Many owners feed Cod Liver Oil and may be interested to know how Trimega Salmon Oil extract compares. The unique phospholipids in Trimega deliver up to 50 times more Omega 3 EPA and DHA fatty acids to the cell membranes, where Omega 3's are finally used. Furthermore Cod Liver Oil contains large amounts of vitamins A and D which can cause overdosing if fed daily. The right amount of these and other vitamins and minerals are found in the formula of Trimega..
Trimega is up to 50 times as absorbable as regular Salmon Oil and so cost comparisons cannot be made directly. However a 350 gm pot will last 180 days for a 25 kg dog and If you compare that to liquid Salmon Oil, remarkably, Trimega usually works out to be lower in cost to use!!
Well, it’s a nice idea - but just take a look at the quantity added (if they will tell you). There is just not enough even when it’s a fish oil rather than inferior flax oil. Omega 3 in dried kibble type dog food tends to degrade because of its exposure to air.
Omega 6 fatty acids are found in animal sources (like fish oils but also in meat) as well as in plant sources (corn oil,sunflower oil,rapeseed oil etc). With the abundance of omega 6 fatty acids in both raw and prepared dog foods, it's not necessary to supplement it. Because the two types of Omega (3 and 6) are actually in direct competition when it comes to metabolism, the balance between the two is important so you need to supplement for Omega 3 fatty acids only.
The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are vital to good health. However, many owners have been led to believe that they'll get these same fatty acids from oils like hemp, flaxseed, primrose, and borage. However these products do not contain EPA and DHA, which are the omega 3 fatty acids that have been shown to produce all of the incredible results. Fish is nature's richest source of these two incredible fatty acids. When we look at oils like flaxseed oil from a nutritional point-of-view, we find it only provides part of the story. While it's true that flaxseed contains the omega 3 fatty acid called ALA , a pre-curser to EPA and DHA, recent studies have shown that the conversion rate in the body is so low (0.05%-0.2%) as to be insufficient to fulfil our dogs needs. In fact some recent reseach in Human medicine highlights this:- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 77: 226-233 - 2003). A group of women were given 15,000 mg of flaxseed oil (ALA) daily. At the end of 12 weeks not one of the participants had an increase of EPA or DHA within their blood plasma or the red blood cells. So why would anyone substitute flaxseed oil for fish oil when the research is proving that it does absolutely nothing to increase the levels of EPA and DHA in the body?