It's been a long grueling search for a high quality omega-3 supplement that does not contain soy, but I think the search is over. I have come across a company by the name of Renewed Health Supply who carries a product called Blue Ice- Fermented Cod Liver Oil.
Now I know it doesn't sound very appealing, and I admit the taste does take some getting used to, but the truth is this may be the best source of omega-3 on the market. As you probably know by now processing is one of the biggest killers when it comes to the nutritional value of the food we eat, and the same goes for supplements. The more processes a food source undergoes and the more intense these processes are to the original integrity of the food source itself, the less nutritional value the end product has. And that's where fermented cod liver oil rises above the rest! The only process this oil undergoes aside from the initial extraction of course, is a natural process that can actually increase the nutritional value of food... fermentation.
Fermentation is a natural process that actually precedes humans, but since ancient times humans have been controlling this process for their own benefit. Its benefits include the enrichment of food (both in flavor and nutritionally), preservation of food, and the elimination of anti-nutrients making the fermented food healthier and easier to digest. (Wikipedia)
Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil uses this very process to deliver a nutrient rich product not only high in omega-3, but vitamins A and D as well. As listed on their website the benefits include:
1. Unique nutrient profile
2. Serving size is small
3. Cost per dose is excellent
4. Possess variety of enzymes/nutrients absent in industrialized products
5. Does not contain any added vitamin E.
For those of you who are curious about Vitamin D and A levels, for a 2 ml (less than 1/2 tsp) serving size (118 per bottle) the levels equate to:
- Vitamin D 190% of Daily recommended value which equals 760 IU
- Vitamin A 75% of Daily recommended value which equals 3750 IU
(Renewed Health Supply)