Cod liver oil is high in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins A and D. These nutrients help fight inflammation and build the immune system which is critical for many health challenges, especially irritable bowel syndrome (IBD). Below are the best brands of cod liver oil on the market today.
Vitamin D is difficult to get from whole foods and cod liver oil is one of the top sources. However, cod liver oil that you can purchase today may have ratios of vitamin A and vitamin D that may not be optimal for good health. Vitamin A can be toxic in high quantities and modern processes of cod liver oil have reduced the vitamin D content, making the ratio of vitamin A greater. This fact has concerned many experts. Read more about cod liver oil here.
Vitamin A also protects against vitamin D toxicity according to Michael F. Holick, MD PhD, a vitamin D researcher. His research suggests that vitamins A, D, and K2 should be consumed in proper balance for safety and health benefits according to an article by the Weston Price Foundation.
There ARE high-quality cod liver oil brands available today with correct ratios and levels of nutrients. Knowing what brands that are of high quality and have the right ratio of vitamin D and A are extremely important.
The Best Brands Of Cod Liver Oil (available online)
- Green Pasture Products: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil,
- NutraPro International virgin cod liver oil: 100% Virgin Cod Liver Oil
- AMRAP Nutrition Fermented Cod Liver Oil: 500 soft gels
- Carlson soft gel Cod Liver Oil Super 1,000 mg capsules
GOOD Brands Of Cod Liver Oil Available in Stores
- NOW Foods double strength Cod Liver Oil capsules
- Sonne’s Cod Liver Oil
- Swanson double strength Cod Liver Oil capsules
- Twin Labs non-emulsified liquid Cod Liver Oil
I hope you enjoyed this article on the safest brands of cod liver oil. Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!
Linda Watson is a Certified Functional Health Coach practicing in Newtown Ct.