This is a valid question when comparing one fish or krill oil to another, but it is not really relevant when talking about Green Lipped Mussel Oil (GLM). Stick with us here for a moment and let’s dive a bit deeper..
FULL SPECTRUM of 18 Fatty-Acids in GLX3 versus 2.
When you are looking at your source for fatty-acids and their beneficial Omega-3’s you are looking for the EFFECTIVE amount and FULL SPECTRUM variety of Omega-3’s, not just the gross number in milligrams of only two available fatty acids. The fish oil producers will tout their measurable levels of DHA and EPA because this is all they have available: DHA and EPA.
Fish oil contains two fatty-acids, GLX3 and the GLM it contains has all 18 of the beneficial fatty acids.
Fully “Bio-Available” vs 10%
The next thing that needs to be considered is how effective the body is in absorbing and making use of the available Omega-3 in your supplement, what is referred to as “bio-availability”.
In the case of fish oil, the fatty acids need to be broken down in the gut using enzymes and acids to convert it into a “bio-available” form. Our bodies convert this at only about 10% efficiency. GLX3 with GLM-OIL is immediately available, without conversion. This is why the advertising council has approved GLM producers saying it is “158 times as effective” as fish oil. Roughly that means it takes 150 times of ‘the other stuff’ to get the same benefit given by the green-lipped mussel found in GLX3. This allows us to deliver MORE in a tablet that is so much smaller and easier to take.
But also keep in mind that with added bioavailability comes even greater responsibility which leads us to the next important note below that you won’t always find in popularized forms of fish oil..
No Mercury, sustainably sourced.
While not part of this original question, it is an additional benefit of GLX3. Our mussels are raised in an environment completely free of mercury, and other industrial and harmful contaminants. It also is specifically raised to provide this oil, and does not raid our already over-fished oceans of larger fish, or in the case of krill..the main food source of larger marine life.
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