It's hard to find marine oils that are healthy for your dog and healthy for the planet.
Wild-caught fish and squid aren't sustainable ... 25 tonnes of wild fish are harvested for oil and fertilizer each year. And harvesting krill oil robs declining populations of whales and sea animals of their food source.
And while farmed fish might be more sustainable, these fish are fed soy and corn, which adds unhealthy omega-6 fats like linoleic acid.
But Green Lipped Mussel is sustainably farmed in the pristine, nutrient-rich waters of New Zealand. Our mussels grow on ropes and absorb the phytoplankton from the water. Since phytoplankton grows from sunshine, our mussels don't compete for food with other marine animals ... and controlling phytoplankton controls algae blooms.
In comparison to other marine oils, Green Lipped Mussel Oil contains a whopping 30 fatty acids. It's also the only significant source of ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid), an important omega-3 fatty acid that supports a balanced inflammatory response.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil is also rich in phospholipids; an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. Phospholipids are better absorbed and more resistant to harmful oxidation. A 1997 study published in Inflammopharmacology states phospholipids make Green Lipped Mussel Oil 158 times more effective than fish oil.
Safe-Sea contains Ahiflower, a plant derived source of important omega fatty acids rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fat associated with healthy skin and immune function. With over 130mg per 3/4 tsp serving, Safe-Sea adds a healthy amount of GLA daily, plus over 450mg of SDA, the precursor for EPA, an important omega-3 fat.
While Green Lipped Mussel Oil is one of the most complete sources of omega-3s, the Ahiflower makes Safe-Sea a more complete, premium oil for dogs.
Because Green Lipped Mussels feed on phytoplankton, they're not as easily contaminated with mercury, PCBs and dioxins like salmon, herring and other fish.
They're also grown in clean waters. Green Lipped Mussel oil is strictly controlled by the New Zealand government to ensure the supply is high quality and sustainable. Our Green Lipped Mussels are carefully freeze dried and never heated to stabilize the delicate oils.
Every batch of Safe-Sea Green Lipped Mussels is independently tested for heavy metals, PCBs and toxins. Our Ahiflower is non-GMO and grown in the UK and PEI under strict environmental regulations. Every batch is tested to be low in harmful pesticides and heavy metals
Green Lipped Mussel Oil
While fish, krill and squid oil supply mainly EPA and DHA omega fats, Green Lipped Mussel is a rich source of ETA, an omega-3 fat that's well researched for its ability to support a normal inflammatory response, plus other key fatty acids.
Safe-Sea is one of the most complete source of immune-supporting marine and plant oils. Some key plant oils contain GLA, an important immune-supporting fatty acid that's not found in marine oils. Safe-Sea contains a good helping of Ahiflower, one of the best sources of GLA and SDA (an important precursor to other critical fatty acids). Our Ahiflower is non-GMO and grown in the UK and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The Astaxanthin in Safe-Sea is 100% sustainable and natural, never synthetic. Its unique molecular structure makes Astaxanthin the "King Of Antioxidants." This keeps the delicate oils in Safe-Sea safe and fights free radical damage.