An in depth look at cod liver oil
There is a certain nostalgia and sentimentality that’s been associated with cod liver oil. It was the medicine of choice for many considering its long history of use dating back to the early 1700’s. As traditions were passed along, it’s no surprise our grandparents or even great grandparents used cod liver oil. Despite its health benefits, in those days, it’s often been associated with a terrible taste experience.
A lot has changed since those days. Back in the day the reason cod liver oil was consumed was primarily for its vitamin D content to help prevent rickets (a bone disease) in children and for its vitamin A content for “wasting diseases”. Today, with advances in nutritional science rickets is no longer a public health concern and deficiency of vitamin A is rare in North America. However, since the 1970’s there has been a tremendous amount of research focused on the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Those benefits include the maintenance of good health, supporting cognitive health and even the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age.
The cod fisheries have also experienced notable change over the years. At one point, there were significant concerns with overfishing of the cod fisheries and a real concern about its sustainability.
Taking all of this into account it is time for a “cod liver oil 2.0” – an oil that tastes great (so you’ll enjoy taking it) and is sustainably caught so that we can not only enjoy the benefits of this oil today but also ensure that the cod liver oil tradition can be passed on for generations to come. When it comes to ensuring sustainable sourcing of cod the MSC certification is second to none.
What is MSC?
MSC is an international non-profit organization that for over 20 years has worked with scientists and fisheries to develop standards and promote sustainable fishing practices. In fact, “the MSC is the only wild-capture fisheries certification and eco-labelling program that meets best practice requirements set by both the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Alliance.”
NutraSea (Canada’s most popular liquid omega-3 brand) has added their expertise in omega-3 fatty acids and have launched a new cod liver oil that offers a clean, light taste unlike any other. Committed to sustainability, NutraSea+D Cod Liver Oil is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), ensuring the wild cod off the coast of Norway is sustainably caught.
Available in lemon and tangerine flavours, NutraSea+D Cod Liver Oil delivers 900 mg of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA+DHA and 1000 IU of vitamin D per teaspoon serving. It not only tastes great but can also help in the maintenance of good health, supporting cognitive health and even the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age, helps in the in the development, maintenance of bones, and helps prevent vitamin D deficiency.
Now you can enjoy the next generation of cod liver oil that tastes great, is MSC certified and of course, like all NutraSea products is third-party tested for potency and purity, through the Pure Check program, so you can be assured you are getting what you are paying for!