I have severely dry/itchy skin for the past few years. Switching to paleo has helped immensely, but sometimes when I take cod liver oil I will get terrible cramps a few hours later and vomit or diarrhea everything out. What am I doing wrong? My only thought is too much fat but I only eat 1-3 eggs per day, tons of veggies and maybe some bacon or chicken.
Her are my questions:
How much do you take and when? With food? Without? Do you regulate how much you take based on your fat intake of the day? Any advice will be helpful as I'm scared to take it and become a walking time bomb.
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on April 09, 2012
at 12:08 AM
I take half a teaspoon of Green Pasture's Fermented CLO with pastured butter oil (cinnamon tingle flavored - yum!) about 30 minutes after I wake up in the morning (so I'm fasted). When I first started out with paleo, my dosage was 1 teaspoon a day and as my health got better, I reduced to the 1/2 teaspoon I take today. I have not had any issues with it.
I actually switched to the fermented cod liver oil after having issues with the "traditional" fish oil tablets (fish burps, indigestion, gas, bloating, diarrhea).
on March 20, 2012
at 02:59 PM
Oliveoyl, I'm sorry about the troubles. Do you keep your CLO in the refrigerator?
I have never had trouble with mine. Perhaps your oil has gone rancid.
Is there a carrier oil for the CLO, or some other ingredient, or is it pure CLO?
Have you tried other brands? There is definitely a difference in brands.
Before I eat breakfast, I take two teaspoons of Quantum CLO with a dab of pastured butter, and take Vit. D3 drops (carrier oil is olive) with a dab of butter at the same time. I drink black tea w/ hwc, beef fat or butter at that time, too.