Arctic Omega 900 offers you the best in omega-3 triglyceride-based supplementation. No other professional brand has this potency level: 900 mg EPA and DHA in a single softgel or capsule. In addition, Arctic Omega 900 is IFOS five-star certified, which assures the highest and purest quality oil.
Processing for Purity and Quality
The fish oil used in Arctic Omega 900 is produced under state-of-the-art GMP guidelines approved by international regulatory authorities, including the FDA. To arrive at a high-quality, pure fish oil supplement, several aspects must be considered during the processing of the crude oil:
Heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as dioxins, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) accumulate in the marine food chain. Proprietary manufacturing procedures, including triple distillation or stripping of the starter oil, reduce these aforementioned contaminants and other POPs to extremely low levels. Every batch is controlled to be less than half of the limits set in the current guidelines (e.g., European Pharmacopoeia, Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), United States Pharmacopeia), and actual POP levels typically show values close to or below detection limits.
Fish oil is highly susceptible to oxidation. If the oil becomes oxidized during processing, the oil’s health benefits may be diminished. Closed production under nitrogen or low pressure from first refining to finished drumming ensures low oxidation, which is indicated by anisidine values that fall well below other oils on the market. Every batch is tested for oxidation products before release.
Crude fish oil contains approximately 30% of the active omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). This means that 70% is made up of various fatty acids with different properties. By concentrating the amount of EPA and DHA to high levels, we assure optimal delivery of the fatty acids that are associated with clinical benefits.*
When these aspects are treated with exacting standards during processing, the product can be awarded third-party IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) certification. *
IFOS Five-Star Certification
Arctic Omega 900 is sourced from Norwegian fish oil that is IFOS five-star certified. IFOS is the only third-party testing and certification program for omega-3 fish oil products; it sets the gold standard for analyzing products for comparison to the highest industry standards with regard to contaminants, heavy metals, stability, and potency. Furthermore, IFOS provides detailed results for all testing categories on each individual lot tested. These assays are displayed on the IFOS website. IFOS is exclusively focused on omega-3 fish oil products, and it has long-standing experience with testing fish oil at all points along the supply chain. Five-star certification means:
- Product complies with all CRN†/GOED††/WHO††† testing categories
- Quantity of active ingredients matches the label claim
- Oxidation level is below the CRN/GOED standard by at least 75%
- PCB levels are below the CRN/GOED standard by at least 50%
- Dioxin levels are below the WHO standard by at least 50%
A triglyceride (or triacylglycerol) consists of three fatty acids bound to a glycerol backbone. Unrefined fish oils naturally contain triglycerides with varying amounts of DHA and EPA attached to glycerol. During the production of concentrated fish oils, the fatty acids are liberated into free ethyl ester (EE) form. The EE form can be maintained or the free fatty acids can be re-esterified to produce the triglyceride (TG) form. Both TG and EE forms, as found in concentrated fish oils, are classified as esters. Arctic Omega 900 delivers 900 mg of EPA and DHA as a 70% TG formula.
Fish Gelatin Capsules–No Enteric Coating
By using 100% fish-derived gelatin softgels, Artic Omega 900 is appropriate for pescetarians. To allow for natural digestion of the TG molecule, no enteric coating is used to cover the fish-gelatin softgel. Furthermore, the oil is stabilized with natural vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) to help ensure maximum purity and freshness.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA to treat, prevent, or cure any disease.
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