Children age 3 months to 12 years: ¼-1/2 teaspoon
Children over 12 years and adults: ½-1 teaspoon or 5-10 capsules
Pregnant and nursing women: 1-2 teaspoons or 10-20 capsules
Cod Liver Oil Side Effects
When manufactured properly and taken as directed, Fermented Cod Liver Oil is recognized as safe and free from harmful side effects. Some people experience slight side effects that usually diminish as the body becomes adjusted to the supplement. Minor side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and bloating.
To avoid side effects, choose a wild harvested Cod Liver Oil that is fermented and free from added artificial nutrients. Cod Liver Oil should be consumed as a whole food supplement; problems only arise when it is consumed as a mass produced drug.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Some of the nutrients found within Cod Liver Oil can actually become harmful when the recommended amount is exceeded.
Large quantities of Omega-3 fatty acids can interfere with the blood’s ability to clot, thus increasing the risk of hemorrhagic strokes. In abnormally large quantities, Cod Liver Oil can be potentially dangerous to any one taking anti-coagulant medications, any one with a bleeding disorder or anyone with uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Cod Liver Oil is also extremely rich in vitamins A and D. When consumed as recommended, these vitamins are beneficial and even vital to overall human health. When these nutrients are added artificially (and when recommended dose is exceeded) these vitamins can become potentially dangerous. An abnormally high intake of vitamin A can cause birth defects, interfere with bone growth, and make bones more prone to fracture. Vitamin D is also dangerous in large amounts, and overdosing on the vitamin can be toxic.
To avoid side effects, select a Cod Liver Oil that has been manufactured traditionally, without added artificial nutrients and ingredients. Fermented Cod Liver Oil is the oldest, safest and most efficient way to consume fish oil.