The evidence showing a link between omega-3 fatty acids and the reduced risk of coronary heart disease was so convincing that back in 2004 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a qualified health claim for reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids.
Typically, EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids are contained in oily fish, such as salmon, lake trout, tuna and herring. These fatty acids are not essential to the diet; however, scientific evidence indicates that these fatty acids may be beneficial in reducing CHD.
"Coronary heart disease is a significant health problem that causes 500,000 deaths annually in the United States," said Dr. Lester M. Crawford, Acting FDA Commissioner. "This new qualified health claim for omega-3 fatty acids should help consumers as they work to improve their health by identifying foods that contain these important compounds." (1)
The typical American diet lacks adequate amounts of these foods (fish) to support cardio health.(2) These fish are tend to be costly, don’t always meet the ‘tastes good’ qualifier, and take time and effort to prepare. The solution for many is to enhance their dietary intake of heart healthy omega-3’s with supplements.
There are a wide variety of choices. OneLifeUSA’s omega-3 product, Something Smells Fishy, is a premium selection of 100% salmon oil (not a diluted mixed fish oil). Additionally, our salmon oil is from wild caught, fresh water salmon (not farm raised). Selecting salmon harvested from the wild is a healthier choice than farmed raised salmon and is better for the environment. The oil in this product is extracted from harvested salmon using portions of the fish that would otherwise be wasted.
Every batch of this product is tested for chemical residue and heavy metals to ensure its safety and purity. These are easy to swallow soft gel caps and contain no: preservatives, artificial color, artificial flavor or sodium.
References: (1) http://www.fda.gov/SiteIndex/ucm108351.htm (2) http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3/