Cod liver oil is exactly what it sounds like: the oil extracted from the liver of the cod fish. The oil is known in traditional folklore as a remedy for a wide range of different health issues. Research has found it to be one of the richest sources of vitamins A and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Here are 5 healthy benefits!
A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.
Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials -- one in the U.S. and the other in the Australia -- suggest that thousands of early preterm births -- those at or before 34 weeks' gestation -- could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements.