Green Pasture Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is naturally produced, unheated, fermented high-vitamin cod liver oil that is made using a filtering process that retains the natural vitamins and enzymes. Most brands of cod liver oil in health food stores are highly refined, going through a process that removes all of the natural vitamin A and D. After this filtration process, synthetic vitamin A and D are added back to the product. What remains are very low levels of vitamin A and virtually no vitamin D. Because of the high heat process many other nutrients and enzymes are drastically lowered or eliminated.
Cod liver oil is also rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA). The body makes these fatty acids from omega-3 linolenic acid. EPA is as an important link in the chain of fatty acids that ultimately results in prostaglandins, localized tissue hormones while DHA is very important for the proper function of the brain and nervous system. Those individuals who have consumed large amounts of polyunsaturated oils, especially partially hydrogenated oils, who are suffering from certain nutrient deficiencies, or who have impaired pancreatic function, such as diabetics, may not be able to produce EPA and DHA and will, therefore, lack important prostaglandins and necessary fats for the brain unless they consume oily fish or take a cod liver oil supplement.
For best results Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil should be taken in conjunction with X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil. Vitamins A & D in Fermented Cod Liver Oil need Vitamin K in X-Factor Butter Oil are necessary for a more complete absorption and to obtain the full benefits of both of these products.
Potency of fermented cod liver oil & dosage
Please note that fermented cod liver oil contains many co-factors that may enhance the body's uptake and usage of vitamins A and D; in fact, many have reported results equivalent to those obtained from high-vitamin cod liver oil with half the recommended dose.
The high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is sold as a food so does not contain vitamin levels on the label. However, after numerous tests, the approximate values of A and D have been ascertained at 1900 IU vitamin A per mL and 390 IU vitamin D per ml.
Thus 1 teaspoon of high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil contains 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D, a ratio of about 5:1.
According to Dr. Rosann Volmert, a family practive physician in Pasadena, California,
"It took just 2,800 IU of the vitamin D contained in Green Pasture's fermented cod liver oil in combination with the butter oil to raise one patient's serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level from 12.6 ng/ml to 82.3 ng/ml in just three months. According to the guidelines for supplementing synthetic vitamin D3 it would have taken 7,000 IU to achieve this and without all the benefits of the many other fat-soluble nutrients found in these oils. What a testament to the power of nutrients in their natural form!"
The truth about Vitamin A toxicity
We have pointed out that concerns about vitamin A toxicity are exaggerated. While some forms of synthetic vitamin A found in supplements can be toxic at only moderately high doses, the
natural vitamin A in fermented cod liver oil and butterfat is safe at up to ten times the dose of synthetic vitamin A from cod liver oil that is refined and heated. Additionally, the vitamin D found in cod liver oil and butterfat from pasture-raised animals protects against vitamin A toxicity, and allows one to consume a much higher amount of vitamin A before it becomes toxic.
Dr. Weston A. Price's Research
Once a standard supplement in traditional European societies, cod liver oil provides fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which Dr. Price found present in the diet of primitives in amounts ten times higher than in modernized diets. Cod liver oil supplements are a must for women and their male partners, to be taken for several months before conception, and for women during pregnancy. Growing children will also benefit greatly from a small daily dose.
Dr. Price always gave cod liver oil along with high-vitamin butter oil, extracted by centrifuge from good quality spring or fall butter. He found that
cod liver oil on its own was relatively ineffective but combined with high vitamin butter oil produced excellent results. The butter oil contains what he called Activator X, now considered to be vitamin K2, which works synergistically with vitamins A and D. Your diet should include sources of vitamin K, such as good quality butter from grass-fed cows and/or high-vitamin butter oil, fat from grass-fed animals, cheeses from grass-fed animals and duck or goose liver, along with cod liver oil.
In addition, the saturated fatty acids in the butter oil promote efficient utilization of the unsaturated fatty acids in the cod liver oil.
Why Fermented Cod Liver Oil?
- Natural lacto-fermentation - no heat extraction
- Sourced exclusively from organ tissue which contain much higher nutrients
- Lacto-fermentation transforms natural vitamin A into different metabolites and co-factors for easy absorption (contains at least 15 different natural forms of Vitamin A)
- Absorbed and utilized much more effectively so dosages are much smaller
- Takes 6 to 12 months to make fermented cod liver oil - rendering for regular cod liver oil yields a much higher total oil volume, takes only several hours, but requires heat which destroys precious nutrients and enzymes
- Economical - far more nutrients (including A/D) per ml or teaspoon compared to other brands
- Rich in EPA/DHA, Vitamins A and D, Quinones and Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9
- Less joint pain, inflammation & stiffness
- Improved muscle strength and stamina
- Proper functioning of brain & nervous system
- Better utilization of calcium and other nutrients, providing healing throughout the body
- Relief from endometriosis
- Help with depression & anxiety
- Improved immunity & sleep
- Healing of skin - relief from eczema
- Reduction of TMJ pain
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Improved bone density & teeth
- Reduced diabetic symptoms - helps with metabolism of sugars
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, MS., D.D.S.,
Member Research Commission, American Dental Association
Member American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Author, "Dental Infections, Oral and Systemic
Dr. Price is renowned for his profession writings, books and research papers. His research began when his only child died from an infected root canal.
Excerpts for Prologue from book:
Price's research proved conclusively that dental decay is caused primarily by nutritional deficiencies, and that those conditions that promote decay also promote disease. Price considered fat-soluble vitamins to be the key component of healthy diets. He called these nutrients "activators" or "catalysts," upon which the assimilation of all the other nutrients in our food (protein, minerals and water-soluble vitamins) depend. Price Factor/Activator X, and extremely powerful catalyst to mineral absorption, occurred in foods considered sacred to the various primitive groups – liver and other organ meats, fish liver oils, fish eggs, and butter from cows eating rapidly growing grass from Spring and Fall pasturage.
According to Dr. Price, "It is possible to starve for minerals that are abundant in the foods eaten because they cannot be utilized without an adequate quantity of the fat-soluble activators. The amounts (of nutrients) utilized depend directly on the presence of other substances, particularly the fat-soluble vitamins. It is at this point probably that the greatest breakdown in our modern diet takes place, namely in the ingestion and utilization of adequate amounts of the special activating substances including the vitamins needed for rendering the minerals in the food available to the human system."
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Based on these values, the dosage for the high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is provided as follows:
* Children age 3 months to 12 years: 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL, providing 4650 IU vitamin A and 975 IU vitamin D.
* Children over 12 years and adults: 1 teaspoon or 10 capsules, providing 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D.
* Pregnant and nursing women: 2 teaspoon or 20 capsules, providing 19,000 IU vitamin A and 3900 IU vitamin D.
How to Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil
There is an acidic feel in the throat when taking fermented cod liver oil orally from the lactic
acid, plus it has a very strong flavor. Because of the lactic acid and flavor we
recommend that it be stirred into a small amount of water or fresh juice, or followed with water, juice, milk or cream.
8 oz. fermented cod liver oil
Suggested Serving Size: 2ml, Servings Per Container: 118, Amount Per Serving: Calories 16, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 2g (4%
DV), Saturated Fat 1g (6% DV), Trans Fat 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol 3mg (1% DV), Sodium 33mg (1%
DV), Total Carbohydrate 0g (0% DV), Protein 0g (0% DV), Vitamin A (75% DV), Vitamin D (190%
Serving Size 1ml Amount
Vitamin A 3500 IU 70
Vitamin D 600 IU 150
EPA 140 mg
DHA 75 mg
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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