What About Fish Oil And Ocean Pollution

By: Dr. Bill


One of the concerns being communicated to me today is about pollution, and the question is: Doesn't pollution inevitably find it's way into the product?
My answer is no.
Let me start by saying that by pollution most people mean heavy metals and PCBs.
These can be avoided by taking only supplements that go through a triple phase molecular distillation purification process.
You want to make sure the oils of any product are distilled in a controlled, pristine vacuum environment which insures contaminant removal above and beyond traditional purification methods.
There are international standards for filtering of dioxins, PCBs, pesticides and heavy metals, including mercury. Your supplements must surpass these.
Are there reasons to be concerned with contaminants?
Absolutely.
A study in Canada showed samples of analyzed commercial fish oil had detectable levels of pesticides and PCBs.
Notice the study involved "commercial grade fish oil."
This is the stuff found in supermarkets, drugstores, health food stores, and shopping clubs. It is sold cheaply as a commodity, and can actually be bad for your health, and doesn't benefit anyone.
Contrast this with pharmaceutical grade fish oil which may have many health benefits:
1. Vascular health improved.
2. Reduced cardiovascular disease risk.
3. Symptoms of rhuematoid arthritis reduced.
4. Blood thinning.
Fish oil off the shelf can't compare to that.
Pharmaceutical grade fish oil may even improve function of the prostate - so stick with that level of quality and you're good to go.

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Dr. Bill is a former orthopaedic surgeon and health expert. Go to pharmaceutical grade fish oil for his recommendation, as well as free anti-aging newsletters.

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