Why your body loves cod liver oil

The rare, unadulterated nutrients in Rosita® Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil support our health in oh so many ways…

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.*

  1. Immune support: Cod liver oil contains vitamin A, which is supportive of the immune system.*
  2. Vision: The vitamin A and omega fatty acids in cod liver oil support vision health.*
  3. 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.*
  4. 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.*
  5. Skin: Food-based vitamins A and D are supportive of skin health and a youthful appearance.*
  6. 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.*
  7. 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.

Rosita® comes in liquid and softgels. You can read about cod liver capsules benefits here 

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.

The Health Benefits of Ratfish Liver Oil

Rosita® is the only company on the market making genuinely fresh, wild-caught and raw ratfish liver oil. 

It’s unprocessed and pure — and hails from the amazing, 400-million-year-old species of ratfish in the pristine Norwegian seas. Rosita® Ratfish Liver Oil’s naturally occurring nutrients and constituents include:

  • Alkylglycerols (biologically active lipids): A concentration of up to 33% (higher than shark liver oil, according to independent lab tests.*)
  • Vitamin A: In the active, retinol form.
  • Vitamin D3: The most bioavailable, cholecalciferol form.*
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Up to 54 mg/g of omega-3s, including 24.4 mg/g EPA and 15.7 mg/g of DHA.
  • A full spectrum of healthy fats: Multiple forms of omega fatty acids including 4, 6, 7, 9, and 11.
  • Phytosterols (plant sterols) and quinones (dietary plant compounds): Campesterol, stigmasterol and ∆5-avenasterol, and a natural class of organic compounds. 

Ratfish liver oil is also a fat-soluble, real food supplement, meaning your oil is absorbed along with healthy fats in your diet and can be stored in your body's fatty tissue for long-term use.* 

Want to know whether Rosita® Ratfish Liver Oil is right for you? Here’s more information on why many of our customers use it as an integral part of their supplement routines. 

Ratfish oil benefits

According to clinical studies and feedback from certified medical practitioners, the incredible nutrient profile in ratfish liver oil has many health properties.*
  • It may support the immune system.*
  • Ratfish oil may also support the pineal gland, which produces melatonin, regulates sleep, and is thought to be the center for intuition. Many of our customers report restful sleep, a feeling of tranquility and a renewed sense of clarity when taking Ratfish Liver Oil.*
  • May maintain healthy cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range and support the heart.
  • The alklyglycerols in ratfish liver oil support healthy skin.*

Fascinating facts about the ratfish

The ratfish (Chimaera monstrosa) is a blue-eyed spotted fish that predates dinosaurs and swims only in deep waters. Norwegian Vikings regarded its liver oil as the "gold of the ocean"!

Here are more ratfish oil health benefits, that may be attributed to this mystical creature.  

  • Intuitive: Ratfish are said to be intuitive with a deep survival instinct. For instance, the nose of the ratfish is studded with electrical sensors that can detect the faint electrical fields given off by its prey when they move their muscles and even detect their heartbeats!
  • Fatty acids: The ratfish liver comprises a whopping 60% of its body weight, lending to the bountiful fatty acid profile in your oil.
  • Fresh: Pure, 100% oil with unique lipid profile and naturally occurring antioxidants help maintain freshness so nitrogen flushing is not needed.
  • Unique: Ratfish are distinct from skate fish (rays and sharks, too), with a different nutrient profile. Other fish oils may claim to have ç, yet they don’t compare. As we touched on above, Rosita® ratfish liver oil contains a concentration of more than 33% alkylglycerols.