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Everything You Need to Know About Cod Liver Oil

by Jessica Amey

Cod liver oil is great for the human body. However, cod liver oil is distinctively different from other types of healthy fish oils, because it derives from different sources.

As the name implies, cod liver oil gets extracted from the liver of codfish. To guarantee beneficial results, it’s wise to take daily cod liver oil capsules. Here’s all to know about cod liver oil, including how it may help your immune system

High in Vitamins D and A

Cod liver oil contains an excellent source of vitamin D and A, including a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids. This includes eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids that both contain potent anti-inflammatory properties.

According to the NHS’ advice on vitamins and minerals, all of the above vitamins play a significant role in supporting healthy bones, through the regulation of the body’s calcium absorption.

Reduces Inflammation
Cod liver oil’s strong anti-inflammatory characteristics may help to minimize inflammation all over the body. Inflammation occurs when the body tries to fight infection. The omega 3- fatty acids and vitamins A&D in cod liver oil contribute towards keeping inflammation at a minimum.

Supports Eye Health
Having problems with your vision can be a very dire position to be in. There are several reasons why people don’t have good vision, some include visual impairment from a young age, health conditions like glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

However, a report published by the Macular Disease Society through the NHS states that vitamins A&D (found in omega-3 fatty acids) contribute towards better eyesight. The same report published through the NHS also claims that foods high in Vitamin A may reduce the risk of getting age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Helps Manage Stomach and Gut Ulcers
Having an ulcer is not a pleasant feeling. Ulcers are formed as a result of small breaks in the stomach wall lining or the gut. Ulcers come with symptoms of discomfort and pain in the upper abdominal area, as well as nausea.

Cod liver oil may, in some cases, treat stomach ulcers. A study conducted by the Indian Journal of Pharmacology found that cod liver oil suppresses the genes associated with reduced inflammation, gut inflammation, and ulceration.

Helps With The Reduction Of Joint Pains
A report on UPMC HealthBeat claims that one to three grams of fish oil each day may reduce problems associated with your joints. This is due to the fact that the omega-3 fatty acids present in cod liver oil reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces stiffness and pain.

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