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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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Talk to your doctor: Cod liver oil contains fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids. They lower triglycerides, but also have a slight anticoagulant effect. You are already on anticoagulants, so there is the possibility of too much if you add the cod liver oil. Don't do it without your doctor's permission. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil safe during the first trimester? I was taking it to moisturize my eyes after lasik. I am worry about the vitamin a intake.

Is cod liver oil safe during the first trimester? I was taking it to moisturize my eyes after lasik. I am worry about the vitamin a intake.

See quote: "women in their reproductive years should be informed that the excessive use of vitamin a shortly before and during pregnancy could be harmful to their babies. The national research council's recommended dietary allowance for vitamin a during pregnancy is 1, 000 retinol equivalents (re)/day, equivalent to 3, 300 iu as retinol or 5, 000 iu of vitamin a obtained from the typical american diet …. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Vitamin A: Unless you have a lab study indicating that your vitamin a is low I suggest you not use cod liver old unless your doc asked you to. High quality Marine Fish Oil would be a good substitute if you are not on a blood thinner. Please see your doc to coordinate this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil, ie cod liver oil, omega 3 if you have had breast cancer?

Is it safe to take fish oil, ie cod liver oil, omega 3 if you have had breast cancer?

Tell the Surgeon: Be sure to tell your surgeon about these. These supplements increase your chances of bleeding and can increase the complication rate with biopsies and with surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil and lysine together?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil and lysine together?

Check RDD: cod liver oil is high in lysine so best to check how much lysine you'd be getting. best to stick to no more than the recommended daily dosage. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more