Cod Liver Oil Benefits
Cod liver oil is a supplement that most of the Midwestern population could afford to add to their daily routine. Living in the Midwest has it's pro's and cons, a coupe of the cons are being so far away fresh sea fish and not being able to get decent sunlight during the winter time.
Sea fish is an excellent source of our essential fatty acids. The sun is one of the greatest sources of vitamin D. Winter time brings about less hours of sunlight, plus cold weather that prevents more exposed skin to absorb the sunlight. Sea fish when living in coastal areas is fresh, plentiful and less expensive.
Vitamin D plays a key role in absorbing calcium for stronger bones, a hormone stabilizer, immunity support, and cellular growth. Further research is also trying to correlate its benefits with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and prevention of certain cancers. A lack of vitamin D can result in Rickets.
Essential fatty acids have a key word in them, E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L!!! Essential means absolutely necessary or very important. The essential fatty acids we are talking about is Omega-3 and Omega-6. More specially Omega-3 which has DHA and EPA. In my opinion it is easier to list what Omega-3 does not help with versus what it does help with. Omega-3 is helps with brain function, fights inflammation, and supports heart, eye, skin, and hair health. Something like saying it helps with brain function is an understatement, research has promising info on Omega-3 and depression, ADHD, dementia, Alzheimer, and much more like brain size, improved signal transmission, memory and focus.
Cod liver oil has our essential fatty acids and Vitamin D plus Vitamin A. When taken from extra virgin source you are getting all natural supplement that can help with some of the pains of not being able to get your sunlight or procure fresh sea fish. Instead of trying the newest fad or popping more pills, consult your primary doctor if taking ancient supplement that Nordic people took with plenty of research behind it could work for you. And if you wanna know, your Plainfield Chiropractor takes a teaspoon of lemon flavor cod oil every day with ease.