From Cindy Latham, Shaklee’s Vice President of Marketing, in a facebook post on March 5, 2010, said “I can’t end the week, without commenting about Omega3 in the news. There was a lawsuit filed against a number of brands (not Shaklee) that raised some concerns, brands that used cod liver oil. There are NO safety issues Shaklee’s OmegaGuard. We use pharmaceutical grade fish oil, we use a molecular distillation process to remove contaminants like dioxings, mercury and PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls).
Shaklee’s fish oil comes from highly purified whole fish –not from the liver of cod or shark (which the brands in the lawsuit used) which tend to accumulate these harmful compounds. Shaklee helped create a monograph to establish the standard for quality and purity, including defining the …limits for contaminants including dioxin, PCB’s, lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Yeah !!”
Shaklee OmegaGuard is made with a state-of-the-art, proprietary, Triple Molecular Distillation Process, that concentrates the natural beneficial omega-3 fatty acids while helping remove the harmful compounds. Triple Distilled Means Superior Formulation: 1. Helps remove impurities and contaminants such as lead,mercury,arsenic,cadmium, dioxins,and PCBs that are often found in fish and fish oils 2. Prevents the formation of dangerous trans fats for a healthier fish oil 3. Minimizes odor and fishy aftertaste.
Shaklee OmegaGuard contains a full spectrum of seven naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA, ALA, and more. It also contains higher levels of EPA and DHA than leading brands. DHA is critical for brain development and function. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Research shows that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular health and help retain normal blood pressure and triglyceride levels.*