Barleans insists to use the finest quality of Organic Flaxseed from North & South America. Fishes are harvested from clean, monitored cold waters: places like the coast of Iceland and Alaska in sustainable ways. It is freshly produced, cold-pressed and protected from air and light. It protects the highly perishable flax oil from the damaging effects of heat, light and oxygen during pressing and bottling process. Barleans product are Non-GMO, Organic and certifed by International Fish Oil Standards. It proves the potency of essential fatty acids and purity. It releases consumers concern about heavy metals or other contaminants.