shelf stable Omega-3 EPA DHA without EDTA or preservatives

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  1. omegah2o

    Calcium Disodium EDTA is only approved GRAS by the FDA in “canned carbonated beverages”(1) yet is being used in several non-carbonated beverages and sold in stores. EDTA (Calcium Disodium Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate) is an iron chelating compound that can bind and inhibit iron functionality. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States” (2)…

    REFERENCES:
    (1) http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfCFR/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=172.120

    (2) http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/vitamins/iron.html

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