Cod Liver Oil
### The Health Benefits Cod liver oil, as its name suggests, is oil extracted from the liver of cod. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. You can also get omega-3 from eating foods such as tuna, herring and mackerel and by taking a supplement such as Seven Seas Omega-3 & Immunity (LINK) although supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
As well as omega-3, cod liver oil is also a reliable source of important nutrients including vitamin A & D. These important nutrients play a crucial role in your body.
Vitamin D supports the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function, and contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
A source of Omega-3
Two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Your body can’t make them from scratch; they can be converted from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is another omega-3 fatty acid, however this conversion can be inefficient1 and therefore it is best to make sure that DHA and EPA are included as part of a balanced diet. This is why both adults and children should aim to consume two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily. Additionally, you can also top up your diet with regular supplementation with a cod liver oil food supplement.
A source of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is made by our bodies in reaction to sunlight on our skin. Most of us should be able to get vitamin D from sunlight from late March/April to the end of September. However, between October and early March we do not get any vitamin D from sunlight. In these months everyone should consider taking a daily supplement of vitamin D2.
How Much Do I Need?
In a change to previous advice, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is now recommending a Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for vitamin D of 15mcg, throughout the year, for everyone in the general UK population aged 4 years and above. The NRV of 5mcg for the general UK population includes pregnant and lactating women and population groups at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Breastfed babies from birth to 1 year of age should be given a daily supplement containing 8.5 to 10 micrograms of vitamin D to make sure they get enough. Formula-fed babies should not be given a vitamin D supplement until they're having less than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula a day, as infant formula is fortified with vitamin D.2
Children aged 1 to 4 years old should be given a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D2
If you are concerned please speak with a healthcare professional.
Our Cod Liver Oil range
Our Original Cod Liver Oil liquid is the closest formulation we have today to the original product we first bottled in 1935. This product has been loved by families and passed down through generations.
Our Cod Liver Oil One-a-day product comes in the form of an easy to consume, single capsule dosage for those important health benefits we need every day. It contains 120 mg of Omega-3 plus the Government recommended, 10 μg vitamin D.
Our Cod Liver Oil High Strength Gelatine Free contains even higher levels of fish oil and Omega-3 3. It comes in a starch based capsule shell making it gelatine free. It contains with 193 mg of Omega-3 plus the Government recommended, 10 μg Vitamin D.
Our Cod Liver Oil Maximum Strength capsule contains 2X more Cod Liver Oil3. It also contains 308 mg of Omega-3 plus vitamin A, vitamin E and the UK government recommend, 10µg of vitamin D which contributes to a normal immune system.
Our Cod Liver Oil Orange Flavour liquid is a great tasting way to obtain health benefits for those who prefer a liquid format. It also contains Vitamin C & Vitamin D.
Our Cod Liver Oil Plus Garlic comes in the form of a single capsule dosage with 160 mg Omega-3. It also contains the UK government recommended level of vitamin D 10 μg.
Our Traditional Cod Liver Oil capsule has been combined with 375 mg .Magnesium tablet to provide you with an even greater number of benefits for your everyday health. The multiple benefits Magnesium offers alongside 120 mg Omega-3 and vitamin D is great way to support your health.
Our Cod Liver Oil Plus Multivitamins product comes in the form of an easy to consume, single capsule dosage with 12 additional multivitamins. This includes vitamin D, vitamin B12 and vitamin C plus also contains 110 mg Omega-3.
Our Traditional Cod Liver Oil capsule contains Omega-3 and vitamin D to support your health and wellbeing. This has been combined with our 4000 mg Turmeric tablet.