Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil™
180ct (60 Servings)
Cod liver oil, as the name implies, comes directly from the liver of codfish and is a specific type of fish oil.
Like regular fish oil, it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which provide many great health benefits for your heart, skin and brain.
However, cod liver is also high in naturally occurring vitamin A and vitamin D, giving cod liver oil an incredibly nutritious profile.
The Problem with Ordinary Cod Liver Oil Supplements.
It has been reported that cod liver oils taken from the North Atlantic can contain such significant levels of toxic pollutants and heavy metals in the oil to recommend that they not be consumed by pregnant women (1).
In an evaluation of 22 commercial over-the-counter cod liver oil samples, it was found that a number of them were significantly contaminated with pollutants and heavy metals (2).
Additionally, most cod liver oils are heavily processed and as a result, naturally occurring nutrients are lost during the process.
How Does Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil™ Compare to Rosita’s and Nordic Naturals?
|Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil™||Rosita’s Cod Liver Oil Softgels||Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil Softgels|
|Serving Size||3 Softgels||3 Softgels||3 Softgels|
|Volume Per Serving||3,600 mg||1,500 mg||3,000 mg|
|Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids||750 mg||417 mg||750 mg|
|EPA||300 mg||143 mg||240 mg|
|DHA||300 mg||195 mg||360 mg|
|Total Pro-Resolving Mediators||30 mcg||?||?|
|Vitamin A||585 mcg (1950 IU)||378 mcg (1260 IU)||45-180 mcg (150-600 IU)|
|% of Daily Value of Vitamin A (based on a Daily Value of 900 mcg / 3,000 IU)||65%||42%||3 – 12%|
|Synthetic Vitamin A added||No||No||No|
|Vitamin D||3.4 mcg (135 IU)||3.2 mcg (127 IU)||0 – 0.3 mcg (0 – 12 IU)|
|% of Daily Value of Vitamin D (based on a Daily Value of 20 mcg / 800 IU)||17%||16%||0 – 3%|
|Synthetic Vitamin D added||No||No||No|
|Source||Dutch Harbor, Alaska||Norway||Arctic|
|Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified||Yes||No||No|
|Price Per Serving||$0.83||$1.58||$0.59|
Per Serving, Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil™ Contains:
- 55% more Vitamin A than Rosita’s, and 225% more than Nordic Naturals.
- 6% more Vitamin D than Rosita’s, and 1025% more than Nordic Naturals.
- 110% more EPA than Rosita’s, and 25% more than Nordic Naturals.
What makes Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil™ Unique?
This unique, naturally occurring composition follows a proprietary short-path distillation process to remove any harmful toxins, PCBs, and pesticides, while maintaining it’s natural levels of vitamin A and D. This process is done at very low temperatures with no exposure to any chemicals or oxygen to maintain maximum bioactivity and freshness.*
The oil is Marine Stewardship Certified and extracted exclusively from sustainable, wild-caught Cod from the clean waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
The livers are extracted and frozen at -20 degrees Fahrenheit directly on the fishing vessel and immediately after the Cod is long-line caught (within about 20 minutes). This is particularly important to stop the liver’s natural enzymatic function and degradation and avoids oxidation.*
This comprehensive formula contains a full complement of Omega-3, (EPA, DHA, DPA), active Omega-3 metabolites, pro-resolving mediators 18-H EPE and 17-H DHA, along with fat-soluble vitamins A and D.
What are Pro-Resolving Mediators?
Pro-Resolving Mediators (PRMs) are natural substances derived from omega-3 fatty acids that act as “breaking signals” to modify cell behavior and promote healthy, normal cell function. Additionally, PRMs work synergistically with the omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D to nutritionally support immune, intestinal, ocular, and neurological functions.*
Scientific research has also shown that PRMs have a concentration similar to what is found in human breast milk during the first four weeks of lactation (3).
- Support immune system function*
- Regulates optimal white blood cell activity*
- Supports blood health*
- Omega-3 fatty acids support brain, eye, and cardiovascular health*
- Promotes neurological function*
- Supports healthy liver function*