Safe-Sea - Green Lipped Mussel Oil For Dogs
Safe-Sea is a 100% sustainable alternative to fish oil. This healthy combination of green lipped mussel and ahiflower oil is the smart way to add omega-fat benefits.
Safe-Sea is a premium blend of 3 pure, sustainable ingredients. No fillers, no heat processing.
It's hard to find marine oils that are healthy for your dog and healthy for the planet.
Wild-caught fish and squid aren't sustainable ... 25 tonnes of wild fish are harvested for oil and fertilizer each year. And harvesting krill oil robs declining populations of whales and sea animals of their food source.
And while farmed fish might be more sustainable, these fish are fed soy and corn, which adds unhealthy omega-6 fats like linoleic acid.
But Green Lipped Mussel is sustainably farmed in the pristine, nutrient-rich waters of New Zealand. Our mussels grow on ropes and absorb the phytoplankton from the water. Since phyoplankton grows from sunshine, our mussels don't compete for food with other marine animals ... and controlling phytoplankton controls algae blooms.
In comparison to other marine oils, Green Lipped Mussel Oil contains a whopping 30 fatty acids. It's also the only significant source of ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid), an important omega-3 fatty acid that supports a balanced inflammatory response.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil is also rich in phospholipids ... an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. Phospholipids are better absorbed and more resistant to harmful oxidation. A 1997 study published in Inflammopharmacology states phospholipids make Green Lipped Mussel Oil 158 times more effective than fish oil.
Safe-Sea contains Ahiflower, a plant derived source of important omega fatty acids rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fat associated with healthy skin and immune function. With over 130mg per 3/4 tsp serving, Safe-Sea adds a healthy amount of GLA daily, plus over 450mg of SDA, the precursor for EPA, an important omega-3 fat.
While Green Lipped Mussel Oil is one of the most complete sources of omega-3s, the Ahiflower makes Safe-Sea a more complete, premium oil for dogs.
Because Green Lipped Mussels feed on phytoplankton, they're not as easily contaminated with mercury, PCBs and dioxins like salmon, herring and other fish.
They're also grown in clean waters. Green Lipped Mussel oil is strictly controlled by the New Zealand government to ensure the supply is high quality and sustainable. Our Green Lipped Mussels are carefully freeze dried and never heated to stabilize the delicate oils.
Every batch of Safe-Sea Green Lipped Mussels is independently tested for heavy metals, PCBs and toxins. Our Ahiflower is non-GMO and grown in the UK and PEI under strict environmental regulations. Every batch is tested to be low in harmful pesticides and heavy metals.
Safe-Sea is a premium product that kicks fish oil to the curb. It offers a wide range of important fatty acids, not just one or two, and all from natural, sustainable sources.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil
While fish, krill and squid oil supply mainly EPA and DHA omega fats, Green Lipped Mussel is a rich source of ETA, an omega-3 fat that's well researched for its ability to support a normal inflammatory response, plus other key fatty acids.
Safe-Sea is one of the most complete source of immune-supporting marine and plant oils. Some key plant oils contain GLA, an important immune-supporting fatty acid that's not found in marine oils. Safe-Sea contains a good helping of Ahiflower, one of the best sources of GLA and SDA (an important precursor to other critical fatty acids). Our Ahiflower is non-GMO and grown in the UK and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The Astaxanthin in Safe-Sea is 100% sustainable and natural, never synthetic. Its unique molecular structure makes Astaxanthin the "King Of Antioxidants." This keeps the delicate oils in Safe-Sea safe and fights free radical damage.
To get the same complete supply of anti-inflammatory fats, you would need to give your dog both a marine oil and a plant oil such as hemp, camelina or flax. Safe-Sea combines both oils to give you an affordable and premium source of key fatty acids.
Active Ingredients per 3.75 ml (3/4 tsp):
Ahiflower Oil ………………..……………… 2.3 g
SDA …………………………..…… 480.5 mg
GLA ……………………...………… 133.4 mg
Green Lipped Mussel Oil …………… 50 mg
Astaxanthin ………………………………. 1.1 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Give orally once daily or as recommended by your veterinarian.
|Body Weight||Amount Per Day||Daily Cost & Supply|
|1-25 lbs||1/2 tsp daily||
$0.58/day (45 day supply)
|3/4 tsp daily||
$1.17/day (30 day supply)
|1 tsp daily||
$1.59/day (22 day supply)
1 1/2 tsp daily
$2.33/day (15 day supply)
101 + lbs
2 tsp daily
$3.18/day (11 day supply)
Net Contents: 3.8 fl oz (113ml)
What makes Safe-Sea red?
Safe-Sea's bold red and orange color comes from astaxanthin.
Because oils can oxidize when exposed to lights and oxygen, it creates unhealthy free radicals/reactive oxygen species in your dog.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and the damage they can cause and are an important component of any fish oil.
With the help of antioxidants, free radicals can neutralize and resist causing damage. This is a crucial part of any fish oil.
We’ve taken every extra precaution to make sure Safe-Sea is fresh, safe and effective.
What is the difference between green lipped mussels and fish oil?
Green Lipped Mussel also has a superpower called phospholipids. Phospholipids make the fats in green lipped mussels much more bioavailable. In one study published in Inflammopharmacology by Whitehouse et al (1997), researchers found that this bioavailability shows green lipped mussel oil is 247 times stronger than salmon oil.
Of course, we believe green lipped mussels are also much more sustainable than other marine oils.
Why is there Ahiflower in Safe-Sea?
We put Ahiflower in Safe-Sea to make sure your dog gets a daily amount of GLA, an important fatty acid. GLA is only found in plants and Ahiflower is one of the best and cleanest sources.
GLA is an important fatty acid that supports joint mobility and help maintain healthy skin.
Couldn’t I just use powdered or fresh mussels instead?
In a lot of cases, using Green Lipped Mussel oil is best:
1. The oil is much more concentrated. In order to achieve the same amount of omega-3 fat, you would want to give your dog roughly 15X more powder. This might be a bit of an overload of powder for your dog.
2. When it comes to shellfish allergies, there are less proteins to ignite an allergic reaction in your dog.
3. Some Green Lipped Mussel powders are the leftover product after the oil is squeezed out. Most of these powders end up in pet products but are missing a lot of the key fatty acids.
How do I know if Safe-Sea is Eco Friendly?
Our Green Lipped Mussels absorb healthy amounts of phytoplankton without having to share the resource with other marine life. They grow naturally on ropes, in clean water, in the bays of New Zealand.
They require no additional foods which means they have no negative impact on the environment. After 12 to 18 months they are ready for harvest.
(Even the phytoplankton they eat is sustainable, all they need to do to survive is get sunlight!)
The Ahiflower comes from the UK and PEI in Canada. It’s non-GMO and each batch is tested to be free of heavy metals, PCBs and pesticides.
How does Safe-Sea compare to Phytoplankton?
Green Lipped Mussels feed on phytoplankton. This means they not only give your dog the same fat benefits, it comes from a more concentrated form that’s bioavailable.
Safe-Sea’s blend of ingredients give your dog a much bigger supply of omega fats than phytoplankton alone.
Is there a lot of EPA is in Safe-Sea?
Most fish oils contain 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg DHA. Green lipped mussel contains less EPA than fish oil but it's in a more bioavailable phospholipid form, meaning your dog needs less. Plus, both green lipped mussels and ahi flower contain large amounts of SDA, a fatty acid your dog can use to make EPA if he needs to.
Instead of loading your dog up with EPA, Safe-Sea gives your dog the fats his body needs without the risk of too much EPA.
Why is there Olive Oil in Safe-Sea?
Organic, cold-pressed olive oil is a natural antioxidant and a healthy source of monounsaturated fats.
Why isn’t there an eye-dropper with Safe-Sea, like the one that comes with CBD oil?
The short answer is oxygen. The fatty acids in fish oils (and Safe-sea) are delicate and can oxidize when exposed to oxygen, which triggers free radical formation.
Droppers allow oxygen to get into the bottle and you don't want that. While a dropper is way more convenient, we can’t recommend using a dropper with Safe-Sea because the delicate fatty acids in marine oils need to be protected from oxygen.