The Lies We’re Told About Fish Oil: Mercury, Pollution, And Fish Farms
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FROM Leigh Venus,
August 2021

Fishes Articles / Food Hazards in Animal Flesh and By-products ~ The Lies We’re Told About Fish Oil: Mercury, Pollution, And Fish Farms

Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for brain health and disease prevention. But do you really have to eat fish to get these essential fats?

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The Omega-3 fatty acid market remains buoyant. Used throughout the world in all kinds of products, including infant formula, medicine, clinical nutrition, foods, beverages, and pet food, these fatty acids as dietary supplements now account for the largest market share of the whole Omega-3 by volume and by value.

Put simply, Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that every single one of us must get from our diet 1. Study after study has demonstrated that these molecules have important benefits for our bodies and brains, and have been shown to fight depression2, reduce fat in the liver3, lower blood triglycerides4, and even help lower the risk of asthma5.

The NHS has minimum recommendations6 for our daily intake of these oils, advising that the best way to ensure optimal Omega-3 intake is to eat fatty fish rich in these wonder molecules at least twice per week. While non-animal sources such as flaxseeds and walnuts get a mention in the NHS guidelines for vegetarians7, yet these are not ideal sources, requiring significant intake to match the benefits of their fish-based counterparts.

With general public awareness of Omega-3 focussed on marine sources, rising demand has piled significant pressure on the global fish oil market8; as awareness among medical professionals and laypeople about the importance of these oils has grown, it is unlikely producers can ever catch enough fish to fulfil this demand.

The devastating impact of the fishing industry on the environment and increasing awareness of the trillions of sea animals killed annually is fuelling the need for sustainable alternatives to fish oil. Yet, cleaner, more ethical options already exist, with one in particular available right now from a Glastonbury-based startup committed to ensuring good health isn’t confusing, expensive or complicated.


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