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Although we already know that if you slotxoeat all 5 food groups in sufficient and appropriate quantities There is no need to rely on vitamins or supplements. But with environmental factors that are not conducive to consuming healthy food every day Supplements and vitamins have become the choice of health-conscious people. Which includes the names of "fish oil" and "cod liver oil".
However, with a fairly close name. Therefore causing frequent confusion That both are the same dietary supplement Which, in fact, are completely different
Extracted from different parts of fish oil (Fish Oil).
Is the oil obtained from Extract the meat, head, tail and skin of marine fish such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, which are the source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, the Omega 3 group, which contains EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA. (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which the body can not create itself.
Cod Liver Oil
Is the oil obtained from Extracted from the liver of marine fish such as cod, mackerel, sardines, which contain an important component of "vitamin A" and "vitamin D", which are all essential vitamins for the body. But it can be found in various foods. Vitamin A is found in meat and vegetable foods such as morning glory, gourd, carrots, while vitamin D is abundant in liver and egg yolks. But the body is able to make vitamin D from the skin being exposed to sunlight.
The benefits are different. Fish oil.
EPA acid in fish oil Reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Because it strengthens the cardiovascular system, reduces high blood pressure to a normal level. It also has anti-inflammatory properties in the body.
While DHA acid is a constituent in brain cells, nerves and retina. Which, if receiving sufficient amounts of DHA It will help to think and remember better. There is also research indicating that it may help prevent depression. And memory-related diseases
Cod liver oil
Because cod liver oil is high in vitamin A. It plays an important role in the formation of normal epithelium and bone. Including building immunity And allows you to see in the dark or dim light as well In which people with vitamin A deficiency will have symptoms on the skin and conjunctiva. With symptoms starting from the eyes, including night blindness Which, if not treated in a timely manner, can be blind
In cod liver oil is also high in vitamin D. They play an important role in enhancing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from foods through the intestinal mucosa into the body. Vitamin D is also important for normal bone formation.
Eating too much is dangerous. Fish oil.
In case of wanting to eat fish oil in the form of a dietary supplement Should be eaten in the amount recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. And should not eat too much fish oil. Because it causes bleeding and the blood does not clot And if you have underlying diseases such as heart disease or those who want to control blood lipid levels Should consult a doctor about the appropriate amount of consumption.
Cod liver oil
Vitamin A and Vitamin D It is a fat-soluble vitamin. If receiving excessive amounts of this type of vitamin 2 Will cause the accumulation and increase the level of vitamins in the blood. Until complications from very high vitamin levels And cause danger Especially pregnant women who receive high amounts of vitamin A. May be at risk of miscarriage or congenital infants.