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Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Over the past two weeks, I have received letters from a few of our newsletter subscribers that have expressed concern about some negative comments that have been made about Carlson cod liver oil.

More specifically, some people have expressed concern about the form of vitamin E that Carlson adds to their cod liver oil to preserve freshness.

The vitamin E in question is a natural form of vitamin E called d-alpha tocopherol. It is made from soy, but doesn't contain soy protein, isoflavones, or other potential soy allergens. It is added to Carlson cod liver oil as a natural antioxidant, and helps to prevent DHA and EPA, the omega-3 fatty acids that cod liver oil is known for, from going rancid.

Each teaspoon of Carlson cod liver oil contains 4600 mg of cod liver oil. 6.7 mg of this amount is vitamin E.

This means that the amount of vitamin E in any serving of Carlson cod liver oil is less than 0.15 percent (15 parts per 10,000) of the total serving, which in my book, is a negligible amount.

Another point to clarify: the nutrients found in Carlson cod liver oil - vitamin A, vitamin D, DHA, and EPA - are all naturally occurring. No synthetic vitamins or fatty acids are added to Carlson cod liver oil.

I have verified all of this information with Carlson Labs.

My family and I continue to take Carlson cod liver oil every day. And I continue to give it my highest recommendation to our patients and newsletter subscribers.

P.S. I think it is also worth pointing out that the negligible amount of vitamin E that is added to Carlson cod liver oil is free of genetically modified organisms, confirmed through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) analysis.


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