Take cod liver oil all year round
There is an old saying that one should take cod liver oil during the months that are spelt with the letter ‘r’. However, we now know that the body needs the vitamins and other nutrients in cod liver oil regularly and not just between September and April. Here you can read more about why it is a good idea to take cod liver oil throughout the year and the benefits of doing so!
Möller’s cod liver oil is an exceptional source of natural omega-3 from fish and vitamins A, D and E. These nutrients are essential for maintaining a healthy body throughout the year and not just during the dark winter months. Even if you live where the winters are lighter and the summers are brighter you should still take the extra vitamin D to help your health.
Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D
Vitamin D serves a crucial role in supporting a wide range of our body’s organs and functions. This includes fortifying the immune system, aiding the absorption of calcium from food and breast milk, strengthening our skeletons and supporting teeth and skeletal growth in children. Vitamin D is also essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding to promote the healthy development of skeletons and other organs in foetuses and infants. This is especially the case as the mother is the child’s only source of nutrition at this early stage in life.
After the age of 65, it is important that you take the right amount of vitamin D as it helps to maintain your bones and immune system. As we get older, our bodies may find it harder to absorb this vital vitamin and we might need the extra supplements. Speak with your doctor for advice regarding your vitamin D requirements.
People from all over the world live in Norway. Did you know that the colour of our skin affects how much vitamin D our body forms from sunlight? Darker skin tones are better at resisting the sun’s effect and so need more sunlight to produce the same amount of vitamin D as lighter skin tones. Ask your doctor for advice on vitamin D if you have a darker skin tone. A deficiency is easy to correct with the right supplements.
Even lighter skin tones will struggle to produce enough vitamin D throughout the year. The days may be long during the summers in northern climates, but they are not always sunny! Did you know that your body needs about 15 minutes of sunshine every day to produce your daily vitamin D requirements? What’s more, sunscreen will block the formation of this essential vitamin by your skin.
A spoonful of Möller’s Cod liver oil every day will give you enough vitamin D to meet your daily needs!
Other good reasons to take cod daily, all year:
- Vitamin D can help to keep summer colds at bay by contributing to a healthy immune system.
- Cod liver oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which helps the health of our heart, eyesight and brain.
- Vitamin A particularly benefits our vision and is one of the most important “eye vitamins”. In addition, it contributes to the formation of new skin cells and works alongside Vitamin D to support our immune system.
- Vitamin E is an important antioxidant and protects cells from free radicals.
You only need one spoonful of cod liver oil a day to meet your daily needs, all year round!