The Incredible Beauty Benefits of Cod Liver Oil & Wild Deep-Sea Fish Oil
The best beauty product on the market may not actually be a beauty product.
Let me introduce you to fermented cod liver oil. Packed full of vitamins A (the active form) and D, this little fishy powerhouse can not only transform skin in a matter of weeks, it also strengthens your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile that will make you look and feel young and sexy!
Here are a few benefits of supplementing with fermented cod liver oil…
#1 – Smooth, Soft Skin
The vitamin A and B levels found in traditionally processed fermented cod liver oil and wild, deep sea fish oil can help heal troubled skin from the inside out, while its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids keep the outer layers of skin strong, creating a barrier against environmental toxins.
Since your skin is so porous, this is crucial not only for your skin’s health, but also for the rest of your body.
#2 – Vitamin A
Vitamin A is powerful ally in the fight against damage caused by free radicals. What do free radicals have to do with your skin? An overabundance of free radicals can cause these dermatological problems:
- Wrinkles (one of the most obvious signs of premature ageing)
- Acne-inducing inflammation
- Cancerous or precancerous lesions
- And more!
The antioxidant power of Vitamin A has long been proven to improve skin conditions by preventing the oxidation process initiated by free radicals.
Lack of vitamin A in the diet can also lead to dry, flaky skin. By taking a fermented cod liver oil supplement, you can return that reptile skin to its natural, soft, supple state by boosting the body’s levels of vitamin A—an essential nutrient for maintaining the outer layers of skin.
#3 – Vitamin D
Most people in the developed world don’t get enough vitamin D because we’re stuck inside for most of the day—especially in the winter months!
Vitamin D has been studied as a healing treatment for a number of skin issues, including psoriasis and acne.
Psoriasis is a condition that results in patches of rough, irritated patches of skin that can often be itchy and bothersome. This skin condition is often associated with a poor immune system, but can also be caused by a lack of vitamin D. One dose of cod liver oil gives you more than the recommended daily dose of this essential skin-building vitamin.
Oh, and you thought acne was just a hormonal teenager thing, but now you’re an adult and you can’t seem to get rid of it? Low levels of vitamin D can increase oil production in your skin cells, leading to acne outbreaks. Increasing your intake of this essential vitamin can clear up acne within weeks!
However, here’s a word of caution: You can overdose on D—especially during the summer months, so cut back your dosage when you’re spending tons of time in sun.
#4 – Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Most of us don’t get enough of these healthy fatty acids in our regular diet, which is too bad, because they are absolutely essential for healthy skin, hair, and scalp. If your skin is dry, cracked, and flaky, it might be because your body is unable to regulate its oil production in the absence of enough Omega-3 fatty acids.
A lack of omega-3s can also block the release of collagen-destroying enzymes, which helps prevent the leathery, wrinkled skin that often accompanies sun damage. Not to mention that omega-3s aid in healing skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
The best source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish—like salmon, mackerel, whitefish, and cod– but oils are the most concentrated source. So, even if you’re eating fresh fish a few times a week, taking fish oil or cod liver oil is an important source for this essential fatty acid.
#5 – Beautiful, Healthy Smile
What’s the first thing you notice about someone? It’s very likely to be their smile! When your teeth are strong and white, you feel more confident, and that shines through in your entire demeanor. Surprisingly, fermented cod liver oil can help you gain or maintain that vibrant, beautiful smile.
How fermented cod liver oil gives you a sexy smile:
- Vitamin A- contributes to healthy gums, preventing gum disease and strengthening the protective wall around the root
- Vitamin D- strengthens the jaw bone, helping prevent tooth loss normally associated with aging
- Omega -3 fatty acids- help align teeth (yes, straighten them without braces)
- These fat soluble vitamins remineralize cavitation. That means “heal cavities!”
According to the extensive research conducted by maverick dentist Weston A. Price, and continued by his colleagues, including those at the Weston A. Price Foundation and others like Ramiel Nagel (author of Cure Tooth Decay) the vitamins found in traditionally-extracted fermented cod liver oil are a powerful aid in preventing and curing tooth decay, strengthening enamel, and straightening your teeth.
Supplementing with Fish Oil & Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Before you run out to the drug store and buy up a bottle of cod liver oil, please take note that not all cod liver oil is created equally.
The modern extraction methods (heat and chemicals) used by most of the big supplement manufacturers destroy the vitamin D content, and they add in a small amount of synthetic vitamin D to compensate. This doesn’t cut it.
This upsets the balance of vitamin A to vitamin D. You need a traditionally extracted, wild cod liver oil.
Here are a few of our favorite supplements for Omega fish oils…
- Mega Omegas by Wild Superfoods
- Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil
- Green Pastures Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- Designs for Health XanthOmega Dark Red Krill Oil
In order to get the proper absorption of vitamins and nutrients, you can take your cod liver oil with a small serving of grass-fed butter. Since the vitamins in the cod liver oil are fat-soluble, the butter will make them immediately bioavailable.
The grass-fed butter also contains what Weston Price refers to as “Activator X,” now known as vitamin K2. Vitamins A and D trigger the production of certain proteins, and vitamin K2 activates them!
If you pick up a bottle of Mega Omegas by Wild Superfoods (our own family company), in addition to wild deep-sea fish oil, you’ll also be getting virgin organic macadamia nut oil which also helps with the bioavailability of those naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamins.
You can buy your cod liver oil in liquid form (which some people find hard to swallow), flavored liquid (a little more palatable) or capsule.
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A NOTE OF CAUTION:
Consult your doctor before taking cod liver oil if you are pregnant or nursing, have a liver or kidney disorder, heart disease, or are taking prescription medication. In order to avoid overdose of vitamin D, decrease your cod liver oil dosage during the months that you absorb a lot of sunlight (or switch to fish oil during those months). Whenever starting a new supplement, read all of the package materials and follow the weight-appropriate dosage.
Cod liver oil has been utilized for decades as a cure-all for everything from arthritis to kidney disease and diabetes. Its nutritive properties are powerful. Adding cod liver oil, either fermented or traditionally extracted, will heal you from the inside out, resulting in a healthy body, smoother skin, and a bright, healthy smile!
Boost Your Brainpower with Omegas
If you’re looking for a high-quality omega supplement with DHA and EPA, be sure to check out Mega Omegas.
Mega Omegas is a potent blend of wild deep-sea fish oil and virgin organic macadamia nut oil.
Mega Omegas includes a balance of Omega-3 fatty acids (including EPA and DHA), Omega-6 fatty acids, Omega-7 fatty acids (from virgin organic macadamia nut oil), and & Omega-9 fatty acids.
Lipase is an enzyme which is added to help break down lipids (fats) for better absorption, digestion and pancreatic health.
The omega 3-6-7-9 formula in Mega Omegas includes a combination of 4 beneficial fatty acids, each molecularly distilled and filtered to ensure maximum purity and potency. So, if you want to nourish your brain and and body with the power of healthy omeags, check out Mega Omegas. We can’t wait to hear how you like it.
Are you supplementing with fermented cod liver oil or wild deep sea fish oil? Have you noticed improvements in your skin? Drop a comment below to share what you’ve found!
Should you take the oil with or with out food?
Great article …thx))
Abel James says
Great question! I usually take without, first thing in the morning.
Would the heat from coffee destroy any of the vitamins or nutrients in the cod liver oil? I am new to taking cod liver oil and thinking of adding it to my bulletproof coffee (grass-fed butter) in the mornings. Or would it be a safer bet to just take it before the coffee in either capsule or liquid form?
I’m new to your website & podcasts and loving all the info you provide!!!
You should NOT add cod liver oil or any fish oil to your coffee (unless it is cold). Omega-3 fatty acids in oil form are too fragile for heat. That is why, you never heat flax seed oil either. Green Pastures Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil [FCLO] – Cinnamon Tingle is not bad tasting. They also sell a blend of butter oil and FCLO. Be well!
Abel James says
Tanya is right! Cod liver oil and coffee don’t agree with each other – and you don’t want to expose the Omega 3’s to high heat. Cheers!
Not only will the heat destroy the nutrients, your coffee will taste NASTY!
Could please anyone hint me how to get all the Fat-Burning Man podcasts? I see only 40 of them in iTunes.
Abel James says
You should be able to see 100 episodes now – here’s the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fat-burning-man-show-by-abel/id501575043?mt=2
I used to take FCLO from Green Pastures, but then I read Dr. Mercola’s article about krill oil being a superior and safer alternative due to the toxins which accumulate in larger fish species (particularly the organs). I’ve tried both FCLO and krill, and Dr. Mercola’s perspective seems to make sense, particularly as krill are so tiny and not anywhere as likely to store toxins. Still not sure though. Any thoughts on this topic?
Abel James says
It’s a decent point – I’d like to see a Certificate of Analysis from the fish / cod / krill oil companies comparing contaminants.
Love the article, but if Cod Liver Oil is oil, which is 100% fat, why does one need to take it with any other fat to make it bio-available?
Cod liver oil is a perfect food it shouldn’t have to be taken with any other oil but that probably depends on howxmuch you take…the theory is this I believe you need like 10 fat grams to stimulate the gallbladder to release bile, since bile is a liquid fat it absorbs fat as well so it it necessary in the proper absorption of the vitamins, thus is why people with gallbladder or bile disorders are typicalky lacking in fat soluble vitamins.
Are there any benefits of putting Krill oil straight on your face?
Can Cod liver oil help reduce high liver enzymes (AST & ALT) ?
rajani shah says
Hi I am around 45 kg, 30 years female,recently married and planning to conceive .. is this safe for me and how much amount
to take of cod fish oil in liquid form and after conceiving is it good to take LCO??? plz reply in detail…
Omega-3 fatty acid DHA is needed for brain development. Sources are cod liver oil and fatty fish.
Pradeep kumar says
I have pimples scars on my face.should I use tablet or oil to get rid of them or can I apply oil to face directly.which tablet or oil can I use
I haven’t tried putting fish oil on my face, but taking good quality omega-3 fish oil daily (by mouth) can do wonderful things for your skin (and overall health). The liquid oil can be good, or go for the gel caps if the flavor bothers you.
I used to have fairly deep acne scars, and found that cutting out processed foods, industrial oils, and refined sugars, as well as drinking homemade bone broth daily seemed to clear them up. Here’s a recipe: http://fatburningman.com/how-to-make-bone-broth-to-heal-your-gut-reverse-aging-cure-the-common-cold/
Let us know how it goes!
I recently just started taking Green Pasture Fermented Skate Liver Oil and for some reason I’m experiencing almost a state of euphoria. I’m guessing that my body has been missing something that it hasn’t had in a long time. Good stuff, I’m definitely excited!
I want to add weight and want to work on my skin to look good, which omega h3 cod liver oil should I take and how do I get it