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Cod liver oil as a home remedy

Like its name suggests, cod liver oil is an oil which is highly rich in nutrients derived from the liver of the cod fish. One of the reasons this oil is so popular among people today is that it provides certain essential nutrients like Vitamin D among others that very rarely occurs naturally in food. Cod liver oil is available in oil form as well as capsule form. Cod liver oil that is of high quality will be pale yellow in color and have a fish like taste. The taste of cod liver oil is acquired, you will get used to it once you have been regularly taking it for a few weeks. However, in capsule form, you can avoid tasting it. Hence, you can choose whichever form you like. Most people prefer capsules because you cannot taste the oil and also since you are sure of taking a particular amount per day.

The Vitamin A contained in cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement that is beneficial for the immune system. It helps resist bacterial and viral infections. It is also recommended for healthy eyesight and skin. Vitamin D helps in the maintenance of strong and healthy bones. Omega-3 Fatty Acids contained in cod liver oil helps reduce stress, improve brain function, relieve the symptoms of arthritis, prevent allergies, relieve asthma and also help with learning and behavioral disorders.

Cod liver oil also contains EPA (Eicosa Pentaenoic Acid) that is good for the cardiovascular system and it helps reduce inflammation throughout the body. It is also known to be an effective anti-depressant. The DHA (Docosa Hexaenoic Acid) in cod liver oil is important for good eyesight, healthy skin and a healthy nervous system. Cod liver oil is also known to help prevent serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, kidney problems, musculoskeletal pain and high cholesterol.