Wild Salmon Oil ~ Cold Pressed & Extra Virgin
Cold Processed, Extra Virgin
In contrast, Life Line wild salmon oil is produced in a dedicated processing facility in Alaska. It is freshly caught, sustainably harvested salmon utilizing a "cold" extraction method that ensures the viability of our oil. Immediately after extraction natural mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E) are added to maintain freshness. The oil is immediately deep chilled and stored in airtight, lightproof containers until filtered and bottled. This thorough filtration process results in a pure, unadulterated extra virgin salmon oil rich in health-promoting omega-3s as well as a naturally balanced "formula" of over 30 other distinct fatty acid molecules (latest lab results).
The bottles are food grade black oxygen barrier high density polyethylene (HDPE), free of toxic chemicals and are recyclable. The cap is a flip-top with one-way valve that eliminates drips or spills and makes dispensing extremely easy, accurate and mess-free. We fill as close as possible to the top to eliminate any air space and then flush with Nitrogen, an inert gas that is essential to maintaining an oxygen free environment. The test data that confirms no change in quality over a two year span of unopened, un-refrigerated, packaged oil.
History of Alaskan Salmon - Wild & Pure
Alaska is fish country. For thousands of years, the fish of Alaska's seas and rivers have supported human use, from fisheries used by Alaska's indigenous native peoples since prehistoric times, to today's modern seafood industry. Alaska is home to abundant stocks of many species of fish, and offers some of the cleanest marine, freshwater, and upland habitats in the world. Effective state and federal institutions manage fisheries that are productive and sustainable, clean and healthy. Alaska is the only State in the nation whose Constitution explicitly mandates that all fish, including salmon, shall be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate the human food supply in other parts of the world. These distances, combined with the earth's patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska's own waters are among the cleanest in the world.Alaska's human population density is among the lowest of any in the United States, and lower than most places in the world. Alaska has little heavy industry, and has strict regulations governing development activities, such as road building, mining, logging, and sewage treatment. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has a regulatory section dealing specifically with water quality. Water discharges, such as sewage and other potential pollutants, are closely regulated to ensure high water quality. In addition, ADFG requires prior approval for any in-stream construction activities in Alaska's salmon streams through the authority of the Alaska statutes known as the "Anadromous Fish Act" (Alaska Statute 16.05.870). Alaska also has a Forest Practices Act requiring buffer zones from logging along salmon streams to prevent erosion and protect spawning and rearing habitat. Clean marine habitats produce pure seafood products, pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, metals, and bacteria.
Alaskan salmon are among the purest of all ocean fish, consistently testing free of hazardous levels of contaminants. They are also rich in the powerful biological antioxidant, astaxanthin, a natural carotenoid that imparts the rich red color to our oil and is up to 100 times more potent than Vitamin E at quenching free radicals.
Natural EPA and DHA levels in the oil reflect those actually found in wild salmon, enhancing bioavailability and reducing the risk of over consumption that may exist in highly concentrated, denatured alternatives.