Cod Liver Oil
Cod Liver Oil assists in maintaining a healthy immune system and help ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamins A and D are essential for growth, development and the maintenance of skin, tissue, bones, teeth and vision. It regulates bone turnover and growth hormones, and it helps in the absorption and use of calcium in the body. Cod Liver Oil provides excellent cardiovascular support.
Cod Liver Oil contains Vitamins A and D that work synergistically to support reproduction, regulate bone turnover and growth hormones, maintain bone density, and support the immune system. Cod liver oil naturally contains Vitamin D3. It also contains EPA and DHA, which facilitate smooth blood flow through the vessels. The EPA and DHA found in cod liver oil are purified to remove all traces of mercury and other micro-contaminants that are normally found in cold-water fish.
EPA is a fatty acid that promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and decreases inflammation throughout your body. Its anti-inflammatory properties make EPA especially helpful to people who suffer with arthritis. EPA is also closely linked with your emotional health, with many studies showing that it plays a strong role in preventing depression.
Vitamin A is necessary for proper vision, healthy skin, and strong mucosal linings, including the lining of your digestive tract. Many skin and digestive disorders cannot fully heal without adequate vitamin A intake.
Vitamin D is needed to reduce risk of virtually every type of cancer. Vitamin D is essential to maintaining strong bones and teeth. It enhances the strength and efficiency of your immune system, and decreases your risk of developing autoimmune conditions. Vitamin D helps your body regulate its blood sugar levels, playing an important role in preventing type 2 diabetes. Finally, vitamin D is one of several nutrients that are necessary for preventing high blood pressure.
I’m not very big on taking supplements; I am a firm believer in obtaining all of my vitamins and nutrients through real foods. However that being said, I do have a few staples that I take daily, and that’s my Diesel Protein (New Zealand Whey Protein – the absolute best!!), and Cod Liver Oil capsules.
Please remember that I am neither a doctor, nor a scientist – just a health geek that reads a lot and comes to my own conclusions, so take what I say with a good dose of skepticism, just as I think one should of what anyone tells you, including your doctor and your government. Do your own research and make up your own mind about what feels right for you.
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