Must have for heart patients
Cod liver oil is proven to be, amongst other things, an effective treatment for, as well as preventative measure against, heart disease.
Studies have shown that people who regularly take cod liver oil have a decreased risk of developing heart problems, and that patients who have had heart attacks and/or heart surgery show much improved recuperation when their treatment is supplemented with regular doses of cod liver oil.
Scientists attribute this primarily to cod liver oil’s high content of essential omega-3 fatty acids, although is also has a significant amount of vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin K, all of which facilitate important roles within the body, including the absorption of other vitamins and minerals, heart and brain function, and maintaining blood vessel elasticity.
Syndrome X is a catch-all term used to cover a variety of medical problems that often present at the same time, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, strokes and hypertension.
Many medical professionals believe that Syndrome X is on the increase because of the nature of modern diets in developing nations, which have a low amount of omega-3 fatty acids, but a high amount of omega-6 fatty acids, and a general vitamin deficiency, particularly with regard to fat-soluble vitamins.
The potential to develop any or all of the symptoms of Syndrome X can be dramatically reduced through regular supplementation of a daily diet with cod liver oil.
Enhances brain functionality
Additionally, the omega-3 fatty acids present in cod liver oil have been shown to have a positive effect on mental function, with studies reporting that subjects taking a course of cod liver oil showed improved brain function and memory capacity, as well as improved levels of concentration.
Other benefits included improved immune system response, decreased risk and severity of allergies, asthma, and an improvement of the symptoms of patients with existing behavioral disorders such as manic depression and bipolar syndrome.
Works well on human bones
Traditionally, cod liver oil has been taken as a supplement to assist in the maintenance of healthy bones and joints, which it does with remarkable success.
Several serious bone and joint problems such as osteoporosis can be successfully treated using cod liver oil, and a daily supplementation of cod liver oil can help to fend off the onset of such conditions entirely.
Studies have proven that women who took this supplement regularly showed a substantial reduction in the speed at which their bone density reduced post-menopause, which led to a decreased risk of osteoporosis and arthritis, as well as decreased risk of suffering broken bones in old age.