Kirkman® offers cod liver oil with vitamins A and D in a flavored liquid. Kirkmans Cod Liver Oil is an excellent product that we believe is superior to most similar products in the marketplace.
All versions of our cod liver oil products contain all natural vitamins A and D. In addition, our oil has been vacuum-dried and deodorized, plus it has gone through a filtration and distillation process to remove heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs. A complete analysis of the oil has verified the absence of these compounds to detectable limits. Results of these analyses are available on request.
Cod liver oil is being used in children's health based on the findings of Dr. Mary Megson of Richmond, Virginia to help support vitamin A absorption. Cod liver oil contains 10% of the cis form of vitamin A, as well as "14 hydroxyretroretinol." Dr. Megson has found that these natural forms of vitamin A in cod liver oil stimulate retinoid receptors.
It is important when using cod liver oil to be extremely careful in selecting a source. Furthermore, much of the oil available can be contaminated or contain elevated levels of heavy metals, pesticides or PCBs. It is also critical to ensure that cod liver oil is stable and does not turn rancid.
Cod liver oil can become rancid over time from exposure to air and heat by autoxidation. When this occurs, peroxides develop in the oil. Kirkman® adds vitamin E to our cod liver oil to stop any potential oxidation process. In addition, a peroxide test is performed on the oil to ensure a value that will assure freshness. The European Pharmacopeia allows up to 10.0 millequivalents/kilogram (mEq/kg) of peroxides in cod liver oil to be considered fresh and non-rancid. Kirkman's product has a typical peroxide value of only 2.9 mEq/kg.
Other properties of natural cod liver oil
Fish oils are generally a source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Cod liver oil is no exception. Each ½ teaspoon of Kirkmans cod liver oil contains 150 mg (minimum) of EPA and 150 mg (minimum) of DHA. Each of Kirkmans cod liver oil gelcaps contains 50 mg. each of EPA and DHA.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be important in normal development, cardiovascular health and in neurological health. Many of the doctors with whom Kirkman® works recommend supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids. A laboratory profile of fatty acids is often done to determine which type of product is required.
Forms of Kirkmans cod liver oil
Kirkman® offers cod liver Oil in both soft gelatin capsule form and in a liquid. Both forms have the same purified oil. The liquid is also available in an unflavored version.
Soft gelatin capsules each contain:
1,250 IU Vitamin A
135 IU Vitamin D
The liquid contains per ½ teaspoon:
2,500 IU Vitamin A
250 IU Vitamin D
Dr. Mary Megson's dosage recommendations are:
2-5 years of age: ½ teaspoon daily (or two capsules)
5-10 years of age: ¾ teaspoon daily (or three capsules)
over 10 years old: 1 teaspoon daily (or four capsules)
Sugar, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, egg, yeast, gelatin, artificial flavorings, artificial coloring, peanuts or tree nuts.
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- Orders that are in stock are dispatched daily at 2pm Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 2pm Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays or weekends.
For Standard Domestic Orders: We use Royal Mail’s Tracked 48hr delivery service as standard. Royal Mail state a delivery guideline of 1-2 working days for this service, however during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. If your order has not arrived after 2 working days from the date of dispatch please contact us. We have tracking numbers for this service and will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited Domestic Orders (Next-Day Delivery): Provided that we have received your order by 2pm, we will process and dispatch your order the same day using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24hr delivery service. This service aims to deliver your parcel within 24hrs of the dispatch time – in some instances this may not be possible and delivery may fall within a 48hr period. If you have not received your order after 1 day from the dispatch date please contact us. This is a tracked and insured service and we will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Standard International Orders: We use Royal Mail International Track (+ Sign), dependent on what the destination country accepts. Royal Mail state a 3-5 working day delivery guideline for this service within Europe, and a 5-7 working day guideline worldwide. However, we have found this is rarely the case outside of major cities, especially during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. This is a tracked and insured service, please contact us if you have not received your delivery within the above stated time-frames and we will assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited International Orders: We are able to offer expedited international shipping worldwide respected couriers. We can use DHL or another courier of your choice, but we are likely to get the best deal from DHL. Please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' form to ask for a DHL quote for your order.
We are able to offer expedited delivery worldwide using various couriers; this is something that we will examine on a case-by-case basis. Please email us and we will investigate your delivery options and let you know what is possible.
If you have selected a shipping method that does not include tracking/insurance then you accept and agree that in the instance that the parcel is lost or delayed, you will not be entitled to a refund or a replacement product, as we will be unable to make a claim for the loss.
We retain proof of postage at all times and reserve the right to use a different shipping method than you have selected in order to give your order added security in certain circumstances (e.g. for extremely high value orders we may upgrade to Courier delivery). In the majority of situations we will respect the customers chosen shipping method. We retain proof of postage for 180 days. After this time it may not be possible to retrieve your proof of postage.