Many years ago in the fishing villages of Norway and Greenland, older
generations were fond of telling stories of the 'daily dose' of Cod Liver
oil. More research in the 1950s, on the benefits of Cod Liver oil revealed
the presence of Vitamins A&D and Omega-3 fatty acids EPA
(Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). This led to the
modern view that these vitamins and fatty acids are an essential part of
The fishing grounds for the cod from which our Cod Liver oil is produced
are the deep cold pristine Arctic waters off the coast of Norway. The
fishermen remove and freeze the cod livers prior to delivery to the
on-shore processors. The livers are then steam distilled to remove the oil.
Further purification by a low temperature high vacuum process known as
molecular distillation, produces exceptionally clean oil.
Why is Cod Liver oil good for me?
Cod Liver oil is a natural source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D. Cod Liver
oil is especially recommended where people refuse vegetables such as
broccoli and carrots and as a consequence deprive themselves of readily
available natural sources of Vitamin A. In the body, Vitamin A is
essential for the formation of visual purple (for night vision) and for
bone and cellular growth.
Bones and Teeth
Vitamin D is associated with Calcium absorption and the healthy
development of bones and teeth. Bones and teeth require Vitamin D to
activate the absorption and utilization of Calcium to maintain skeletal
growth and strength. Cod Liver oil is especially recommended where
people are not sufficiently exposed to sunlight enabling the natural
production of Vitamin D in the skin. Because Cod Liver oil is such a
good source of these fat-soluble vitamins, it is of assistance where
the dietary intake is inadequate.
Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids
In addition to Vitamins A&D, Cod Liver oil is a natural source of
the very long chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. DHA is used by the body
for brain development and visual acuity. It is especially important
that pregnant women and breast feeding mothers receive adequate amounts
of DHA. Sufficient DHA should be consumed to make use of this benefit.
Can I have Cod liver Oil if I'm pregnant?
Taking more than 4mL of Cod Liver Oil (2,500IU of Vitamin A) per day
during pregnancy may cause birth defects. Because of the importance of
brain development in the unborn child, pregnant women should therefore
consume a minimal dose of Cod Liver Oil (4mL), as directed, or consume
Fish Oil obtained from the body of the fish which has minimal Vitamin
Is the oil checked for contaminants?
Because the sea is the eventual repository of toxins from the land and
air, it is necessary to routinely test for these toxins. Recent tests
have recorded less than 0.2 parts per million for heavy metals such as
mercury, lead and cadmium.
Adults 4ml daily
Children 6 months-12 years 2ml by
metric measure daily