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cod liver oil

 
partially destearinated, fixed oil from fresh livers of Gadus morrhua and other fish of the family Gadidae; used as a source of vitamins A and D.

cod liv·er oil

(kod liv'ĕr oyl),
The partially destearinated fixed oil extracted from the fresh livers of the codfish (Gadus morrhuae) and other species of the family Gadidae, containing vitamins A and D; used as a supplementary source of vitamins A and D.

cod liver oil

An oil extracted from cod liver, which is rich in n-3 fatty acids, in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); 10 grams of cod liver oil contributes 1 gram of EPA to the diet.
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Fish liver oils also contain vitamin A and when taken in the high quantities recommended for arthritis, can lead to an overdose of vitamin A.
A hormone normally produced in the skin using energy from sunlight, vitamin D can also be found in foods such as fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks and fortified cereals.
If so, choose one from fish body oil rather than fish liver oils as these are vitamin A free.
Vitamin D3 is synthesized in the skin after exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays and obtained in the diet chiefly from fish liver oils and saltwater fish.
Fish liver oils (but not only cod liver oil) are available with a standardized dose of 400 IU.
Among the fake medicines and health supplement seized by the operatives were about 60,000 tablets and capsules of Viagra Happy Hour, a sex enhancement medicine; 132,000 capsules with Maitong brand; over 60,000 Ballet Dancer slimming capsules; slimming tea; anti-itch creams; cough syrups; and fish liver oils.
A hormone normally produced in the skin using energy from sunlight, vitamin D can also be found in foods, such as fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks and fortified cereals but it can also be effectively boosted with supplements.
Major sources of vitamin D are sunlight, consumption of foods rich in vitamin D, (such as fatty fish, fish liver oils, fortified milk, and fortified cereals) and vitamin supplements.
Take regular exercise and ensure a good intake of calcium (dairy products, eggs, green leafy vegetables especially broccoli, but not spinach), tinned salmon, nuts and seeds, pulses and bread made from fortified flour and vitamin D (oily fish, fish liver oils, fortified margarine and breakfast cereals, liver, eggs, fortified milk and butter).
* Out too go fish liver oils and multivitamins containing high does.
Fish liver oils may redistribute fat stores from around the waist, which is risky for heart disease.