You will find barely a disease around that does not react well to supplements that includes cod liver oil, and not only transmittable diseases but also returning unconventional diseases like heart illness and cancer. Take note however, having fish oils is not the same as ingesting cod liver oil.

Cod liver oil is very helpful for you, much more than your Grandmother ever knew. Many studies spanning from 1918-2001 rank cod liver oil with a top A+ rating. This great gold colored oil contains large concentrations of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential nutrients that are hard to get in large enough quantities in modern diets. Supplements may also have little amounts of the foremost bone- and blood-maintainer vitamin K.

Cod liver oil has vitamin D that helps encourage strong bones in kids and helps prevent osteoporosis in women. The fatty acids that cod liver oil provides are also necessary for the growth of the Brain and nervous system. If you wish to put a stop to many types of learning disabilities in your children, give them cod liver oil.

Cod liver oil includes more vitamin D and A by weight than most all common food. One hundred grams of cod liver oil provides 100,000 IU of vitamin A, about three times more than beef liver, the next richest source; and 10,000 IU vitamin D, virtually four times more than lard, the next richest source. Cod liver oil is used in small amounts, but even a tablespoon delivers more than the recommended daily allowance for both nutrients.

Cod liver oil to a large extent improves heart functions to avert heart disease and to deal with it even in advanced stages, as treatment for a heart attack and after heart surgery. It develops arterial walls in such a way as to enhance recovery after damage. This usually is provided by the omega-3 fatty acids but vitamin A, D and K all have important parts in assisting mineral absorption, improving the function of muscles and improving elasticity of the blood vessels.

Many of the situations relieved by cod liver oil are studied and associated as the description "Syndrome X". These overlap obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, diabetes and stroke. Increasing evidence is accumulating that these diseases of civilization are the consequences of high levels of omega-6 fatty acids and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids along with lacking in fat-soluble vitamins. We may be paying a very high price for our neglecting our Grandmother's advice to take cod liver oil.

In abundant professional studies, the lengthened omega-3 fats seen in cod liver oil have been revealed to improve brain function, memory, immune response, stress response, asthma, allergies, learning and behavioral disorders, including bipolar syndrome and manic-depression.

Cod liver oil is known for improving bone health, preventing and reversing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Before the uncovering cod liver oil as a prime source of vitamin D, many kids suffered severely with deformed bones.

Osteoporosis shows promise with vitamin D and to cod liver oil in most situations. Elongated omega-3 oils found in cod liver oil are one of the factors in upholding and rebuilding bone. In women, superior levels of vitamin D from cod liver oil enhance bone mineral density.

For more news and information on cod liver oil be sure to read Part 2 of this article, Lesser Understood but Still Remarkable Advantages of Cod Liver Oil at

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Roger Douglass, a 13 year veteran of article writing for the Internet, has written dozens of published articles on topics in the Health & Fitness arena and has articles posted on hundreds of sites.