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by 547 · July 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

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 · April 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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 · April 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM

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 · March 01, 2014 at 12:53 PM

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 · February 04, 2014 at 10:43 AM

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 48 · November 22, 2013 at 2:53 AM

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 · November 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

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 13 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So the health benefits of fermented cod liver oil are written all over the place. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I've just started taking it the past month as a vitamin/health boost. I've read that it might even help with stretch marks! But the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

If you have a deep aversion to it during pregnancy, I would listen to your body, it is smarter about knowing what you need and don't need during this pregnancy than any expert or blogger. Plus, you can get the same nutrients from other more... (more)

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by 65 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 384 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've got 2 questions that are driving me batty because of some conflicting information I'm seeing, and I'm hoping to get some clarity here. 1) I eat wild Alaskan salmon every day - either a can or a 6 oz. filet. Is this too much PUFA? (I avoid... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

1) Probably fine, since it is wild-caught. 2) Suggest you try eating 3-4 oz of liver per week and drop the CLO. Cheaper and better for you. Make sure you are getting sufficient K2 and Magnesium via diet. If you stay with the CLO, that amount... (more)

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by 2626 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 50 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Their site has been down for a week. Anyone know if something happened? Edit: It works. I must have encountered server errors on two separate days.

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Kyle_1 0 · May 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Hacked by dentists.

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I ordered some fermented cod liver oil + butter oil. I'm thinking this would be a good thing to try a few times a week, maybe when I haven't had a ton of seafood or vitamin D/A in a while. Do any of you take it daily or with a similar approach? ... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · May 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM

This is funny I just got back from the store picking both of those up, I normally do the cod liver oil every day but from what I understand you don't need much if your supplementing all the time. So I just do half a teaspoon of CLO and plan on... (more)

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by 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I know getting vitamins/minerals from food is best, which I try to do. But I also know I don't have a "perfect" diet and supplements may benefit me. Basically I am undecided on whether I should take a multivitamin. In the past I have always but... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM

A comprehensive discussion on supplements can be found in the book Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet). Required reading. _Lazza

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Does anybody know if this brand's canned cod liver oil comes from wild-caught or farmed fish? (Any other comments about the health quality of this food and its packaging and such is also welcomed.)

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by 1281 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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)