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Posted by: NAT | 2004/11/13

COD LIVER OIL

Hello,
I would like to know if I should give Cod liver Oil (it's organic, made specifically for kids with tutti frutti flavour by "Eskimo kids") to my 2 years old child on a regular basis? What is your opinion on taking "Udo's choice oil blend" on a regular basis by adults. Can pregnant ladies and children take it? Is it better taking cod liver oil rather than plan Udo's oil blend?

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Dear Nat
You can give cod liver oil to children and adults can also take it, BUT because it is the richest source of vitamins A and D known to us, and these 2 fat-soluble vitamins get stored in the body, so that excessive intakes can cause a host of negative symptoms, I would advise that you only give your child the cod liver oil 3 times a week. The same applies to adults as you will be getting plenty of vit A from your diet and you will also be manufacturing vit D whenever your skin is exposed to sunlight. Because of the dangers of hypervitaminosis, I would NOT recommend this supplement to pregnant women.
I am not acquainted with the plain Udo's oil blend, so cannot comment.
Best regards
DietDoc

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