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fermented cod liver oil/throat burning

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Created May 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Anyone else experiencing throat burning from fermented cod liver oil? Is it rancidity or something else?

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:53 AM

I mix mine with honey and hid it some food or in a smoothie. Still trying to figure out the best way to get it down. Glad to see I'm not the only one. I can't buy the favored kind due to the high oxalates in cinnamon & Choc.

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on May 17, 2012
at 01:58 AM

I'm not buyin it...my experience was awful, I've never had such caustic burning in my throat which then continued in my stomach and lasted a long time. Wouldn't touch it again. There are plenty of other good sources to get A and D from.

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on May 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Consequently, I'm now wondering how to handle the first batch that I just ordered! After hearing all of your accounts, i'm not too excited to exierience this "tingle." Any other ideas of how to handle it/lessen the effects?

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on January 11, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Straight olive oil does the same thing to many people. I get the burning sensation from both. It's common and pretty normal.

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on January 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

http://www.amazon.de/Rügen-Fisch-Dorsch-Leber-115/dp/B003RFQO0U , in Berlin it's available at almost every supermarket (Rewe, Edeka) but be aware, one can contains at least 16 g of pufa!

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on July 05, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Thats true Cod is very overfished. i think in some arctic region its still ok to fish cod. Thank you Uggla for your contrivution. I dont know if skate is also good to eat. I dont realy trust WWF anymore, he is not a realy nonprofit organisation and also works with aggrobuisness together and with clearcut of the rainforest. And actualy the vietnam farmed pangasius was on their list to cause they got pressure or whatever from companies they removed it. WWF isnt as free as other eco organisations. There is a site like the baymarine aquarium or something similiar sounding. Its has a list of fish.

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on July 05, 2011
at 08:35 AM

hei Paul can you post a lin to the product: Here you also get cod liver in oil. i havent seen it in own oil in germany yet.

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on July 05, 2011
at 06:31 AM

Uggla- Green Pastures does have a skate oil as an alternative. They said that it's not quite as nutritious, but is more sustainable.

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on June 23, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Thanks Peggy but this was not a mild reaction. It was to a solid in the oil that I'm sure you've noticed. The intense burn lasted for a couple of hours regardless of drinking lots of water afterwards and it continued in my stomach where I am assuming the particulate landed. If it wasn't rancidity I'd like to know what the bleep it was. I've been taking the fermented CLO for a while with only occasional mild burning before this.

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on June 12, 2011
at 03:49 PM

I'm not big on supplements anymore...that said I do still take r-lipoic acid, L-Carnosine, benfotiamine and pyridoxamine. I get the Organic Pastures raw butter as opposed to butter oil and am more of a Weston A. Price follower than a paleolithic diet devotee.

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on June 12, 2011
at 03:29 PM

yeah it is pretty strong stuff. I don't have a problem now that I've diluted it, but I assumed it was the flavoring that caused the heat not some toxin in it. Have you tried their other products: butter oil and such...

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on June 12, 2011
at 01:29 PM

I don't trust the burn...the reaction I had was not mild, my throat burned intensely for hours and it continued in my stomach. I can get vitamins A and D elsewhere and I'll eat sardines and pastured beef for the omega 3s.

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on May 28, 2011
at 06:56 PM

...thanks, they never got back to me so I'm done with it. Maybe there is another explanation but I've never liked taking supplements that involve oil base for potential rancidity reasons (like vitamin E and CoQ10) though I'm less into supplements now anyway. Weston Price got me going with the cod liver oil.

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on May 28, 2011
at 03:07 AM

Yes, I have experienced the same sensation. I read somewhere else that this was completely normal. Sorry I forgot where I saw or it or else I would link it up.

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(5838)

on May 27, 2011
at 03:32 PM

I have the cinnamon tingle and get a warmer sensation from it. I chalked it up the the flavoring.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:45 PM

it's the unflavored...I have called them...I won't be buying it again after this reaction unless they have some explanation. It might have to do with some of the particulate matter in the bottle that you've probably noticed too.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Maybe there are other things you can use instead, depending on what you use it for. Although you are entitled to your own free will ;)

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:11 PM

I thoroughly respect your perspective. It is a good source of vitamins A and D.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:06 PM

There are other things you can use insted, depending on what you use it for.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 05, 2011
at 08:45 AM

I dont know. When i first tried i also felt uncomfort. Now i feel very well with it. It taste delicious. And i imagine me being a viking with thebig boxes of fermented cod liver oil in front of the houses.

then it just taste much more delicous. just imagine you have been on sea living in viking cottages and enjoy your cod liver oil and you were craving for it a long time. and it feel realy good.

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Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

on May 16, 2012
at 06:41 PM

This is 100% normal and can be expected from CLO.

Read the disclaimer on this page, which is one of the brands recommended by Weston A. Price (about 1/2 way down the page in an yellow box):

http://www.drrons.com/additive-free-supplements-product-list.htm

Quote:

"Are you NEW to fermented cod liver oil? Please be aware that the fermented cod liver oil is very strong tasting and due to the enzyme content leaves a tingle in your throat. If you are new to the fermented cod liver oils, we recommend you try the capsules."

4886d3390cb1de913ecc198e72cc072c

on May 17, 2012
at 03:53 AM

I mix mine with honey and hid it some food or in a smoothie. Still trying to figure out the best way to get it down. Glad to see I'm not the only one. I can't buy the favored kind due to the high oxalates in cinnamon & Choc.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Consequently, I'm now wondering how to handle the first batch that I just ordered! After hearing all of your accounts, i'm not too excited to exierience this "tingle." Any other ideas of how to handle it/lessen the effects?

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

(1290)

on May 17, 2012
at 01:58 AM

I'm not buyin it...my experience was awful, I've never had such caustic burning in my throat which then continued in my stomach and lasted a long time. Wouldn't touch it again. There are plenty of other good sources to get A and D from.

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on June 21, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Green Pastures discusses the differences in taste, etc on this page:

http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/FAQ/index.cfm#1

Maybe it will help.

I found putting the oil at the back of my mouth and chasing it with apple cider vinegar diluted with water instantly stops any reaction, but be careful to have your throat closed when you squirt the oil there! I've taken almost a full bottle now and find it much easier. I now use a half teaspoon, take it and follow it up with milk or a food. Since it's my first bottle and the above site says the taste sometimes is different, it will be interesting to see what the next bottle is like.

I did do some research on forums like the GAPS or SCD diet forums and the burning, the wicked taste, etc, are normal. So I am trusting that it is not rancid. I get fast shipping and put it right in the fridge. It's been around at least several years. I'd think there would be warnings online if there was a danger.

Hope this helps.

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(1290)

on June 23, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Thanks Peggy but this was not a mild reaction. It was to a solid in the oil that I'm sure you've noticed. The intense burn lasted for a couple of hours regardless of drinking lots of water afterwards and it continued in my stomach where I am assuming the particulate landed. If it wasn't rancidity I'd like to know what the bleep it was. I've been taking the fermented CLO for a while with only occasional mild burning before this.

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35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on May 28, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Yeah, I've experienced the same burning when biting through my fermented cod liver oil pills (was curious about the taste) from green pasture. After this experience i just swallowed the whole thing.

Nowadays, I eat cod liver in its own oil (tin). It's very cheap, absolutely delicious and enough for one or even two meals. 8oo kcals in one serving !!!

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

(1290)

on May 28, 2011
at 06:56 PM

...thanks, they never got back to me so I'm done with it. Maybe there is another explanation but I've never liked taking supplements that involve oil base for potential rancidity reasons (like vitamin E and CoQ10) though I'm less into supplements now anyway. Weston Price got me going with the cod liver oil.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 05, 2011
at 08:35 AM

hei Paul can you post a lin to the product: Here you also get cod liver in oil. i havent seen it in own oil in germany yet.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

http://www.amazon.de/Rügen-Fisch-Dorsch-Leber-115/dp/B003RFQO0U , in Berlin it's available at almost every supermarket (Rewe, Edeka) but be aware, one can contains at least 16 g of pufa!

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69438c0ae8844d3671acbb5f23160c56

on July 18, 2012
at 11:21 PM

This is very interesting and about 15 months ago I tried plain FCLO and had a similar response and then a horrible cough began at the exact moment and lasted for 10 weeks! (I wonder if we had the same batch of FCLO?) I thought that something from the FCLO had become lodged in my chest. By throat burned, I gagged and thought that I might soon die all for the good of trying to my my breastmilk more full of DHA, etc. Now I am wondering if there might be truth to rancidity in the product. I have tried the capsules and they are fine, but I am still wondering if FCLO is a product that we should even be "eating" if it is so horrendous.

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8b6c45dab21493bdc6745f72324e52b4

on March 13, 2012
at 08:51 PM

Wow - I have just had to look this phenomenon up after experiencing a horrific burning at the back of my throat and all the way down my oesophagus immediately after taking 2 ml of Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil by syringe. I actually wondered if I should go to Emergency as I thought I might be having an allergic reaction. I have been taking this oil, in exactly the same way, for several months, and before that (with a six=month gap in between) I took it for over a year. There was a very, very mild burning, more like a catching in the throat occasionally, but nothing like this! I think I may have to stop taking it as I could not face this happening again. BTW I looked down my throat with a mirror and a torch and it is very red indeed. The burning is only just beginning to go away after five minutes and a LOT of water.

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on January 11, 2012
at 04:13 PM

When I put my meal in the bowl/plate, I mix CLO into the bone broth or other liquid in the warm food. It actually has a nice effect on overall flavor and I've never experienced any burning or other after-effects.

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on January 11, 2012
at 03:41 PM

How is this stuff made? I didnt see the method on green pastures site. Why is it better than normal CLO? You would think it would be rancid. Anyhow sounds awful, but i may give it a try if theres some evidence...Thanks!

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E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

on July 05, 2011
at 06:30 AM

I had the same experience the first time I took FCLO straight (not in pills). A few hours after I took it, I got a horrendous burning from my stomach up to my throat. I seriously felt like I was going to die. Apparently some people can get nasty acid reflux from taking FCLO- and I did. But only the first day. The second day there was some burning, but not so bad. After the second day- none.

I was taking the emulsified stuff, and I'm never doing that again. The taste I could deal with, and I got over the burning quickly, but the texture and the taste combined is more than I can stand. I currently take the pills, but I'm looking into the liquid stuff. I just wish they had the FCLO and butter oil blend in liquid form.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:05 PM

Although I know mostly everyone loves cod-liver oil. I do not, in 2000, WWF placed cod on the endangered species list. Even if I am a meat eater I have my limits. And as a meat eater I choose to eat organic, humanely-raised meats that are not at risk for instinction. What do you use it for?

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(1290)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:11 PM

I thoroughly respect your perspective. It is a good source of vitamins A and D.

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(1585)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Maybe there are other things you can use instead, depending on what you use it for. Although you are entitled to your own free will ;)

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(1585)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:06 PM

There are other things you can use insted, depending on what you use it for.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on July 05, 2011
at 06:31 AM

Uggla- Green Pastures does have a skate oil as an alternative. They said that it's not quite as nutritious, but is more sustainable.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 05, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Thats true Cod is very overfished. i think in some arctic region its still ok to fish cod. Thank you Uggla for your contrivution. I dont know if skate is also good to eat. I dont realy trust WWF anymore, he is not a realy nonprofit organisation and also works with aggrobuisness together and with clearcut of the rainforest. And actualy the vietnam farmed pangasius was on their list to cause they got pressure or whatever from companies they removed it. WWF isnt as free as other eco organisations. There is a site like the baymarine aquarium or something similiar sounding. Its has a list of fish.

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on August 03, 2013
at 03:04 PM

This whole business of fermenting a product which is readily available is just to make it so they have a special product they can sell because just ANYONE could go to the store and buy regular, raw cod liver oil! Mr. Price NEVER mentioned to ferment the cod liver oil after mixing it with the Ghee (butter oil). He did however mention not to let it oxidize, This makes me mad people would willingly go this far to take advantage of peoples susceptibility.. perhaps they didn't read Price's stuff? Anyway listen to chapter 16 after you download Price's Audiobook https://kickass.to/weston-a-price-nutrition-and-physical-degeneration-t5133636.html

Also if something is endangered raise it yourself! Raise your own Cod people, then dry it in the sun so you can preserve it the way they did in Price's book. Never trust manufacturers! in fact alot of the Fish you buy may contain defects because of the radioactivity in the ocean (Thanks Fukashima!!!). LOL No wonder all the fish and now Dolphins are dying out there.

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on July 16, 2013
at 03:12 PM

I have experienced the burning. It has been slight, but after taking a dose this morning, there was more of a burn and lasted longer than it has. I tried chasing with water and a glass of milk, neither provided relief. I then took some sea salt dissolved in water and gargled. I also swallowed a little of the solution. The burning dissipated.

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on September 29, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I was really excited to take the fclo. I took it for a few weeks and didn't notice any good or bad effects so I forgot about it for a bit. when I took it one day I had a terrible stomach ache and burning which I never thought to attribute to the fclo. the next day I didn't take it and was fine day after that I took a quarter tsp and it started burning immediately. it felt like I swallowed bleach. I had to go to emergency after being up for 3 days straight and not being able to eat. I'm only starting to recover now a month later. be careful with the fclo!! to be honest, I'm pretty hesitant to take any supplements now.

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on July 04, 2011
at 11:41 PM

Wow, now I know where those burning sensations were coming from (though mine also felt like something was caught in my throat). I thought it was from another supplement I was taking with it, but guess it was the cod liver oil! I've only gotten it a couple times though. Pretty uncomfortable.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 12, 2011
at 05:05 AM

I have the basil flavor. Burning yucky taste. Now I add my dose to a tablespoon of coconut oil and it's fine. Dilute it and it will likely be tolerable.

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(1290)

on June 12, 2011
at 03:49 PM

I'm not big on supplements anymore...that said I do still take r-lipoic acid, L-Carnosine, benfotiamine and pyridoxamine. I get the Organic Pastures raw butter as opposed to butter oil and am more of a Weston A. Price follower than a paleolithic diet devotee.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

(1290)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:29 PM

I don't trust the burn...the reaction I had was not mild, my throat burned intensely for hours and it continued in my stomach. I can get vitamins A and D elsewhere and I'll eat sardines and pastured beef for the omega 3s.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 03:29 PM

yeah it is pretty strong stuff. I don't have a problem now that I've diluted it, but I assumed it was the flavoring that caused the heat not some toxin in it. Have you tried their other products: butter oil and such...

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:40 PM

This may seem a silly question, but is it flavored? The cinnamon is the easiest for me to get down but it can get a little hot.... If it's not flavored, maybe contact the company about your reaction and see what they say.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

(1290)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:45 PM

it's the unflavored...I have called them...I won't be buying it again after this reaction unless they have some explanation. It might have to do with some of the particulate matter in the bottle that you've probably noticed too.

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(5838)

on May 27, 2011
at 03:32 PM

I have the cinnamon tingle and get a warmer sensation from it. I chalked it up the the flavoring.

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