Today’s understanding of cod liver oil is exceptionally fascinating. Cod liver oil has become a hot topic in the supplement world and rightfully so! Its magnificent powers assist us in achieving optimal health are worthy of praise. A great deal of the therapeutic powers found in cod liver oil reside in the omega 3 fatty acids, which are particularly rich in cold-water fish. Types of fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, lake trout, sardines, bluefish, and bluefish tuna are all terrific sources of omega 3 fatty acids. The prestigious New England Journal opened up the fish oil conversation when they determined that cod liver oil, and eating oily fish, could significantly lower the pain associated with arthritis due to its ability to “lubricate” the joints.
Scientists at Cardiff University (Wales, UK) have confirmed what thousands of people with arthritis have believed for years. “Cod liver oil is effective in treating joint pain and can slow and even reverse the destruction of joint cartilage.” Cod liver oil has some very special tricks up its sleeve, most specifically it’s loaded with natural Vitamin D, which keeps your immune system from attacking your joints and known to prevent 77 different cancers.
5 of the top reasons to be consuming cod liver oil are:
- Fights inflammation the plague of the 21st century
- Helps to regulate and strengthen the immune system
- Protects the arteries from damage, a great asset in neutralizing heart disease
- Reduces blood cholesterol and trigylcerides
- Lowers high blood pressure (could be most popular reason for supplementation)
A brand that many of my clients and I have used before is Garden of Life Icelandic Cod Liver Oil, which is a reputable brand manufactured with zero heavy metals and/or dangerous preservatives.
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