Vital Choice's whole, unrefined, certified-pure virgin Omega-3 Sockeye Salmon Oil is extracted from wild Alaskan sockeye within hours of harvest.
The brilliant orange color of our Salmon Oil comes from astaxanthin: a potent antioxidant pigment that wild sockeye acquire by eating krill and other zooplankton.
Its whole-food attributes make Vital Choice Sockeye Salmon Oil a rare and powerfully health-promoting omega-3 supplement!
Our whole, unrefined salmon oil vs. standard, refined fish oils
Standard, mass-market fish oils come from diverse fish of widely variable purity and fat composition, and must undergo chemical processes (deodorization and molecular distillation) to produce palatable, standardized products.
During refinement, fish oils are heated to temperatures in excess of 450 degrees F, which can degrade the structural integrity of their omega-3 molecules. Chemical refining of fish oils also alters their natural fatty acid and nutrient profiles, with unknown impacts on their health-supporting potential.
In contrast, Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil does not need to undergo chemical refining, because wild salmon are among the purest of all ocean fish. The U.S. EPA and FDA recommend wild Alaskan Salmon without reservation, and NSF International certifies the purity and potency of our Salmon Oil.
Because it is not chemically refined, our Salmon Oil closely reflects the nutritional profile of its source fish, making it a true “whole food” supplement.
Omega-3 health benefits-
According to the U.S. FDA, “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
The long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) found only in seafood (especially fatty fish) – and in supplemental fish and krill oils – are essential to human life and support optimal health in key organs, systems, and life stages:
Skin, hair, and nails
Joints and movement
Cognition (thinking), attention, mood, and memory
Key nutrients per serving
Each 3-capsule (3,000 mg) serving provides these naturally occurring nutrients:
Omega-3s: About 600 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, including approximately 240 mg of omega-3 EPA and 220 mg of omega-3 DHA
Vitamin D: 340 IU of vitamin D3
Vitamin A: 360 IU of pre-formed vitamin A
Astaxanthin: About 36 mcg