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What You Need to Know About Cod Liver Oil

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  • Cod liver oil is derived from the Atlantic cod, and is usually sold as a supplement in health stores and websites
  • Studies conducted on cod liver oil suggest that it can aid in addressing rheumatoid arthritis, speed up wound healing and lower the risk for depressive symptoms
  • There are some side effects that may occur after taking cod liver oil, such as nausea, bad breath and loose stools
  • While cod liver oil does have positive qualities, you’re better off using krill oil, another type of marine oil with more benefits

The use of fish oil supplements to address health concerns isn't entirely new. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), 7.8 percent of adults and 1.1 percent of children in the U.S. were taking fish oil supplements in 2012, making them the most popular natural health supplement for that year.


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