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Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 17:18

Cod liver oil is extracted from the livers of cod fish, it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D and more.  It is packed with a lot of nutrients that are pivotal to our neurological, cardiovascular and reproductive health.

Here are some benefits of cod liver oil.

Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Cod liver fish oil is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids

Helps Prevent Heart Disease

Cod liver oil helps treat high blood pressure and helps to balance cholesterol levels.

Helps treat Arthritis

Cod liver oil used to treat Rickets and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is helps ease joint stiffness and swellings.

Contains Vitamin A

Cod liver oil is high in Vitamin A which has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces oxidative stress.

Good for Reproductive Health

Due to the presence of Omega-3 fatty acids, it is ideal for pregnant women. It also helps with infant brain development during pregnancy and lactation.

Improves Brain Function

Cod liver oil improves brain function, and lowers the risk of depression.

 

Side Effects of Cod Liver Oil

It can cause belching, bad breath, heartburn, loose stools, and nausea.

Avoid high doses of cod liver oil, as it might stop blood from clotting.

 

Warning

Please consult your physician before taking cod liver oil.

 

Sources

draxe.com

www.webmd.com

www.ecowatch.com

 

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www.well-beingsecrets.com

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