Cod liver oil has been used to support health as a traditional remedy for years, with many families taking cod liver oil every day.
Cod liver oil is rich in vitamins D and A, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which all support your body and overall health in different ways.
Nowadays, you can buy cod liver oil supplements in capsules or as a liquid, so you can take your cod liver oil however you like.
Cod liver oil is included in some of Seven Seas’ most popular products as well as supplements from Numark, Vitabiotics, and Valupak.
Cod liver oil contains 3 nutrients which support your body and overall health; vitamin A, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Vitamin A helps to support your eyesight, as well as the normal growth of your hair, skin, and nails.
Vitamin D helps to support the absorption of calcium and phosphate in your body, which in turn supports your teeth and bones.
Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to support the function of your heart and brain, as well as your immune system.
The DHA and EPA fatty acids in Omega-3 may also help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you may not be able to take cod liver oil, as some formulations contain vitamin A, which should be monitored during pregnancy.
If you would like to take cod liver oil at this time, speak to your doctor, health visitor, or pharmacist so they can tell you whether it would be safe and suitable for you.
Cod liver oil supplements are usually suitable for children over the age of 12.
However, you should read the information that is included with your own cod liver oil carefully, to be sure you’re giving them the right amount.
If you’re ever unsure about whether cod liver oil is suitable for your child, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
As cod liver oil is fish oil, it is not considered suitable for vegans and some vegetarians.
If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian-friendly source of omega-3, we’d recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations.