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Seal oil has some potential advantages over fish oil. For example, many people are allergic to some of the compounds found in fish. Because seal is a mammalian food source and not fish, many of these people can take seal oil without any issue. Some claim that because seal oil is mammalian, our bodies, which are also mammalian, can more easily absorb it. Also, most fish oils contain little if any DPA. This is a huge downside to fish oil. For more information on how DPA can be beneficial to our health, click here to see another article I wrote.
So, in many ways seal oil can be seen as a superior source of omega-3. Now let's talk about how the body benefits from the omega-3 found in seal oil. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on this topic and many now believe that omega-3 is one of the most important nutrients we can get as human beings. The list of benefits attributed to omega-3 is truly stunning. Here is a list of things omega-3 is reputed to help with:
The list seems to go on and on! (Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3)
Seal oil provides all of these benefits due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in it. On top of that, you get the added benefit of high amount so of DPA which have been shown to provide many benefits, including optimization of DHA and EPA used in the body, improved blood clotting, reduction of blocked arteries, other heart health benefits, and many more benefits as well.
Seal oil is procured from a natural environment. Atlantic harp seals live their entire natural lives up until they are harvested. Young seals are never taken, as it is not only illegal but provides little economic benefit. Unlike other sources of omega-3 oils where the source may be suspect, you always know the omega-3 from Terra Nova Seal Oil comes from the oceans near Newfoundland, Canada. To give you an idea of the sustainability of the seal harvest, in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, there are around 500,000 people. However, there are over 7 million harp seals. Only a tiny fraction of the seals are harvested each year keeping their numbers very high. In other words, but sourcing your omega-3 needs from seal oil, you know you are participating in a very sustainable and environmentally friendly source of this essential element.
For these reasons and more, Terra Nova Omega-3 Seal Oil is one of the best sources of omega-3, including DPA, out there. Please visit our store if you are interested in purchasing!