Cod Liver Oil is one of the most traditional food supplements, and contains Omega-3 fish oils and vitamins A and D. It is taken to ease the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Although not strong enough to cure arthritis, Omega-3s have been proven to help ease symptoms, having a mild anti-inflammatory effect. Omega-3 fish oils also contain the fatty acids that play an essential role in keeping healthy blood circulation, lowering high tryglisirides and contributing to maintaning a healthy brain.
Vitamin A is needed to maintain healthy vision, keep the immune system strong and contributes to healthy skin and growth. As a source of vitamin D, Cod Liver Oil could be an ideal supplement to take in the winter months, since we need daily exposure to sunlight to produce this vitamin that is essential in fixing calcium in the bones. Vitamin D regulates cell integrity, promotes a healthy immune system, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, improves one’s sense of well-being and good moods and helps to keep the heart healthy.
Apart from helping children’s bones to grow healthily in the darker northern countries, it has been shown that the omega-3 oils can improve children’s mental capacity and school results. If you do not eat fish regularly, and might be missing out on your daily sunlight, you may wish to consider adding Cod Liver Oil to your daily diet – and for those who dreaded the taste, it is also available in capsules.
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