VISAGE VS OTHER OMEGA 3 PRODUCTS
|Clary Sage Seed Oil||Fish Oil||Flax Seed Oil||Chia Seed Oil|
|Presence of materials of concerns and risk of heavy metal Contamination, PCB, dioxins and toxins||No||Yes.
The oceans contain high levels of PCB, mercury and other man-made pollutants, which can be present in marine life.
The seed contains toxic cynic glycoside and other compounds that work against vitamin B6.
Contains laxative materials.
|Stability||Excellent stability. One of the most stable oil sources.||Prone to rapid oxidation, which effects product safety, shelf life and toxicity.||Prone to rapid oxidation, which effects product safety, shelf life and toxicity.||Very poor stability. Prone to very rapid oxidation, which effects product safety, shelf life and toxicity.|
|Safe for all age groups||Yes.
Safe for all ages without limitations or exceptions
Limitations for diabetics, pregnant women and children, including EPA warning on consumption.
|Pregnant / nursing women and children are warned against taking flaxseed due to high content of phytoestrogens and materials of concern.||Unknown|
|Taste and odor||Pleasant odor. Delicate, nutty taste.||Significant and highly unpleasant fish taste and fish odor-related issues. Some products undergo chemical processing to eliminate this issue, creating other issues in the process.||Unpleasant bitter taste.||Unpleasant bitter taste.|
|Ability to neutralize free radicals.||Very high||Low||Low||Low|
|Presence of antioxidants||Contains high levels of various antioxidants.||Contains very little antioxidants||Contains very little antioxidants||Contains very little antioxidants|
|Contains sterols, known to help lower LDL cholesterol levels||One of the most concentrated sources of sterols – has 9 different types.||Does not contain sterols||Studies show no effect on cholesterol levels, indicating no or little presence of sterols||Studies show no effect on cholesterol levels, indicating no or little presence of sterols|
|Presence of allergens.||No.
No known allergenic compounds.
|Yes. Marine products are a well-known source of allergens for certain people.||Yes. Flax is a known allergen.||Unknown|
|Contains Co – enzyme Q10||Yes. Natural Co- enzyme Q10, not synthetic.||No||No||No|
|Digestive issues||No||Known digestive side effects include bloating, flatulence, belching, indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain and diarrhea in certain cases.||Some consumers have been known to suffer acute digestive problems that even require to stop consumption in the more severe cases.||Very low grade protein that does not digest well. Could decay and rot in digestive tract.|
|Shelf life||Extremely long shelf life at room temperature, with no rancidity or toxicity.||Fish oil goes rancid within several days, therefore requiring adding external preservatives or processing.||Flaxseed oil goes rancid within a few hours at room temperature. Ground flaxseed is stable up to one day. Requires external preservatives or processing to prolong shelf life.||Stability similar to flaxseed. Goes rancid very quickly. Requires external preservatives or processing to prolong shelf life.|
|Production process||Cold press with no additives or chemical processing||High temperature distillation process. Some sources undergo chemical processing.||Extraction through grinding, air pressure or cold press. Chemical processing to prevent rapid oxidization.||Extraction through grinding or cold press. Chemical processing to prevent rapid oxidization.|