Like Omega-3s, Vitamin D is even better from a whole food than from a supplement, since the whole food version contains other vitamins and minerals in an unprocessed form, without any fillers or additives. In fact, the Omega-3 fats and the Vitamin D in roe even work together, because Vitamin D is fat-soluble, so the healthy fats help your body absorb and use it.
Fish Eggs also contain Vitamin B12, one of the most important micronutrients for mental health and brain development. Like other seafood, it contains a substantial amount of selenium, a micronutrient otherwise hard to get, except from Brazil nuts. Magnesium, iron, and even a little bit of calcium round out an already impressive set of nutrition facts.
Before humans even had names for these vitamins, people in traditional cultures already knew how powerful Fish Eggs were. Fish eggs are one of the most potent traditional “superfoods” for fertility, and Weston A. Price observed many cultures going to extreme lengths to feed roe to their pregnant women. For pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant, vitamin D is of particular importance as it helps to mitigate glucose regulation, develop healthy bones and it even helps to tone the uterus – helping the uterus to contract properly during labour. For women suffering from polycystic ovarian disease, vitamin D is helpful as it offers beneficial effects on insulin resistance. A low-glycemic diet rich in these critical nutrients is also essential for improving fertility in both men and women. (13)
It is no wonder fish roe was so highly prized by traditional cultures
“In many of the primitive tribes living by the sea, we found emphasis on the value of fish eggs… for ensuring a high physical development of growing children… through reinforcement of their mother’s nutrition.” -Dr. Weston A. Price.
K2-MK4 (Activator X)
Wild Fish Eggs are rich in Vitamin K2. Price discovered that Activator X (now known as K2), seemed to be responsible for normal bone formation, overall skeletal health, cognitive function, healthy cavity-free teeth, reproductive capabilities, and protection against arterial calcification. K2 is one of the fat-soluble activators that enables our bodies to absorb and utilise all of the minerals from the foods we eat.
“It’s possible to starve (the body) of essential minerals that are found in the foods we eat because they cannot be utilised without an adequate quantity of the fat-soluble activators.”- Dr. Weston A. Price.
Vitamin K2 is an essential ingredient to include in your diet if you’re interested in decalcifying your pineal gland. K2 deconstructs calcium phosphate deposits of the pineal gland and ushers the released calcium back into the bones, where it belongs.
GAGs play a vital role in the health of cartilage, tendons, skin and connective tissue. As we age, we lose precious GAGs and our cartilage becomes drier, thinner and more brittle. The GAGs found in our Wild Caught Fish Eggs help us to regain the elasticity within our connective tissue and maintain supple, healthy joints.* (15)
PHOSPHOLIPID OMEGA-3:DHA, EPA, & ETA
Wild caught fish eggs contain omega-3s (DHA, EPA, & ETA) in the form of phospholipids. Phospholipids are the most effective carriers to deliver these fatty acids into our cells. These essential fats are anti-inflammatory by nature and replenish the moisture in our cartilage, which eases discomfort and promotes joint mobility. (2)
DHA is the primary structural fatty acid in the grey matter of the brain. It is essential for early brain development, and a necessary nutrient for optimal heart, eye, immune, and metabolic health throughout life. Many studies have been conducted that show DHA supplementation during every stage of pregnancy and early childhood has led to smarter, more attentive children, with higher test scores, and better vision. (7,8)
When we consume adequate amounts of EPA, we can reduce and prevent cellular inflammation in the brain assisting in the elimination of depression, ADHD, brain trauma. (9)
ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid) is a unique omega-3 that functions as a potent anti-inflammatory that has been shown to support joint health, through the regeneration of damaged cartilage and synovial fluid.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral, or “helper molecule”, that plays a vital role in delivering Vitamin A from the liver to other soft tissues throughout the body. Zinc, like many other nutrients, is best absorbed from animal food sources, and it is particularly essential for the reproductive health of men and women. Low zinc levels often indicate infertility.
Choline plays a key role in lipid transport, cell membrane structural support and neurotransmission. It is an essential nutrient for improving adult hippocampal and cerebral neurogenesis and improves cognitive performance on memory tasks.
Iodine is an essential trace mineral that is only naturally sourced from marine life or grown in iodine rich soil. Other foods high in iodine are either directly fortified, or are sourced from animals that are fed supplemental iodine. Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4.(6)
Vitamin A (retinol) is one of several fat-soluble activators necessary for the assimilation of minerals in the diet. Its many functions include forming and maintaining healthy teeth, skin, mucous membranes, skeletal and soft tissues. It also plays a role in protein utilisation. Wild caught fish eggs are a terrific source of pre-formed, bio-available Vitamin A.