From the deep, unpolluted waters near Norway, Carlson brings you the finest cod liver oil which is naturally rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, EPA and DHA.
Only cod fish caught during the winter and early spring are used, as the liver oil content is highest at this time of year.
The oil is separated from the liver tissues without the use of chemicals.
To ensure freshness of Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, the air inside the glass bottle has been replaced with nitrogen.
THIS PRODUCT is regularly tested (using AOAC international protocols) for
by an independent, FDA-registered laboratory and has been determined to be fresh, fully potent and free of detrimental levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB’s and 28 other contaminants.
EPA – Eicosapentaenoic Acid (20:5 3)
EPA promotes a healthy cardiovascular system by regulating the formation of healthy body prostaglandins.
EPA plays a strong role in modulating inflammatory processes, including platelet aggregation.
By competing with arachidonic acid in cell membranes, EPA has the ability to reduce the production of inflammatory eicosanoids such as prostaglandin E2, leucotriene B4, and proinflammatory cytokines.*
DHA – Docosahexaenoic Acid (22:6 3)
DHA supports normal growth and development, maintains brain and neural functions, and supports visual function.
DHA is a vital component of tissue in the brain and retina of the eye and has a strong role in the function of the membranes of the central nervous system.
Also, it is necessary for membrane fluidity and supports nerve cell communication.*
Why Fish is Preferable to Flax (18:3 3)
While flax and soybeans are a source of ALA, a study comparing flax and fish oils showed that subjects given flax oil over a 4-week period did NOT have increased blood levels of DHA.
Converting ALA into DHA is very slow due to the body’s limited availability of conversion enzymes, especially delta-6-desaturase.
Yet, subjects who were given fish oil did show increased blood levels of DHA and EPA.
Taking fish oils directly bypasses any need for extra enzyme conversion and subjects had the benefits available immediately.
In addition to DHA, EPA and ALA, Cod Liver Oil naturally contains the important vitamins A & D.
has several important functions in the body, including the maintenance of proper vision.*
When the body is deficient in vitamin A, the eye gradually loses its ability to adapt to changes in light, resulting in “night blindness.”
Another vital role of vitamin A concerns the formation, maintenance, and growth of skin and mucous membranes, which form the body’s primary barrier to infection.*
helps regulate and control the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus by aiding in the absorption of these two minerals from the small intestine, and by directly affecting the rate at which these minerals form and maintain bone.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the F.D.A. Carlson products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
How is Carlson Cod Liver Oil Made?
Purity and freshness of raw materials are top priorities for Carlson.
For this reason, only livers of cod caught in the northern oceans are used.
Here, in the cleanest seas in the world, the cold ocean waters contain ideal nutrition for the growth of healthy cod.
Only fish harvested from nets in fresh, clean arctic waters far off the coast of Norway are used for Carlson Cod Liver Oil.