Millions of years ago, ORIGINAL man roamed the forests and savannahs searching for food and surviving in an unpredictable and wild environment. His (and her) movements were strong, and their endurance was unlike the other animals surrounding them. ORIGINAL man was thinking, observing, understanding, and planning. ORIGINAL man was much like the athlete of today, both strong and enduring, as well as smart in performance. Nourishment was the key to our performance then, providing the carbohydrate to fuel our movements, protein and minerals for our muscle and skeletal systems, and certain fats to support recovery and to build a brain with expanding capacity.
For our ORIGINAL ancestors, their performance and survival can be summed up in one word – PURE! Pure, functional movements and pure actions, powered and nourished by pure nutrition. Our food was alive and raw, as well as, free of many of the contaminants that are found in many foods today, including fish.
Product purity is a core focus of ORIGINAL NUTRITIONALS because we know that, to be optimally absorbed and efficiently utilized by our body, the most important foods and supplements must maximize the ORIGINAL form of key nutrients, and minimize the presence of more modern contaminants. As an athlete, or anyone looking to maximize the way that his or her body performs, you can be confident that FUNCTIONAL O3 and PERFORMANCE O3 are the purest form of Omega-3 fatty acids available, maximizing high levels of muscle, brain and body nourishing EPA and DHA, and eliminating concern of heavy metals, toxins or contaminants that are found in many fish and fish oil products on the market.
No Heavy Metals (e.g. Lead, Mercury, Cadmium)
ORIGINAL NUTRITIONALS is serious about purity. Our high performance fish oils are bottled in a large, world-class ISO 9002 certified manufacturer in Norway, Scandanavia, where they know a thing or two about fresh fish. In fact, our partners are the ORIGINAL Team who discovered Omega-3's in the 1960's. Our Omega-3 oils are pure and essential, free of over 250 heavy metals and environmental toxins. Our oils receive a Certificate of Analysis, by the Global leader in Third-Party, independent testing, indicating that the mercury, as well as aluminum, cadmium, nickel, lead, and chromium content is below detectable levels of 0.01 ppm (parts per million), the smallest level reliably detectable by scientific equipment such as ICP-mass spectrometry.
In fact, you would find more metals in other foods that you eat such a fruits and vegetables, where the metals are part of the soil. For instance, cacao derived cocoa powder is higher in lead than many other ingredients because the cacao plant is grown in natural soils, in close proximity to the equator, where the level of lead and other metals is higher.
No PCB, Furans or Halogenated Hydrocarbons
In addition ORIGINAL NUTRITIONALS Fish Oils are tested for the presence of 208 PCBs, various toxins, furans and halogenated hydrocarbons. All of these contaminates are well within established safe limits and average < 10 ppt (parts per trillion). There are more than 200 PCBs all with the common chemical characteristic of being “organochlorides” with 2 to 10 chloride atoms attached to a molecule containing 2 benzene rings. PCBs were once widely used in industry and their production and use has been banned in the United States since 1979, and in many other countries since. Based on its risk to human health, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has stated that the maximum level in drinking water should be no more than 0.5 ppb (parts per trillion). That means that ORIGINAL NUTRITIONALS Fish Oils are a hundred fold lower than drinking water!