Seal oil comes from the blubber (fat tissue) of many different species of seal (e.g., bearded seal, gray seal, harbour seal, harp seal). Seal oil contains “healthy fats” known as omega-3 fatty acids. Examples of omega-3 fatty acids in seal oil include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).
What is this product used for?
Seal oil has different uses depending on how much eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) the product contains. Seal oil is used:
as a source of omega-3 fatty acids for maintaining good health
to help support brain, eye, and nerve development in children 12 years of age and younger
to reduce cholesterol (specifically triglycerides/triacylglycerols)
to support heart health