Armorica Fermented Cod Liver Oil is produced through the carefully controlled cold lacto-fermentation of cod livers, exclusively sourced from Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) caught in the pristine waters of the North Atlantic. Extracting cod liver oil through fermentation avoids the need for any heat treatment or chemicals, and preserves all the naturally occurring nutrients. As a result, the oil is rich in a range of naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A & D, and a wide variety of other nutrients.
A Traditional & Raw Cod Liver Oil
For thousands of years, cod liver oil was produced in Northern European countries through fermentation and was widely recognised for its exceptional health benefits. Production of cod liver oil changed dramatically in the 1900’s with the introduction of mass production machinery and a desire to produce a product quickly and cheaply. However, this was done at the expense of the quality of the oil as it removed many nutrients and altered others.
Armorica has reproduced the natural conditions for cod liver oil extraction, with only a few minor changes, such as fermentation in a completely oxygen-free environment, which prevents any oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids (and wouldn’t have been possible historically). The resulting oil is rich in all the naturally occurring nutrients that cod liver oil is famous for, and, unlike conventional cod liver oils, doesn’t have synthetic vitamins added to the oil.
Not only is the oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and vitamin A, but it contains vitamin co-factors, which support the utilisation of the vitamins in the body, and a range of other nutrients that are often removed, such as vitamin K.
Health Benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Our Fermented Cod Liver Oil is rich in naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids. These include large amounts of EPA and DHA, which are clinically important in supporting the normal function of your heart, brain, and eyes. Our oil is also rich in vitamin A and D, which are important to the normal maintenance of bones, the brain, and the immune system. By fermenting livers, the oil is naturally enriched with a variety of other nutrients, many of which are antioxidants. These further help to support the immune system.
With Algigel Capsules
Our Fermented Cod Liver oil is encapsulated is a mixture of seaweed extract and gelatin, which slowly breaks down in the digestive system. This avoids repeating ‘fishy’ flavours that are common with cod liver oils.
Quality & Sustainability
Producing a high-quality and sustainable product is very important to us. Our Fermented Cod Liver Oil is made in the United Kingdom, and so adheres to some of the strictest food safety standards to ensure that you get a safe product. In addition to this, we test each batch of fermented cod liver oil capsules at independent laboratories for quality and purity.
The cod are caught in line with the sustainability standards in the United Kingdom and European Union, which aim to minimise our impact on the natural world and keep our food supply sustainable. Additionally, a lot of the materials we use are recycled and/ or recyclable. For example, we ship all our products out in sustainable wood wool which can be compostable, and our bottles are glass which is commonly recycled.