What vitamins are present in Ratfish Liver Oil?
Vitamin A: Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil contains safe levels of the active form of vitamin A (also called retinol or preformed vitamin A).
Vitamin D3: It also contains natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), rather than vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol or pre-vitamin D). The body also manufactures vitamin D3 from cholesterol, through a process triggered by the action of sunlight on the skin. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D3. Good sources include fish liver oil and fatty fish like salmon. Other fish species (including other species of cod) do not contain measurable amounts of natural vitamin D3.
Low ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D: It’s also important to note that Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil has a naturally low ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D. This low ratio is unique among fish liver oils. Research suggests that a low ratio may allow vitamin D to exert its full protective physiological effects within the body.*
Vitamin E: Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil contains alpha-tocopherol, the biologically and chemically most active form of vitamin E, and by far the most abundant lipid-soluble antioxidant in humans.
Here’s more information about the nutrients and health benefits of Ratfish Liver Oil.
What is the texture of Ratfish Liver Oil?
Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil contains a full spectrum of omega fatty acids. Unlike refined fish oils, Rosita contains many different fatty acids that thicken and separate when refrigerated. When chilled, the stearins, waxes and triglycerides may appear as particles, as a film, cloudy, or thick like gelatin. This is normal for fresh, wild and raw fish liver oil. You may take the bottle out of the fridge three to five minutes before use to allow them to evenly mix and to permit the efficient use of the dropper.
What does Ratfish Liver Oil taste like?
Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil has a mid, light, buttery taste. This oil is ideal for those with sensitivities to the taste of fish and also for children, since only drops are required on a daily basis.
Why doesn’t Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil require added antioxidants to help maintain freshness?
Compared to cod liver oil, ratfish liver oil is naturally lower in polyunsaturated fats. It is also high in its own naturally occurring vitamin E, which provides antioxidant properties that maintain freshness. Cod liver oil contains no measurable amounts of naturally occurring vitamin E (This is why a tiny amount of mixed tocopherol organic vitamin E extract and rosemary herb extract are added to Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil).