Cod Liver oil - [Health article]
- View SourceGood Day Brothers and Sisters,Its Monday, 25th May 2009The Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oiland Fish Oil
By Ben Kim, D.C.
One of the best additions that my wife and I have made to our dietsover the past few years has been cod liver oil.Why has cod liver oil become a permanent part of ourhealthy food plan?It is one of the most reliable and concentrated food sources offour nutrients that are essential to your health:DHA,EPA,vitamin A, andvitamin D.These four nutrients are needed for:
- Healthy skin
- Strong bones and teeth
- Healthy joints
- A healthy cardiovascular system
- A healthy nervous system and prevention of depression
- and other mood disorders
- A healthy lining for your digestive tract
DHA is a fatty acid that is essential to the health ofyour nervous system and eyes. It is vital to preventing depression.If you suffer from intermittent or chronic depression,this is one nutrient that you want to get every single day.If you want to get pregnant or are pregnant, you need to eat foodswith DHA on a regular basis in order to support proper developmentof your baby’s nervous system and prevent depressionduring pregnancy and after the baby arrives.I am convinced that the vast majority of cases of post partum(after delivery) depression can be avoided just by takingcod liver oil each day.
EPA is a fatty acid that promotes a healthy cardiovascular systemand decreases inflammation throughout your body.Its anti-inflammatory properties makes EPA especially helpfulto people who suffer with arthritis.EPA is also closely linked with your emotional health,with many studies showing that it plays a strong rolein preventing depression.
Vitamin A is necessary for proper vision, healthy skin, andstrong mucosal linings, including the lining of your digestive tract.Many skin and digestive disorders cannot fully heal without areliable supply of vitamin A.
Vitamin D is essential to maintaining strong bones and teeth.It enhances the strength and efficiency of your immune system,which decreases your risk of developing autoimmune conditions.Vitamin D helps your body regulate its blood sugar levels,playing an important role in preventing type II diabetes.Finally, vitamin D is one of several nutrients that are necessaryfor preventing high blood pressure.
My wife and I use a lemon flavoured variety of cod liver oil made byCarlson Labs. For the past twenty years, Carlson has been providingexceptionally high quality cod liver oil by using only cod that areharvested from clean arctic waters off the coast of northern Norway.These cold ocean waters contain the ideal nutrients for the growthof healthy cod, rich in the nutrients mentioned above.
During the fishing season, cod are gathered and brought to thefishery everyday, where workers immediately remove the liver oilfrom the liver tissues. Many other types of cod liver oil are not madeon a daily basis because they come from cod that are caughtby large boats which are out on the ocean for 1-2 weeks,making it impossible to make as fresh a product.This is an important point, as the freshness and nutritional content ofcod liver oil depends largely on how quickly the oil is removed fromthe liver tissue.
Carlson uses a special steam extraction process that produces asuper high quality oil that doesn’t have a bad taste or smell like someother varieties. As soon as the oil is produced, it is put into 2.5 toncontainers that have nitrogen pumped into them.Nitrogen is necessary to remove any oxygen in the containers,another important step that is taken to maximize freshness,as oxygen can damage the valuable fatty acids in cod liver oil.
Ultimately, purified cod liver oil that is rich in nutrients andnaturally occurring antioxidants is bottled in Norway andnitrogen-sealed, which ensures that there is no air in the oil or bottle.Many other providers of cod liver oil have it shipped to the U.S.in large drums, to be bottled later to save on costs.Having the cod liver oil bottled in Norway is another step takento ensure freshness, eliminating the potential for problems that couldcome up during storage or shipping.
I appreciate that Carlson Cod Liver Oil is regularly tested usingAOAC international protocols for purity and potency by anindependent, FDA registered laboratory.These tests regularly confirm that Carlson Cod Liver Oil isfree of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB’s and28 other contaminants.
If you are anxious about the taste, not to worry.Carlson Cod Liver Oil has a natural lemon flavour added to it,which makes it totally fine to take before or during your meals.We prefer to take it right before lunch or dinner in order to facilitateoptimal assimilation of the healthy fats and fat-soluble vitaminsin the foods that we eat.
If you’re thinking about taking capsules instead of the liquid,I highly encourage you to try the liquid for a month.Through my own experimenting and observing my patientsover the years, I have found that taking the pure liquid produces superior results compared to taking gel capsules.
Please note: For most people, a safe dosage of cod liver oil isapproximately two teaspoons per day.Two teaspoons will provide you with the following:Nutrients in 2 teaspoons of Carlson Cod Liver Oil
DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) 1000 to 1180 mg EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid) 680 to 1000 mg ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) 80 to 100 mg Vitamin A 1600 IU Vitamin D 800 IU Vitamin E (natural d-alpha tocopherol and mixed tocopherols) 20 IU
If you want to take more than two teaspoons per day,I recommend that you visit your doctor or a laboratory where you canhave your vitamin D status tested.Having too much vitamin D in your blood can be harmfulto your health.============ ========= ======Your comments and feedbacks always welcome .. Rahul,
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