Benefits of cod liver oil

Cod liver oil is among the most useful health supplements — it contains very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D, and in addition, is very high in omega 3 fatty acids, which have a wide range of health benefits. The list of benefits obtained from omega 3 fatty acids is almost too long to go into — they improve blood circulation, help control blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition, there are many other uses that are still being explored, such as easing the symptoms of arthritis, controlling blood sugar levels, controlling cholesterol, stimulating the immune system, and improving memory. There is no significant mineral content in cod liver oil, however the benefits mentioned above should be sufficient reason to take it.
Cod liver oil will not however provide you with all the vitamins and other nutrients that are necessary for your health. There is in fact no supplement or other product that can do such a thing. There is no replacement for a balanced healthy diet that contains all the nutrients that are necessary for your health. If you have a healthy diet, there is unlikely to even be any need for any nutritional supplements.
Note that if you have some specific deficiency or health condition, you will need to take supplements for that specific problem, and cod liver oil may not be what you need.

answered by M W

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