According to the Business Dictionary, “eco-sustainability,” or “ecological sustainability,” is defined as: the capacity of ecosystems to maintain their essential functions and processes, and retain their biodiversity in full measure over the long-term. What that means to us as consumers, is that we expect the companies from which we buy products to take responsible steps to insure that the plant or animal sources they harvest to produce the products we consume don’t become extinct.
In the case of Omega XL, its key ingredient – PCSO-524 – harvested from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, strictly complies to the New Zealand Department of Fisheries standards and management system insuring the sustainability of the green-lipped mussel. This important step in the production of Omega XL assures consumers that they are not taking away anything from the earth they are not putting back.
This serious concern for the environment is particularly important when it comes to the sustainability of the fragile eco-systems of our world’s oceans. Man has pillaged the oceans of her bounties for tens of thousands of years, rarely giving anything back and never considering that someday man may have to be held accountable for depleting what would be irresponsibly considered an endless resource. Well, today, man’s actions are catching up to him and the massive scale of ocean harvesting for various marine products has reached the point of global critical mass.
The thousands of years Man has fed off our oceans, under the belief that there would be no consequence, is catching up to him. Today, the sustainability of life on our planet depends on the biodiversity of our oceans. It is now more imperative than ever that intelligent, conscientious and responsible actions be taken to limit the unbridled practice of harvesting ocean life.
In the case of the green-lipped mussel, the New Zealand Minister of Fisheries has set new standards, as well as implemented a management system, for commercial catches of both wild and farmed (aqua cultured) green-lipped mussels. All mussel farms and fisheries licensed to fish in the specific designated areas of New Zealand for mussel farming have agreed upon and are adhering to these strict controls. Omega XL is proud to be able to claim that 100% of the raw ingredients in its product is sourced only from the fisheries in strict compliance with the New Zealand Minister of Fisheries eco-sustainability standards and management system.
Responsible aqua-farming under these controls is only part of what will insure the existence of the green-lipped mussel for future generations. Of equal importance to ongoing sustainability involves the environment. Because the green-lipped mussel’s diet is derived only from filtering plankton from the seawater in which it lives, and not omega-6 rich corn feeds, a clean environment friendly to the mussel’s diet of micro-plankton is crucial.
New Zealand leads the world in researching, understanding and monitoring biotoxin events. While the Marlborough Sounds, where the mussels that go into Omega XL are farmed, are some of the cleanest waterways on earth, rain driven runoff can deliver contaminants to this otherwise pristine environment. The New Zealand Marine Biotoxin Authority regularly monitors all mussel farming sites for the presence of toxins that contribute to toxic algae blooms. Along with other government run pollution monitoring and quality assurance programs, the environment in which the New Zealand green-lipped mussels grow is perhaps the safest and most monitored eco-system on earth. If any detriment from runoff is anticipated, all mussel farming comes to a grinding halt until the runoff dissipates and the waters test within acceptable parameters.
Omega XL recognizes the relationship between the environment and the industry that grows the green-lipped mussel that goes into its product. That’s why the only green-lipped mussel oil found in Omega XL is from mussels grown and harvested under the strict controls of the New Zealand minister of Fisheries and the environmental protection fostered by the New Zealand government. This insures that every bottle of Omega XL you buy has been produced in consideration of the environment and the long term sustainability of the green-lipped mussel.
Omega XL®, with PCSO-524™, is marketed exclusively by Great Health Works, a company dedicated to your good health. Over Half a Billion Omega XL gel caps have been sold to satisfied customers who enthusiastically confirm the incredible inflammation fighting and long term joint pain managing effect they experienced with this unique, all-natural, supplement. Great Health Works cares about you. Their friendly representatives call you, not once, but twice in the weeks after you receive your order to check in and make sure you are satisfied, happy and using Omega XL correctly. They even offer Auto-Ship, the company’s program that automatically insures you never run out of Omega XL month after month. Expensive, dangerous, habit-forming drugs are no the answer to your joint pain. Omega XL is.