Twinlab's Cod Liver Oil - Product Review  Hot

 
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Description


Twinlab's Cod Liver Oil features naturally-flavored, emulsified Norwegian cod liver oil high in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). EPA and DHA are precursors to beneficial prostaglandins that act as hormone-like regulatory compounds. Research suggests that omega 3s offer numerous health benefits including heart health, anti-inflammatory effects, healthy mental function, hormonal regulation, joint health and weight management.

Omega 3s are primarily found in cod liver oil, fish oil, flaxseed and walnuts. Omega 3s are considered essential fatty acids because the body can't make them from other substances and they must be supplied by the diet. The modern diet is often deficient in omega 3 fatty acids, so its supplementation can have important nutritional benefits.

Cod liver oil is also a natural source of vitamin D, often called the "sunshine vitamin". Approximately 50 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient. The widespread use of sunscreens, reduced sun exposure, residence in northeastern US, and having more skin pigmentation, contributes to the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Previous studies have found that vitamin D supplementation can lower the risk of certain cancers and support immunity.

Research suggests that people who don't receive adequate sun exposure, especially during the fall and winter months, would benefit from vitamin D supplementation. To maintain beneficial levels of vitamin D and omega-3s, experts recommend taking cod liver oil from fall to early spring and fish oil from late spring through summer.


Pros


Twinlab's Cod Liver Oil was developed with a special blend of natural lecithin and apple pectin to help mechanically make the nutrients in the cod liver oil more readily available to the digestive system. To maximize quality and freshness and prevent oxidation and rancidity, Cod Liver Oil contains a liquid antioxidant blend and is sealed free of air (nitrogen flashed).

The nutrients in Cod Liver Oil have the following benefits:
  • Promotes beneficial omega 3 and vitamin D levels
  • Supports wellness and good health
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, inflammation and other chronic diseases

Cons


With high doses of cod liver oil, certain people may experience abdominal discomfort or diarrhea.
Cod liver oil should not be taken at least 14 days prior to any type of surgery.

Pregnant or lactating women and people with sarcoidosis or other pre-existing medical conditions should consult a physician before taking Cod Liver Oil.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Cod Liver Oil including:
  • Anticoagulants
  • Cyclosporine
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)
  • Pravastatin
  • Simvastatin

Is it for you?

If you don't receive adequate sun exposure and want beneficial levels of vitamin D and omega-3s for optimum wellness, then Cod Liver Oil is for you.

However, pregnant or lactating women and people with sarcoidosis or other pre-existing medical conditions should consult a physician before taking Cod Liver Oil.


Dosage and Directions

Take one tablespoonful daily. Shake well before using. Store in a cool, dry place.




Cod Liver Oil Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 15
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 10 *
Calories from Fat 10 *
Cholesterol 5mg 2%**
Cod Liver Oil 830mg *
DHA (Docosahaxaenoic Acid) 64mg *
EPA (Eicopentaenoic Acid) 68mg *
Saturated Fat 0g 0%**
Total Fat 1g 2%**
Trans Fat 0g
Vitamin A 2500IU 50%
Vitamin D 270IU 68%
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Daily Value (DV) not established

Ingredients: Cod Liver Oil, Soy Bean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Purified Water.


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useful supplement

Written by webknight18  | View all my reviews
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Saturday, 08 May 2010
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I started taking cod liver oils since i wasn't getting enough Vitamin D, and i was beginning to feel pain in my joints. I wanted a supplement that would be safe, and would also have additional health benefits. After taking cod liver oil for a few months my joint pains have disappeared, and i feel much healthier.

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Very good for joints

Written by Kareem Mahmoud  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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I took these because somebody recommended them for my bad joints. They have helped me very much, and the omega 3 is good for the brain so another positive.