Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil Questions

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by 1159 · about 18 hours ago

There seems to be some conflicting data regarding supplementation of FCLO vs Vitamin D and although people always tend to look at Vitamin A (Retinol) negatively, as i did, because of toxicity issues, i really liked this article posted yesterday on... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · January 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

There is a huge variability in the Vitamin A concentrations of different cod liver oils. I take Carson's and it only has 850 IU per teaspoon. That is only 17% of the RDA. Considering how many paleo dieters avoid dairy and/or eggs, and that... (more)

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by 547 · about 18 hours ago

I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Whenever people recommend fermented cod liver oil, they always refer to the Green Pastures brand. While I do think fermented cod liver oil is the way to go, I am highly skeptical of this brand for a number of reasons. Not only did I notice NO... (more)

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Johan_Lindn 0 · April 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

There's already I question and answer for this. You should have checked this thread first: http://paleohacks.com/questions/522014/what-is-the-science-behind-fermented-fish-oil-inst.html

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I seem to be having too much .. I seem to look older than my years. I am having 140g a day and weight 150lbs .. I work out 2 times per week with heavy weights .. other days I do a lot of walking at work .. but definitely feel like I could... (more)

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tnajamie 0 · March 01, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Any low protein brekkie ideas? currently having about 40g for breakfast

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I've given to my 2 1/2-year old daughter 1/3 teaspoon of Green Pasture royal butter/cod liver oil. I tried three times at dinner and each time she vomited before going to bed. I suspect the green-pasture is the root cause of the vomiting. Any... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 04, 2014 at 10:43 AM

That stuff makes my burps taste like fermented cod guts and gives me the runs just in two capsule (1/4 tsp.) doses. "The most common adverse effects of cod liver oil are gastrointestinal. These effects include fishy breath odor, belching,... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hello, I have some questions regarding cod liver oil. In my country, I cannot find any fermented cod liver oil. I only found pure cod liver oil. Will it do to heal my teeth. I take one table spoon of the oil plus one table spoon of butter oil... (more)

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RIPaleo 0 · November 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I don't know of a distributor that will ship Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil to Egypt, but it looks like there are a few that will sell you either Seven Seas or Carlson's. Most of the research on dental remineralization of cavities was done by... (more)

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by 65 · about 18 hours ago

Hi i have bought some very expensive Triglyceride Citrus fish oil 6 months ago, but only used it a little for 1,5 months. It says on the bottle that after opening it should be kept i the fridge maximum 3 months before being thrown out. I know... (more)

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Blue Ice Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend and just the plain Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Are there are benefits for one over the other? I see that the butter oil blend is specified as a gel... (more)

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Ayathefrog 0 · March 07, 2013 at 5:21 PM

The butter part adds Vitamin K2 as well, which is synergistic with Vitamins A and D. I think it might be better to get the one with butter (2... or actually 3 birds one stone) Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced bites/Practical Paleo has a very helpful... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

So everyone seems to only mention cod liver oil but Green pastures sells Skate liver oil as well. Its hard to find data but from what I can read Skate seems to have less vitamin A and more DHA and vit D. Doesnt this sound like a better mixture... (more)

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Monte 0 · March 04, 2013 at 4:50 AM

Quite frankly I don't understand why FCLO itself has any credibility. I've never seen something so overpriced, over-hyped, and misleading. I've bought all of their products over the years and I always come away asking the same question... "Why did... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I know oil doesn't freeze per say... But I purchased some Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Just before we moved, the roommate accidentally dropped and busted the bottle before I really got to use it regularly. It's winter and things... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · February 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

It will freeze a little, but that is not a problem, in fact it is often used as a way to extend shelf life and reduce the fishy flavor. So don't worry about it.

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by 1614 · about 18 hours ago

Potentially dumb question: I just got my fermented CLO/Butter oil from Green Pastures. I assumed that the FCLO/BO takes the place of the regular fish oil capsules that I had been taking... or am I wrong? Do I need to continue taking regular fish... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 11:45 PM

You should check out the FAQ on FCLO and fish oil recently posted over at Balanced Bites. Probably more than you wanted to know about both ;). (more)

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by 4181 · about 19 hours ago

After I take 3 cod liver oil tablets i feel after about 10 mins like I want to throw up, then I burp (it smells like fish!) then I don't feel so bad. Could this be rancid capsules? I bought them from holland and barratt and but them in the... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

If you are burping soon after taking them they are probably rancid. My Carlson brand caps never give me that problem and neither does my blue ice fermented cod liver oil. The only other possibility is sometimes I have that issue if I try to... (more)

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by 609 · about 19 hours ago

I typically eat up to 5 eggs a day with my breakfast, for lunch I often have tuna and a can of cod liver in it's own oil (4tbsp worth of oil along with the liver) And some kind of meat (factory farmed chicken, fish, or beef) along with whatever is... (more)

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scottts 0 · January 03, 2013 at 2:52 PM

The important thing to remember is that you should have a balance between A and D. The Perfect Health Diet latest book indicates about 2.5:1 A to D. WAPF indicates a higher ratio. I trust the PHD recommendation. Further, its EXTREMELY... (more)

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by 32518 · about 19 hours ago

A slightly different take on the question than this one: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1096/cod-liver-oil-and-vitamin-a-are-toxic#axzz25bPKjtWe I keep seeing folks recommending Cod Liver Oil (fermented CLO is especially popular) and wonder if... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 05, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Seems to me that some folks do push the limit on Vitamin A/retinol, via supplementation with isolates or foods. I know that many point to the poor conversion of BC to VA. The studies I've seen that show low-responders to BC also show that they... (more)

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by 10919 · about 19 hours ago

Does anyone know if cod liver oil can be absorbed transdermally? My toddler has recently gone on a strong tasting food strike and he's getting the tell take keratosis pilaris bumps that plagued me Most of my life (until I discovered ascerola... (more)

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August 0 · October 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I know vitamin D and K2 can get in through the skin, so it ought to have at least a partially good effect. I don't know about A. You might go check with the Peatarians on this one. In order for it to absorb well, it needs to be put on areas... (more)

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by 1281 · about 19 hours ago

I've been thinking about supplementing with CLO for a while now, mainly because I have some skin issues. I'm visiting Oslo pretty soon, so I wonder if some of the Norwegians can give me a tip where to buy quality CLO? I wish I could give Green... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · July 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The issue, at least from the Green Pastures perspective, is that All of the Norway Cod Liver Oil factories use the same industrial techniques, including heating the oil, and usually extracting the natural vitamins, and adding in the synthetic... (more)

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by 367 · about 19 hours ago

Still trying to nail down an optimum supplement regime (bone health my first priority as I have mild, early-onset osteoporosis) and I realise I've never really questioned taking FCLO and sometimes high-vitamin butter oil too. Coming to... (more)

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Jae 0 · June 10, 2012 at 4:18 AM

FCLO is definitely expensive, but I have seen a big improvement in my skin, and my teeth feel really clean all the time. I'm going to keep using it.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hello! I dont have access to high vitamin cod liver oil, the one im taking (Nordic Naturals/Child Life) does not contain the recommended amounts of vitamin A as per Weston A Price Foundation. So i decided to add additional Vitamin A through... (more)

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Don_1 0 · April 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Eat beef Liver for vit A. Cut it into small cubes, freeze, and swallow whole if you don't like the taste. Personally I would not suppliment synthetic vit A.

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by 1667 · about 19 hours ago

Im trying to narrow down an effect Ive been experiencing as of late. Ive been taking two gel caps of fermented cod liver oil on certain days that seems to coincide with a very relaxed and low energy state. I normally sleep 6.5-7.5 hours per... (more)

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Monte 0 · November 05, 2012 at 6:39 AM

You know that dull, out-of-it feeling you get when you have a 104 degree fever? That is exactly how I felt when I took a teaspoon of FCLO. I got so mentally fatigued and sleepy that I had NO CHOICE but to go lay down. Within minutes I was... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

In looking for a good cod liver oil, I saw one user here reccomend Barleans (Travis - you know who you are). Because they don't add synthetic vitamin A like some manufacturers do, they won't specify an amount, only a range (0 to 2200 iu). Since... (more)

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Wowza 0 · April 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM

This is why I take Green Pastures CLO - I love that they offer test data: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/TestData/index.cfm Of course as a natural product, there will be some variation batch to batch, but here at least you have some... (more)

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by 1467 · about 19 hours ago

Hello. This might seem like a repeat question because fish oil questions are always coming up but I want to know specifically what the best ENTERIC COATED pharmaceutical grade fish oils are. I have been taking Solgar Omega 3 "700" which provide:... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I have severely dry/itchy skin for the past few years. Switching to paleo has helped immensely, but sometimes when I take cod liver oil I will get terrible cramps a few hours later and vomit or diarrhea everything out. What am I doing wrong? My... (more)

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Heather_15 0 · April 09, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I take half a teaspoon of Green Pasture's Fermented CLO with pastured butter oil (cinnamon tingle flavored - yum!) about 30 minutes after I wake up in the morning (so I'm fasted). When I first started out with paleo, my dosage was 1 teaspoon a day... (more)

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by 78417 · about 19 hours ago

At what point does vitamin A become a real problem. 10,000IU is listed as the tolerable upper limit. I had 1-2 tsp (didn't measure well) of cod liver oil in my yogurt 3-4oz of beef liver pate 4 eggs etc... all told Fitday says in the area of... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · March 14, 2012 at 5:22 AM

I was sick today so I supplemented about 50,000 IUs. We'll see if I'm alive tomorrow.Toxicity general doesn't typically start until 100,000 IUs and seems to be dependent on vitamin D status.

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by 1311 · about 19 hours ago

We are going to try to get pregnant towards the end of the year. I had a blood test recently which said I was deficient in Vitamin D. My level was 65 and it is supposed to be a minimum of 75 at the least. My doctor wants me to start supplementing... (more)

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stephenj 0 · February 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Gidday from New Zealand, where the ozone layer is even thinner. I've noticed since going more into full-on paleo and eating a lot of beef and lamb fat and butter and coconut oil that I burn a lot less easily. Eg, I sat outside at 1 pm yesterday... (more)

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by 15003 · about 19 hours ago

Wish I could remember where (maybe Chris Kresser's?), but I recall reading that skate liver oil was similar to cod liver oil except it was lower in vitamin A. And Green Pastures says that skate liver oil contains: unique nutrients ... such as ... (more)

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Dan_14 0 · January 24, 2012 at 4:09 AM

I just did a bunch of averaging on GPP's FCLO figures to get some ballpark nutritional figures for Vitamin A & D content. They don't have as much data on SLO (skate liver oil) but you can average their IU/mL figures to compare its vitamin... (more)

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