Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau
Cod liver oil has been used as a health supplement for hundreds of years. It has proven to be one of the most reliable and concentrated food sources. It contains four nutrients that are essential to good health:
DHA Fatty Acid. Essential to the health of the nervous system and eyes.
EPA Fatty Acid. Promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and decreases inflammation.
Vitamin A. Necessary for proper vision, healthy skin, a strong immune function and healthy mucosal linings.
Vitamin D. Enhances the strength and efficiency of the immune system. It also helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium, which helps regulate blood pressure and build strong teeth and bones.
Studies have shown that regularly consuming cod liver oil:
Promotes a strong, healthy cardiovascular system
Supports healthy energy levels and mental concentration
Helps regulate normal blood sugar levels
Reduces wrinkles, fights free radical damage and promotes clear skin
Eases arthritis pain and inflammation
Lowers blood pressure induced by stress and high levels of cortisol
When choosing a cod liver oil, it is important to find a brand that is free of PCBs, mercury and other chemical contaminants.
Along with cod liver oil consumption, choose foods that are also high in vital nutrients and enzymes, including grass-fed beef, free-range poultry, farm fresh organic eggs and produce, raw milk and cheese —all produced without man-made chemicals, hormones, pesticides, dyes, or additives