It is true that fish liver oils such as cod liver oil do contain significant amounts of vitamin A in comparison to most traditional fish oil supplements (from the oil in fish meat) – and this should be of concern when taken with a multivitamin.
R/ The established upper limit for vitamin A for adults is 1500ug according to the Expert Committee on Vitamins and Minerals of the Food Standards Agency published in May 2003. Considering this is calculated on an average of 700µg per day from food this leaves a recommended maximum from supplements of 800ug/day.
The Lamberts Cod Liver Oil contains 800 µg of vitamin A per capsule and so could be taken with a multivitamin low in vitamin A in the retinol form such as Fema 45+; or those which exclude vitamin A such as Multi-Guard ADR; Strongstart MVM; Multi-Guard Control or Maxi Hair.
A number of multivitamin formulas in the Lamberts range do contain a significant dose of vitamin A and so it would not be recommended to take Cod Liver Oil alongside these. In this case we would suggest consideration of Lamberts Fish Oil which contain robust levels of the fish oil active ingredients without running the risk of consuming too much vitamin A.
When calculating the amount of vitamin A you are getting from supplements, note that the upper limit only includes the retinol form, such as retinyl acetate or retinyl palmitate, not beta-carotene.
Is Lamberts Cod Liver Oil in the triglyceride or ethyl ester form?
R/ Lamberts Cod Liver Oil is in the triglyceride form.
I wanted to receive information about vitamin D3. Especially how to take it and if you can maintain a very long-term treatment or you have to take breaks since it is fat-soluble.
R / LAMBERTS® offer 3 presentations of vitamin D with different potencies in its natural form, according to each individual need: 400 IU (10μg), 1000 IU (25μg) and 4000 IU (100μg). Vitamin D can also be found in the multi-nutrient formulas of LAMBERTS® and in products such as: Vitamin D3+K2, Osteoguard®, Chewable Calcium and Cold Liver Oil.
This vitamin, like other fat-soluble nutrients, can be measured in Micrograms (μg) or in International Units (IU). 1 IU of vitamin D = 0.025 μg of colecalciferol.
Vitamin D is called “the sun’s vitamin”. It is essential for bone health and can slow the progression of osteoporosis, strengthen the immune system and help prevent some diseases. There are numerous studies on vitamin D that support the argument that we should all monitor our intake of vitamin D. What’s more, the body’s ability to produce vitamin D decreases with age, so vitamin D deficiencies are common in people greater.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be ingested with food or manufactured by the body as a result of the incidence of sunlight on our skin. People with little exposure to sunlight often decide to supplement their diet with an extra supply of vitamin D. It is also important for the absorption and normal use of calcium and phosphorus, and contributes to the process of cell division.
Without enough vitamin D, the body cannot absorb calcium from food or supplements. When blood calcium levels are low, the body will remove calcium from the bones into the blood to supply the muscles (especially the heart), and the nerves with the amount they need. Over time, this reassignment of calcium leads to a loss of bone mass.
Therefore vitamin D contributes to reduce the risk of falls related to postural instability and muscle weakness. Falls are a risk factor for bone fractures in men and women from 60 years and this benefit is achieved with a dose of 20 μg daily. Today scientists continue to discover more functions of vitamin D and health professionals recommend their intake, monitoring the appropriate levels by analytics.
If the recommended daily intake of Omega 3 for an adult under 40 years of age is 1000mg, how many milligrams of Omega 3 would I be able to obtain from two capsules of Pure Fish? What would be the difference between taking the Cod Liver Oil in addition to vitamins A, D and E which it contains? In the pot one capsule a day is recommend.
R/In answer to your questions; I can facilitate the following information:
Cod Livre Oil chemical compsition:
The components of Cod Liver Oil are vitamin A (antimicrobial factor and growth stimulant), vitamin D, and the essential fatty acids Omega 3 (EPA and DHA). There are also important therapeutic benefits linked to phosphates, chlorine, iodine and bromine.
This oil is, in addition, made up of:
Glycerol esters (85%) of unsaturated fatty acids: oleic acid, linoleic, gadoleic and palmitoleic.
Glycerol esters (15%) of saturated fatty acids: myristic acid, palmitic acid, and traces of stearic acid.
IMPORTANT: Due to Lamberts Healthcare’s 5 stage purification process.
Differences between Pure Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil:
Cod liver oil and Fish Oil are similar, but have different compositions: Fish oil has a much lower content of vitamins A and D in comparison with Cod Liver Oil. This could pose a problem if you need to exceed the daily dosage recommended of vitamins A and D in order to benefit from therapeutic quantities of EPA and DHA from Cod Liver Oil. These vitamins are fat soluble, therefore it is possible that a dietary excess could be accumulated in your body and be harmful. A possible hypervitaminosis A and D (especially A) could only take place by consuming a dosage really over the recommended on the label. Since our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when exposed to the sunlight, a common way to benefit from such oils while avoiding overdoses (very rare otherwise), is by taking cod liver oil during the fall and winter, and fish oil during the spring and summer. The only way to ensure there won’t be a deficit or overdose of vitamin D (caused by supplements) is to conduct an analysis of the vitamin levels.