What is HS COD LIVER OIL?
HS Labs Cod Liver Oil contains pure 100% fish oil from cod liver, which provides key omega-3 fatty acids and a high amount of vitamin A and vitamin D. The key omega-3 fatty acids in codfish are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3s are required for normal growth, cell metabolism, cardiovascular function, joint integrity, healthy skin tissue, and many other biological necessities.1,2
Omega-3s are considered essential because the body doesn’t produce them endogenously, meaning we must consume them regularly for proper health and longevity. It’s estimated that most people consume a mere 200 mg (or less) of EPA and DHA per day, which is far below the recommended intake of 1,000-1,500 mg per day. This is where fish oil supplements like cod liver oil come in handy.
Each softgel of HS Labs Cod Liver Oil provides 500 mg of omega-3s in addition to high amounts of vitamin D and vitamin A.
How HS Labs Cod Liver Oil Works
There are several types of omega-3 essential fatty acids found in nature, but two of them are especially crucial for proper health and wellness: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Both DHA and EPA are abundant in seafood, such as mackerel, salmon, and tuna.
However, the omega-3s found in cod liver oil also comes with an abundance of key fat-soluble vitamins, notably vitamins A and D. This is why supplementing with Cod Liver Oil are prudent for many people since it’s rich in omega-3s and helps support a proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. In turn, Cod Liver Oil can help support anti-inflammatory actions throughout the body, especially the joints and cardiovascular system.4
Vitamin A and vitamin D may provide synergistic benefits with EPA and DHA due to their multifunctional roles in the body, serving as potent antioxidants that work synergistically with omega-3s to support healthy blood lipid balance, skin tissue, and cardiovascular function.5,6
The omega-3 EFAs in Cod Liver Oil have a myriad of therapeutic roles in the human body, including7,8:
- Support for healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function
- Good source of EPA and DHA
- Provides nutritional support for skin tissue
- Improve cognitive function
- Encourage proper hormone signaling
- Reduce inflammation
- Support joint integrity
The HS Labs Quality Difference
HS Labs Cod Liver Oil is made in a cGMP-certified facility in the EU with 500 mg of high-quality cod liver oil in every softgel.
Cod Liver Oil Recommended Use
Take 1 serving (1 softgel) of HS Labs Cod Liver Oil 1-3 times daily, preferably with meals. Do not exceed the recommended 3 softgels per day.
Note: If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Excessively high doses (>10g/day) of omega-3s may decrease your body’s immune defenses and ability to clot blood; therefore, it is advised to avoid exorbitant omega-3 consumption, especially prior to surgery and other medical procedures.
If you have a seafood allergy, coagulopathy, or are taking anticoagulants, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
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