For centuries, Cod Liver Oil has been taken to enhance immunity and as a natural solution to rheumatism. In 20th century, due to high content of Vitamin D, Cod Liver Oil was commonly given to children to prevent rickets. Nowadays, this nutritious oil has plenty of science-backed health benefits and remains to be one of the most popular health supplements worldwide. One of the best known features of Cod Liver Oil is its beneficial effect it has on joints and this is what we’ll be focusing on this month.
Joint & bone supplements are popular with various, quite distinct consumer groups. As the populations age and with osteoarthritis (OA) becoming an increasingly prevalent disease globally, maintaining healthy bones and joints becomes more important and in turn popularity of Cod Liver Oil as joint pain remedy, is increasing too.
The joint health market has matured in many areas, but with shifting demographics, sports nutrition market going mainstream and increased demand for inflammation-targeting formulas the growth potential for Cod Liver Oil products is still quite significant.
Post-menopausal women and senior citizen have traditionally made up the bulk of the market for bone and joint supplements, such as glucosamine or increasingly, Cod Liver Oil. With joint degeneration (osteoarthritis) being mainly age-related and affecting over 40 million people across Europe, according to WHO statistics, the trend is definitely still on, however, more and more consumers from younger demographic reach for joint support ingredients to prevent possible conditions and address the physical demands of their lifestyles. Active people, tend to put more wear and tear on their bones and joints, which may eventually lead to degraded cartilage and arthritis.
Many studies have proven that regular intake of Cod Liver Oil supplements can slower the development of arthritis or other joint issues. Most recently the study conducted at Cardiff unversity found that 86 per cent of patients with arthritis who took cod liver oil capsules daily had significantly reduced levels of the enzymes that cause cartilage damage and joint pain. The result of the research indicated that by taking cod liver oil, people are more likely to delay the onset of osteoarthritis and less likely to require multiple joint replacements later in life.
Like regular fish oil, Cod Liver Oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to many health benefits, including reduced inflammation and lower blood pressure, as well as brain and heart support. However, even though cod liver oil is a fish oil supplement, it’s quite different than regular fish oil.
Extracted from the livers of cod, it is rich in fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A and D, which give it an impressive nutrient profile and further health benefits. Vitamin A has many roles in the body, including maintaining healthy eyes, brain function and skin. Cod liver oil is also one of the best food sources of vitamin D, which has an important role in maintaining healthy bones by regulating calcium absorption and thus helping to reduce age-related bone loss.
Cod Liver Oil is one of the most popular supplements with rheumatoid arthiritis sufferers, as it helps to reduce joint pain and relieve some of the other symptoms, such as morning stiffness, joint tenderness, swelling and discomfort. It is believed that the omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil may help reduce inflammation in the joints and protect against damage.
The fats present in fish oil are healthy fats including natural chemicals. These fats play a role in keeping your joints healthy by restoring and supplementing joint tissues. Natural chemicals provide the joints with proper lubrication. This reduces the rubbing together of joints and helps minimizes pain and strains.
The Cod liver oil in all our softgels is sourced from the unpolluted fisheries of Iceland and Norway, meaning you receive the highest quality available in its purest form. Our manufacturer is registered with ‘Friends of the Sea’, ensuring the raw materials are sourced responsibly and in a sustainable way.
Following our recent portfolio revamp we are now able to offer Cod Liver Oil in a variety of strengths starting with 410mg all the way to 1,000mg, also available in gelatine-free soft capsules. In addition to that, we now also carry compound softgels, where Cod Liver Oil is mixed with either Evening Primrose Oil, for hormonal support, or with Multivitamins for general wellbeing. For more information on any of our Cod Liver Oil lines or for a free instant quote, please contact our sales team now on 01923 652529 or email email@example.com.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.
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