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June 14, 2012 1:39 AM
Does anyone take cod liver oil? If so, have you noticed it making a difference with your joints? How long did it take to notice a difference? Thanks!! x
June 14, 2012 2:58 AM
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June 14, 2012 3:01 AM
In what context? Do you have achy joints or do you have a condition like arthritis?
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June 14, 2012 3:05 AM
More along the lines of achy joints. I am under 30,l so hoping its not arthritis! I was just wondering if there was a noticeable difference or not...x
June 14, 2012 3:05 AM
I get sore joints and have tried cod liver oil. Didn't really notice much of a difference but I am not the most patient person in the world and probably didn't give it enough time. I read somewhere that Rosehip is suppose to be good for joints but I haven't tried it yet as it is quite expensive. I will wait till Holland & Barrett have them on sale to test them out smile
June 14, 2012 3:06 AM
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I get sore joints and have tried cod liver oil. Didn't really notice much of a difference but I am not the most patient person in the world and probably didn't give it enough time. I read somewhere that Rosehip is suppose to be good for joints but I haven't tried it yet as it is quite expensive. I will wait till Holland & Barrett have them on sale to test them out smile


Thanks! i am also not patient :-/ i always expect immediate results lol. xx
June 14, 2012 3:09 AM
Well, I do use Cod Liver Oil for a few reasons. I do notice a difference but it took a couple of months of taking a double dose. I do have sever arthritis though so it might not take as long or as much for you. It is pretty good for other things as well though: depression, heart heath etc. So it might be worth adding it to your health regimen :) Good luck!
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June 14, 2012 3:10 AM
ibuprofen works for me
June 14, 2012 3:11 AM
QUOTE:

Well, I do use Cod Liver Oil for a few reasons. I do notice a difference but it took a couple of months of taking a double dose. I do have sever arthritis though so it might not take as long or as much for you. It is pretty good for other things as well though: depression, heart heath etc. So it might be worth adding it to your health regimen :) Good luck!


Thanks for your reply! I started taking it two days ago. I have read up on some other benefits, and decided I needed to add it to my diet! I take 1 dose/day in addition l to my multi vitamin and healthy eating! xx
June 14, 2012 3:12 AM
QUOTE:

Well, I do use Cod Liver Oil for a few reasons. I do notice a difference but it took a couple of months of taking a double dose. I do have sever arthritis though so it might not take as long or as much for you. It is pretty good for other things as well though: depression, heart heath etc. So it might be worth adding it to your health regimen :) Good luck!


Might give the cod liver oil a try again and be a bit more patient this time smile
June 14, 2012 3:12 AM
Started taking jointcare capsules with glucosamine and omega 3 fish oils. Early days yet, but I am hoping this helps as my joints click really loudly.
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June 14, 2012 3:12 AM
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ibuprofen works for me


Cheers, just wondering in relation to running, and it makes me sick if I take it too soon before a big run!xx
June 14, 2012 3:14 AM
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Started taking jointcare capsules with glucosamine and omega 3 fish oils. Early days yet, but I am hoping this helps as my joints click really loudly.


Can you let me know how you get on? i will continue my pills for 1 month, but might consider trying that if I have not noticed a difference!xx
June 14, 2012 3:15 AM
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ibuprofen works for me


Painkillers are good for one off stuff but if, like me, you suffer from joint paint alot I wouldn't really want to be taking them all the time.
June 14, 2012 3:16 AM
Get a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and msm . Try to get pharmacy grade,as well. A lot of the ones you buy in the grocery store, Wal-mart etc do not easily get absorbed in your body. If you buy a good quality one ( and you will pay more for it) you will notice a difference.
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June 14, 2012 3:20 AM
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Get a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and msm . Try to get pharmacy grade,as well. A lot of the ones you buy in the grocery store, Wal-mart etc do not easily get absorbed in your body. If you buy a good quality one ( and you will pay more for it) you will notice a difference.


I just started taking this but it is too early to tell. I am hopeful though!

And PS to the OP...do NOT take ibuprofen or any other NSAID pain killer long term, it can eat the lining of your stomach and can cause ulcers :(
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June 14, 2012 3:24 AM
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Get a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and msm . Try to get pharmacy grade,as well. A lot of the ones you buy in the grocery store, Wal-mart etc do not easily get absorbed in your body. If you buy a good quality one ( and you will pay more for it) you will notice a difference.


Thanks!! i will look into it!!xx
June 14, 2012 3:25 AM
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Get a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and msm . Try to get pharmacy grade,as well. A lot of the ones you buy in the grocery store, Wal-mart etc do not easily get absorbed in your body. If you buy a good quality one ( and you will pay more for it) you will notice a difference.


I just started taking this but it is too early to tell. I am hopeful though!

And PS to the OP...do NOT take ibuprofen or any other NSAID pain killer long term, it can eat the lining of your stomach and can cause ulcers :(


I won't :) I try not to take many painkillers unless i absolutely need it!xx
June 14, 2012 3:29 AM
I'm 41 and take capsules to protect against my future health my mother is virtually crippled with arthritis.

I have noticed an effect but I don't know whether its the Cod Liver Oil or my increased level of strength.

I cycle often and noticed a weakness in my left knee, it was the oddest sensation and really hard to describe, not painfull as such but worrying/annoying.

It was like a fluid/bubbling/moving kinda feeling, anyway it's stopped now and I've been taking the capsules since February I think.
June 14, 2012 3:41 AM
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I'm 41 and take capsules to protect against my future health my mother is virtually crippled with arthritis.

I have noticed an effect but I don't know whether its the Cod Liver Oil or my increased level of strength.

I cycle often and noticed a weakness in my left knee, it was the oddest sensation and really hard to describe, not painfull as such but worrying/annoying.

It was like a fluid/bubbling/moving kinda feeling, anyway it's stopped now and I've been taking the capsules since February I think.


That Brill! Thanks for the input!xx
June 14, 2012 3:52 AM
NSAIDS like aspirin and ibuprofen can't be used for more than one week in duration without increasing risk of developing stomach ulcers or cardiovascular complications. Tylenol can be used long term; however, the doses can be a bit high and using any other tylenol combo products is pretty much out of the question...daily tylenol needs to be less than 4g/day (for healthy individuals, elderly needs to be 2g or less/day).

Cod liver oil has anti-inflammatory properties (like NSAIDS/tylenol is anti-inflammatory but not to the same degree as NSAIDS) as well as fish oil; however, cod liver oil has the added benefit of vitamin D for bone health. Glucomsamine/MSM/Chondroitin combos can be expensive and might be a last line OTC to try.

Topical capsaicin is another good option for treating local irritation but keep in mind it takes about one week to start working. It basically distracts your body's response to pain
June 14, 2012 3:56 AM
There is a bit of a debate between which is best - Fish Oil or Cod Liver.
I found this article very useful:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/fish-oil-vs-cod-liver-oil.html

I take Cod liver Oil (because I live in the UK....far from natural sunlight...)

I've found a significant improvement in the aches and pains in my finger joints
and my skin seems to burn much less easily (on those rare occaisions when I'm exposed to it!)

My husband takes Cod Liver Oil and Glucosamine for his dodgey joints
and when he stops taking it for any period of time he really notices a steady increase in pain again
- so he swears by the two.

My question though is - Should I be including them in my daily calorie count??
Edited by NelehY On June 14, 2012 4:09 AM
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June 14, 2012 3:56 AM
QUOTE:

NSAIDS like aspirin and ibuprofen can't be used for more than one week in duration without increasing risk of developing stomach ulcers or cardiovascular complications. Tylenol can be used long term; however, the doses can be a bit high and using any other tylenol combo products is pretty much out of the question...daily tylenol needs to be less than 4g/day (for healthy individuals, elderly needs to be 2g or less/day).

Cod liver oil has anti-inflammatory properties (like NSAIDS/tylenol is anti-inflammatory but not to the same degree as NSAIDS) as well as fish oil; however, cod liver oil has the added benefit of vitamin D for bone health. Glucomsamine/MSM/Chondroitin combos can be expensive and might be a last line OTC to try.

Topical capsaicin is another good option for treating local irritation but keep in mind it takes about one week to start working. It basically distracts your body's response to pain


Thanks you!!xx
June 14, 2012 3:58 AM
QUOTE:

There is a bit of a debate between which is best - Fish Oil or Cod Liver.
I found this article very useful:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/fish-oil-vs-cod-liver-oil.html

I take Cod liver Oil (because I live in the UK....far from natural sunlight...)

I've found a significant improvement in the aches and pains in my finger joints
and my skin seems to burn much less easily (on those rare occaisions when I'm exposed to it!)

My husband takes Cod Liver Oil and Glucosamine for his dodgey joints
and when he stops taking it for any period of time he really notices a steady increas in pain again
- so he swears by the two.

My question though is - Should I be including them in my daily calorie count??


Thanks!!

In answer to your question, I include my supplements in my food diary. The cod liver oil and daily vitimin do not have any calories :) But all the vitamins then show up in my percentages! I scan the bottles with my iphone, and it inputs it all, wihtout me having to enter any additional info! xx

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