- A natural combination of beneficial fatty acids
- Sustainably sourced
- St Clements citrus flavour
- Vitamins A and D3
What is cod liver oil?
Did you know? Cod liver oil was used to treat rickets in the 1800s! Long before that, it's said that Vikings discovered cod liver oil's benefits - going to great lengths to get their hands on the precious oil. Not that the Vikings would have known at the time, but cod liver's benefits are said to be derived from its high concentration of vitamins A and D and the omega 3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). It is these beneficial fatty acids which have been proven to support the normal function of the brain, eyes and heart* whilst vitamins A and D are known to assist vision, immune health and even bones and teeth.
What is evening primrose oil?
Nicknamed 'The King's Cure-All' in 18th century Europe, evening primrose oil comes from the seeds of the 'evening primrose' plant, a wild plant native to North America where indigenous tribes used the plant for food and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years before it was introduced to Europe in the early 17th century. This plant, which has no relation to the UK's native wild primrose, produce an oil rich in the polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acids gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA). Although some GLA is provided through the diet and produced within our bodies, several studies show that supplementation has a positive effect. LA is an essential fatty acid, which cannot be synthesised in our bodies and we must therefore obtain it through diet or supplements.
Why choose Healthspan's Cod Liver Oil & Evening Primrose Oil capsules?
Our Cod Liver Oil & Evening Primrose Oil supplement provides a natural and economical way of obtaining both these important nutrients in one combined capsule. This formulation provides 42% total omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. We make our capsules using evening primrose oil extracted only by mechanical compression, without the use of heat or solvents, ensuring optimum purity and a high content of beneficial omega 6 fatty acids. Even better, we make our highly-purified omega 3 enriched cod liver oil only from fish that are responsibly sourced from the clean and crisp waters off Greenland, and our oil has achieved 'Friend of the Sea' certification. Finally, we add St Clements citrus flavouring to make sure it doesn't taste or smell fishy. The UK's Food Standards Agency recommends a minimum of two portions of fish per week - this is equivalent to 450mg of long chain omega 3 fatty acids per day. If - like so many other people - you struggle to get this much oily fish via diet alone, we recommend up to three capsules daily.
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*The beneficial effect for brain and eyes is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA. The beneficial effect for the heart is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA.
Please click a heading below to open the relevant product information:
|Actives||Per capsule||% NRV|
|Omega 3 Enriched Cod Liver Oil||670mg|
|Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids||180mg|
|of which DHA||70mg|
|Evening Primrose Oil||330mg|
|Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids||245mg|
|of which LA||215mg|
|Vitamin A||200µg RE|
|NRV = Nutrient Reference Value RE = Retinol Equivalent µg =|
Ingredients and potential allergens
Directions of use
Warnings and additional information
If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Store in a cool dry place, in original packaging, out of sight and reach of young children.
If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.
We're all different. Sometimes a supplement will suit one person but not another. If a product doesn't suit you, stop taking it and we'll be delighted to help you find an alternative.
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