A Sad Tale of Norwegian Fish Oil

Once upon a time, Norwegian fish oil was the best, healthiest form of fish oil supplement. The oil was drawn from fish that grew in the pure, cold, unpolluted waters around Norway. It was rich in the long chain omega 3 fatty acids. And the price was low too.

But the Scandinavian fairy tale soon ended. Commercial interests stepped in and muddied the waters. Fish farms cropped up, catering to a rapidly expanding global market for Norwegian fish oil.

And that meant quality dropped.

* Fish raised on farms are fed antibiotics, hormones and drugs to keep them alive and grow faster. All these toxins contaminate the fish oil supplements made out of them.

* Levels of DHA and EPA, the two essential long chain fatty acids, drops in fish that are harvested in colonies instead of being caught in the wild.

* Salmon that feed on algae and plankton store omega 3 fats in their fatty tissue, but artificially fed species don’t get it out of their diet pellets.

* Commercial trawling even dirtied the crystal clear waters around Norway, adding man made muck to the waters where the salmon, mackerel and halibut bred.

Nowadays, Norwegian fish oil is not globally competitive, or near being the best fish oil supplement it once was. For one, it has lesser concentration of protective fats, requiring higher doses every day. This increases the cost per person, which sets off the lower per capsule price advantage.

Another serious disadvantage of most forms of Norwegian fish oil is that they are not molecularly distilled. This means there is a higher level of PCBs, DDT and dioxin, along with heavy metals like mercury, in Norwegian fish oil.

The best brands of today use oil from fish caught in the cleanest and coldest waters, preferably those far from commercial shipping lines and industrialized countries, specifically from deep southern waters around coastal New Zealand.

What makes these fish oil capsules even safer than Norwegian fish oil is the process of molecular distillation by which all impurities and contaminants are removed.

If you’d like to learn more about the DHA fish oil supplements that match all the features that were once lauded in Norwegian fish oil, please drop by and read this short special report (it’s free) – click here.