Cod liver oil is so rich in vitamins and minerals that it is considered as a superfood. It contains a considerable amount of vitamins A, D and the cardiovascular friendly omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the heart.
*** In China, cod liver oil was found to be protective against childhood leukemia while in Norway, men and women who consumed cod liver oil was found to be protected against lung cancer. Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin A, that it has been considered as alternative cancer therapy.
*** Cod liver oil contributes to good heart function. It prevents heart disease. The healing properties are attributed to the oil’s omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D which all help in facilitating mineral absorption, improving muscle function and supporting blood vessel elasticity. It also treats advanced stages of heart disease and helps the heart recover from attack.
*** The fish oil provides vitamin D that helps build strong bones in children and helps prevent osteoporosis in adults. Vitamin D in cod liver oil promotes absorption of calcium and magnesium, that help in lowering blood pressure. In Women, higher levels of vitamin D from cod liver oil improve bone mineral density. It is also effective in treating arthritis as well.
*** Cod liver oil improved glucose response for diabetic. The oil’s vitamin A promotes healing and protects the retina, which are of concern by diabetics.
*** Pregnant women using the fish oil have infants with a lower risk for juvenile type 1 diabetes. When taken by nursing mothers improve the fatty acid profile in breast milk that promote brain development and prevent infection with the increase level of vitamin A.
*** Wounds heal faster and skin quality improves when cod liver is applied typically. When taken orally, the fish oil helps maintain soft skin and minimize wrinkles. Diaper rash and other skin conditions also respond well to cod liver oil mixed with zinc oxide.