Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Boost Health with Cod Liver Oil

TEHRAN (FNA)- Are you getting enough omega-3? How about vitamin A? Or vitamin D? From lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of heart disease, adding cod liver oil to your diet can provide a whole range of health benefits. We help you get your fill.

Cod liver oil might be a supplement you associate with either people who are very young or getting on a bit, but in reality it can offer benefits to women of all ages – and its health-boosting effects may surprise you. With a considerable helping of the essential nutrients we need for good health and well being, cod liver oil is definitely a supplement worth considering if health and fitness are top of your agenda.

The good oil

Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and vitamin A. So what benefits do each of these key ingredients provide?


Omega-3 fatty acids are good fats our bodies need. They could help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, support your immune system and help with brain health, memory and concentration. However, your body can't produce these essential fatty acids, so it's really important to include them in your diet.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health as it helps your body to absorb calcium. This means it could also help to reduce the risk of osteoarthritic conditions, which occur when bones become thin or weak. Like omega-3, it too supports your immune system and could help to keep your skin and hair healthy.

Vitamin A

The third exciting ingredient in cod liver oil is vitamin A. One of the greatest benefits of vitamin A is that it can help to improve your vision. It also supports healthy skin by boosting your body's production of collagen. Vitamin A works with vitamin D to support your immune system and could also help your body to fight chronic infections.

Sources of the good stuff

One of the best sources of these three essential nutrients is cod liver oil, which you can buy from health shops and most good supermarkets. We like Healthspan's high-strength 1,000mg cod liver oil capsules – they're great for joint health thanks to their high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, plus they contain citrus oils to reduce the ‘yuck' reflux factor of fish oil supplements.



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