Swanson Superior Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) supplement line now offers Calamarine, an eco-friendly, marine source omega-3 high in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea, Swanson EFAs Super DHA 500 from line-caught Calamari is made from Norwegian line-caught calamari (squid). Calamarine—the Next Generation Omega-3—offers a high concentration of DHA, the body’s preferred omega-3.
Omega-3 supplements are traditionally produced from fish oil such as cod liver oil and salmon oil. These fish oils provide more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) supplementation than DHA. Swanson EFAs Super DHA 500 features Calamarine which is made from calamari oil, the DHA content of which can reach 50 percent by weight. This is the only marine oil that naturally delivers DHA in such high concentrations.
Calamarine is produced from food-grade trimmings of calamari which is fished by hookline rather than harvested in nets or trawled. Hookline fishing is beneficial in that no other species are harmed and there is minimal impact on the environment. These fishing practices are monitored by Friend of the Sea, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine habitats. Friend of the Sea has been selected by omega-3 supplement producers worldwide as the most independent and reliable sustainability certification.