Monday, June 15, 2009

Is Cod Liver Oil now bad?

I have been a big believer in Fish Oils for a few years now and I RECOMMEND everyone take GREAT quality/quantity fish oil. It is NO secret that most cheaper brands fill their fish oil tablets with "crap" which allow them to 'sneak' in with regulated polices.

However lately some "big names" in the health industry have said, we SHOULD stop taking Cod Liver Oil due to Vitamin A levels being too high relative to Vitamin D and that Vitamin A will work against Vitamin D!!

Again, this is more targeted at the cheap rubbish fish oil/cod liver companies that are rapping the sea bed and YOUR health with creating inferior products!!!
Here's what Nordic Naturals have had to say about the Controversial topic of NO more Cod Liver Oil!

Nordic Naturals Offers Cod Liver Oil Solutions

in Response to Recent Vitamin A and Vitamin D Controversy

Watsonville, CA (December 1, 2008) In response to the commentary entitled “Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A Toxicity,

Frequent Respiratory Infections, and the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic” published on November 11th by 16 well known supplement experts, Nordic Naturals announced today that its cod liver oil products pose no threat or compromise to consumers and actually offer healthy omega fatty acid solutions that are low in natural Vitamin A.

According to Karin Yien, MD, Nordic Naturals Chief Medical Advisor, “The issue that is cited by this group is based on the fact that almost all cod liver oil in the market is being supplemented with synthetic Vitamin A, standardized to certain levels, which is why it is assumed that all cod liver oil has high levels of the Vitamin A.

This is not true for the Nordic Naturals brand. We have always had low, safe levels of natural Vitamin A in our cod liver oil; and consequently, we do not add Vitamin A” to any of our cod liver oil products.

Nordic Naturals offers Arctic Cod Liver Oil made exclusively from Arctic Cod with no fish body oil or synthetic additives included.

“Nordic Naturals typically averages 650 - 1500 IU of Vitamin A per serving which falls in the low range compared to other manufacturers’ products that can contain more than 4500 IU,” says Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals. “Since we have never added synthetic vitamins to our oils, consumers have felt confident in our brand delivering the desired results without the potential of ingesting too much Vitamin A from this one source.”

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for adults as established by the U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science is 3,000 IU for men and 2,300 IU for women.

For those wishing to increase their intake of Vitamin D, Nordic Naturals offers Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil with added Vitamin D in cholecalciferol form, the natural and most easily absorbed form of vitamin D. This product offers 1,000 IU of Vitamin D, which has the added benefit of creating a greater balance between Vitamin A and D levels in the diet.

If you would like to purchase some Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D then please click the picture below. I stand by Nordic's 100%, they too me have been very "green" and "transparent" in How they run their business!

100% Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D

The easiest way to give yourself a sunny day from the inside out! Nordic Naturals Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil is like liquid sunshine for your body. That’s because it’s full of vitamin D, which primarily comes from sunshine. And like the sun, Arctic-D supports a variety of important body functions.

  • Improves calcium absorption—promotes strong bones
  • May reduce PMS symptoms
  • Is instrumental in preventing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression caused by reduced exposure to sunshine
  • Provides 1260 mg of omega-3 fatty acids to help balance mood and keep your joints and heart healthy
Arctic-D has the highest level of omega-3 per milligram (mg) of any cod liver oil and is 3 times fresher than the competition!

100% Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D
  1. Promotes normal brain development and visual function
  2. Increases DHA level in active kids
  3. Enhances learning and achievement
  4. Supports positive mood
  5. menstrual pain, and healthy skin
  6. Recommended for cardiovascular health
  7. improved blood viscosity
  8. joint mobility
  9. flexibility
  10. memory function.

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1 comment:

shari said...

I agree with your assessment of Nordic Naturals. I have found them to be the purest and cleanest brand on the market. Their green initiatives really speak to their integrity. I learned about this at I use their Omega Woman and I take their Cod Liver Oil soft gels everyday! It is too bad in today's world that people try to sell something other than cod liver oil as cod liver oil. You can trust this company! Thanks for your post! SH from Colorado