Kura Cod Liver Oil
FORM: 100 Softgels
Cod Liver Oil contributes to bone health, prevents and reverses rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Nutri-Force Nutrition is offering what some might call the cure 'to what ails our society'. These oils are purified to the highest standards, and routinely tested using AOAC international protocols in an independent FDA registered laboratory to ensure freedom from detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCBs and 28 other contaminants.
The sound of this product's name, for those who were brought up back in the early 1900's may bring back memories of being forced to take 'what's good for you'. Back in those days, the oil was pretty crude and isn't anything like what is being offered today in terms of quality. And where as the benefits of the product was 'hear say' back then, nowadays science has shown that the folk remedy back then, is a reality now. And with the advent of all the research on fish and other omega 3 oils, there is a lot of excitement regarding the health benefits that they have to offer.
Cod liver oil is most famous for contributing to bone health, preventing and reversing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. And before the discovery of cod liver oil as a source of vitamin D, many children suffered greatly from deformed bones. And even still today osteoporosis is a major health issue, and has been shown to respond to the vitamin D found in cod liver oil. And the fact that the oil contains sufficient amounts of the omega-3s also helps to rebuild and keep bones strong. Studies have shown that in women, high levels of vitamin D in general (like that found in cod liver oil) improved bone mineral density. Researchers say that taking the supplement might delay, or even reverse the destruction of joint cartilage and the inflammatory pain associated with arthritic diseases. Cod liver oil has been shown to do this by inhibiting enzymes that are responsible for destroying cartilage in our joints that eventually leads to arthritis.
When deciding on which product to take remember that there is a distinction between regular fish oil and cod liver oil, in that the cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and D. This is what is so amazing about cod liver oil; it contains more vitamin A and more vitamin D per unit weight than any other common food. One hundred grams of regular cod liver oil provides 100,000 IU of vitamin A, this is almost three times more than beef liver! It goes without saying that cod liver oil is only to be consumed in small amounts, because as little as three teaspoons provides well over the recommended daily allowance for both of these nutrients.
Cod liver oil also contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. EPA is the precursor of important prostaglandins, which are hormones that help the body to over come inflammation; and DHA which is extremely important for the development and function of the brain and nervous system. EPA is a known blood thinner, and DHA has recently received a lot of press regarding its effect on the brains of infants and growing children. Cod liver oils use has also been directly connected to alleviating the symptoms associated with Syndrome X (blood sugar issues such as with diabetes). These include obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, adult onset diabetes and stroke. Evidence is accumulating that many of the diseases that are prevalent in our 'civilized' society may be the result of the high levels of omega-6 fatty acids (from processed foods) and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids that are typical in our diets today.
Cod liver oil has so many benefits, and its curative effects are so far reaching that it is a wonder it has taken this long for science to start getting the word out.