Is Your Fish Oil Source Contaminated With Mercury?
Posted Sep 21 2011 7:17am
Hard to say – If your buying a low quality brand, and if the product is actually sourced from fish
( it’s sometimes hard to tell if what is listed on the label of most vitamins is even actually IN the product. It’s an unregulated industry.)
With all fish now contaminated with mercury? Makes you wonder doesn’t it?
A federal study of mercury shared that contamination in fish is widespread. No fish can escape mercury pollution. The comprehensive study tested more than 1000 fish from almost 300 streams from 1998 to 2005. Mercury poisoning can damage the nervous system and cause learning disabilities in developing fetuses and young children. The source of this mercury? Coal fired power plants.
And yet …when we look at the benefits of nutrients sourced from fish we can not overlook the benefit fish oil provides, specifically DHA
A child’s brain forms TRILLIONS of cell connections during the first decade of life. Not just millions or even billions – but TRILLIONS of brain cells. DHA makes up about 97% of the Omega-3 fatty acids in the brain and in the retina.
The brain needs DHA to work.
DHA supports early brain and eye development, brain health and normal cognitive function. It enhances memory, focus, concentration and attention.