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Cod liver or skate liver oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Wish I could remember where (maybe Chris Kresser's?), but I recall reading that skate liver oil was similar to cod liver oil except it was lower in vitamin A. And Green Pastures says that skate liver oil contains:

unique nutrients ... such as chondroitin, squalene, and alkoxglycerols

Any reasons to go with one over the other? Since I eat liver regularly, I was leaning towards going with the skate.

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on January 24, 2012
at 01:49 PM

Thanks Dan ... I appreciate the link to their test data. Very helpful!

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on January 24, 2012
at 06:04 AM

This makes sense to me since skate fish have a lot of cartilage.

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on January 24, 2012
at 04:09 AM

I just did a bunch of averaging on GPP's FCLO figures to get some ballpark nutritional figures for Vitamin A & D content. They don't have as much data on SLO (skate liver oil) but you can average their IU/mL figures to compare its vitamin content. I'm taking FCLO for D but if there's comparable D levels in SLO and their A is lower I'd definitely consider it.

If I was rich I'd just buy both ;)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 24, 2012
at 01:49 PM

Thanks Dan ... I appreciate the link to their test data. Very helpful!

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on January 23, 2012
at 08:12 PM

Although I am limiting my PUFA to less than 4g a day, sometimes 2g (thanks Peat and Danny!), I will say when I took 1 tablespoons of skate liver oil per day for a week awhile ago, my skin looked AMAZING. I did not stick with it because it wasn;'t cheap. But god damn it looked good. Cod Liver did not have the same effect.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 24, 2012
at 06:04 AM

This makes sense to me since skate fish have a lot of cartilage.

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on March 31, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Green Pastures recommends cod liver oil for children with growing bones, but skate liver oil is a close match to butter oil for activator x content. They pair very nicely together for Vitamin A, D, and K absorption, especially for dairy allergy sufferers who can't have butter oil. Peaceful Planet sells them together in a combo deal.

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