Seal oil comes from the blubber (fat tissue) of many different species of seal (e.g., bearded seal, gray seal, harbour seal, harp seal). Seal oil contains “healthy fats” known as omega-3 fatty acids. Examples of omega-3 fatty acids in seal oil include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).
Seal oil is taken by mouth and is available in capsules, tablets, chewable tablets or gummies, powders, strips, or liquids. The daily recommended amounts for EPA, DHA and DPA in seal oil are:
Your health care provider may have recommended using this product in other ways. Contact a health care provider if you have questions.
Seal oil has different uses depending on how much eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) the product contains. Seal oil is used:
Your health care provider may have recommended this product for other conditions. Contact a health care provider if you have questions.
Seal oil products that are not in capsule form should be refrigerated after opening. All products should be stored in an airtight container and protected from light.
Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, speak to your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider about any natural health products you may be taking.