How it all began
Speaking of Cod liver oil usually evokes nostalgia from the past with not such pleasant memories and frowning looks, so how did I, a mother and grandmother come to develop the Vassaburg Kosher Cod Liver Oil?
One of my children was quite bright & charming, with behaviors quite perplexing.
Interventions of PT, OT, DI, SI, speech and language therapies were satisfying the therapists, not the mom. Harnessing maternal intuition, a discipline to synchronize balance and movement evolved. A new child was emerging. Friends and family took note. I was asked to work with others and took the initiative creating the Balance and Movement Program working with 3000 children over the past 10 years.
The Balance & Movement Program
Building core strength improved sensory integration. Improving balance increased sensory awareness and spatial orientation.
Many children benefited by meeting milestones (crawling, walking, social appropriateness, attention span), but others were still getting stuck. Many suffered general weakness and lowered immunity.
Determined to find a common denominator and clues for why some children met a developmental plateau, the question kept niggling: Could it be that children fail to meet their developmental milestones due to a lack of proper nutrition, similiar to a car needing fuel to move forward?
Many clues and observations pointed to nutrition and gut health. Looking for something doable, sustainable and practical led to “discovering” cod liver oil.
Why Cod Liver Oil?
Cod liver oil is a wholesome superfood, packing concentrated doses of Vitamins A & D, DHA, EPA, and Omega-3 .
Cod liver oil was recognized as early as the 17th century for its potency, used to treat patients for all sorts of ailments— from rheumatism to rickets, wound-healing, joint pain, and fighting the common cold. Despite its well-documented health properties, cod liver oil fell out of favor with the general population for its smell and taste.
While cod liver oil may have lost its popularity, it certainly hadn’t lost its potency and so I gave it to my clients.
Increases in focus, awareness, social awareness, and calm were the most impressive positive benefits.
Quality & Kosher
The effectiveness and changes noted with cod liver oil were certainly something to be grateful for, a new challenge arose: there wasn’t a kosher cod liver oil on the market.
Necessity being the mother of invention… …..Alaskan cod was sourced from the purest waterways, involving 100% traceability and transparency, utilizing technology for guaranteeing the freshest liver after catch to avoid rancidity and keep the Totox levels low, extracting via centrifuge, removing the impurities all the while maintaining the natural nutrients of Vitamins A &D, Omega, DHA & EPA, bottled to retain freshness and shelf stability without additives and partnering with Rabbi Y. Auerbach of the KSA to assure the strictest standards of kosher.