Decrypting Fish Oil Marketing

Cod Liver Oil: Fermented or Fresh? What did the Vikings prefer?

With an increasing trend towards fermented food from people seeking a more traditional diet, naturally there has been a lot of debate recently about fermented versus fresh cod liver oil. To properly understand the context of this issue,  we need to go back in time to the days of the Ancient Vikings. Cod livers were tossed...

Pregnancy And Vitamin A In Cod Liver Oil - Is It Safe?

In the past, there has been some concern expressed around the vitamin A content of Cod Liver Oil. This concern stems from the fact that almost all cod liver oil products on the market are supplemented with added vitamin A (natural or synthetic) because many so-called cod liver oil products are not actually made from...

Understanding the Controversy of Cod Liver Oil

*Not all cod liver oil is made from cod livers!*  Many brands use fish such as pollock and haddock (sourced from Alaska and/or Russia) or other fish species, both wild-caught and farmed, as a less expensive source of oil. The oil,regardless of the country of origin, is then bottled and sold as "true Norwegian" or "Arctic...

Enteric Coated fish oil is more expensive, so isn't it better?

So what is enteric coating? Enteric coating involves the inclusion of...

Is your Fish Oil Made from Fish?

          This might come as a surprise, but fish oil is...

Krill oil: Do the claims stack up?

The krill oil bandwagon is gaining traction in the media these...

Side Effects Of Taking Fish Oil

Generally fish oil is well tolerated and has far more positive...