They come from different types of fish
Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil Softgels
Gel caps: Made of fish collagen
Purity Tested: Passes tests for low levels of contamination from lead, mercury, arsenic, PCBs, dioxins Verified by Eurofins
- 1260 IUs Vitamin A 127 IUs of Vitamin D (naturally occuring)
- Independently tested to be free of toxins
- No synthetic vitamins added, uses only fresh, wild-caught and raw cod, natural antioxidants Omega 3 EPA and DHA
- Produced in small batches from Wild Cod sustainably harvested from the Pristine Waters of Norway
- Dairy free means no milk derivatives
- Cod livers are extracted through a rare, "heat free" process that is a generations-old technique that naturally releases the oil from the hand-picked livers (with water at temps akin to the ocean).
- Rosita uses healthy livers from freshly caught cod
- This company holds a patent involving the rare use of a natural substance from the ocean that binds to contaminants in the oil, followed by gentle filtering which reduces contaminants without changing or damaging the oil's rich nutrients. (Most cod liver oils detroy the Vitamins A & D in the process of using over 300 degree heat and then they add it back in synthetically.)
Ingredients Concern: None
Cons: Pricey, non-returnable; Packaging is not double sealed (company says it is safe)
This is a great cod liver oil because no heat is used in the extraction process. However soft gels do not contain the same strength as taking a tablespoon. Therefore, for a higher level of strength, simply purchase the Rosita Cod Liver Oil as opposed to the soft gels.
As this cod liver oil is tested by Eurofins, one of the most reputable third party laboratories in the world, there are no safety worries here. Every batch is tested for contamination from lead, mercury, dioxins, pcbs, arsenic and more. Rosita cod liver oil passes the contamination test and posts the results.
Naturally ocurring vitamins should absorb more readily into your body rather than synthetic vitamins that are added back into many cod liver oils. However, the levels of EPA and DHA are much lower than just taking the liquid by tablespoon. There are also other omega 3s that have much higher levels of EPA and DHA.