Benefits of Fish Oil

Benefits of Fish Oil

There are many health benefits of fish oil (and fermented cod liver oil).  The benefits of fish oil are well documented.  Researchers at Ohio State found that taking omega-3 supplements (a.k.a. fish oil) can help slow the body’s aging process by lengthening telomeres that often shorten with age. Telomeres are small DNA segments in white blood cells that shorten over time as the result of aging. They act like caps at the ends of chromosomes, so if they shorten, the DNA can unravel. That’s major bad news for your cells.  Another recent publication from this study showed that omega-3 supplements lowered inflammation levels in the same subjects. Researchers believe that the less inflammation, the better for the preservation of telomeres. Source

Benefits of Fish oil and fermented cod liver oil:

Fish oil prevents heart and vascular diseases.  Fish oil reduces the risk of developing diseases associated with being overweight.  Fish oil taken during pregnancy contributes to the development of coordination of the child.  Fish oil prevents the allergies.  Fish oil improves skin and hair.  Fish oil is loaded with natural forms of Vitamin A which has a positive effect on skin and mucous membranes.  If the body has a shortage of vitamin A, the skin and mucous membranes become dry and brittle (hair and nails).  The Vitamin D in fish oil contributes to bone growth, essential to growing children.  Fish oil is a main ingredient in many beauty recipes.  People suffering from acne can safely rely on cod liver oil when it comes to improving skin texture.  A very important factor with omega-3, that it is not synthesized by the body, but only comes with food.   So if you aren’t eating it you aren’t getting it!  Read more here.

What is the difference between regular fish oil and fermented cod liver oil?

Fermented cod liver oil is much closer to how traditional cultures consumed cod liver oil.  The vitamin amounts listed on the label are just the “minimum guaranteed amounts” of vitamin A & D – there is actually much more, even more than in regular Cod Liver Oil, it is a FOOD.  There are many more nutrients than in regular cod liver oil (which is already a superfood), and you would also be getting the benefits to your digestive system and immune system by taking in a fermented food.  The best way to describe the differences between regular and fermented CLO is that the fermented has a “deeper and broader range of nutrients”, including CoQ10! Kelly the Kitchen Kop

I take fermented cod liver oil because, like Kelly the Kitchen Kop mentioned, fermented cod liver oil is a REAL FOOD and a Superfood.  If I can take Vitamin A and Vitamin D in a form that is more like natural….I am all for it.  It is difficult to get access to high quality fish in my area (not farmed fish), so I am often weary of buying fish from sources that are unknown.  I can supplement with fermented cod liver oil and know that my family is getting enough Vitamin A and D to keep our levels normal or a little above normal.  This is especially important during the winter months when we are not outside as much.  We love Green Pasture’s fermented cod liver oil.  Do your research and purchase a high quality fish oil supplement or fermented cod liver oil supplement.



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About the Author:

I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. arealfoodlover April 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Great Post! I take the Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil blend every day, from Green Pastures. I buy the capsules, so I can take 2 with me to work for my afternoon dose.

    I have had 2 cavities in my teeth heal themselves since I started taking this! How cool is that? I’m working on a blog post about that process.

    I am amazed at how many people buy the cheap fish oil at the grocery store and think it’s the same thing. It’s not the same thing! In fact that oil is rancid and deoderized and harmful….

    • Green Boot Kaley April 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      I take the same blend. You are so right about regular fish oil. U need to set up a fb account~ i love all your posts!!!

      • arealfoodlover April 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

        I am so clueless about Facebook and Twitter. I need to hire a teenager….:)

        • Green Boot Kaley April 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

          I am sure u are a fast learner! but it can be draining sometimes 🙂 enjoy your cyber freedom!

  2. Kelly September 10, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I don’t understand the part about histamine and cod liver oil — could you explain further? I started taking fermented CLO a couple of days ago — just one capsule a day — and it seems to make me itch all over…

    Is the vitamin A in CLO supposed to stop or prevent this kind of reaction? Do I need to just take it slowly and this reaction will go away? Thanks in advance.

    • Green Boot Kaley September 11, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

      I would take it slow~ when introducing anything fermented. Your body could be experiencing a bit of “die off” ~ meaning the cod liver oil is working, by cleaning out the bad. Google yeast die off- and see if any of your symptoms match. As long as u keep it up, it should slowly get better. Each persons toxic load is different, so everyone’s experience is different. You are on the right track~ fermented cod liver oil is one of the crucial parts to optimal health. You could always call they are so helpful and friendly!

  3. […] Take you Cod Liver Oil daily and you will have improved energy levels and mental clarity.  That is why I call fish oil a BRAIN FOOD.  It really helps my children and husband focus and stay on task for school and and work.  Read more about the Health Benefits of Fish Oil here. […]

  4. […] Take you Cod Liver Oil daily and you will have improved energy levels and mental clarity.  That is why I call fish oil a BRAIN FOOD.  It really helps my children and husband focus and stay on task for school and and work.  Read more about the Health Benefits of Fish Oil here. […]

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