shark liver oil


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shark liv·er oil

(shark liv'ĕr oyl),
Oil extracted from the livers of sharks, mainly of the species Hypoprion brevirostris; a rich source of vitamins A and D.
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A vitamin A-rich fatty oil and ingredient in many OTC antihemorrhoidals—e.g., Preparation H
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The curative properties of cod liver oil and shark liver oil were known long before vitamins were identified and their therapeutic properties were ascertained.
"While there's much persuasive evidence-based medical research on vitamin C and immune function," Hemingway says, "I believe in the power of shark liver oil to positively affect immunity and blood cell counts.
Shark liver oil came to the attention of Japanese scientists after it was pointed out that fishermen regularly handling shark meat had particularly good, spot-free' skin.
* Deep sea shark liver oil extract for potential anti-cancer properties
This is found in oily fish and the best supplements are either cod liver oil or shark liver oil. Also, make sure you have a daily intake of beta carotene, found in carrots, orange peppers and apricots.
* Avoid supplements made from halibut, shark liver oils or cod liver oil, because they may contain excessive and unhealthy levels of vitamin A.