The Weston Price Foundation is all over Fermented Cod Liver oil. I know they talk about the Vit D/A benefits, but what about as a supplement for Omega 3's as well....is it a good option or should I just stick with Omega 3 capsules?
excellent question. I, too, coming to paleo from years of following WAP principles, have used and continue to use FCLO from Green Pastures. I must admit though that ive never in all that time really calculated how much A, D, n3, etc that im getting from the four pills i take daily. On their bottle they recommend two per day only but i go with four. Looking at it now though:
Two caps Blue Ice Royal (which is a combo of their high vitamin butter oil AND fermented cod liver oil) gives me:
vitamin A: 35% RDA which is 1,750 IUs (WAP recommends 10,000 IU vitamin A daily)
vitamin D: 90% RDA which is 360 IUs (WAP recommends 1950 IU vitamin D)
You don't take the fermented cod liver oil for the Omega-3s in and of themselves. It's intended as a balanced way to get your vitamins D, A, K, and other micronutrients, including some Omega-3s, in a higly absorbable and utilizable form. If you're simply looking to balance the Omega-6s, you're looking at the wrong supplement.
Still, it's a worthwhile thing to take. Maybe more important than just the Omega-3s in isolation.