Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil is made from 100% wild Arctic cod.
No fish body oils or synthetic vitamins or additives are ever used.
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The leading quality of our Arctic Cod Liver Oil is made possible by our vertical integration, which means we have full control over every step of production—from boat to bottle. This ability to control the quality of our raw material, transport, manufacturing, and bottling allows us to deliver Arctic cod liver oil that surpasses the strictest international standards for purity and freshness while also maintaining a competitive price.
Nordic Naturals starts with the best raw material available: 100% pure Arctic cod (Skrei) sourced from the Norwegian Sea. We have built direct, exclusive relationships with smaller boats and independent fishermen, rather than larger trawling vessels that spend much longer at sea. These relationships allow us to maintain optimal raw material quality as well as sustainable fishing practices. We offer only 100% Arctic cod liver oil. No fish body oils or synthetic vitamins or additives are ever used—only pure Arctic cod (Skrei), which has the highest DHA, vitamin A, and vitamin D content of any cod species.
Since our processing facility is located right next to the harbor, transportation time is kept to an absolute minimum. This means that just a few short hours after being caught, the Arctic cod are delivered, whole, into our facility for immediate handling. These efforts greatly reduce oxidation, which begins as soon as fish are filleted. Thanks to the short amount of time from catch to processing, as well as the processing method itself, we have been able to maintain the exceptional freshness of our fish oil.
Manufacturing and Bottling
We use nitrogen to minimize exposure to oxygen at every stage of manufacturing—beginning immediately after catch. The importance of this cannot be overstated: only by using nitrogen can the fish and oil be protected from the oxidative rancidity that leads to fishy smell and taste, as well as to free radical formation in the body. Vertically integrated from boat to bottle, Nordic Naturals delivers exceptionally fresh cod liver oil.
Sustainably Harvested Cod
We value our relationships with independent fishermen who ensure that we get only fresh, healthy and mature Arctic cod, at a fair price. By paying cod fishermen to preserve their fish whole (rather than clean them at sea, and keep only the fillets) we ensure that 100% of the fish gets used for human or animal consumption, a benefit for the fishermen, for Nordic Naturals, our customers, and for the long term sustainability of Norwegian Arctic cod. The result is, quite possibly, the most sustainable fish oil in the world.