When it comes to maintaining optimal health, preserving physical and mental performance, and warding off disease and dysfunction, some nutrients are far more important than others.
For example, it was once believed that vitamin D was important only for bone health.
Well, thanks to the hard work of many scientists, including Dr. Michael Holick, we now know that nearly every type of tissue and cell in the body has vitamin D receptors and that it plays a vital role in a large number of physiological processes.
Unfortunately, research shows that a large percentage of people are deficient in vitamin D, which is associated with a slew of health risks.
Magnesium is another example of a vital nutrient.
It’s arguably the most important mineral for your body because it plays a vital role in hundreds of chemical reactions relating to everything from your metabolism to your sleep cycles and blood pressure.
And like vitamin D, research shows that many people are also deficient in magnesium, which compromises many bodily functions.
Two other nutrients crucial to our all-around health and well-being are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) anddocosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Together these are known as “omega-3 fatty acids,” which refers to the structure of the molecules.
Our bodies can’t produce EPA and DHA, which is why they’re also known as “essential fatty acids.”
That is, if you were to completely remove these molecules from your diet, you would eventually die.
EPA and DHA can be obtained by eating various foods including fatty fish, grass-fed meat, range-fed eggs, and vegetable oils, and by taking a supplement like fish oil.
Research shows that maintaining sufficient plasma (blood) EPA and DHA levels…
Sadly, studies show that the average person’s diet provides just 1/10th of the EPA and DHA needed to preserve health and prevent disease.
Specifically, research shows that a combined intake of 500 milligrams to 1.8 grams of EPA and DHA per day is adequate and that additional health benefits can be seen up to a combined intake of 6 grams per day.
The reason the average Westerner gets so little EPA and DHA is his primary source of these life-preserving molecules is a type of dietary fat called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
ALA, which is abundant in certain foods like vegetable seeds and oils, can be converted into EPA, which can then be converted into DHA.
All this isn’t exactly news to many people, which is why fish oil supplements are more popular than ever.
What most people don’t know, though, is not all fish oil supplements are made equally. Some are far better than others…
We took everything you’ve just read to heart when sourcing the fish oil for TRITON.
Our criteria were strict:
We vetted dozens of oil manufacturers and finally found one that checked all those boxes.
The oil in TRITON is reesterified triglycerides, it’s sourced from deepwater Peruvian anchovies and sardines caught by fisheries that are approved by Friend of the Sea.
It contains 2,400 milligrams of EPA and DHA per serving, and it has been processed using enhanced molecular distillation to reduce toxins and chemicals to meet the stringent European Pharmacopoeia Reference Standards (EPRS) as well as the voluntary standards set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega–3 (GOED).
(And in case you’re wondering why we aren’t conforming to any US standards, it’s because governmental fish oil quality standards don’t exist in the United States. Keep that in mind when fish oil supplements claim to be “purified” or “free” of PCBs—these claims have no regulatory definitions.)
Specifically, TRITON contains…
1. Fewer than 0.1 parts per million of heavy metals.
Heavy metals are dense metals, including cadmium, mercury, lead, and arsenic, that can be harmful to human health.
These metals are present throughout nature but can become concentrated as a result of human activities like manufacturing, mining, and vehicle emissions.
The EPRS and CRN recommend that total heavy metals in fish oil supplements should be at or below a level of 0.1 parts per million.
2. Fewer than 1.75 parts per trillion of dioxins.
Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are byproducts of various industrial processes.
They are POPs, and we are exposed to them in many ways, including soils, sediments, food, plants, water, and air.
The EPRS and CRN recommend that dioxins in fish oil supplements should be at or below a level of 2 parts per trillion.
3. Fewer than 3 parts per trillion of dioxin-like PCBs and 0.09 parts per million or less of total PCBs.
PCBs are chemicals that were once popular in a variety of industrial uses, including weather- and fire-proofing and the insulation of electronics.
Dioxin-like PCBs refers to 12 of these chemicals that have dioxin-like properties.
PCBs were banned in the 1970s after being linked to cancer, but as they persist in the environment and bioaccumulate, we are regularly exposed to them.
The CRN recommends that dioxin-like PCBs and total PCBs in fish oil supplements should be at or below a level of 3 parts per trillion and 0.09 parts per million, respectively.
4. Fewer than 2 parts per billion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) per softgel.
PAHs are chemicals formed from the incomplete combustion of plant or animal matter, or carbon fuels, such as coal or petroleum.
Automobile exhaust, industrial emissions, and smoke from burning wood, charcoal, and tobacco contain high levels of PAHs.
They are also found at low concentrations in some special-purpose skin creams and antidandruff shampoos that contain coal tars.
PAHs are abundant in our environment, and while our bodies are adapted to deal with a certain degree of low-level exposures, research shows that these chemicals can increase the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and poor fetal development.
The EPRS, CRN, and GOED don’t contain recommendations for PAH levels.
Furthermore, TRITON contains 48 milligrams of vitamin E per serving as well, which helps preserve the oil and prevent oxidation and rancidity, and natural lemon oil, which prevents noxious “fish oil burps.”
TRITON is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar free, and contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors.
So, while everyone claims to have the best fish oil on the market, we believe we can actually back up such a claim with real purity, real science, and real numbers.
If you’re one of the rare people that eat several servings of nonpredatory fatty fish per week, or if your diet contains large amounts of alpha-linolenic acid, then you may not benefit from taking a fish oil supplement.
If you’re like most people, though, and you don’t eat much seafood or high amounts of vegetable or nut oils, then you can rest assured your plasma EPA and DHA levels are lower than you want them to be.
And that means you most definitely can benefit from supplementing with fish oil in many ways, including…
And that’s why we created TRITON.
If you want to optimize your mental and physical health and performance and reduce the risk of disease and dysfunction…then you want to try TRITON today.