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by 0 · about 9 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 115 · about 9 hours ago

What sicence is there behind the scientific claims of fermented fish oil? For instance Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil that many recommend claiming it isn't rancid like other fish oils.

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Elliefrance 0 · April 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Fermented Fish oil is different in a way that cod livers are fermented which helps in separating the fat soluble vitamins and beneficial oils to be separated from liver without damaging the fat soluble vitamins unlike regular fish... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 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 53 · about 9 hours ago

I'm REALLY confused about Vitamin A and D. I have keratosis pillars and Acne, which I have been able to control being gluten, dairy, and 80% paleo, and with the help of turmeric, zinc, taking Vitamins, and increasing stomach acid (probiotics... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Problem is you're trying to consume your vitamin D when the natural thing is to synthesize it yourself.

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by 0 · about 9 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 384 · about 9 hours ago

So just wondering how most of you go about getting that wonderful omega 3 and Vit D, balancing food and supplements etc. I bought some cod liver oil (seven seas brand) and Vitamin D-3 (Now foods, 5,000 iu) and don't want to have too much of the... (more)

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shezmu 0 · June 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM

@CD - Note that the darker your skin is, the more sun you need for vitamin D production, due to melanin antagonizing the process. The sun is a harsh mistress to black appartment-dwellers. :(

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by 2626 · about 9 hours ago

I've been reading about concerns regarding the ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D (particularly in the context of cod liver oil, but more generally as well -- it might explain the inconsistent findings about vitamin A and harm to health). To my... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

be careful with Vitamin A and D.......they are quite misunderstood by most clinicians and researchers. Rarely do we need Vitamin A in supplement form. Read this for some back ground: http://www.jackkruse.com/cpc-6-pseudotumor-cerebri/ (more)

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by 2303 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 609 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 220 · about 9 hours ago

I've stopped using toothpaste altogether (its now been about 2 months), tried using a small amount of baking soda with water at first but found it very harsh on my teeth. Since taking the Green Pastures fermented cod liver/butter oil blend, my... (more)

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Thomy 0 · June 13, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Hi, I also stopped using toothpaste, but without the side effects you mention. It's very important you get enough fat soluble vitamins, especially K2. Calcium and Magnesium are crucial too. Maybe you eat lots of acidic foods, such as pineapples,... (more)

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by 367 · about 9 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 309 · about 10 hours ago

So I'm a little overwhelmed at all the info regarding pre-conception/prental supplementations. I would like to start taking fermented Cod Liver Oil, but what else? A folate & iron supplement? I feel like even a whole foods vitamin could be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

The RDA is not sufficient--it's just enough to prevent disease for some people--and definitely not enough for optimum health for ttc or growing a baby. I don't recommend CLO to my clients, unless they can't eat liver or dairy. The ratio of A to... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I take a 4000iu capsule of Vitamin-d every morning with 32-oz of carrot juice and 2 Green Pastures Cod Liver oil capsules (shooting for 40000 iu of Vitamin-A). I also throw a Vitamin-K2 capsule for good measure! But while I've read a 10x ratio... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · May 03, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Ben: You are not likely to do any harm by taking a truly natural dietary "supplement" such as a non-concentrated cod liver oil. It is when you venture into taking "therapeutic" doses of isolated/synthetic vitamins (lacking the... (more)

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by 1667 · about 10 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 1467 · about 10 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 78422 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

I had my first serving of CLO today... dear god is that stuff horrendous. Is there some trick to taking it? Does it get easier? I just saw that it is also available in a capsule... is this as effective? I keep re-experiencing the CLO with... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

My favorite way is to add the cod liver oil to my bowl of bone-broth stew, which isn't hot enough to damage the CLO. It adds a rich underlying flavor that isn't fishy or liver-ish and as a base flavor my taste buds find it very pleasant.

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by 2936 · about 10 hours ago

I inherited a bottle of cod liver oil from my dad (he used to swear by it for knee pain), and now I rediscover it in the back of my fridge, all cloudy like mother of vinegar. Should I toss it, or is it still good?

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paleohacks 0 · October 23, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Toss it! Double yuck!

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