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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can I take 7 seas pure cod liver oil which states the relief of pains/stiffness (dont have) but also good for hair/skin which I'm taking it for?

Can I take 7 seas pure cod liver oil which states the relief of pains/stiffness (dont have) but also good for hair/skin which I'm taking it for?

Cod liver oil: Although there's good evidence for cod liver oil decreasing triglyceride levels and possible evidence for some improvement in blood pressure and kidney disease in diabetics, there is no good evidence for an effect on the joints, skin, or hair. Also, it contains very high levels of vitamin D and vitamin K, and could result in overdosage of those vitamins. I would not recommend taking it daily. ...Read more

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What is cod liver oil pills do?

What is cod liver oil pills do?

Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil contains more vitamin a and vitamin d than any other food. This is pre-formed vitamin a, though -- not the beta carotene you can get from plants. You probably want no more than 2500 iu of preformed vitamin a/day. It is fat soluble and the excess is stored in your liver. Cod liver oil also contains high amounts of dha and epa -- long chain omega-2 fats. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil tablets actually work?

Could cod liver oil tablets actually work?

Tablets vs capsules?: Capsules or liquid are certainly a lot more common but sure, the EPA/DHA, Vits A and D can be packaged into a tablet as well. Or do you mean does cod liver oil work, period? It is certainly considered one of the more helpful supplements - supplying things people are actually often short on (see above). anything that dates back 2000+ years is good in my book, too! ...Read more

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What are the warnings for cod liver oil? Didn't they used to give that for lots of conditions?

What are the warnings for cod liver oil? Didn't they used to give that for lots of conditions?

Cod liver oil: Excessive amounts can lead to too much vitamin a or d, especially ininfants. Also aspiration of the oil can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Cod liver oil effect on erection?

Cod liver oil effect on erection?

No real evidence: Back conclusions for the use of cod liver oil for erection dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Is cod liver oil good for fatty liver?

Not especially: Source of vitamins a and d; don't overdo. Fatty liver often associated with overweight, alcohol, some meds. Address those issues. ...Read more

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Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Perhaps a bit but...: Krill oil and cod liver oil are both excellent sources of essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The main thing krill oil has that cod liver oil does not is Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many proven benefits (see http://products. Mercola. Com/astaxanthin/).
But krill oil costs much more so you could take cod liver oil and supplement with astaxanthin.
See my comment: ...Read more

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What effect does cod liver oil have on warfarin?

What effect does cod liver oil have on warfarin?

Interaction: There have been reported rises in inr in fish oil ingesting patients, if you take cod liver oil, your inr must be monitored closely to see what the effect is in the individual; wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Do I have to take multivitamins plus cod liver oil?

Do I have to take multivitamins plus cod liver oil?

Daily vitamins: Yes, most people eat the same foods on a regular basis. A daily multivitamin can insure no deficiencies occur. If you eat fish regularly you can get the oils from your diet. ...Read more

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Drank whole bottle of scotts emulsion cod liver oil?

Drank whole bottle of scotts emulsion cod liver oil?

Not good idea.: Gi upset, nausea vomiting and diarrhea from the fish oil portion. Scott's and emulsion makes this sound as though it was not a medicinal but agricultural agent. In that case it may contain something other than cod liver oil and the bottle may be larger than that for medicinal use. I would call poison control. Underlying circumstance regarding ingestion must be addressed. ...Read more

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Any interaction with cod liver oil and multivitamins?

Any interaction with cod liver oil and multivitamins?

Be aware: The fat in the cod liver oil may help some nutrients like fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) be better absorbed and others not so much. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take cod liver oil with xenical tablets?

Is it a problem to take cod liver oil with xenical tablets?

Yes: You will "poop" it all out and you won't have enough clean underwear to go around. Put a cork in it and don't take it together (if taking xenical at all!). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram.??

What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram.??

Nutritional boost: No need to take supplements if on citalopram. But if ok with your doctor for other reasons, cod liver oil capsule should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are cod and haddock very healthy or is it only cod liver oil supplements that is healthy?

Can you tell me are cod and haddock very healthy or is it only cod liver oil supplements that is healthy?

Cod and Haddock: Cod, because it is more of a cold water fish would be higher in omega 3 than haddock so in theory should be healthier. However, haddock would be a healthier alternative to red meat so I don't think you could go wrong with either. Try both and eat the one you like best the most. Choose the second place winner over red meat. ...Read more

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Any great ways to dilute Cod Liver Oil without diminishing the vitamin content? The taste leaves something to be desired.

Any great ways to dilute Cod Liver Oil without diminishing the vitamin content? The taste leaves something to be desired.

Use honey or juice: Hello,

Here are a few ways to make the taste of cod liver oil more acceptable without altering its nutrient content.

1. Mix it with a little honey or agave nectar
2. Blend it with a smoothie or a small cup of juice
3. follow it with something fresh tasting like a slice of lemon/ orange/ cucumber/melons

If the taste is still bothersome try naturally flavored capsules. ...Read more

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A health specialist told me cod liver oil oxidises so if ones digestion isn't good then they shouldn't take it, is it true?

A health specialist told me cod liver oil oxidises so if ones digestion isn't good then they shouldn't take it, is it true?

Cod Liver Oil: Read this about the benefits of clo==>http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1040-cod%20liver%20oil. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1040&activeingredientname=cod%20liver%20oil. You will note that if you are taking any number of listed meds, interactions can occur. Without knowing more about your "digestion, " it is hard to advise you, but there are other ways to get omega-3s besides clo. ...Read more

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Daily 2 cod liver oil capsule to 10 months 10 days Hb E Beta Thai Baby is ok? Which contains:Vit A 600 IU, D3 85 IU, E 0.3 IU & cod liver oil 0.3 ml.

Not recommended: If you feed your 3 month old breast milk, he or she may need vitamin D supplementation. If formula, probably not, since they are vitamin-fortified. It is dangerous to give cod liver oil because there may be mercury which is toxic in it and because vitamin A can cause death upon overdose. It is fat-soluble, meaning it isn't excreted from the body by kidneys and can build up to toxic levels. ...Read more

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I have developed an awful allergy to cod liver oil which keeps repeating even though I've stopped taking the capsules. Can you advise what I can do?

I have developed an awful allergy to cod liver oil which keeps repeating even though I've stopped taking the capsules. Can you advise what I can do?

Cod liver oil: Allergic reactions to medications, supplements or foods usually resolve within 1-3 days, unless metabolites are still in the system and haven't cleared. If allergy symptoms are severe and include difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc, see a healthcare provider. If symptoms are mild, an antihistamine should be helpful. Cod liver oil would be an unusual allergy, so if persists see allergist. ...Read more

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Once a health specialist told me cod liver oil oxidises if ones digestion isn't good then they shdnt take it, please can u explain what's oxidisatio?

Once a health specialist told me cod liver oil oxidises if ones digestion isn't good then they shdnt take it, please can u explain what's oxidisatio?

Let me explain: The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction of certain benifets.
Fish oil is highly unstable and vulnerable to oxidative damage. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil safe?

Is cod liver oil safe?

Often: In moderation and from a reliable company, cod liver oil can be a safe and helpful supplement. Check an independent supplement testing source like ConsumerLab for recommendations. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil good for you?

Is cod liver oil good for you?

Depends: It will not do harm, but if you have no reason to take this supplement, it will not do any good. It will not make you superhealthy!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil molecularly distilled bad?

Molecularly distille: Cod liver oil is neither helpful or hurtful though tastes vile

how something is distilled by molecule sounds likea advertising gimmick rather than real science. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more