Is Cod Liver Oil Good for What Ails You?

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Cod liver oil has been used for hundreds of years for all kinds of things, from rickets to rheumatism. Both Twinlab Vitamins and Carlson Labs offer premium cod liver oil products, if you would like to add it to your wellness routine and are big believers in its efficacy. But where does the medical profession stand on this centuries old remedy?

Well, according to Dr. George T. Griffing,, professor of medicine at the St. Louis University and Editor in Chief of Internal Medicine for eMedicine, “Mother was right about cod liver oil.”

The Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

“Cod liver oil contains vitamin A, a vital nutrient for immune system function, cellular growth, eye health, and reproduction,” the experts at WebMD explain. “It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which decrease blood clot formation and reduce inflammation in the body.” 

Perhaps even more importantly, unlike other types of fish oil, cod liver oil is high in vitamin D. “Scientists estimate that over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient or insufficient,” WebMD reports. 

In northern European countries, where sunlight is limited during the winter, cod liver oil has been traditionally used to prevent rickets, as a vitamin D deficiency is known. 

You can order cod liver oil from Twinlab Vitamins or Carlson Labs today.

  • Twinlab Cod Liver Oil 
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    Twinlab Vitamin’s Norwegian Cod Liver Oil is a natural source of omega-3 polyunsaturates. To prevent oxidation and any possible of it becoming rancid, Twinlab seals the bottle without any air inside it. This particular cod liver oil is fortified with OxyGuard, a synergistic antioxidant mixture. 

    A single teaspoon of Norwegian Cod Liver Oil from Twin Labs Vitamins supplies: 

    • Emulsified Vitamin A 4600 iu, 
    • Emulsified Vitamin D 460 iu, 
    • Emulsified DHA 420 mg, 
    • Emulsified EPA 460 mg.

     

     

    “Cod liver oil is not for everyone, however,” Dr. Griffing says. “Cod liver oil is probably best avoided by pregnant women, asthmatics, and people taking anticoagulants such as warfarin.”

    Not sure if cod liver oil is right for you? Contact us. We also offer Vitamin A and Vitamin D supplements from a number of producers, including Bluebonnet Vitamins and Pure Encapsulations.


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