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echarcha
April 4th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Benefits of Cod Liver Oil


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 rigour in the 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 as rheumatism, aching muscles and stiff joints. During the 1890s, it was commonly used to treat rickets, which affected nine out of ten malnourished children. In the 1950s, more research was carried out into the essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) contained in 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 as a benefit to the heart and circulatory system. This is now probably one of the biggest selling supplements in Europe.


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 in a favourable way and reduces the viscosity of blood, thereby faciliting blood flow.

Bones and Teeth require vitamin D 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 CLO is rich in Vitamin A, the large amount present is beneficial for skin and mucous membranes.

Pregnancy Omega 3 fatty acids are important for the brain development of the foetus.

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



Properties

Cod Liver Oil contains:-

Vitamin A, which is essential for the immune system, bone growth, night vision, cellular growth, testicular and ovarian function.

Vitamin D, which is essential for the absorption and utilisation of calcium and potassium, which are required for skeletal growth.

EPA and DHA, omega 3 fatty acids, which are converted in the body to produce prostaglandins that affect a wide variety of physiological processes due to their modulating effect on the action of hormones. It is thought that EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. DHA seems essential for normal brain development in unborn babies.


Contra-indications/Precautions
Cod Live Oil is probably best avoided by pregnant women, asthmatics, diabetics and people taking anti-coagulants, such as Warfarin.

Fish oils can cause nausea when taken initially. It can be lessoned taking them with meals.


Further Reading:-

Articles:

Fish Oil (http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/articles/fishoil.htm)
What is Cardiovascular Disease? (http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/articles/whatiscardiovasculardisease.htm)

What is the Menopause? (http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/articles/whatisthemenopause.htm)

What is Osteoporosis? (http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/articles/whatisosteoporosis.htm)



From:

http://www.vitaminuk.com/pages/articles/codliveroil.htm

GpeL
April 4th, 2002, 02:12 PM
Good information.. I used to consume a lot of seven seas brand cod liver oil tablets as a child and once even did the mistake of biting into one of the capsules.. man that was yucky!!!!!!!!

On related topic..

does any one know of other "beneficial" oil.. "something" ka tel? Anyone.. oy jamure.. ye tel hai.. ye tel bahut hi jaaandar tel hai.. jamure.. ustaad.. kal mai ne ye tel lagaaya.. ustaad.. ab tak us ka asar hai.. jamure bas lagaa apne ungli pe apni tel.. nahi ustaad.. vo saheb ke haath me dard hai.. are saheb aaao.. ye tel lagaao.. dekho is tel ka kamal.. jamure.. laa saheb ko idhar.. and on and on and on!!

:D :D

aryaputra
April 4th, 2002, 02:17 PM
how about saande ka tel?

aragorn
October 29th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Is it advisable for someone who has suffered Paralysis attack twice?

sprite
October 29th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Is it advisable for someone who has suffered Paralysis attack twice?

read stuff here :)

http://www.jbc.org/content/89/1/437.full.pdf

http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/18/2/254

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/reprint/15/3/221.pdf

getingwats
October 30th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Code Liver Oil is the most concentrated and reliable source of vitamin D, vitamin A, DHA, and EPA .The benefits of having cod liver oil in your diet are numerous, and can help the brain, heart, and the digestive system if taken as a supplement.

Sane Less
October 30th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Code Liver Oil is the most concentrated and reliable source of vitamin D, vitamin A, DHA, and EPA .The benefits of having cod liver oil in your diet are numerous, and can help the brain, heart, and the digestive system if taken as a supplement.
Hmmm... wonder how many cod's to a pill:dontknow:

sprite
October 30th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Code Liver Oil .

kerala land bro?

aragorn
October 30th, 2009, 08:24 AM
kerala land bro?


may be gujju land :o