Cod Liver Oil (650 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Rich in Vitamin D (Good for bone health).
  • Includes omega-3 fatty acids, cited by the American Heart Association as good for the heart.
  • Often taken to prevent ear infections in children.

The use of Cod Liver Oil has been around for centuries beginning in the fishing villages of Scotland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland. Originally used to help relieve the pains of rheumatoid arthritis and stiff joints, its value was not fully established until researchers examined it closely in the middle of the 20th century.

Cod liver oil is a valuable source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). It is also an excellent source of Vitamin D. The American Heart Association has endorsed omega-3 fatty acids as good for the heart. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Two clinical studies concluded that including omega-3 rich foods or supplements in the diet could help prevent sudden death from abnormal heart rhythms. However, more studies are needed before a conclusive health benefit can be established.  Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids like those found in cod liver oil have beneficial effects on several conditions. For example, patients taking fish oil supplements saw notable reductions in tender joints and morning stiffness as well as an increase in grip strength. Studies have shown fish oil supplements reduced the need for pain medications in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Again, further research and studies are necessary before specific health benefits can be established.

Early laboratory studies appear to show that omega-3 fatty acids might prolong life in people with autoimmune disorders like diabetes. It also appears to decrease abdominal cramping, diarrhea and pain associated with Crohn’s disease.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) softgel capsule, one (1) to three (3) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Calories 5   *
Calories from Fat 5   *
Total Fat 0.5 g   2%
Vitamin A (from Cod Liver Oil) 1250 iu   25%
Vitamin D (from Cod Liver Oil) 135 iu   34%
Cod Liver Oil 400 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin and water.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.