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 paleo/primal via WAPF where all the Green Pastures products are unquestioningly recommended I wonder are they necessary, just a source of A and D and a little omega 3 (K2 and anti-arthritic Wultzen factor in the case of butter oil) or do they have some magical synergistic properties that cannot be found elsewhere?
I also worry slightly about the rancidity of the oils (I have a feeling Paul Jaminet does not recommend fish oils at all) as it's impossible to judge from a taste point of view as they taste so ghastly anyway. I've tried fermented skate oil in the past, which seemed to have a better A/D balance, not so heavy on A, but didn't notice any difference. Cod liver oil seems to be promoted for immunity but is this just as a result of the A/D etc they contain?
Wondered what opinions were on these products, I don't like buying from any company that has such a monopoly in a marketplace but people I respect such as Chris Kresser, Chris Masterjohn and Stephan Guyenet all seem to take or recommend these oils.
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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.
Have you tried Grass fed Organic High Vitamin Butter Oil from NutraPro Company? It is not rancid .. taste good
I forgot where I read it recently, but Weston Price found that every culture had its own superfood, and that this animal food was always high in Vitamins A and D. Thus, we have grass fed butter, fish eggs (roe), liver, and cod liver oil.
Personally, I feel better when taking the FCLO. It took me a while to get over the "monopoly" and to make sure it wasn't just a conspiracy, but I bought some, and feel better.
They are quick to point out that it's not just the vitamin A or D, or the EPA or DHA or everything. Each dose has a wide range of different types of A and D. Taking them in food form keeps the synergy there.