Product Line: Human
Product: Omega3 - 200 ml
Lot No.: Sample Batch Pro
Expiration Date: July-7-2012
Product testing performed by: CIFT, RPC, Wellington
Lot Test Results: Passes all tests. Product exceeds standards for quality and purity.
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Consumer Report

Ascenta Health Ltd.

Ascenta’s industry-leading quality is achieved using advanced purification techniques, research-verified natural antioxidants, oxygen-free bottling lines, and strict GMP procedures. Every batch is sent to an independent laboratory for third-party verification where the product is benchmarked against the industry’s most stringent guidelines for pharmaceutical quality fish oils, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Third-party test results for your batch are presented below.

Label Claim Test

EPA + DHA label claim: 850 mg
EPA + DHA test result*: 1580 mg

Consumers, investing in their health by taking nutritional supplements, want to know that the supplements they are taking are effective and contain the beneficial ingredients as stated on the packaging.

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Results for fatty acid analysis are subject to +/- 3% variation due to differences between testing methods, labs and instruments.


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SDA value reported as area percent (%).

Oxidation Test

Peroxides
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 5.00 meq/kg
Test result: 0.78 meq/kg

The first compounds formed by the oxidation of an oil are hydroperoxides. These peroxides may catalyze greater oxidation, or decompose and react further - giving rise to a rancid taste.

Peroxides

Anisidine
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 20.00
Test result: 4.47

The p-anisidine values are used to measure secondary oxidation or the level of aldehyde production during the processing of oils. Anisidine values reflect how an oil has been handled and stored, where peroxide value measures current oxidation.

Anisidine

Totox
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 26.00
Test result: 6.03

Fish and plant oils begin to oxidize as soon as they are exposed to oxygen, metals, light, and heat. At late stages, oxidation will make the oils smell rancid. In early stages, regardless of the lack of aroma, high levels of oxidation are still harmful.

Totox

Purity Test

Dioxins and Furans
WHO Maximum allowable limit: 1.00 pg WHO-TEQ/g
Test result: 0.3770 pg WHO-TEQ/g

Dioxin and furans are environmental contaminants that are formed as a result of the combustion process, such as burning fossil fuels. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made chemical, and furans are about a tenth as toxic. These contaminants are human carcinogens and also cause non-cancerous health effects.

Dioxins and Furans

PCBs
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 0.0900 mg/kg
Test result: 0.0900 mg/kg

PCBs are a group of manufactured organic chemicals, used widely until the late 1970s. PCBs build up in the environment and cause harmful health effects in humans and animals. PCBs can be highly concentrated in fish found in waters with even low levels of these carcinogens.

PCBs

Dioxin-like PCBs
WHO Maximum allowable limit: 3.0000 pg WHO-TEQ/g
Test result: 0.0400 pg WHO-TEQ/g

Dioxin-like PCBs are related chemicals derived from the PCB family. Resistant to biological degradation and persistent in the environment, these chemicals are widely used in industrial, commercial and domestic applications. Little is known about the impact on human and animal health, but they are assumed to have the same effects as PCBs.

Dioxin-like PCBs

Lead
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 0.10 mg/kg
Test result: 0.00 mg/kg

Lead is a heavy metal used extensively in mining, battery production, ceramics and stained glass. Lead is known to cause neurological problems, cognitive impairments, changes in blood chemistry, cellular weakness, and disrupts enzymatic functions in humans.

Lead

Cadmium
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 0.10 mg/kg
Test result: 0.00 mg/kg

Cadmium is used for industrial processing, batteries, and other synthetics. It is also produced through the burning of fossil fuels and municipal waste. Cadmium is a known carcinogen, linked to many forms of cancer in humans. Cadmium is also known to affect the human renal, cardiopulmonary, and skeletal systems.

Cadmium

Mercury
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 0.10 mg/kg
Test result: 0.00 mg/kg

Mercury has been used to make products ranging from skin creams to dental fillings to electricity (coal burning releases mercury). Mercury can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system, and affect other organs in humans.

Mercury

Inorganic Arsenic
GOED Maximum allowable limit: 0.10 mg/kg
Test result: 0.00 mg/kg

Arsenic is highly mobile in the environment and not naturally removed or detoxified. Arsenic is used for smelting and mining and in pesticides. Considered carcinogenic, it impacts the nervous and gastrointestinal systems and the skin in humans.

Inorganic Arsenic