March 11, 2016 16:07 ET

Dropi Pure Icelandic Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil Now Available in U.S.

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - Dropi Pure Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil, the highest quality cod liver oil from the fresh, clean waters of Iceland, is now available to consumers in the United States. Dropi is produced in Bolungarvik, the oldest fishing village in Iceland, where the many benefits of cod liver oil were fist uncovered and embraced.

Unlike most cod liver oils on the market, Dropi is made exclusively from freshly-caught cod. This 100% extra virgin cod liver oil is extracted from the liver with a modernized version of an ancient extraction method, established over 1,000 years ago by early Viking settlers in Iceland. Dropi is produced by a unique cold processing method, preserving the fish's natural fatty acids, including Omega 3, and Vitamins A and D.

By comparison, most standard cod liver oils are not even assured to be 100% cod, and are produced by a heating method, which drastically reduces the levels of vitamins and Omega 3, necessitating the addition of synthetic vitamins back into the oil. Because Dropi contains no added ingredients and the liver is only heated to 108°F, the oil also qualifies as a raw food product.

Dropi is produced by True Westfjords and distributed in the United States, Canada and Mexico by Daria Imports.

"After vising Iceland and discovering the integrity of both the product and business of Dropi, I knew I had to be a part of this," said Ashkan Niknia, founder of Daria Imports. A world traveler and wellness enthusiast, Niknia worked to secure distribution rights for Dropi. "I recognized immediately the uniqueness of this product and am excited to make it readily available across North America."

Cod liver oil was highly sought after by the Icelandic Vikings for health and vitality. The tradition of consuming fish liver oil for its health benefits remains strong today, in both Iceland and across the globe. In addition to countering Vitamin D shortages -- crucial in far northern regions of the world -- the fatty acids have also been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, maintain healthy skin and alleviate symptoms of arthritis.

True Westfjords maintains a strong commitment to using only fresh and sustainable methods for producing its extra virgin cod liver oil. They purchase cod liver directly from local fishermen, who use only eco-friendly fishing lines. The oil is produced in a green renewal energy facility in Bolungarvík, an industrial-free zone.

Dropi is available in oil and capsule form (made from fish gelatin, making the capsules a 100% fish product) and can be purchased at

About Dropi: Dropi is produced by True Westfjords, founded in 2012 by Sigrún Sigurðardóttir and Anna and Birgitta Baldursdóttir. After thorough testing by MATÍS (Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, a government-owned, independent research company), they developed their current processing method, which involved only heating the liver to 42°C (108°F). Made exclusively from fresh cod, caught and processed in the small Icelandic fishing village of Bolungarvik. Dropi represents a 100% natural cod liver oil of the absolute highest quality.

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    Ashkan Niknia
    Daria Imports
    (240) 461-2182
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