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Research has shown that regular consumption of cod liver oil increases the body's immunity and improves well-being. The fish oil is also anti-atherosclerotic and heals the skin. It can also be used as a conditioner for damaged hair and nails. Read the herbalist's advice - how to use and what to combine fish oil with to get the best out of its properties.

In the past, fish oil was served only in the form of a liquid with a specific smell. Currently, in pharmacies, herbal and he alth food stores there are fish oils with aromatic additives (orange, lemon, mint), masking the natural and unpleasant taste and smell for many people. For those who have trouble swallowing oily fluid, there are fish oils in gelatin capsules. You can also improve the taste of cod liver oil by combining it with other ingredients that will further enhance its he alth benefits (see the box below).

How long should you take fish oil?

Regardless of the form, in the case of fish oil, the principle works: long, but in small doses. Even the largest dose of fish oil taken at once will not bring our body as many he alth benefits as small doses (from a teaspoon to a tablespoon) taken for a period of several weeks to even several months. Some specialists recommend taking cod liver oil from fall to spring. Fish oil (both liquid and capsules) is best taken with meals, such as breakfast, to avoid the "bouncing fish" effect. If you decide to use liquid cod liver oil, remember to store it in the refrigerator and use it within 5-6 weeks of opening.

You have to be careful when, in addition to cod liver oil, you take vitamin preparations, because overdosing of vitamins A and D contained in the fish oil is harmful.

The absorption of the cod liver oil will be accelerated by choleretic herbs

The presence of bile is essential for the absorption of fish oil. Any disturbances in bile secretion, such as the removal of the gallbladder (gallbladder), prevent the absorption of the fish oil. Therefore, people suffering from insufficient bile secretion should drink choleretic herbs before taking the cod liver oil. An infusion of Helichrysum or turmeric will be the best. To prepare it, pour a heaped teaspoon of herbs with a glass of boiling water, brew a quarter of an hour, strain it through a sieve and drink it 2-3 times a day 15 minutes beforetaking fish oil. Russian herbalists advised such people to take a portion of cod liver oil grated with a spoonful of barberry preserves.

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Recipe for a blend of cod liver oil

Studies have shown that regular consumption of cod liver oil increases the body's immunity and improves mood, and can even counteract depression. It is worth enriching it with natural vitamin C, while masking the fishy taste. Mix a tablespoon of cod liver oil with a tablespoon of rosehip preserves or sea buckthorn juice (rosehip and sea buckthorn are the best sources of vitamin C) and take it twice a day for at least 3 weeks. Another way is to add 3-5 drops of oregano oil to a tablespoon of cod liver oil. We take it in the morning and in the evening for 2 weeks.

Homemade fish oil remedy for atherosclerosis

Due to the high content of omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil prevents coronary artery disease, lowers blood cholesterol, also reduces its coagulability, and thus the risk of ischemic heart disease and atherosclerosis. In order not to overdose the vitamins A and D contained in tartar, and at the same time to ensure a sufficiently high dose of omega-3 fatty acids, it is worth combining it with vegetable oil rich in these acids. Mix the fish oil with walnut or rosehip oil in equal proportions. We take a tablespoon three times a day with meals.

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Due to the high content of vitamin A, fish oil accelerates wound healing and prevents the formation of wrinkles. Lubricate wounds, skin irritated with inflammation, bedsores and chafing with the oil. The oil ointment available in pharmacies is also used for the same application.

Trance conditioner for hair and nails

Combine oil with castor oil in equal proportions and use it as a conditioner for damaged hair and nails.

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