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Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil is a valuable source of omega-3 fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A and D. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that helps to maintain normal vision and normal skin and mucous membranes. Cod liver oil could play a valuable role in helping to maintain normal vitamin D levels and maintaining normal bone health.


Vitamin A contributes to:1

  • Normal iron metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal mucous membranes
  • Maintenance of normal skin
  • Maintenance of normal vision
  • Normal function of the immune system

Vitamin D contributes to:2

  • Normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus
  • Normal blood calcium levels
  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Maintenance of normal muscle function
  • Maintenance of normal teeth
  • Normal function of the immune system

1 https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1221
2 https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1468


Traditional Uses

Traditional Uses

Cod liver oil is derived from the liver of the cod fish. Scandinavian Vikings produced cod liver oil by laying birch tree branches over a kettle of water, and fresh livers were laid over the branches. The water was brought to a boil and as the steam rose, the oil from the liver dripped into the water and was skimmed off. In the 1800s cod liver oil became popular and several methods over time have been used for its extraction and purification.

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