cod liver oil and vitamin d

by Rivki

i am so glad I read your post about cod liver oil as I was thinking the other day of starting it up again to help increase my doses of getting all the omegas in my diet. I had no idea that taking cod liver oil isn't good for the liver and knowing that little bit of information I know now I don't want to take it.

THere is one I used to take from whole foods that was all natural and how everyone always told me how good it was for me. What about everyone always saying its good to get omega 3,6 and 9 into your diet with cod liver oil or fish oil?

I currently still take 50,000 mg. of vitamin d3 three times a week. I at one point had tried reducing the dosage as per my doctor and my levels had gone from a 92 to 56 so i am back up to three times a week. I do have osteoporosis so it is a concern for my doctor when my vitamin d levels go low.

I have noticed improvement with the way that I feel with following the wheat and gluten free diet along with chiropractic care it has helped my health tremendously.


Comments for cod liver oil and vitamin d

Click here to add your own comments

What UNITSis your vitamin d level in?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Rivki,

What units is your vitamin D level in?? If it's in ng/ml, then 56 ng/ml is PERFECT and I'm not sure why your doctor is trying to keep it around 100 ng/ml. That seems unnecessarysc to me- even for someone with osteoporosis.

Now about the Omega 3,6,9 issue- we do NEED Omega 3's, 6's and 9's, but what they don't tell you is that westerners already get TONS of 6's and 9's in their diet. What we don't get are Omega 3's, so it's important to supplement. Now, do remember that fish OIL and cod liver oil are NOT the same thing. Getting fish oil is great for you and probably necessary in our Omega 3 poor culture...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
Side Effects

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Cod Liver Oil Information.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.


Search this Site
Custom Search


Vitamin D Fact Sheet
Free Vitamin D Fact Sheet by Getting
My Newsletter