Reviewing of mercury amount in Omega3 drug forms

Najafi, Moslem Lari
December 2012
Advances in Environmental Biology;Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p4050
Academic Journal
Mercury is one of the heavy metals, which is found in the nature in three forms of element, organic and inorganic. Mercury is a silver, heavy, toxic and liquid metal. Mercury and its compounds are absorbed to body through skin, swallowing and breathing. The most important way of mercury absorption is through breathing that damages the stomach and intestine. Omega3 is of necessary fatty acids that body is not able to produce and synthesize them and they must be provided through food and vegetable and marine oils. Omega3 fatty acids are categorized into 3 categories of DHA, EPA and ALA. Oil fishes such as sardine, salmon and mackerel are rich sources of DHA and EPA. Oils, egg and fruit juices are among the enriched foods through Omega3. According to the performed research, Omega3 drug forms that are represented as mercury-free from valid plants of different countries, their mercury has been fully refined and is proper alternatives as a supplement.


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