The Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

1.    High source of omega-3 fatty acids

One of nature’s richest sources of EPA & DHA (Omega 3 Fatty Acids) which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory & can be used to treat a variety of symptoms from coronary heart disease risk factors to depression or arthritis pain.

2.    Supplies vitamin D

Vitamin D acts more like a hormone in the body than a vitamin, since it effects neurotransmitter functioning, heart health and inflammatory responses. Low vitamin D can interfere with our cells’ ability to multiply and replenish, vitamin D deficiency might increase the risk of becoming sick or even worse developing a chronic autoimmune disorder, cognitive or cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, or cancer.

3.    Great source of Vitamin A

Vitamin A reduces free-radical damage i.e. inflammation.  It’s tied to the prevention of eye-related disorders, supports brain health, helps fight cancer and is important for hormone production.

4.    Helps prevent heart disease

Cod Liver Oil can reduce blood pressure and balance cholesterol, both contributing to improved heart health.

5.    Lowers risk of cancer

High levels of vitamin D, obtained from both sun exposure and supplementing with cod liver oil, have been associated with lower risks of cancer.

6.    Prevents or treats diabetes

As a great source of essential healthy fats, cod liver oil can help control insulin resistance, inflammation and manage glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. 

7.    Helps treat arthritis

Cod liver oil use is associated with a reduction in pain, joint stiffness and swelling in patients with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

8.    Boosts fertility and helps growth and development

Fats are critical for reproductive health and a vibrant pregnancy because they help the body produce sex hormones including oestrogen and progesterone. Cod liver oil is linked with healthier ovarian and testicular function since it provides critical nutrients (omega-3s and vitamin D) that help keep the endocrine system running smoothly.

9.    Improves brain function

Regularly supplementing with fish oil for depression has been associated with lower risks for depressive symptoms, due to both the higher intake of essential omega-3 fats and vitamin D.

10. Helps maintain bone health

Vitamin D is important for building and maintaining strong bones. 

Roma Clayton-Tweedie