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COD LIVER OIL

It’s a classic and with good reason. Here’s a rundown of how this supplement can help you

WHAT DOES IT DO?

What is it?

Made by pressing the cooked liver of cod, cod liver oil has been used either in capsule form or as the simple oil straight off the spoon since the 1950s to treat ailments such as achy joints, including arthritis, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Then in the 1980s scientists found that populations in far-northern regions such as Alaska, who consumed a fish-rich diet, had better coronary health, and cod liver oil gained even more prominence. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils can’t be made by the body, so you have to either eat them or get them via supplements.

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