Posted by Dan Perkins on December 31, 2004, at 18:44:21
In reply to Re: p.s., posted by steady on December 31, 2004, at 17:42:53
No problem. The only difference between Cod Liver Oil (CLO) and fish oil is that CLO has vitamins A & D, which is very much a good thing. Other than that, it has the same omega-3s, EPA, DHA, etc.
Dr. Mercola (mercola.com) is a big advocate of CLO and has a ton of information on it on his website.
As far as brand, I have heard only good things about Carlson's, which is available in health food stores and on the internet (vitaminshoppe.com has good prices).
> I'm just trying to understand. Please know I really don't know the specifics, but my vague understanding was that there was something in Cod Liver Oil that is not in other fish oils, or vice versa, somehow I thought Cod Liver Oil didn't confer the same benefits. Does it have omega-3's, like EPA, etc.?
> I'm truly just trying to understand. I appreciate your post--I have wondered about Cod Liver Oil. I think Dr. Sears bashes on Cod Liver Oil in his book--but I can't recall why. I think it might have been the contaminants, so if you have found a reliable brand, then maybe that's a non-issue.
> Anyway, thanks. I appreciate your advice.