Cod Liver Oil
All you need to know about Cod Liver Oil
Is cod liver oil good for you?
Cod liver oil contains essential nutrients from Atlantic cod livers, and is very good for your body because of its high nutrient content. Cod liver oil is a great source of EPA and DHA, which are omega-3 fatty acids that help with inflammation, joint issues, cardiovascular issues and nerve problems. Cod liver oil also contains high amounts of vitamins A and D. Some cod liver oils also contain a mixture of other fish oils, including trout, tuna, herring, salmon and mackerel, while other supplements are marked up as 'pure' cod liver oil.
What are the benefits of cod liver oil?
As an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients, cod liver oil can be used to treat many common complaints, including joint stiffness and pain linked to arthritis, inflammation, eye conditions such as macular degeneration, skin and hair problems such as eczema and psoriasis, and heart conditions such as coronary artery disease. Cod liver oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which promote health, help to repair damaged tissue, boost the immune system and act as antioxidants.
Does cod liver oil contain vitamin D?
Yes – cod liver is naturally very high in vitamin D, which is important for people who do not get much sun exposure or vitamin D naturally through their diet. Vitamin D is very important for ensuring that phosphorus and calcium levels in the body remain regulated, which is crucial for maintaining healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis. High levels of vitamin D in the diet can also help those with diabetes type 1 and 2, hypertension (high blood pressure) and MS.
Should I take cod liver oil every day?
It has been suggested that you should take no more than 1-2 teaspoons of cod liver oil per day. Check the dosage recommendations on the label of the supplements you choose. Also check with your GP before taking any supplements.