As the name suggests, this oil comes from cod fish livers, as a by-product of the fishing industry. It is slightly different to fish oil, which comes from several different types of fish. The main difference between these oils is the natural vitamins they contain. Cod liver oil is high in vitamins A & D, as it is from the liver of these fish. Fish oil contains only trace amounts of these vitamins. However both oils contain high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. Vitamin A helps to improve vision and overall health of eyes and along with vitamin D is necessary for ensuring a healthy immune system and bone development. Neulife Cod Liver Oil contains high amounts of omega 3, EPA & DHA. EPA & DHA are needed to maintain healthy growth and regeneration of every cell in the body and can be converted into prostaglandins which regulate many bodily functions. These fatty acids are able to regulate levels of triglycerides in the blood, meaning they could be useful in helping to lower total cholesterol levels, thus slowing down the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening and thickening of the artery walls). Cod Liver Oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, which could be useful in helping to ease joint pain associated with arthritis. This is the most popular reason people take this supplement. Omega 3 is also needed to ensure a fully functioning nervous system and healthy brain. It could help increase our learning ability, improve mood, focus and memory. Cod Liver Oil could also help prevent upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold by helping to increase the body's infection fighting control and boost the immune system. This fish supplement could also help a wide variety of ailments such as high blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke and possibly protect against osteoporosis in later life, particularly in women.
Contains high amounts of omega 3, EPA & DHA (essential fatty acids)
Contains anti-inflammatory properties which may help joint pain & arthritis
Helps to maintain healthy growth and regeneration of every cell in the body
May help increase learning ability, improve mood, focus and memory
Useful in helping to lower total cholesterol levels & slow down atherosclerosis