Cod liver oil-

Cod liver oil is essential to a growing brain.  It plays a role in hormone production and is an excellent source of vitamin D, needed to build strong bones. Cod liver oil is an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes good vision.  It also contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), which are very important for the development of the brain and nervous system.  DHA in mother’s milk helps prevent learning disabilities.  In numerous studies, the elongated omega-3 fats found in cod liver oil have been shown to improve brain function, memory, stress response, immune response, allergies, asthma and learning and behavioral disorders.

       It’s no surprise that cod liver oil has proven to be a powerhouse in fighting disease.

BE AWARE:  Many brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then have synthetic vitamins A and D added back in. These products should be completely avoided, as the synthetic versions of A and D are believed to be toxic. 

       The company Green Pastures makes a cod liver oil that is fermented. Fermented cod liver oil is far easier to digest than regular cod liver oil, absorption is increased and the nutrients are easier to assimilate.  I’ve seen so much improvement in my kids within a couple of months of taking this cod liver oil.

I can tell a difference in the way I feel when I don’t take this magical oil every day.  My skin is drier, I am not as focused, and the same goes for the rest of my family.

Happy New Year!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Susie on January 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Jane,

    What flavor of the Green Pastures cod liver oil do your kids take? I tried the chocolate flavor with my kids and they almost had a heart attack!

    Susie

    Reply

  2. Posted by Susie on January 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I only see the raspberry under the butter oil/fermented cod liver oil. My kid has IgG and IgE sensitivities to dairy so we wouldn’t be able to do the butter oil. Is that the one you’re talking about?

    Thanks!

    Reply

  3. Posted by janecasey on January 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Susie.,
    Contact the company and ask if you can get the cod liver oil flavored with raspberry.

    Reply

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