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Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Not necessarily, but: Cod liver has been a medical pancea for almost a century mainly due to its vitamin d content and the ability to cure rickets during times when sun exposure was inadequate (as was happening to europe during the industrial revolution with its accompanied pollution). Due to its high vitamin a content, it can be deleterious to bone if taken in large amount and can appose vitamin d action. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Will vitamin a in cod liver oil really lower bone density?

Will vitamin a in cod liver oil really lower bone density?

Maybe: As little as 3000-5000 iu of vitamin a can cause bone loss if the vitamin d level is low (lower than 20-30 ng/dl). Most cod liver oil does not have that much vitamin a unless you take a lot. ...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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Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

No and yes: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is usually associated with rp (retinitis pigmentosa) and we have no treatment available. Rickets are caused by a vitamins d deficiency best treated with vitamin d supplements and sunshine which activates the vitamin d. Cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Yes: Both krill and cod liver oil are excellent sources of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Cod Liver Oil also contains Vitamins A and D. Krill oil may be more readily absorbed and is an excellent source of astaxanthin. It is safe to take these together. One would have to take very large amounts for either or both to be hazardous. See http://draxe. Com/cod-liver-oil/ for more info. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

No: Cod liver oil, which is a little dangerous to take because of the very high amounts of vitamin a in it, has no effect on nearsightedness. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

No: There is no correlation with Vitamin D and weight gain that I am aware of. All the best and a great vitamin to take in the absence of sunlight. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil capsule treat ibs-a?

There are better way: Alternating diarrhea/constipation can helped first by understanding if something ingested (food or medication) may have had some effect in bringing on part of the cycle. Intolerances to foods for example--may start the process. Often there is the temptation to take a medication to relieve the symptom causing further problems. Cod liver oil can loosen stools. Please talk your provider also. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

Can cod liver oil good for hepatitis b patients?

I don't think so: Some physicians believe that fish oils are helpful for inflammation and/or blood lipid problems. I have no reason to believe that this will specifically help hepatitis b though it could help the joint disease. The obviously-false internet claim that it "cures hepatitis b" is sucker bait; if it did, some of the nih piranhas would have made their reputations by proving it. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil supplement good to take when ttc?

Is cod liver oil supplement good to take when ttc?

Very Good!: Cod liver oil is a superb source of essential omega 3 fatty acids epa ; dha. These promote fertility by regulating ovulation, reducing ovarian cysts etc. ; essential for a healthy baby. I advise nordic naturals as a superb brand. See http://natural-fertility-info. Com/cod-liver-oil-essential-for-healthy-fertility-and-pregnancy.Html ; http://www. Cbn. Com/health/naturalhealth/drsears_fertility. Aspx. ...Read more

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Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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How long am I required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

How long am I required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

Never start: You might as well plant an owl feather in the backyard on a full moon. There is NO VALUE in such a treatment. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of cod liver oil supplements for my skin?

What are considered well accepted advantages of cod liver oil supplements for my skin?

Cod liver oil: Has alot of essential fatty acids which can help in all organs and make skin more resilient and healthy as well. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

Anti-inflammatory: Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which could potentially help with joint/muscle pains associated with bodybuilding. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more