regarded as cancer-causing agents, PCB’s were outlawed from manufacture in 1979.
The lawsuit names eight manufacturers and retailers of fish and fish liver oils
(as well as shark and shark liver oils) which tested positive for PCB contamination
that exceeded the limits approved for human consumption under California’s Proposition
65. The initial defendants named are CVS Pharmacy, Inc.; General Nutrition Corp.
(GNC); Now Health Group, Inc.; Omega Protein, Inc.; Pharmavite LLC (Nature Made
brand); Rite Aid Corp.; Solgar, Inc.; and TwinLab Corp.
These allegations should give consumers cause for grave concern. Although many
currently marketed fish oil supplements feature claims of being “treated” to remove
or reduce levels of PCB’s and other toxins, many fail to accurately state the residual
levels of PCB’s remaining after “treatment”. This lack of disclosure leaves consumers
completely in the dark, not knowing whether or not they are ingesting high levels
of PCB’s when taking their omega-3 supplement. The allegations are deeply disturbing,
as many consumers regularly take their supplements every day.
Sealogix’s Safety is Guaranteed by Independent Third Party Testing
At Life's Abundance, we impose exacting standards upon all of our products, including
our line of fish oil supplements. We supply our customers with truly superior quality
fish oil supplements that are subjected to rigorous third-party testing for concentration
and purity. In fact, we were among the first to implement independent testing and
to make readily available the results of those tests to our customers.
To guarantee the outstanding quality of every bottle of Sealogix Omega-3 Pharmaceutical
Grade Fish Oil, we follow a strict and methodical formula for production. First,
the omega-3's in Sealogix are sourced from fish located in some of the purest waters
in the world, from fisheries that are renewable and fully-sustainable. Next, our
fish oil undergoes several processes (including molecular distillation and winterization)
to concentrate and purify the oil.
In addition to making certain that Sealogix fish oils are well below the safety
level established by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) for PCB's, the
purification process ensures that they are free from mercury and heavy metal contamination
(including lead, arsenic and cadmium). Furthermore, our refinement process helps
to ensure that Sealogix is a fresh and stable product. Fish oils contain polyunsaturated
fatty acids, which are prone to oxidation, thus risking the reduction of the shelf-life
of the fish oil. Our premium fish oils are naturally processed to greatly reduce
oxidative elements like peroxide and acids, resulting in stabilization that impedes
further oxidation and prolongs the shelf-life of Sealogix products.
Each batch is then tested by International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS), a non-affiliated,
third party laboratory that is considered the world’s premier fish oil testing agency.
IFOS uses multiple scientific tests and analyses on every batch of Sealogix. In
fact, IFOS imposes more stringent requirements for contaminants and oxidation than
the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
These tests ensure that our Sealogix customers are receiving a safe and effective
fish oil supplement that they can feel confident providing to their families, and
for themselves. Finally, we post the IFOS test results for each batch of Sealogix
online, so our customers will know exactly what is contained in Sealogix Omega-3
Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil. We are proud to say that all Sealogix supplements
have achieved IFOS’s highest possible rating for concentration and purity – five
out of five stars.
Go To Our IFOS Page.
Due to the superior quality, purity and concentration of these nutrients, Sealogix
represents an exceptional value compared to other market brands.
Click here to learn more about how Sealogix beats competing omega-3 brands and maintains
exacting standards for safety.
Here’s a sneak peek at the molecular distillation equipment (image on left).
This purification equipment utilizes high-vacuum distillation, ensuring minimal
contact with oxygen for superior purification and concentration of nutrients.
In one of the many “clean room laboratories” at the plant (image on right),
workers monitor the encapsulation process of our pharmaceutical-grade fish oil supplements.