Cod liver oil is high in vitamins A and D, which support the body in so many ways.
The benefits of vitamin D include better maintainence of healthy bones and teeth, while vitamin A is linked to eye health, immunity and the skin.
Cod liver oil is also famed for the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are known for promoting good brain and heart health. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA.
Give your body a daily boost by checking out our range of cod liver oil products, including Holland & Barrett cod liver oil capsules and cod liver oil tablets.
Cod liver oil dates back more than 100 years and has been used ever since to prevent multiple health conditions.
The difference now is that it’s more commonly taken as a capsule, which makes it more pleasant to swallow for many people.
As the NHS recommends two portions of fish a week, including one plate of oily fish, this supplement is perfect if you fall below these guidelines or dislike fish.
You take one or two capsules daily, making it a fuss-free addition to your day.
As its name suggests, cod liver oil is taken from the livers of various Atlantic and deep water cod species – or Gadus, to give cod its scientific name.
There are multiple ways to extract cod liver oil, including pressure cooking.
What is cod liver oil good for? Many different things you may not have thought of before!
It can be particulary beneficial for children as the presence of natural vitamin D can encourage normal growth and development of bones as well as supporting their immune system.
Cod liver oil’s healthy fats have even been known to have a positive effect on some people’s blood levels of triglycerides,a a type of fat. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of EPA and DHA. Remember many fats, including omega-3, are good for you.
When taken as part of a healthy diet cod liver oil, in all its forms, provides a welcome dose of vitamin A and vitamin D – up to 100% of your RDA in some cases.
But with advancements in food supplements, modern cod liver oil tablets and capsules also come with additional vitamins and benefits to support your health.
That includes products with added multivitamins, including vitamins C, B12 and E.
Vitamin C is vital to an efficient immune system and is responsible for keeping your cells, skin and bones healthy.
Vitamin B12 is found in protein, including cod meat, and is responsible for keeping your nervous system healthy and unlocking energy from food.
Vitamin E is well known for its antioxidant properties and protects cells for damaging free radicals..
Aside from these additional vitamins, our cod liver oil tablets and capsules can be bought with glucosamine, which is often prescribed to anyone with joint pain.
Glucosamine is commonly extracted from shells and shellfish and is key in the production of cartilage, which is the elastic padding around your joints.
Make Holland & Barrett your go-to destination for cod liver oil products that you can take daily and as part of your routine for a healthier you.