Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil is the best available natural source Omega-3 fatty acid derived from liver of cod fish. As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Cod liver oil also contains vitamin A andvitamin D. It has historically been taken because of its vitamin A and vitamin D content. It was once commonly given to children, because vitamin D has been shown to prevent rickets and other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

Manufacturer : Unichem Lab
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Expiry : 2016

 

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Cod Liver Oil Soft Gel Caps

No of Units Price / Unit Price Free Bonus  
30 Caps $1.00 $30.00
90 Caps $0.80 $72.00 + 10 Caps Free
300 Caps $0.50 $150.00 + 30 Caps Free
No of Units Price  
30 Caps 30.0000
90 Caps + 10 Caps Free 72.0000
300 Caps + 30 Caps Free 150.0000

Cod liver oil is widely taken to ease the pain and joint stiffness associated with arthritis. It may have a positive effect on heart, bone, as well as helping to repair wounded skin, hair, nails, and teeth.

Cod liver oil and fish oil are similar, but cod liver oil has higher levels of vitamins A and D. According to the USDA, a tablespoon of cod liver oil (13.6 g) contains 4080 µg of retinol (vitamin A) and 34 µg of vitamin D.   The Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin A is 900 µg per day for adult men and 700 for women, while that for vitamin D is 15 µg per day. The "tolerable upper intake levels" are 3000 µg/day and 100 µg/day respectively, so people consuming cod liver oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acids should pay attention to how much vitamin A and vitamin D this adds to their diet.Cod liver oil may be an effective complementary measure for long-term treatment ofmultiple sclerosis.

Use of cod liver oil during pregnancy is associated with lower risk of Type I diabetes in the offspring.(although see adverse effects below). This effect was found only in mothers taking cod liver oil, not in mothers taking multivitamin supplements. Cod liver oil taken by nursing mothers improves the breast milk by increasing the amount of fatty acids, which promotes brain development, and the amount of vitamin A, which helps prevent infections, but the level of vitamin D is unchanged.

A Norwegian study of more than 68,000 women reported that female cancer patients who took daily cod-liver oil supplements had significantly reduced mortality (25% for all cancers, 45% for lung cancer) compared to women who did not take such supplements.

Adverse effects

Per tablespoon (13.6 g), cod liver oil contains 136% of the established daily Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for Preformed Vitamin A (Retinol). Vitamin A accumulates in body fat, and can reach harmful levels sufficient to causehypervitaminosis A. Pregnant women may want to consider consulting a doctor when taking cod liver oil because of the high amount of natural forms of vitamin A such as retinol. High doses of synthetic vitamin A (retinoids) have been shown to cause birth defects. A toxic dose of retinol (vitamin A) is around 25 000 IU/kg (see Retinol#Retinoid overdose (toxicity)), or the equivalent of about 1.25 kg of cod liver oil for a 50-kg person.


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