Written May 4th, 2017 by Melissa Potter
Canadian Catalog Update: Cod Liver Oils
Improving the Fullscript Canada catalog is an ongoing focus. Thanks to your feedback on the current catalog offering and gaps for conditions that you frequently treat, we’ve been able to identify key supplement coverage gaps within our Canadian Catalog. Our Product Catalog team will continue to review this feedback over the coming weeks with the goal of increasing brand coverage within the Canadian Catalog for specific conditions.
For our next update, we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our selection of Cod Liver Oils on Fullscript Canada. Missed the first Canadian Catalog Update? Read about our new Tinctures here.
Canadian Catalog Update #2: Fish Oils
Fish oil and cod liver oil are both great sources of Omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that is necessary for your overall health. Since the body does not make Omega-3 fatty acids naturally, we must provide our body these necessary nutrients through our diet or supplementation.
Over the last century, the western diet has shifted and become high in sources of Omega 6 while low in Omega 3. Humans evolved eating an Omega 6: Omega 3 ratio close to or around 1:1. Most individuals today are closer to a ratio of about 16:1. Experts suggest that this imbalance in most individuals may play a major role in many of today’s common conditions. Due to their opposing function it is important to balance these omegas for good health. This can be succeeded through proper supplementation of Fish Oils that can be derived from the tissue of fish such as cod, mackerel, tuna, sardines, and salmon..
The 2 Types of Omega 3s: EPA & DHA
There are two types of Omega 3s found in Fish oil. These include EPA and DHA which both have benefits of their own and in conjunction with each other.
The Unique Benefits Of Cod Liver Oil
Aside from the DHA:EPA ratio, there a several differences that you will notice with Cod Liver Oil when compared to regular Fish Oil that is sourced from other fish.
New Cod Liver Oils
Here are some of the new Cod Liver Oils now available on Fullscript Canada to help you deliver a greater level of care to your patients:
Arctic Cod Liver Oil Caps
The fish oil that started it all, Arctic Cod Liver Oil™ (CLO) has always been derived from 100% wild Arctic cod—no other fish oils or synthetic additives are ever used.
Cod Liver Oil Lightly Lemon
Each Cod Liver Oil Gems soft gel contains 1,000 mg of Cod Liver Oil, providing the important omega-3s EPA and DHA which support heart, brain, vision and joint health. This special formulation also has a delicious lightly lemon flavor, so soft gels can be chewed or swallowed.
Cod Liver Oil Forte
Cod liver oil is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote ocular development, visual acuity, and pre- and postnatal brain development. Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamins A and D, which support healthy bones, teeth, and skin.
Additionally, you can find a large selection of other Fish Oil supplements in the Product Catalog.
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