Recently I spoke to a patient about Wild Fish Oil which uses Atlantic menhaden as its source. I decided to look into it myself.
There are a few statements that intrigued me. It is caught in the United States, certified by Friends of the Sea, and lab tested. People who use this source have also been said to burp less.
I found that every batch is tested for purity with Good Manufacturing Practices, does not contain artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, no soy, no dairy, and no GMOs. Each gel cap contains 240-300 mg of fatty acids.
While there are other fish oils I also utilize in my practice (and personally), I will be giving Wild Fish Oil a try in the future.
- Atlantic menhaden—Brevoortia tyrannus—constitute the largest landings, by volume, along the Atlantic Coast. They rank second in the United States for landings behind only pollock on the West Coast, Alaska.
- Menhaden are a major source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to cut risks of heart disease and possibly other diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
- Menhaden play an important role in the Bay's ecosystem as both a forage fish for striped bass, weakfish, bluefish, and predatory birds such as osprey and eagles as well as serving as a filter feeder because they feed on phytoplankton and zooplankton at various life stages