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FISH LIVER OIL

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About FISH LIVER OIL: Fish Liver Oil is a fixed oil expressed from the fresh livers of various species of fish.

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Used in vitamins and supplements. In milk fortified with vitamin D. Alternatives: yeast extract ergosterol and exposure of skin to sunshine.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; EMOLLIENT

Synonym(s): FISH LIVER OILS; OILS, FISH LIVER; OILS, FISH-LIVER

Data gaps

Concern Reference
250 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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