Rosita Extra Virgin Ratfish Liver Oil

10 ml. and 50 ml.

$32.00

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Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil

The Vikings' secret "gold of the ocean"

Rosita's wild-caught, handcrafted Ratfish Liver Oil is an ancient whole food derived from the liver of Chimaera monstrosa, also known as the ratfish. The Norwegian vikings and Scandinavian fishermen regarded ratfish liver oil as a precious gift from the sea, ranking it above all other fish liver oils.* Its rarity and exceptional properties were a major reason they called it the "Gold of the ocean."

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Ingredients

Ratfish liver oil.

Shipping Info

Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil is shipped without cold packs or dry ice. Please note it is perfectly fine if your bottle arrives warm or hot because the oil naturally contains more than 33% alkylglycerol content, which is a natural antioxidant. No additional antioxidants are added into the oil, as the ratfish produces and stores its own vitamin E, which also helps preserve the freshness.

Storage/Dosage

Storage:

Store Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil in the refrigerator or freezer.

Shelf life for unopened bottles: 3 years from production date if stored in the refrigerator, 5 years if stored in the freezer.

Shelf life for opened bottles: Once opened, store Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil in the refrigerator and consume within 3 months. Replace cap after every use and return to the refrigerator to extend freshness.

 

Dosage:

Adults: Take 4 to 8 drops daily or as needed, with food.

Children and sensitive individuals: Take 1 to 4 drops daily or as needed, with food.

Infants {3 months +}: Take 1 to 2 drops as needed in the mouth or mixed with breast milk.

Breastfeeding moms: May consume the oil directly (2 to 5 drops daily with food) and allow the rich nutrients to pass through the milk to baby.

Consult with your physician before using doses substantially higher than recommended, or taking this product if you are pregnant or lactating, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, using blood thinners, anticipate surgery, have a diagnosed cardiovascular condition, bleeding or immune system disorder. Keep out of reach of children.

If you or your child has never consumed fish or fish oil, or if you suspect a food allergy, consult your doctor prior to using a fish body oil/fish liver oil product. As an additional insurance, you could also rub a small amount of Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil into a small area on the skin, such as the lower leg.

Important: The supplements we carry are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it’s critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what dose feels right for you.

Frequently asked questions

Ratfish liver oil is derived from the liver of a little known group of shark relatives known as the Chimaeras (Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus; Common name: Ratfish, Rabbitfish or Ghost shark). Chimaera takes its name from the Greek chimaera, a mythical monster with the head of a lion, body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. It is the offspring of Echinda and Typhon.

The Chimaeras are a very primitive group of fish, with skeletons composed of cartilage instead of bone, dating back for more than 300 million years. They are true survivors from before the dinosaurs, and have changed very little since. They may actually be the oldest and most enigmatic groups of fishes alive today. Truly an ancient living fossil!

The ratfish is an extraordinary fish found in all the world's oceans, close to the bottom, at depths of 300–500 meters, with a reported maximum depth of 1,663 meters. These fish are almost half shark and half ray, with smooth skin, big sparkling green eyes designed to see in the dark depths, a rabbit-like face, and a small mouth surrounded by large lips. The nose of the ratfish is studded with electric sensors able to detect the faint electrical signals given off whenever bottom dwelling prey – including crabs, snails, starfish, marine worms, urchins, clams, shrimp, and small fish – use their muscles, and sensitive enough to detect their heartbeats. Their bodies taper to an exceptionally long threadlike tail, and together with their rodent-like teeth designed for crushing the shells of their prey, has earned them the common name "ratfish."

There is very limited fishing for this species of fish, which are not a popular food source, although they are edible and their white meat is tasteful. However, following the removal of the liver, head, and all the innards, there is actually less than 10% left for use as a food source. A major reason for this is the size of the liver, which makes up a large proportion of the total mass of the fish.

The liver of the ratfish is very large, constituting approximately 60% of its total body weight, and contains an exceedingly high proportion of oil. The oil content is around 60%, but can in some instances be as high as 80% of the wet liver weight. The large oily liver plays an important role in the maintenance of neutral buoyancy.

Ratfish liver oil is one of the finest antioxidant lubricants known, having been used for guns and fine delicate instruments. Some of the old time fishermen used to save ratfish and use the liver oil as a lubricant and rust preventer. It is extremely stable compared to most fish oils and fish liver oils, and has characteristics in common with Sperm whale oil, which was used as a lubricant for the finest pocket watches. NASA even considered ratfish liver oil as a good substitute for Sperm whale oil, which was used as a lubricant in their space program.

The oils from the ratfish were also used topically, and consumed orally, by the Norwegian Vikings and Scandinavian fishermen for centuries, who regarded this oil as a rare and very special gift from the ocean, ranking it above all other fish liver oils.

Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil™ contains safe levels of the active form of vitamin A (also called retinol or preformed vitamin A). Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil™ also contains natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), rather than vitamin D(ergocalciferol or pre-vitamin D).

The body also manufactures vitamin Dfrom cholesterol, through a process triggered by the action of sunlight on the skin. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D3. Good sources include fish liver oil and fatty fish such as salmon. Other fish species including other species of cod do not contain measurable amounts of natural vitamin D3.

Vitamin D3 health benefits

Exciting research has shown that many of the body's organs and tissues have 'vitamin D receptors.' These are sites within our bodies where vitamin D is able to attach itself, and exert its positive health effects. It is little wonder therefore that research has recognized the benefit of this vitamin in promoting health effects on our hearts, immune systems and brains. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may help to:

  • Improve muscle strength.
  • Improve bone health and reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
  • Support normal blood pressure levels and prevent artery damage.
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, stroke, overall cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular death.
  • Reduce the risk of colon and other cancers.
  • Support the immune system, and as a result, reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and others; and boost the body's defenses to fight infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and seasonal flu.

Low ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D

Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil™ has a naturally low ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D. This low ratio is truly unique among fish liver oils.

Research suggests that a low ratio may allow vitamin D to exert its full protective physiological effects within the body.

Vitamin E

Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil™ contains alpha-tocopherol, the biologically and chemically most active form of vitamin E, and by far the most abundant lipid-soluble antioxidant in humans.

The primary function of alpha-tocopherol in humans appears to be that of an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are nasty chemicals capable of damaging cells and genetic material. Free radicals are generated primarily when the body turns food into energy, and also by sunlight's action on the skin and eyes. Others are in the food you eat and the air you breathe.

Alpha-tocopherol is an important and potent cell membrane antioxidant. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are an integral part of all cell membranes, and vital for normal cell function. Free radicals are capable of reacting with these fatty acids and causing lipid peroxidation, membrane injury, and cell death. Alpha-tocopherol helps to prevent lipid peroxidation by neutralizing free radicals, preventing the propagation of free radical damage in membranes. It therefore helps to maintain the integrity of cell membranes. It also helps to protect the fats in circulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL, sometimes called bad cholesterol) molecules from oxidation. Oxidized LDL is more likely to get trapped in an artery wall and is now regarded as a prime inducer of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, alpha-tocopherol has been shown to help maintain immune cell function, enhance aspects of the immune response that appear to decline in old age, enhance vasodilatation (relaxation of blood vessels so blood flows easily), and help prevent the formation of blood clots that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Yes, ratfish are bottom feeders residing at depths of up to 2,000 meters.  Crude ratfish liver oil (directly from the liver) does test above the EU limits for contaminants, and it is not advisable to consume it, even for those in Norway who are able to obtain fresh ratfish livers.

Rosita uses a proprietary process that attracts contaminants like a magnet using materials from the ocean.  Unlike most fish liver oil producers, who use molecular distillation (high heat) to remove/reduce contaminants, a process that destroys precious vitamins A and D, the Rosita process does not damage the vitamins but keeps them intact just as they are in the ratfish's liver.  Once the ratfish oil has passed through the contaminant filter, it tests below the strict EU guidelines.  It is important to keep in mind that no fish you eat (nor, for that matter, any beef, chicken, or pork) is completely free of dioxins and contaminants unless it is highly processed, which destroys the nutrients.

Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil is a full spectrum fish liver oil. Unlike refined fish oils, Rosita contains many different fatty acids that thicken and separate when refrigerated. When chilled, the stearins, waxes and triglycerides may appear as particles, as a film, cloudy, or thick like gelatin. This is normal for a fresh, wild and raw fish liver oil. You may take the oils out of the fridge three to five minutes before use to allow them to evenly mix and to permit the efficient use of the dropper. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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07/30/2019
Huguette D.
Canada Canada

Ratfish iol

Ratfish oil is an excellent product

08/05/2019
Corganic

Hello Huguette, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil. We're so glad you're finding its fresh, wild caught and raw quality to be excellent! We appreciate your support and we wish you the best on your healthy journey :) Warm regards, The Corganic Team

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05/25/2019
Alexandra L.
United States

Will not buy again

I did not see anything significant. It’s such a small bottle and I don’t think one or two drops will have a significant impact on the brain. I’m 118lbs and I would think I need at least 1/2 teaspoon too make any significant changes. I would rather pay for algae oil which is way cheaper. 1 bottle of 10 ml is definitely not a month supply. Just do the math.

05/31/2019
Corganic

Hi Alexandra, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're really sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with your experience and that the serving size was too small for you. With the Ratfish Liver Oil, a little does go a long way. For adults, we recommend 4 to 8 drops per serving. But like you tried, many people take just a couple drops per serving as well. It's all about finding the right dose for you and what feels good for your body. This can take time as your body assimilates to the rich oil and as you find the sweet spot in terms of dosing. The larger bottle does offer more doses and is more economical. However, it sounds like you're making the witch to algae oil, which we understand. As to the price, we hope this information helps you understand where we're coming from... Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil is the only fresh, wild caught and raw cod ratfish liver oil in the entire world. And in order to produce such a precious oil, it truly takes a Herculean effort to ensure quality and integrity. The ratfish are wild caught in the clean Norwegian fjords by a small family company in Norway. They handcraft the oil using a rare process that’s completely void of heat and use of mechanics, and so your oil retains all of its invaluable, naturally occurring nutrients. Additionally, since this ratfish liver oil is a fresh and raw product with a limited shelf life, Rosita only produces small batches. All of this means it's more expensive. Alexandra, thank you so much for giving Rosita a try. We wish you the very best on your healthy journey - and we thank you again for reaching out. Warm regards, The Corganic Team

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05/20/2019
Martha T.
United States

Amazing Product

Prompt delivery. Accurate description - it really does have a mild creamy taste! Could see results almost immediately. Thank you!

05/22/2019
Corganic

Hi Martha, Thanks for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you're loving your Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil, and that it's been effective for you so quickly. We're also glad to hear you're enjoying the mild, creamy taste. That's a great way to explain it. We appreciate your support, Martha - and we wish you the best on your healthy journey. Enjoy your Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil! Warm regards, The Corganic Team

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05/11/2019
Calvin S.
United States

Ratfish oil

High quality; very happy with the product; will reorder.

05/17/2019
Corganic

Hi Calvin, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We're glad to hear you're happy with the quality of your fresh, wild and raw Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil, and we're honored to call you a return customer! We look forward to serving you - and thank you so much for your support. Enjoy your Rosita! Warmly, The Corganic Team

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04/22/2019
Lisa B.
United States

Ratfish oil forever!

I have just finishing the 50ml or 5oz bottle of ratfish oil. Almost 4 months worth. 8 drops a day. It is fishy at first but then the mouth adapts and it gets much easier to swallow. The first day I felt my skin soften all over. I'm 55 and my skin has never been this soft. Never. My mouth feels lubricated. I didn't think I had a dry mouth before. My whole body feels steeped in the oil. Everything feels oiled without feeling oily. And yes, that includes the colon. Things do exit more easily. I had pineal gland pressure at first. I don't know if I awakened anything but the pressure comes and goes. I make sure the drops glide over my teeth and mix with saliva to aid digestion. My teeth used to hurt. Now, they feel like a large solid bone. My hairline seems to be filling in too. I will not be without this product, ever. I had my cousin buy a 1ml bottle. She felt nothing at any time. Every body is different. I would definitely recommend trying it.

04/24/2019
Corganic

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil in such detail. Wow! What a difference it has made for you in just months. We're happy to hear that you got used to the light taste of your oil quickly. We find the taste discippates rapidly and after taking it regularly, it becomes enjoyable :) We're also thrilled to hear that your skin is feeling soft and that your body (including digestion) is feeling the lubricating benefits without feeling oily. Such a great way to put it! Many of our customers take Rosita Ratfish Liver Oil to support their pineal glands. Each experience is unique. It may also take some time and reflection for you to notice a change. Wonderful news about the strength of your hair and teeth.  Lisa, we're so thankful for your glowing (literally!) recommendation. We look forward to serving you, and are always here should you have any questions along the way. We appreciate you! Warm regards. The Corganic Team