Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 2004 — Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas® announces that its Max DHA was given a “Best Choice” rating by the non-profit group Environmental Defense, which showed that Jarrow Formulas® follows strict procedures to limit environmental contaminants in their fish oil supplements.
Environmental Defense (ED) released results of its fish oil supplement safety survey on its website at www.oceansalive.com. Only the products that meet high purity standards, such as CRN monograph and California Prop 65, can qualify as “Best Choice” products.
Of the 54 companies polled, 37 verified that they meet the strictest of standards; nine companies supplied incomplete responses, while eight companies did not respond.
Each of the companies surveyed received one of the following ratings:
- Best Choice
- Worst Choice
“Fish is one of the most contaminated food groups worldwide,” says Peilin Guo, Vice President of Functional Foods for Jarrow Formulas. “Fish oil will not deliver its expected health benefits unless it is free from human contaminants, such as heavy metals and pesticides. Jarrow Formulas fish oil is manufactured at a pharmaceutical drug-licensed facility and meets very strict CRN as well as European Pharmaceutical standards for purity. Highly effective purification processes, such as double molecular distillation, is used to obtain pure omega-3 fatty acids (mainly DHA and EPA). Additionally, Jarrow Formulas complies with CRN labeling recommendations in disclosing the actual omega-3 fatty acids content in its products.”
Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition formulations. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain American’s rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. For more information, contact Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications toll free at (800) 726-0886 or access the Jarrow Formulas Web site at www.Jarrow.com.
Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications
Jarrow Formulas, Inc