Cod Liver Oil
Solgar Cod Liver Oil is a premium quality oil containing naturally occurring Vitamin A, D and Omega 3 fatty acids. Cod Liver Oil can be taken as a daily tonic, and is especially beneficial to support healthy skin, eyes and immune function. Each softgel provides Vitamin A 1250 IU and Vitamin D 135 IU, as well as 28mg of EPA and 28mg DHA. One a day Vitamin A & D Supplement. 100 softgels
RRP $20.60, healthy.co.nz price $16.50
Cod Liver Oil can help with skin, immunity, growth and repair of body tissues, help protect mucous membranes, help with the secretion of gastric juices, is necessary for the proper digestion of protein, night vision and night blindness, loss of sense of smell. A deficiency leads to the rapid loss of Vitamin C. Some people who do not respond to Vitamin C for fighting colds may respond to a supplement high in Vitamin A.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) soft gel capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.
Vitamin A and D are fat-soluble vitamins that are essential to our health and are frequently found together in nature. Vitamin A has many different functions. First it is related to the maintenance of normal vision in dim light and the prevention of night blindness. It also aids in the growth and formation of body cells, making it essential for body growth. If the intake is not sufficient, bones will stop growing before the tissues are fully mature.
Vitamin A is also needed for normal tooth development because the enamel-forming cells are affected by lack of vitamin A. It is also important in the maintenance of healthy epithelial tissues.
There are two kinds of epithelial tissues:
(1) those that cover the outer surface of the body - the resistant, protective skin (epidermis), and
(2) those that line all the mucous membranes.
Without vitamin A, the epithelial cells become dry and flat and gradually harden to form scales that shed. Vitamin A is also necessary for the health of the membranes lining the stomach, intestinal wall, bladder and urinary passages and for the health of the sex glands and uterus.
Lastly, vitamin A works better where there are sufficient body levels of zinc and adequate intake of protein. Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilisation. It is necessary for growth, development and maintenance of bones and teeth in adults and children. In its active form, vitamin D works with calcium to control bone formation.
Vitamin D is unique in that man and animals normally obtain it from two sources: the spontaneous formation in the skin by the sun via a photochemical reaction in the epidermis, and the eating of a food that contains vitamin D.
Each soft gel capsule provides: Cod Liver Oil 462mg, Softgel capsule shell gelatin (from bovine), vegetable glycerin from palm kernel oil and coconut oil. Each softgel capsule typically provides Vitamin A 375 mcg, (1250 IU from cod liver oil and retinyl palmitate) Vitamin D 3.4 mcg (135 IU from cod liver oil and cholecalciferol), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 28mg, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 28mg. Free of yeast, wheat, gluten and dairy products and are formulated without the use of artificial flavours or colours.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed directions for use. Do not use if you have liver disease.