Early Cod Liver Oil Bottle
16 April 2014
Ron Krupa sent in these great pictures of a rare oddity found at a flea market on 13 April 2014. This early Cod Liver Oil bottle is probably the nicest example I have ever seen! What character and color1 Looks like a real fish.
Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish. As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Cod liver oil also contains vitamin A and vitamin D. It has historically been taken because of its vitamin A and vitamin D content. It was once commonly given to children, because vitamin D has been shown to prevent rickets and other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. [Wikipdia]
See another Cod Liver Oil Bottle from the Meyer Collection.