Pure cod liver oil from wild caught Arctic cod in the Norwegian Sea for enhanced heart, brain, nervous system, and immune system health. Great taste without causing fishy burps, and it is Friend of the Sea certified.
Overall health [1-10]; Enhanced immune system, heart, brain, skin, bone, muscle health [1-8]
Ingredients of Concern
Purity Tested: Passes tests for low levels of lead, mercury, PCBs, arsenic
Pure cod liver oil from wild caught Arctic cod in the Norwegian Sea for enhanced heart, brain, nervous system, and immune system health
Provides 1060 mg of omega-3s with each serving
Great orange taste without causing fishy burps
Friend of the Sea certified
Oils are third-party tested in a certified lab for environmental toxins, including heavy metals
Fish oils are in pure triglyceride form
Adheres to the strictest international standards in the European Pharmacopoeia for freshness and purity
Manufactured to eliminate free fatty acids and prevent rancidity
No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors
Ingredients Concern: None discovered
Fish oil may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in some people, Individuals who are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery should consult with a physician before using this product
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Nordic Naturals is a top tier company with one of the purest omega 3 oils on the market. Third parties have tested their product numerous times and have revealed that Nordic Naturals products have higher purity levels than many other Omega 3 oil supplements. This is important because you don't want to be ingesting daily an omega 3 supplement that coud have unsafe levels of (PCBs) or heavy metal toxins like mercury. Nordic Naturals CEO Joar Opheim grew up in Artic Norway and later moved to California. When he could not find good quality omega 3 supplements in California like he had back home, he decided to launch a company. He found the quality of the fish oils in the USA to be poor so he decided to make the highest quality ones back home in Norway. Today, his omega 3 is #1 in the USA and a global leader in omega 3. His goal is to have generations of healthy, happy people from all over the world.
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].
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 .
One-half teaspoon (children under 4 years) to one teaspoon (ages 4 and older) daily, with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional or pharmacist. For best results, please refrigerate and use within three months after opening.
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