Fresh from the unsullied waters of the Norwegian sea comes this purest of Cod Liver Oils. Revitalise your skin, bones and teeth with this previously untapped source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Also bursting with Vitamins D & A, it's not only good for your outsides but your insides too.
We all know Cod liver Oil from our youths - force-fed tablespoons of that fishy, viscous goo by our mothers under the proviso it would make our bones and teeth healthy. Never stopping to consider that there had to be a better way to take it than ladelling it down our gullets in all its raw glory. Until now, that is.
Long before Cod Liver Oil was ever even considered as a dietary supplement it actually formed an important cornerstone of the ancient Scandinavian diet. So far back in fact, that records show Cod Liver Oil was once the preserve of the Vikings - and not just for its ‘delicious' flavour either!
By a process of steaming the oil from the Cod's liver, they would gather it gradually and use it to keep themselves fed and healthy in the painfully cold winter months. So important was it to the Vikings that it was known as ‘Gold of the ocean' by the Northern Norwegians.
And rightly so - the waters around the Norwegian coastline have long been synonymous with cleanliness and a fresh catch, especially considering the origins of those fish.
The word for Norwegian Cod is Skrei, a word which itself is derived from the old word for ‘walk'. This is how the locals described the incredible journey the Cod had taken from the Barents Sea of the Arctic Ocean all the way to the Northern Scandinavian coastline. Rich in Omega 3-fatty acids and (crucially to the Norwegians) Vitamin D, Cod Liver Oil allowed them to synthesise a vitamin they would otherwise lose out on from days of limited sunlight.
Swanson EFAs Pristine Norwegian Cod Liver Oil extends that walk just a little further - to your doorstep, where you too can enjoy the overwhelmingly potent healing power of Norwegian Cod.
We know that Swanson EFAs Pristine Norwegian Cod Liver Oil is good for us. We've always known that - but just how good? And what exactly does it do for us?
Hidden beneath this rippling, straw coloured oil there is actually a whole range of incredibly nutritive vitamins and fatty acids.
We use Vitamin A to support the health of our hearts and reproductive system. Not to mention the well documented benefits on our skeletal system and even our eyesight. A Vitamin A deficiency can even lead to a condition known as ‘night blindness' a - a failure to adjust to low or dim lighting.
Vitamin D (often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin') is usually synthesised when we encounter sunlight but without enough of it, our complexion and even our mood can be negatively impacted upon.
While Omega-3 fatty acids are now so recognised for their positive impact on our hearts and cardiovascular system that the American Health Association recommends that we eat two servings of fish per week.