5-Star Omega-3 Fish & Krill Oil
The IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) and IKOS (International Krill Oil Standards) Programs are third-party testing and accreditation programs for omega-3 fish oil and krill oil products. Products that match the label claim for EPA and DHA, and meet the safety standards for environmental contaminants set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the World Health Organization, are eligible for inclusion on the IFOS or IKOS website. Products are awarded stars on a cumulative basis, for a total of 5 possible stars. For every testing category a product passes, it is awarded one star.
5 STAR AWARD SYSTEM
The product meets EPA, DHA and phospholipid label claims.
The product meets astaxanthin label claims.
The product meets PCB, PCDD/F and DL-PCB standards.
The product meets peroxide standards.
The product meets heavy metal standards.
WE TEST EVERY BATCH.
Although consumers are aware of the health benefits of marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids, they are concerned with potential contamination issues.
Environmental contaminants can enter the ecosystem as a result of industrial activity. These compounds accumulate in the fat of marine organisms. The oil that is used from these marine organisms may then contain high concentrations of environmental contaminants.
Nutratec has every batch tested by IFOS and IKOS to ensure our products meet the safety standards for environmental contaminants set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the World Health Organization. This certification adds to the cost of our product, an investment we believe is very important to you the consumer, but one that many health-food/drugstore grade fish oils do not make. IFOS and IKOS also certifiy that the EPA and DHA levels listed on our label are certified to be present in our product....again something that most of the other fish oil brands cannot claim.