Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish. Naturally occuring cod liver oil (not synthetic, man-made oils) provides fat soluble vitamins A and D and when extracted properly also provides a healthy dose of other naturally occuring acids like DHA, EPA and several of the Omega vitamins. EPA is an important link in the chain of fatty acids which regulate tissue hormones and DHA is important for brain and nervous system function.
Unlike other cod liver oils that are distilled (using high heat), Green Pasture's Cod Liver Oil is the result of months of fermenting. This unique extraction process yields an oil that is drastically richer in nutrients. In fact, it contains many nutrients that have no presence at all in other oils and is 2.5 time more nutrient dense in vitamins A and D. It contains a very healthy ratio of the two to each other, which is important in working together. The cod used in this product has yielded a high purity level due to the lack of environmental contaminates and the manufacturer, Green Pastures Products, is a family-owned business dedicated to providing high-quality sacred-food oils, just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.
Green Pasture's Fermented Cod Liver Oil stands out from other similar products due to its unique nutrient profile, small serving size, variety of enzymes/nutrients absent in industrialized products and the fact that it doesn't contain any added vitamin E. Every bottle of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil will vary as this is an artisan food and not a mass produced fish oil product. This product is rich in pigments unlike the clear yellowish consistency of refined oils. Taste, color, and nutrient levels will vary from season to season so don’t be surprised when your first bottle is different than the second. Because this oil retains all of the original nutrients, you might like a flavored or encapsulated version if you are a first timer since the unflavored can be strong. Enjoy the benefits of healthy fats (EPA/DHA), loads of vitamins, and rare nutrient metabolites just like the Vikings of old!