What is Skate?
Skate is a member of the ray family and closely related to the shark family. Usually grey, they have a large flattened body and wings, but unlike other rays, skates do not have a tail barb or stinger. Skate is very common in the fish markets of Europe, but not so much in the U.S.
Skate liver oil is a thick, rich oil loaded with vitamins, enzymes, and naturally occurring nutrients that our bodies need for optimal health.
Green Pasture's™ Blue Ice™ Fermented Skate Liver Oil uses sustainably-harvested skate from the pristine waters of Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
Intriguing research suggests fermented skate liver oil may help to decalcify, detox, and nourish the pineal gland. The pineal gland is located in the exact centre of the brain, where it secretes both melatonin (sleep health) and seratonin (mood, well being). In humans and mammals, the pineal gland is also thought to be the source of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), which is believed to be responsible for mystical & near-death experiences, and our mind's ability to form abstract & visual imagery.
Fermented Skate Liver Oil is made in small batches with extraordinary care. Green Pasture ferments livers from fish that have been exclusively wild caught in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region.
Fermentation is a natural enzymatic and microbial action that releases the oil from the livers. This Fermented Skate Liver Oil is a raw, unadulterated, whole food.
It is well known to chemists that chemical extraction of oils results in isomers. What this potentially means is 50% positive and 50% negative versions of the extraction - potentially causing as much harm to the human body as good. Alternatively, heat extraction can destroy many of the chemical bonds that are essential in providing goodness to us. Fermentation methods are rarely used due to the time-intensive nature of the process. The quality and benefit in doing so, however, is unparalleled.
The product is extracted using a proprietary cold process extraction and cleaning method and is independently tested to internationally recognised purity standards. Fermented Cod Liver Oil is typically far easier to digest than regular skate liver oil, resulting in increased absorption - including 2.5 times more Vitamins A and D.