General information

Fish Oil Production

Origin of high Omega 3 Fish Oil

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish and is an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The fish used as sources do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them by consuming either microalgae or prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids.

Our main focus is on eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are the two main long chain highly unsaturated fatty acids. They are primarily marine-derived. EPA and DHA are synthesized by algae and marine plants. The algae are eaten by zooplankton, the zooplankton by fish and on up the food chain. At each stage the EPA and DHA are retained and utilized for their properties.

The most widely available dietary source of EPA and DHA is cold-water oily fish, such as wild salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines. Oils from these fish have a profile of around seven times as much omega-3 oils as omega-6 oils.

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Essential Omega-3 fatty acids in Animal Feed

Omega-3 fatty acids (mainly EPA and DHA) are essential nutrients but are not normally produced by animals in any significant quantity. The inherent balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in most animal feeds is far from ideal. In a diet that is mainly consistent of vegetable sources the omega-6 fatty acids have the upper hand.
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Essential Omega-3 fatty acids in Pet food

An increasing number of people are experiencing health benefits of adding omega-3 oil to their diets. What some may not realize is these fatty acids are equally important for the overall well-being of the furry members of their family.
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Essential Omega-3 fatty acids in Food

The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA, are essential in the human diet for proper growth, development and good health. Marine oils, especially fish oil, are the major natural dietary source. However, most western human diets are deficient in long chain omega-3s.
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