The Real Reason Why You Should Take Cod Liver Oil

Learn about the amazing benefits of cod liver oil, a superfood rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin D.

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0:00 Introduction: Why take cod liver oil?
0:15 Health benefits of cod liver oil
1:01 Cod liver oil vs. fish oil
3:03 Vitamin A and cod liver oil
4:35 Cod liver oil and vitamin D
5:23 Learn more about vitamin K2!

In this video, we’re going to talk about the health benefits of cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. EPA has potent anti-inflammatory properties, while DHA supports cognitive function. Cod liver oil is also rich in vitamin A and vitamin D.

Don’t confuse cod liver oil with fish oil! You would need 12,000 mg of fish oil to equal just one tablespoon of cod liver oil.

You can not get vitamin A from fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene is only a precursor to vitamin A, not the active form. Cod liver oil contains retinol, the active form of vitamin A.

The most common autoimmune disease is Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. There’s a significant link between vitamin A deficiency and hypothyroidism.

There are vitamin A receptors inside of your white blood cells, so it’s crucial for immunity! Vitamin A also helps to regulate iodine.

Vitamin A supports the mucus membranes of your mouth, sinuses, throat, and lungs, so it’s critical in preventing infections. It also supports the roots of the microvilli on the inside of your intestinal tract.

Vitamin A supports the health of your retina. If you’re deficient in retinol (the active form of vitamin A), you can go blind.

Cod liver oil is also a good source of vitamin D. Without vitamin D, you can't pull calcium and magnesium into the body.

Beans, legumes, grains, and cereals are very high in phytic acid, which increases the need for vitamin D. If your diet is high in these foods, it’s easy to become deficient in vitamin D.

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Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains why you should take cod liver oil. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @jericocanete1124 says:

    Me and my breastfeeding wife are taking this everyday. Thank you so much Dr Berg. From Philippines with love ❤

  • @laserhobbyist9751 says:

    I started eating cod liver a couple of weeks ago, the problems I was having with my skin, due to age I assume, cleared up.

  • @marionb299 says:

    I take Krill Oil, it is amazing – really helps with my joints! I can feel it if I don’t take it.

    • @wildflower-web says:

      I’ve been taking Cod Liver Oil for around 20 years and am going to start with Krill Oil when my current supply of Cod Liver Oil runs out.

    • @denisemaples6519 says:

      What’s the difference between the two oils?

    • @wildflower-web says:

      @@denisemaples6519 Cod liver oil is high in EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D, and some vitamin E.

      Krill oil contains EPA and DHA omega-3s, phospholipids, and the antioxidant astaxanthin, but lacks the vitamins A and D found in cod liver oil.

      I think the omega-3 in krill oil is more easily absorbed by the body. Also krill oil is supposed to be less likely contaminated by mercury.

    • @LucieSalat says:

      ​@@denisemaples6519it seems krill oil has slightly more omega 3 and is slightly better at being absorbed in the gut with the least toxins however cod liver oil contains far more vitamin A and D.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

      What brand are you taking??

  • @michaelsantoriello3009 says:

    I just started consuming cod liver. Sardines one day, cod liver the next. Two hard boiled eggs, pasture raised, and an avocado with macadamia nuts everyday for lunch. Thank you @dr_ericberg !

    • @denisemaples6519 says:

      Wow ! I’m proud of your consistency lol, I had heard you only have one can of cod livers a week? But you do it every other day along with other healthy foods what have you noticed after doing this? Do you feel healthier?

    • @mco119jj says:

      Add some krill oil too…that way you get some astaxanthin along with your Omega 3s as well 🙂

    • @denisemaples6519 says:

      @@mco119jj krill oil hopefully his next video

    • @RC-qf3mp says:

      Yup, about the same here. Loving nut butters with dark chocolate. Having the nuts in buttered form helps me with digestion. Normally I prefer whole food but the nut butter change really helps me. Canned Cod liver is surprisingly good. I save the oil and take it over next few days.

  • @mahdi7299 says:

    00:00 🎣 Cod liver oil is a superfood rich in omega-3 (EPA, DHA). Omega-6 from seed oils competes with omega-3 absorption.
    00:54 🌞 Cod liver oil is a valuable source of vitamin D and A, surpassing benefits of fish, sardines, or salmon oil.
    01:47 🦷 Grass-fed butter with cod liver oil is recommended for skeletal development, especially in children and pregnant women.
    02:31 🐟 Cod liver oil is preferable over algae for omega-3, providing essential vitamins A and D, vital for children. Fruits/vegetables don’t offer true vitamin A.
    03:37 👁 Vitamin A deficiency links to autoimmune diseases. Vitamin A regulates iodine, supports mucous membranes, preventing infections.
    04:30 🌿 Cod liver oil, an excellent source of vitamin A, crucial for retinal health, is a preferable alternative for those who dislike liver.
    04:57 💪 Vitamin D in cod liver oil is essential for calcium/magnesium absorption, crucial for diets high in phytic acid.
    05:26 🚑 Cod liver oil is a superfood, combining active forms of vitamin D, A, and omega-3 fatty acids, benefiting the immune system and reducing inflammation.

  • @CesarMartinez-lm1mx says:

    I will start taking cod liver oil immediately. Thanks Dr Berg from the Philippines.

  • @C.N.1 says:

    Man, you’re awesome! Thank you for your service! I feel so bad for a guy that I tried my best to support a while back. His misinformed nutritional knowledge about animal protein was so awful. I tried to show empathy for his veganism and even donated hundreds of dollars to help motivate him towards true learning of the importance of animal protein, but I got shunned. 😐 He even went so far as to hate on Dr. Berg for teaching us true health! 😂 Well, around March 9th of that year, I had enough and put my full focus on Healthy Keto, and I feel so much better! Much appreciated. Have a wonderful day, everyone! 🙂

  • @a.williams45 says:

    The best video on cod liver oil, Dr Berg. I never liked the taste and struggled taking it when I was a child but so grateful my parents insisted. Cod liver oil is an amazing super food which I learned to appreciate even more since I found your channel and thanks for your continuous support 🙏🏻

  • @Dr._Wan___PharmD says:

    I highly recommend people to take cod liver oil for numerous health benefits unless you are asthmatic or taking anticoagulant, then check with your prescriber first.

  • @aubreytraverse. says:

    Love taking it everyday after my meal when breaking my fast just 1 teaspoon!

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    Smashing video as always, Dr Berg! Used to dislike it when I was a kid but now loving it. Thanks for your wonderful educational content 👍🏻💕

  • @LucieSalat says:

    I’ve just started taking it as my feet and heels have become quite dry 😱 it’s recommended in one of your earlier videos!

  • @lilianflynn1876 says:

    Just had some sardines and my cod liver oil
    Thanks Dr Berg you the best❤

  • @jz852 says:

    It’s good to know heavy metals are not enriched in fish oils. That was my main concern

  • @sariel8406 says:

    We came from a poor family but our mother still made us take them oils.

  • @thegoodperspective says:

    That’s a 100% true.

    I take cod liver oil for my vit D.

  • @winningvictory says:

    I grew up as a little kid in the 1980s and 1990s with a most wonderful Jamaican woman who was like a Grandmother to us kids in a Group home.
    She used to have us line up every school morning to receive one tablespoon of Cod Liver Oil!
    The name on the bottle was:
    Seven Seas!
    Dr. Berg knows exactly what he is talking about!
    Excellent, overall health and wellness information/education!

  • @shirelleharris3466 says:

    Good Morning Dr. Berg. Thank You. I completely forgot about Cod Liver Oil. I will get some today. I lov liver. I just haven’t had any in awhile because no one in my house likes it besides me. Thank You 😊

  • @vivianpettersen9942 says:

    I am from the westcoast of Norway, and we grew up always taking a tablespoon of codliver oil every morning. In all the months with an “r” in it. I am now 55 an I still do it.

  • @NotMister says:

    My grandma never got sick and always took Cod liver oil, I take it now and it seems to help.

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