Even if you eat REAL food, local and organic, it's likely you're still not getting all the essential fat and vitamin D your body requires for optimal health. That's why we supplement our family's diets with cod liver oil, filled with omega-3 essential fats and naturally sourced vitamin D3.
There are two major dietary sources of omega-3 fats: plant-derived (flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts) and marine-derived (salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, cod liver oil). Marine-derived omega-3 sources are often contaminated with toxins from our environment - the exact reason why the EPA recommends pregnant women and children to limit their fish consumption. Plant derived omega-3 fats must be converted by your body to the bioactive omega-3 fats your body uses. This conversion is slow and even slower when vitamins and minerals are not readily available to help in the conversion (due to a diet high in omega-6 and trans fat).
Most children are consuming too many omega-6 fats through processed foods with vegetable oils (canola, corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean and sunflower). The ideal balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is somewhere between 4:1 and 1:1. Our early ancestors had about a 1:1 ratio, most Americans today have a ratio between 20:1 and 50:1!
The optimal and direct source of omega-3 fat is a high quality fish oil supplement. Balance your fats. Optimize your vitamin D. We do both by supplementing our family's diets daily with Nordic Natural's Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil.
What makes a high-quality fish oil supplement? One that is...
Nordic Naturals meets all of the above requirements, plus it has the highest level of omega-3 per milligram of any cod liver oil and is 3 times fresher than its competition!
Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil combines omega-3 fat with naturally occurring vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol) is the natural form of vitamin D produced by the body, and is better absorbed and utilized by the body than other forms of vitamin D. So in one swallow, you get two supplements: omega-3 fat and vitamin D3.
The health benefits of omega-3 fat and vitamin D are backed by research.
Omega-3 fat benefits:
*Allergies, Asthma, Eczema
*ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome
*Inflammatory Bowel Disease
*Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis
*Learning, Vision and so much more!
Vitamin D benefits:
*Immune Health and so much more!
Could Not Be Happier ~ orggal
"Did lots of research for this product for my children. Could not be happier. This is great stuff. 2 out of 3 children do not mind it at all. I have one that makes all kinds of faces but still takes it!!! Considering the other option for children this is the best."
Doesn't Taste Fishy ~ dudett
"It doesn't taste fishy, but it does taste oily obviously. I think they did a great job masking the flavor. However, you have to eat it with something that tastes good lemon flavored. My daughter eats it with vanilla or lemon pudding and likes it."
My Daughter Even Asks for It ~ Tiffany
"Tastes much better than Garden of Life, I think. My daughter even asks for this in the morning. I wish it weren't so expensive, but what price can you put on good health?!"
Goes Down Easy ~ DrS4U
"I have hated cod liver oil since I was just a kid, the stuff mom bought really was hard to take, it always tasted so baddddd!!!!! Now that I have tried this cod liver oil, I can take it daily, without regretting it! It goes down easy and stays down!!"
Even My Kids Like Taking It ~ tbone
"I highly recommend this liquid omega 3. Tastes great - even my kids like taking it!."
1. Omega-Research. Retrieved on December 29, 2011 from http://www.omega-research.com/