The concentration of fat-soluble nutrients depends on several biological factors, including the size of the fish and the amount of oil contained in the liver. There are also seasonal variations related to the spawning cycle of the fish, climatic conditions, plankton, and other conditions affecting the codfish. Because Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO) is a completely unrefined & unprocessed wholefood, the concentration of nutrients will always vary from batch to batch.
The Nutrient Results (fat-soluble vitamins, sterols & fatty acids) shown below represent typical values and ranges which have been obtained from analytical testing at the institutes named above:
|VITAMIN E (ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL) ANALYSIS|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO||3.7-10|
|Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate.|
|VITAMIN A (RETINOL) ANALYSIS|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO||3900|
|Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate|
|VITAMIN A2 (3,4-DEHYDRORETINOL) ANALYSIS|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO||> = 0.1|
|> = Greater Than or Equal To Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above), and each testing institute analyses has been performed in duplicate.|
|VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL) ANALYSIS#|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO||395|
|Above values calculated from analyses performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above), and each testing institute analyses has been performed in duplicate.
#The vitamin D in Wild & Raw EVCLO is the same form of vitamin D that yourbody produces when exposed to sunlight and the only form found in significant quantities in unrefined fish liver oils.
|RATIO VITAMINS A:D3|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO||Typically less than 10:1|
FATTY ACID CONTENT
Wild & Raw EVCLO contains a wide spectrum of fatty acids including omega 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 etc. The test data for select fatty acids of the total lipid content are shown below. Levels of other fatty acids not shown are available on request.
|Wild & Raw EVCLO|
|18:1n-9 (Oleic acid)||1,200|
|20:1n-9 (Gadoleic acid)*||660|
|22:1n-11 (Cetoleic acid)*||375|
|Fatty acids, Sum of Omega 6 Calc.||160|
|Fatty acids, Sum of Omega 3 Calc.||1,460|
|Unidentified fatty acids||240|
|Wild & Raw EVCLO|
|DHA/EPA∆||1:1 – 1.3:1|
|Omega 6/Omega 3 Ratio||0.11|
1Vitamin testing is not performed on each batch and may vary from batch to batch, and from season to season. The vitamins are all naturally occurring; nothing is added or destroyed during production.
*Gadoleic acid [which was first noted in cod liver oil] and Cetoleic acid are present in higher amounts in codfish from Northern hemisphere and high latitude waters. These fatty acids are therefore found in higher quantities in genuine cod live oil originating from the Northern hemisphere. Cetoleic acid is also usually present in lower proportions than Gadoleic acid.
∆This ratio is a very good indicator of genuine Northern hemisphere cod liver oil.
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