Canthoxanthine feed additives given to farmed fish may be linked to a condition in consumers called gold dust retinopathy.
Even distilled cod liver oil supplements may have toxic levels of vitamin A.
The contaminants I’ve been talking about are just from how polluted our planet has become; it’s not like they’re deliberately adding them to the fish. But fish farmers do feed about two dozen human antibiotics to their fish to help keep them alive in such stressful, overcrowded environments. They also had to figure out a way to make grayish fish flesh look pink, which it is naturally when pulled out of the ocean. So the aquaculture industry feeds farmed fish artificial coloring.
This is from the drug company Roche. Fish farmers get to pick out the color they want to dye their flesh like paint chips. The human health consequences? You can get a rare condition called gold dust retinopathy, as the coloring potentially crystallizes in the back of your eyeball, which can potentially lead to problems down the road.
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For more context, please refer to the following associated blog post: Should We Avoid Titanium Dioxide
Much of our fish supply is so polluted that algae-derived sources of long chain omega-3 fatty acids may be safest option.
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