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To survive and thrive, humans need to consume small amounts of two kinds of polyunsaturated fat, called omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids.

HVital-Choice-Salmonere’s the science behind it.  Two long-chain, highly unsaturated fatty acids – the omega-3 called DHA and the omega-6 called AA – are essential to the structure and function of our cells, and regulate critical aspects of brain function, metabolism, and immune-system health. We cannot make omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our bodies, so we have to get them from foods or supplements.

However, the average American gets too many omega-6 fatty acids, primarily from the vegetable oils used at home and in almost all restaurant, take-out, prepared, packaged, and processed foods.

Omega-3s and Human Health

So, let’s make the connection.  Fish – especially fatty fish like wild Salmon, Tuna, Sardines, and Sablefish are the only abundant food sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA and DHA.

The American Heart Association (AHA) says that the ways in which omega-3s reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are still being studied, and that research shows that omega-3s help:

  • Decrease the risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden death
  • Decrease triglyceride (blood fat) levels
  • Decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic (arterial) plaque
  • Lower blood pressure modestly

In addition, omega-3s are shown to improve the ratio of HDL (“good”) cholesterol to total cholesterol, and this ratio is the most accurate predictor of cardiovascular risks. The AHA makes these recommendations:

  • People without documented coronary heart disease: Enjoy two servings of fish per week.
  • Patients with diagnosed coronary heart disease: Consume 1,000 mg (1 gm) of omega-3s daily, preferably from fatty fish or fish oil supplements.
  • Patients who need to lower triglycerides: Take 2 to 4 gm of omega-3s daily.

Patients taking more than 3 gm of omega-3s per day from fish oil capsules should do so only under a physician’s guidance.

The health benefits of dietary omega-3s are blunted when diets are high in the omega-6 fatty acids that dominate most vegetable oils (corn, safflower, soy, canola, cottonseed) and the packaged and restaurant foods that contain them. Instead, use oils relatively low in omega-6 fats, such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, and special “hi-oleic” sunflower oil.

Fish are also the richest food sources of three other valuable food factors:

  • Vitamin D offers uniquely strong bone-building and anti-cancer benefits. Tuna and wild salmon are the richest food sources known.
  • Astaxanthin is the powerfully anti-inflammatory, carotenoid-class antioxidant that gives wild Salmon its characteristic red-orange color.
  • Selenium is an essential mineral needed to make enzymes that play key roles in the body’s internal antioxidant network.

Vital-Choice-White-Fish“By far, the best type of omega-3 fats are those found in fish. That’s because the omega-3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are pivotal in preventing heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. The human brain is also highly dependent on DHA, and maintaining high DHA levels can help deter depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s. Omega-3 is also very important for pregnant women and children, as researchers are now also linking inadequate intake of omega-3 to premature birth and low birth weight, and to hyperactivity in children.”

— Joseph Mercola, D.O., founder/director, The Optimal Wellness Center

Vital Choice is a trusted source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild seafood and organic fare, harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and farms.

Backed with a100% guarantee, we capture the fresh-caught quality of fine, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and other Alaskan and northwest Pacific seafood by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest. The fisheries that supply most of our seafood are certified sustainable by MSC (look for their blue logo) or the State of Alaska, or are widely considered sustainable. And to further support lives of health and sustainability, Vital Choice offers selected Organic, Natural, and Kosher foods, picked for their superior nutritional and culinary qualities.

And Vital Choice is proud to have earned the endorsement of nutrition-savvy physicians like Andrew Weil, M.D., Nicholas Perricone M.D., Christiane Northrup, M.D., William Sears, M.D. (AKA “America’s Pediatrician”), Frank Lipman, M.D., and Joseph Mercola, D.O.

You’ll enjoy several advantages when you choose Vital Choice seafood:

  • Certified Purity: By nature, our wild fish and shellfish are free of hazardous levels of contaminants, as you can see in our revealing mercury chart. Also see our Purity page.
  • Top Quality: Our seafood will always be the very best quality available … a promise supported by our many testimonials, and backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • Stellar Nutrition: In addition to ample protein, our fish are rich in two vital nutrients scarce in modern diets: omega-3s and vitamin D. For selected nutrition information about our seafood, click here.
  • Sustainable Sustenance: All of our seafood comes from well-managed, sustainable wild fisheries, certified as such by the State of Alaska, the Marine Stewardship Council, and independent organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, which advises consumers to avoid farmed Salmon.

You can order Vital Choice products here and see the difference for yourself!  Plus, you’ll receive a 10% discount off your first order.  Any questions or for more information, you can email me at


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