Cod Liver Oil (CLO) has been used for many generations in North America and particularly Northern Europe, mainly as a naturally rich source of vitamins A and D which are hard to obtain from foods. In addition to these hard to obtain vitamins, Cod Liver Oil contains EPA and DHA (Omega 3s), offering a wide range of health properties.
Finest Pure Cod Liver Oil from Pharmax is produced only from cod caught in the Northern European and Arctic waters and, like out Finest Pure Fish Oil, has virtually no fish tasted, is subtly flavored with essential oil of lemon and orange, and has undetectable levels of mercury and other heavy metals.
Purity & Heavy Metals Fish oil purity is of utmost importance these days due to the highly poluted waters. These fish oils have been independently tested for dual rancidity, mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, EPA and DHA levels, PCBs, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds. Do not compromise on purity of fish oils by buying a cheaper product! If the manufacturer cannot provide purity testing, you should not be consuming it since heavy metals are other toxins are commonly found in fish oils, and these are extremely toxic to your health. Click here to view Pharmax Fish Oil Purity Analysis Report
Children 1-4 years: 300-1,200mg DHA daily with minimum 150mg EPA Children 4-12 years: 600-1,800mg DHA daily with minimum 300mg EPA Adults: 800-3,000mg DHA daily with minimum of 500mg EPA
Vacuum sealed for maximum quality. Refrigerate after opening.
Contra indications: None known if recommended intake is followed.
Like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, finest pure fish oil may occasionally become cloudy in cold conditions. This is perfectly normal and in no way affects the quality of the oil. If warmed the cloudiness will disappear.
Independently tested for PCB's, dioxins and furans, PAHs and the absence of detectable levels of mercury and other heavy metals.
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Skin, hair, lungs, and GI health Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve the integrity of the skin Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve the integrity of the epithelial tissue lining the lungs and intestinal tract Added vitamin E to enhance stability Mega EPA (fish oil concentrate) provides bioavailable, omega-3 essential fatty acids in concentrated oil form.
General Health Omega-3 fatty acids are critical components of a healthy diet. The body cannot manufacture essential Omega-3s and must obtain them from either food such as flaxseeds, fish, and walnuts, or through supplementation. The most important types of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). The body needs EPA to produce prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that help to protect the heart and the cell membranes. DHA is required for the normal development of the brain, the eyes, and the reproductive system.
Cancer Both laboratory and animal tests have shown that Omega 3 fatty acids help prevent cancer, and build up the immune system so that it can better fight against certain types of cancer cells.
Heart disease & stroke The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils increase good cholesterol (high density lipoproteins, HDL) in the blood while decreasing bad cholesterol (triglycerides). Furthermore, these omega-3 oils protect the heart by preventing the formation of blood clots and fatty deposits (plaque) on the arterial walls. In people with coronary heart disease, fish oils may help to reduce the risk of blood clots in the brain or in the lungs; pain associated with angina; and the risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Fish oils also help to maintain healthy circulation.
Investigation of the possible benefits of fish oils began when researchers discovered that Eskimos rarely suffer from heart attacks or rheumatoid arthritis even though their diet is high in fat from fish, seals, and whales. Because these sources of fat have a high omega-3 fatty acid content, it was discovered that the type of fatty acid that they contained helped to protect the Eskimos from the usual consequences of high-fat diets. The Eskimos high omega-3 fatty acid diet helped decrease their risk of heart attacks, strokes and abnormal heart rhythms.
A study of 20,551 doctors who ate at least one fish meal per week cut their risk of heart attacks in half compared to those who ate fish once a month or less. In the 5-year Lyon study, men who followed a Mediterranean diet with emphasis on omega-3-rich oils and fish, fruits and vegetables had their heart attack rates reduced by 70% compared to subjects in the control group.
ADHD & Brain Health Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to be effective in developmental behavioral dysfunction in children. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1995 reported that 53% of children with ADHD had significantly lower concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids than the control children. Numerous Autistic children have also been found to be deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Low Oxidation Manufacturing Process Pharmax Fish Oils are molecularly distilled. In addition, since the purification process does tend to damage and oxidize the oils, their oxidation levels are measured after the purification process, not before (which other companies have been caught doing) in order to reflect the true oxidation value of the oil.
Pharmax uses molecular distillation to purify their oil which is the "gold standard", but it has to be done without any oxygen present . In order to achieve this, Pharmax heats the oil a little bit at a low pressure in a nitrogen atmosphere with no oxygen. The low pressure is used so the boiling point is lower. Then, oxidation levels are tested afterwards.
Natural triglycerides Seroyal/Pharmax fish oils have only naturally enriched concentrated levels of EPA and DHA, avoiding the alcohol or chemical processes many fish oils undergo: conversion into ethyl esters (EPA and DHA bound to alcohol molecules); or further ethyl ester processing into reconstituted triglycerides (augmented configuration of EPA and DHA).
NEO-3™: Enzymatic process to concentrate EPA & DHA Mimicking the natural digestive system, lipase enzymes are used to concentrate the levels of EPA and DHA (without alcohol or chemicals), separating the natural triglyercides which are then extracted, leavin the original fish oil with naturally enriched EPA and DHA.
CRYO -3: Fractional super-cooling to concentrate EPA & DHA Fish oil gradually taken to very low temperatures enables accurate fractional crystallization or “precipitation” of saturated fatty acids. Once the solid fractions have been separated, the remaining liquid, containing unsaturated fatty acids in a natural triglyercide form, has an increased concentration ratio of EPA and DHA.
Link between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Bone Mineral Density
Self-Reported Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Association with Bone and Lower Extremity Function
Summary:In a cross-sectional study involving 118 male and 129 female older adults, subjects consuming lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids intake (<1.27 g/d) were found to have lower BMD (bone mineral density), as compared to subjects with higher omega-3 fatty acids intake. The mean reported intake of omega-3 fatty acids in this group of older adults was low overall (1.27 g/d). No independent relationship was found between omega-3 fatty acid intake and lower extremity function. The authors conclude, "Results from this preliminary report are promising and suggest further investigation."
Rousseau JH, Kleppinger A, et al, J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008 August 22
Finest Pure Cod Liver Oil (essential oils Orange & Lemon) Liquid by Pharmax
Reviewed by Ana from NY.
Great quality product!
Good but expensive
Reviewed by Danielle from Coconut Creek, Florida.
There are so many benefits to taking cod liver oil and I believe this one is one of the best anyone can take. It doesn't even taste bad! It's easy to take. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Kids Love it`
Reviewed by manuela from key biscayne fl.
Always thought giving Cod Liver Oil to the kids was going to be a mission. Even the flavored one from what I remember tasted fishy. Well this is like candy for my kids. Both of them love it and I believe it has been key in keeping them healthy.
Part of every morning
Reviewed by Robert from Los Gatos.
We add this to our Nanogreens every morning to keep our minds sharp. It adds a hint of orange and goes down smoothly.
Best Cod lIver Oil
Reviewed by Julie from Miami, FL.
Easy to take thanks to the essential oils of orange and lemon. Even my 3 year old takes it without any complaint! Good immune system booster.
Good but pricey
Reviewed by Kimberly from Riverton, WY.
I have found this to be easy to take because of the good flavor. The fishy taste is still there of course, but the orange and lemon make it nice. We give this to our 6 month old son and he seems to like it. However, it is pricey.
Smells good for infant, but the product package didn't specify it is for infant
Reviewed by Weili Zhang from tx.
I bought this product for my 4-month son, when I received it, I red through the product introduction which sounds like for adult. I am totally confused whether this Cod Liver Oil is only for infant or for both adult and infant. ROCKWELL NUTRITION COMMENT: the instructions for children are on the website. Age 0-12 months= 1 teaspoon per day. Age 1-4 yrs is 2 teaspoons per day.
pass the word on!
Reviewed by Cynthia from Portland, OR.
The smell and taste are fine. I mix into my health shake daily. I recommended this product for its health benefits to several friends and family members.
Reviewed by Richard G from Gaston, OR.
This fish oil is easy to take and the taste makes it easy to swallow. Results were very positive and the oil assisted in my post surgery recovery process.
Even little guys will take it
Reviewed by Heather from Austin, tx.
Mine drinks his mixed into regular juice--no problem! Other flavored CLO brands made him hyper--not this one!