Our whole, unrefined, certified-pure Omega-3 Salmon Oil is extracted from wild Alaskan sockeye within hours of harvest.
The brilliant orange color of our Salmon Oil comes from astaxanthin: a potent antioxidant pigment that wild sockeye acquire by eating krill and other zooplankton.
Its whole-food attributes make Vital Choice Sockeye Salmon Oil a rare and powerfully health-promoting omega-3 essential fatty acids supplement!
Our whole, unrefined salmon oil vs. standard, refined fish oils
Because it is not chemically refined, our Salmon Oil reflects the nutritional profile of its source: the heads of freshly harvested salmon.
Our Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil retains all of the fats, astaxanthin, and abundant vitamin D3 found in salmon head oil, making it a true “whole food” supplement.
(Astaxanthin is the orange-hued – and highly healthful – carotenoid-class antioxidant pigment that wild salmon acquire by eating zooplankton.)
Standard omega-3 supplements contain oils from diverse fish of widely variable purity and fat composition. The oils invariably undergo chemical refinement to ensure their safety and to consistently provide predictable levels and ratios of omega-3 EPA and DHA.
In contrast, because it comes from extraordinarily pure fish, Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil does not need to undergo chemical refining.
The U.S. EPA and FDA recommend wild Alaskan Salmon without reservation, and NSF International certifies the purity and potency of our Salmon Oil.
Omega-3 health benefits
According to the U.S. FDA, “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”
The long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) found only in seafood (especially fatty fish) – and in supplemental fish and krill oils – are essential to human life and support optimal health in key organs, systems, and life stages*:
- Fetal development
- Skin, hair, and nails
- Joints and movement
- Cognition (thinking), attention, mood, and memory
Key nutrients per serving
Each 3/4 tsp (3,000 mg) serving provides these naturally occurring nutrients†:
- Omega-3s: About 600 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, including approximately 240 mg of omega-3 EPA and 220 mg of omega-3 DHA
- Vitamin D: 430 IU of vitamin D3
Vitamin A: 1440 IU of pre-formed vitamin A
Astaxanthin: About 36 mcg††
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil
Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy
†Nutrient levels may change slightly from year to year, in accordance with natural seasonal and geographic variations.
††Wild salmon are the only fish that provide naturally occurring astaxanthin: a potent, carotenoid-class antioxidant pigment obtained from the zooplankton they eat. Among wild salmon species, sockeye contain the highest levels of astaxanthin and vitamin D3. The astaxanthin natural to our Sockeye Salmon Oil protects it from oxidation more effectively than the weaker tocopherol antioxidants added to standard fish oils.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.