- Pure Icelandic, extra virgin cod liver oil from the clean waters that stretch between Iceland and Greenland
- Cold-pressed, unrefined, and a rich source of vitamin A, D, and omega-3 fatty acids that boost overall health
- Potent oil extracted from fish in protected, industrial-free zones
- Pure, raw, and unaltered
- Trace amount of rosemary and natural tocopherol added as an antioxidant to maximize shelf life
- Third-party tested to ensure that it meets strict purity standards
- No heat, no fermentation, no solvents, no artificial ingredients, no synthetic vitamins
- Also come in ginger, spearmint and fennel flavors
Ingredients Concern: None discovered
Cons: Fish oil may cause gastrointestinal discomfort such as gas and fish-smelling burps in some people
This is a unique Icelandic company that follows Good Manufacturing Standards in Europe. What started as a school project in the University of Iceland's MBA program, has led to unique omega products. Three women founded True Westfjords ehf, the manufacturing company of Dropi, in 2012. In cooperation with MAT‚àö√ßS, the idea was researched and tested until Dropi was launched in Iceland in April 2015. The founders wanted to go back to producing cod liver oil like it was done in the old days.
You can trace your batch of cod liver oil on their web site and see test results
Cod liver oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health, promote optimal cholesterol levels, and enhance mental health through its ability to help protect against dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and it targets depression and ADHD [1, 2]. Cod liver oil also an excellent source of vitamin D, which supports optimal mental performance, enhances immune system function, strengthens muscles and bones, helps protect skin cells from UV damage, and has anti-cancer properties [3-8]. Furthermore, cod liver oil supports healthy blood sugar levels and targets inflammation [8, 9]. It also contains vitamin A that promotes wound healing [8-10].
Overall health [1-10]; Enhanced immune system, heart, brain, skin, bone, muscle health [1-8]
Cod liver oil contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy triglycerides that help lower unhealthy triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels . The omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil also contain cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory properties . The vitamin A in cod liver oil appears to accelerate the epithelial (tissue-related) and vascular (e.g., blood flow) components of the healing process, thereby improving wound healing [8-10]. Furthermore, cod liver oil contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which protects cells in the brain from different types of damage, including tissue damage that can lead to dementia or Alzheimer's disease, due to their antioxidant, vasodilating, anti-inflammatory, and anti-arrhythmic properties .
Key Ingredients: Cod Liver Oil 1 tsp (5ml)/serving
All Ingredients: Cod Liver Oil, Traces of natural antioxidant; Rosemary extract oil.
1 teaspoon (5ml) daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, lactating, allergic to fish, or suffering from chronic illnesses. Keep out of reach of children. Do not consume more than the recommended daily serving size. Food supplements should not be consumed instead of a varied diet.
Storage: Store in a refrigerator for prolonged freshness. Store up to 3 months in a refrigerator after opening.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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