The Harp Seal is a marine mammal found abundantly in the cold waters off Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Oils from Harp Seals are an extremely rich source of long-chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA’s). In our body the fatty tissue consists of two distinctive fatty acids, which are Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-6 comes mainly from vegetables, seeds and nut oils, while Omega-3 mainly comes from fish and marine mammals. The Omega-3 fatty acids include the essential fatty acid Alpha-Linolenic Acid (18:3 n-3) and its longer chain metabolites EPA, DHA and DPA. Fatty acids are the basic building blocks of which fats and oils are composed. Certain fatty acids are considered “essential” because they cannot be produced in the body and must be obtained from outside sources.
The heart health benefits of the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, are the best known. These benefits were discovered in the 1970’s by researchers studying the Greenland Eskimos. The Greenland Eskimos consumed large amounts of fat from seals, but displayed virtually no cardiovascular disease. The high level of Omega-3 fatty acids consumed by the Eskimos reduced triglycerides, heart rate, blood pressure and atherosclerosis.
- 360 Softgels, 500 Softgels
EPA or Eicosapentaenoic Acid reduces inflammation and blood clots within the cardiovascular system. In addition, clinical tests have shown people with diets rich in EPA are less prone to inflamed joints (Rheumatoid Arthritis), inflammation of the intestines (Crohn’s Disease), Lupus, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis and skin disease.
DHA or Docosahexaenoic Acid has been identified as an essential building block of the brain, nerve and eye tissue. It is especially important to development of an infant’s visual acuity and motor skills. DHA is recognized as a physiologically essential nutrient in the brain and retina and is therefore needed for neuronal functioning and visual acuteness.
DPA or Docosapentaenoic Acid is only found in significant amounts in seal oil and in infant’s milk, which is almost as important as either EPA or DHA. About one third of the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids circulation in human blood is attributed to DPA as the effective agent.
Seal oil is a superior source of Omega-3 compared to fish in many ways. DPA is present at very low levels in fish oils relative to EPA and DHA, but is almost as important as either EPA or DHA. Seal oil can supply up to ten times more DPA than fish oils. About a third of the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids circulation in human blood is attributable to DPA. Seal oil is the only supplement rich in natural DPA. With the exception of seal oil, the highest incidence of DPA is human breast milk.
Recommended Use or Purpose:
Harp Seal Oil contains all three components of Omega-3; EPA, DPA and DHA. As a source of Omega-3 fatty acids, it is beneficial for the maintenance of good health.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each Softgel Capsule Contains:
- Harp Seal Oil (Phoca Groenlandica)……..…..500mg
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) ……… 60mg
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) …….. 60mg
- DPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid) …….30mg
Recommended Dose (Adults, Adolescents & Children):
Take orally 4 softgel capsules a day or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.