This unique, naturally occurring composition follows a proprietary short-path distillation process to remove any harmful toxins, PCBs, and pesticides, while maintaining its natural levels of vitamin A and D. This process is done at very low temperatures with no exposure to any chemicals or oxygen to maintain maximum bioactivity and freshness.*
The oil is Marine Stewardship Certified and extracted exclusively from sustainable, wild-caught Cod from the clean waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
The livers are extracted and frozen at -20 degrees Fahrenheit directly on the fishing vessel and immediately after the Cod is long-line caught (within about 20 minutes). This is particularly important to stop the liver’s natural enzymatic function and degradation and avoids oxidation.*
This comprehensive formula contains a full complement of Omega-3, (EPA, DHA, DPA), active Omega-3 metabolites, pro-resolving mediators 18-H EPE and 17-H DHA, along with fat-soluble vitamins A and D.
Pro-Resolving Mediators (PRMs) are natural substances derived from omega-3 fatty acids that act as "braking signals" to modify cell behavior and promote healthy, normal cell function. Additionally, PRMs work synergistically with the omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D to nutritionally support immune, intestinal, ocular, and neurological functions.*
Scientific research has also shown that PRMs have a concentration similar to what is found in human breast milk during the first four weeks of lactation. (1)
Every batch of Jigsaw Alaskan Cod Liver Oil is extensively tested to ensure there are no harmful substances. We test for: full panel microbes, heavy metals, dioxins, and PCBs. And, the results are posted online for all to see.
Because the Vitamin A and Vitamin D are naturally occurring in the Cod Liver Oil, they are found in more accessible forms and can be better utilized and absorbed by your body. When these nutrients are not found in their natural forms, there is a decrease in the overall effectiveness, retainment, and benefits provided.* (2)
Our innovative process begins in the pristine Bering Sea with Alaskan big head codfish (Gadus Macrocephalus). The cod is line-caught, one-by-one, and the entire process is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified, which ensures traceability and sustainability.
As the codfish come into the boat from the sea, the Cod livers are separated from the filet and then flash-frozen at -20˚ Fahrenheit. This halts enzymatic breakdown and oxidation to seal in freshness and nutrients.* The frozen livers are rushed to the nearby processing facility in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
When they are ready for the purification process, the livers are allowed to thaw naturally in an anaerobic (devoid of Oxygen) chamber, without excess heat. From this moment on, oxygen never touches the livers, so oxidation is halted and absolute freshness is maintained.* The oil, with all nutrients preserved, is separated and the next steps are chemical-free, gentle processes that maintain purity and seal in freshness.
The resulting Cod Liver Oil is exceptionally fresh, pure, and healthy because of naturally occurring Vitamins A & D, healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and Pro-Resolving Mediators.*