What is Skate Liver Oil?
Skate oil is incredible, and I wish I'd known about it sooner!
But what is it? 🤷🏼♀️
It is similar to cod liver oil, but it is also different. We will cover this in the article today.
Firstly, Blue Ice Fermented skate liver oil is hands down your best choice for cartilage fish oil!
What we love about skate liver oil is that it offers all the same fat-soluble vitamins as fermented cod liver oil + butter oil capsules. We wrote extensively about these vitamins in our cod liver, butter oil, and vitamin K blog, so be sure to check these out.
I'll leave the links below.
However, we will say that some of the benefits of vitamins A, D, E & K combined are pretty mind-blowing!
Skate liver oil also has the bonus of chondroitin, squalene and Alkylglycerol.
Why These Matter?
Chondroitin is a crucial part of cartilage and is commonly taken in a supplement form by people with joint issues such as osteoarthritis.
Taking chondroitin has been found to prevent the cartilage from breaking down; it may also help repair the damage.
Squalene is found in shark liver oil but also skate liver oil. Most people don't know that it is also called omega-2 (I only found this out also when writing this article)!
The reported benefits of squalene are:
- Immune response regulation
- Antioxidant support
- Absorption of nutrients
- Chemo-protective properties (reducing damage caused by chemotherapy)
- Anti radioactive properties
- Healthier skin
- Cellular health & cellular energy
- Anti-ageing and more!
Did you know that squalene can help our cells to create energy?
Squalene has been said to help generate more oxygen in the body, which naturally helps to purify our blood.
This energy creation occurs via a chemical reaction (O2 is released from water molecules).
When we have more oxygen in our body, this naturally increases metabolism.
Squalene is also said to act as a natural antibiotic!
In Scandanavia, shark liver oil has been used to treat cancer, immune disorders and other health issues. Skate liver oil also contains alkylglycerols, and this fatty lipid nutrient has shown great promise for many areas of wellbeing.
Alkylglycerol was discovered by a Japanese researcher, Tsujimoto and then synthesized for the first time by Nobel laureate Robert Robinson.
This compound has shown great promise for human health and cancer prevention (according to the research and many clinical trials).
Alkylglycerols have significant anti-ageing properties, so a supplement such as a skate liver oil may help one age more "youthfully".
Skate Liver Oil for Healthy Arteries
Arterial health can be defined as an artery free from plaque and able to do its job correctly, bringing oxygen-rich blood from your heart to all the cells in your body.
Arterial plaque is a "sticky" substance that accumulates on the arterial walls. As it reaches a greater (harmful) degree, it becomes a condition known as 'atherosclerosis'.
EPA and DHA (in fish oil and fish liver oil) are said to help to reverse the build-up of arterial plaque.
Reversing arterial plaque goes hand in hand with a change in diet, exercise, losing weight (if needed), reducing specific environmental exposures and the proper supplementation.
Skate liver oil contains EPA and DHA and might be something you may wish to add to your diet if you're looking to have healthier arteries.
Skate liver oil may have anti-inflammatory effects as they contain EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids). Inflammation can cause damage to arterial walls, so keeping inflammation in check is wise.
Alkylglycerols may play a role in the immune system as they've been shown to stimulate leukocyte production. Leukocytes are white blood cells in your body that protect you from infection.
If skate liver oil contains alkylglycerols, could this affect immunity positively?
I'll let you be the judge.
Let's Compare Skate Liver Oil and Cod Liver Oil
There are many similarities between cod liver oil and skate liver oil, but also some unique differences. The best way we could think to compare the two is with an infographic. See below.
Summary Of Potential benefits
- Joint Health
- Arthritis Support
- Antioxidant Support
- Chemo-protective Properties
- Anti-Radioactive Properties
- Healthier Skin
- Cellular Health & Cellular Energy
- Arterial Health
- May Reduce Inflammation
Summary of Benefits of Fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E & K
- Eye Health
- Bone Health
- Heart Health
- Growth & Development
- Muscle Health
- Help to support brain function
- Help to support mood and reduce depression
- Reduces the risk of disease/illness
- Pineal gland decalcification
- Reduced risk of MS
So, as you can see, this fish liver oil is very nutritious. Getting these fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins and other beneficial substances into our body is essential if we want to be as healthy as possible.
It's so simple to add this product into your life; you only need to take two capsules in the morning or during the day.
Other Related Blogs (you may like)?
- Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil
- The Surprising Benefits of Vitamin K
- The Mind-Blowing Benefits of Butter Oil
Tsujimoto M, Toyama Y. Ueber die unverseif-baren Bestandteile (hoheren Alkohole) der Haifish- und Rochen-leberole. I. Chemische Umschau 29:27-9, 1922.
Brohult A, Brohult J, Brohult S. Biochemical effects of alkylglycerols and their use in cancer therapy. Acta Chem Scand 24:730, 1970
Brohult A, Brohult J, Brohult S, Joelsson I. Alkoxyglycerols in cell membranes stop tumour growth? Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science.
Stockholm, August, 1979
Disclaimer: This article is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as health advice. Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent and one should always consult with their trusted health professional before adding a new supplement to their diet.