History & Benefits of Cod Liver Oil


Pure Icelandic Cod Liver Oil

#1 Icelandic remedy for over 150 years

History of Cod Liver Oil

It first became established in the fishing communities of Scotland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland several centuries ago where they used it to protect themselves against the rigor in intense cold that they were exposed to. Our grandparents are fond of telling stories of taking their daily dose of Cod Liver Oil (CLO) to relieve such complaints of rheumatism, aching muscles, respiratory ailments, and stiff joints. During the 1890's it was commonly used to treat rickets, which affected nine out of 10 malnourished children. In the 1950's, more research was carried out into the essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenioc Acid (DHA) contained in the Cod Liver Oil and other oily fish. This research has led to the modern view of Cod Liver Oil as not only beneficial in such conditions as rheumatism, but also beneficial to the respiratory, heart and circulatory systems. They is now probably one of the biggest selling supplements in Europe today.

The Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

Blood Flow - may be aided by EPA and DHA, discouraging blood platelets from sticking together.

Blood Pressure - EPA and DHA may help reduce this.

Coronary Heart Disease - risk may be reduced if regular intakes are given. Research has shown that it reduces the likelihood of blood clotting, makes the heart less prone to arrhythmias (irregular heart beats). It alters the balance of blood fats (cholesterol) in a favorable way and reduces the viscosity of blood, thereby increasing blood flow.

Bones and Teeth - require Vitamin D for the absorption of calcium and potassium to maintain their strength. Cod Liver Oil is a good source of Vitamin D.

Vision - Vitamin A is essential for the formation of visual purple (for night vision).

Healthy Skin and Mucous Membranes of the ears, eyes, nose and lungs - CLO is rich in Vitamin A, the large amount present is crucial for nourishing the mucus membranes of the body which are part of our immune system, that helps protect us from invading bacteria's that cause infections, colds and flu.

Arthritis - Improvements in the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis have been reported in patients taking fish oil supplements.

Brain Health - Omega 3 fatty acids rich in DHA are essential for normal brain development.

Contradictions-indications/Precautions

Cod Liver Oil is best avoided by people taking anticoagulants such as Warfarin. Discontinue use a few days before surgery due to possible thinning of blood.

Final Statement: There is hardly a disease in the books that does not respond well to treatment that includes Cod Liver Oil. Cod Liver Oil has been used by people young and old all over the world for centuries to maintain strength and optimum health. Cod Liver Oil is an amazing super food, and may very well be one of the best overall health remedies of all time to maintain good health through out life.

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