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About Seal Oil


Seal oil, once prized as a fuel source and ingredient in soap, has now stormed the marketplace as perhaps the best source of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids available for humans. The depth of its importance as a food-grade health supplement is only just truly being understood, and its market value is increasing in step.

The health benefits of Omega-3s are well-established, known to reduce inflammation, boost brain function, increase cardiovascular health, and strengthen bones, vision, and the immune and nervous systems. Omega-3s are crucial to normal growth and development, and though they are found in every cell in the body, they are not produced by the body and must be accessed through food or supplements. A growing body of research indicates Omega-3s may have a role to play in the prevention of arthritis, strokes, certain cancers, and some chronic diseases. Seal oil is a well-rounded supplement with no known adverse side effects—but a growing list of benefits.

The three Omega-3 essential polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in seal oil are Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).


DPA: the advantage over fish oil
 
Research suggests that because seals are mammals, seal oil is easier for humans to digest and process than fish oil. As well, fish oil is a source of EPA and DHA, but contains virtually no DPA. Seal oil is an excellent source of all three of these essential fatty acids. Seal oil also has a longer shelf life and is less likely to oxidize or spoil than most fish oils.
 
Benefits confirmed by science 
 
Without question, seal oil is one of the best sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Also without question: an omega-3 supplement offers many benefits for people of all ages. 
 
 “It’s one of the few natural health supplements you can take that’s legitimately scientifically sound, in that every study confirms the advantages of taking omega-3 fatty acids,” says Chartrand. The benefits are wide-ranging, showing positive effects on brain, heart, eyes, central nervous system, and beyond.  
 
Unlike flax oil, fish oil, and krill oil—the other popular omega-3 supplements on the market—harp seal oil is a source of DPA, DHA, and EPA. Only seal oil contains DPA, which intensifies the effect of DHA and EPA. Seal oil is also more readily absorbed than the other sources of omega-3s. The research is extensive and conclusive: seal oil does a body good.