Product Type: Tesco Vitamin 50mg
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Tesco Cod Liver Oil
Member Name: Kittenpeach
Tesco Cod Liver Oil
Advantages: Skin looks brighter, and has more of a glow. Cheap.
Disadvantages: None really!
I originally picked these capsules up a few weeks ago, after doing some research about Cod Liver Oil online, and the potential benefits of it. I have been having some issues with my skin lately, and thought these capsules might give it a bit of a boost. Aside from the benefits Cod Liver Oil can have on your skin, it can also be useful for healthy joints, and strong bones and teeth, so I thought it would definitely be worth trying.
The packaging of these capsules comes in a bright green bottle, which is extremely eye catching on the shelf. It has a child proof lid which always comes in handy, and generally feels quite sturdy. It also has an illustration of a woman stretching (presumably to show how supple your joints will be after taking them!).
I chose to get the bottle containing 60 capsules, although they are also available in 30 and 90. I thought that 60 would be just enough to start testing them out, and seeing if they have any positive effects.
What's in the capsules?
Each capsule contains...
Cod Liver Oil and Fish Body Oil 550.0 mg
Vitamin A & D 100% RDA
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 120.0 mg
EPA 60.0 mg
DHA 50.0 mg
Now, I'm not a health professional, so I can't exactly say what the benefit of each of these vitamins and supplements are. I know that Vitamin A is important in keeping your skin healthy, and apparently EPA has anti-inflammatory properties. I can't really tell you much more than that though! Obviously I try to have a fairly healthy diet alongside taking these supplements, and I usually have a couple of portions of vegetables a day. I'm definitely not the healthiest person around though!
Have I noticed any improvements?
I have been taking Cod Liver Oil for around 2 weeks, so I'll talk about what I've noticed so far. With regards to having healthier joints, I can't say I've really noticed anything! I have never had any particular problems with them though, but nothing really feels more supple. In terms of my skin, I definitely think it looks a little brighter, even after just two weeks. It seems to have more of a glow to it than it did previously, so I'm really pleased about that. I don't feel that it has had any real benefit on my blemishes though, my problem skin is still there (I have a feeling this might be hormonal though, and in that case, I wouldn't expect these to have any great benefit). I'm a little frustrated, as my skin has been fairly good in the past, and I can't understand why it is breaking out all of a sudden! These supplements definitely haven't had any detrimental effects on my health, and I think it's important to make sure I am getting enough Vitamins A & D into my diet. I think I'll keep taking these in the future, to see if the overall tone of my skin improves.
These supplements are only for adults and children over 12, and it says to have one a day, preferably with a meal. The capsules are of a medium size, and I certainly didn't find them too hard to swallow. If you are worried about the size though, there is an illustration on the side of the packet with the actual size.
A bottle of 60 capsules currently costs £1.15, which I think is extremely reasonable. Tesco are currently offering a 3 for 2 offer as well.
Summary: Helps me achieve brighter skin.
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