The Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil
Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil is fresh, wild-caught and raw. It’s unprocessed and extremely pure.
Because of these qualities, it contains a rare natural nutrient profile:
Fat-soluble vitamins A and D, and a full spectrum of omega fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for a total of 1,293 mg per serving.
Fat-soluble vitamins come from animal and plant foods, and can dissolve in fats and oils. They’re absorbed along with fats in the diet and are stored in the body's fatty tissue.*
A single teaspoon of Rosita provides:
78% of your daily requirements for vitamin A and 98% of your daily requirements for vitamin D.
Cod liver oil health benefits
Cod Liver oil’s unique nutrient profile lends itself to many health benefits supported by scientific, peer-reviewed studies.*
- Immune support: Cod liver oil contains vitamin A, which is supportive of the immune system.*
- Vision: The vitamin A and omega fatty acids in cod liver oil support vision health.*
- Reproduction: The vitamin A in cod liver oil is supportive of testicular and ovarian function.* It may also be vital for reproduction in both the male and female, and for many events in the developing embryo, including the embryo’s developing eyes.*
- Cellular communication: The vitamin A in cod liver oil supports cell communication, growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the healthy formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.*
- Skin: Food-based vitamins A and D are supportive of skin health and a youthful appearance.*
- Bones: The vitamin D in cod liver oil has an important role in supporting bone health.* That's because vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium via the gut, which is a necessary mineral for strong bones.*
- Brain & cognition: Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids may play a key role in maintaining proper brain function.
Benefits of cod liver oil, discovered by Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS
The popularity of cod liver oil, and the existing extensive body of scientific studies, are directly tied to the legacy of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS.
Dr. Price traveled the world in the 1930s, studying Indigenous peoples who maintained their traditional diets and compared their dental and overall health with those exposed to modern, processed foods.
Dr. Price found that without exception, those who maintained their traditional diets were healthier than their modernized counterparts. One of his paramount findings was that traditional diets in thriving traditional cultures contained much higher levels of vitamins A and D (and minerals) than the modern diets of the U.S. and Europe that had seeped into the cultures over time.
To address the shortcomings of contemporary diets, he recommended nutritional supplementation with fresh, cold-pressed cod liver oil and avoidance of processed foods.*
Historical benefits of cod liver oil
And, cod liver oil has a long and storied history that even predates Dr. Weston A. Price.
It has traditionally been consumed as part of the diet, particularly by people living in northern coastal areas of Norway. It was crucial to survival, especially the cold, dark and stormy conditions.
Here are some highlights of the beginnings of cod liver oil, according to documents compiled by Price Pottenger (which maintains the entire library of Dr. Weston A. Price's work).
- 1943-1946: Cod liver oil was recognized for containing vitamins D and A that could support wartime malnutrition in children.* In 1943, Pope Pius XI inquired about the possible procurement of Newfoundland cod liver oil “to be kept at (the Vatican’s) disposal so it can be distributed at the end of the war in those regions where the health conditions of poor children demand it.” Six tons of the oil was then shipped to continental Europe.
- 1946-1971: Author and journalist Mark Kurlansky reports that during World War II, the British Ministry of Food “provided free cod-liver oil for pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under five, and adults over forty…. The British government, believing that the oil had produced the healthiest children England had ever seen, despite bombings and rationing, continued the program until 1971.”*
Cod liver oil is easy to add to your health regimen
As Dr. Weston A Price recognized, traditional cultures with vibrant health consumed organ meats. Liver was a favorite, as it contains key nutrients that are nearly absent in even the healthiest of modern diets.
Today, many enjoy Rosita Cod Liver Oil because it’s a convenient way to get these special nutrients without having to eat liver.
A standard dose of cod liver oil liquid is ½ to 1 teaspoon.
Always check with a certified healthcare practitioner before beginning a new supplement. And please remember, Rosita is premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it’s critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the fresh cod liver oil affects your body and what feels right for you and your family.