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Is cod liver oil used to treat mild arthritis, safe to use despite recent stories of pollutants?
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Cod liver oil is
Rich in vitamin a and d.
It was given to millions of kids at one time for the vitamin d mostly when rickets was a more common problem in the us. I think theres a few times i saw the "little rascals" get there cod liver oil on old reruns. Im not sure if there is a true arthritis connection, but rickets is a bone disease from too little vitamin d and perhaps thats how the connection has been made.

In brief: Cod liver oil is
Rich in vitamin a and d.
It was given to millions of kids at one time for the vitamin d mostly when rickets was a more common problem in the us. I think theres a few times i saw the "little rascals" get there cod liver oil on old reruns. Im not sure if there is a true arthritis connection, but rickets is a bone disease from too little vitamin d and perhaps thats how the connection has been made.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
...to finish... there have been a few paper that address codliver oil to treat arthritis pain but im not sure how well the handle the huge range of variables, as far as contaminant, there is a concern anytime you have huge concentrated fish products that you get some pollutants ( mercury is one) . the real issue with cod liver oil is that may who take it get too much vitamin A.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is safe as long as the product is free of pesticides and contaminants.
Search for brands with safety reputation and look for oils that are molecularly distilled to remove contaminants.

In brief: Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is safe as long as the product is free of pesticides and contaminants.
Search for brands with safety reputation and look for oils that are molecularly distilled to remove contaminants.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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