Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil Questions

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by 53 · 1 minute ago

I'm about to order some fermented cod liver oil. But I wasn't sure what flavor was best. I've tried normal cod liver oil in the past and I can't help but gag at the strawberry flavoring. (more)

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Jennifer_3 0 · May 02, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I've tried them all and cinnamon is the best and even that's not so great. After a while, you just get used to it. I wash it down quickly with warm herbal tea.

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by 10919 · 2 minutes ago

I have a question about the Fermented Cod Liver Oil. I really can't afford it, I may be able to put it in the budget again when I return to work but right now I'm a stay at home mom. Is it even worth it to take the Carlson brand CLO that I'm... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Carlson is a reputable company. They appear to take reasonable precautions to prevent oxidation in their processing and packaging. (Here is a description of their processing) The techniques used to prevent oxidation include: (1) processing and... (more)

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by 18412 · 4 minutes ago

I have read several of the threads on CLO and HVBO, but mostly they were just facts and opinions of whether or not it's good to take or not. I'm looking for real testimonies of people who take one of them or both of them, or people who have ever... (more)

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Hannah_K_K 0 · March 22, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I started taking it in December hoping to become pregnant (not from the CLO/HVBO obviously), then took a last-minute job in Kyrgyzstan. Took my Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal (Cinnamon Tingle as pictured) with me. I spent three weeks in transit... (more)

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by 555 · 7 minutes ago

My understanding is that if we're supplementing with Vitamin D, then D3 is a better choice than D2. (Also: http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/vitamin-d2-vs-vitamin-d3.html) So I was surprised to learn that from some samples of Green... (more)

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WordVixen 0 · November 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Vitamin D is the main reason that I take Green Pastures FCLO as well (I'm evening shift and am lucky to even see the sun for more than 15 minutes a day let alone be in it). It seems strange to me that there would be so much D2 in the FCLO. It was... (more)

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by 821 · 10 minutes ago

My local store stocks Icelandic canned cod liver. It is canned in its own oil, with 1% salt added. It is reasonably priced. The taste is OK, in moderation. Can anyone comment on this product and how it compares with cod liver oil?

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Marc_1 0 · June 22, 2010 at 8:29 PM

I live in the US, but was born and raised in Holland. I eat cod liver about once every 2-3 weeks. It's the only canned product I eat, so I don't worry about the can part. The taste is delicious, make sure you put it in the fridge, it tastes... (more)

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by 128 · 10 minutes ago

I Know this gets talked about a lot, but I haven't found a specific answer to this question. Thanks!

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Jay_1 0 · May 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Cod liver oil does not have toxic amounts of vitamin A if you take it in the doses recommended. That said, I do think it contains an unhealthy amount of vitamin A, especially for people, like paleo eaters, that consume a lot of pre-formed vitamin... (more)

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by 6082 · 11 minutes ago

From Whole Health Source: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html After thinking about it, I've decided that butyrate must have been a principal component of Dr. Weston Price's legendary... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · April 29, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Butter oil has never been nutritionally analyzed- that is putting a lot of faith into one of Weston Price's ideas. I have read that one ounce of butter oil is made from 8 ounces of butter. I don't see any need for butter oil- just eat lots of... (more)

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by 1451 · 11 minutes ago

In Half a gram of fish oil per 10 lbs of bodyweight per day?! Melissa commented that "When I took fish oil in the winter I unfortunately learned of its immunosuppressive effects." I recently learned that Cod Liver Oil has too much Vitamin A, so... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM

The main rationale for fish oil being immunosuppressive isn't about fish oil per se, it's about omega-3 being anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation is, of course, very bad indeed, but acute inflammation is integral to the immune system. There... (more)

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by 10502 · 11 minutes ago

At a request of one of PaleoHack.com's users, I am reproducing a newsletter from the Vitamin D Council. PaleoHacks.com takes no position on this and is only sharing this to foster discussion. Thoughts? The Vitamin D Newsletter Remarkable... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 01, 2010 at 7:41 AM

WAPF has written extensively about vitamin D. There is also good writings on vitamin K toxicity from Chris Masterjohn (through WAPF?) and Stephen of wholehealthsource (Sorry, having trouble finding Chris's articles) To summarize: Vitamin A, D,... (more)

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by 1159 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 24 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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