Everything You Need to Know About Cod Liver Oil in 3 Minutes or Less
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Cod Liver Oil is rich in nutrients and health benefits from brain function to joint pain, but an unsung one is retinol, which to help neutralize free radicals and is a reason it is used in the root cause protocol. Cod liver oil can be obtained from eating fresh cod liver or by taking supplements. It is a source of vitamins A and D and a fat called omega-3. Cod liver oil contains certain "fatty acids" that prevent the blood from clotting easily. These fatty acids also reduce pain and swelling. Cod liver oil is used for heart health, depression, arthritis, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. It is also a great dietary source of vitamin D, which may reduce age-related bone loss by helping the body absorb calcium from the gut. Studies show that when accompanied by a diet high in calcium, taking a vitamin D supplement like cod liver oil can reduce bone loss among adults.
A standard dose of cod liver oil liquid is ½ to 1 teaspoon.
A standard dose of cod liver capsules is 3 1.6 cm long softgels (500mg).
The popularity of cod liver oil, and the existing extensive body of scientific studies, are directly tied to the legacy of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS. Dr. Price traveled the world in the 1930s, studying Indigenous peoples who maintained their traditional diets and compared their dental and overall health with those exposed to modern, processed foods. Dr. Price found that without exception, those who maintained their traditional diets were healthier than their modernized counterparts. One of his paramount findings was that traditional diets in thriving traditional cultures contained much higher levels of vitamins A and D (and minerals) than the modern diets of the U.S. and Europe that had seeped into the cultures over time. To address the shortcomings of contemporary diets, he recommended nutritional supplementation with fresh, cold-pressed cod liver oil and avoidance of processed foods.
The quality of the cod liver oil supplement is more important than how much you take, learn more in the video below.