Genestra Cod Liver Oil Forte- 10.1 fl oz (300 ml)
• 355 mg EPA and 532 mg DHA per serving size • Helps support cognitive health and/or brain function(1) • Helps support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age(2) • Helps maintain/support cardiovascular health(3) • Helps to reduce serum triglycerides/triacylglycerols(4) • With added vitamins • Includes vitamin A and D • Convenient, great-tasting liquid format • Essential oils of orange and lemon flavor increase patient compliance
Cod Liver Oil Forte is a great-tasting fish oil containing unsaturated DHA and EPA while also providing vitamin A and D. Cod Liver Oil Forte is independent third party tested to insure quality and can be taken by adults and children.
Additional product info: Cod liver oil is an important source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Long-chain n-3 fatty acids are incorporated into cell membranes. Favourable changes of plasma and cellular lipids, blood platelet function and eicosanoid formation were noted in healthy adult male volunteers who consumed 10–40 ml of cod liver oil (9.4% EPA; 13.8% DHA) daily for five months (1). The n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from the cod liver oil supplement are rapidly and reversibly incorporated into plasma, platelet and red cell membrane phospholipids, largely at the expense of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (2).
EPA and DHA are crucial to brain development up to 12 years of age and normal brain functioning. DHA is particularly important to brain functioning due to its influence on neural membrane properties, which modulate cell signalling. DHA concentration in the brain decreases with age in humans and this has been postulated to be consequential to the age-related deterioration in central nervous system functions (3. Fish oil supplementation supports the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children and adolescents and helps support cognitive health and brain function (4). A study suggests that maternal concentration of n-3-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (10 ml Cod liver oil; 1183 mg DHA + 803 mg EPA) during pregnancy might be of importance for later cognitive function of their child, such as sequential processing (5).
The health benefits of vitamin A include the maintenance of eyesight, bone and skin membranes, and to help maintain immune function. Vitamin A also aid in maintaining night vision and development and maintenance of teeth (6). Vitamin D aid the maintenance of bone, tooth development and maintenance as well as the absorption of calcium and phosphorus (7).
Other ingredients: natural lemon oil, natural orange oil, natural mixed tocopherols