Posted by Larry Hoover on January 29, 2003, at 18:25:54
In reply to How do I know which fish oil is safe from mercury?, posted by Lawrence S. on January 29, 2003, at 1:25:09
> I have worked in an environment full of heavy metal for 25 years. I don't need any more exposure to lead, PCB's and worst of all mercury. Can anyone give me a little more evidence that there is a EPA supplement out there that is safe or safer than the rest. Some brands claim to be molecularly distilled etc. I do not fully trust any of them.
The process that concentrates fish oil also purifies it. There are no detectable heavy metals in pure fish oil. Metals partition into the flesh, as they bind irreversibly to protein. Pure fish oil contains no protein, and thus, no metals. Independent lab results verify this. See:
All fish oil products which use the phrase "molecularly distilled" (a frightful misuse of the language, to any chemist) come from a single wholesale jobber in New Brunswick.