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How Much Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil Should This Pregnant Lady Take?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Okay, I hope someone has a quicky answer to this! I recently ordered the Green Pasture - Blue Ice Royal - Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend in Cinnamon Tingle Gel form. A serving size is 1/2 teaspoon, but I'm wondering how much I should take with my being pregnant and all. 1/2 teaspoon doesn't seem that much, but I'm hoping someone here with experience can provide a definitive answer. :) Thanks!

026dde5c5ed48e30d006ac075410871e

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on November 28, 2012
at 05:51 AM

To take this stuff without tasting it: - Keep the gel in the fridge so it stays pretty hard. - Using a butter knife, scoop out a chunk - Scrape it off the knife using your teeth, not your lips - Swallow without chewing, like taking a pill - Rinse with water This way you end up with only a cinnamon aftertaste, no fishyness

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on May 16, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Can you enlighten me on this technique? Just ordered my first batch in gel form and really hoping to figure out how to get past the taste.

63a390e394971bd87e12b706fdb8456e

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on May 04, 2012
at 08:21 PM

did she take any other prenatal supplements?

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Also, since the FLCO/Butter oil blend is 2/3rds FLCO, a 1 tsp dose of the mixed blend is the dose there. Of course, the amount of vitamins will vary based on batch.

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Another good study here on codliver oil and pregnancy http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/vitama.cfm?from=women

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Fair point - Worth checking out Weston A Price articles on the subject http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/vitamin-a-for-fetal-development

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on May 04, 2012
at 01:45 AM

Synthetic vitamin A is bad, as is vitamin A without enough vitamin D. The Green Pastures cod liver oil is good. Many cultures prized vitamin A and other foods high in fat soluble.vitamins during pregnancy

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on May 04, 2012
at 03:31 PM

My wife took a 1/2 teaspoon every day of her pregnancy and continues to take it while breastfeeding. Our boy is perfectly healthy. In fact, almost everyone comments on how strong and solid he is. He looks like a little linebacker.

That's our N=1.

63a390e394971bd87e12b706fdb8456e

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on May 04, 2012
at 08:21 PM

did she take any other prenatal supplements?

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11838116de44ae449df0563f09bd3d73

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:21 PM

The mix is only 1/2 cod liver oil, so a full teaspoon is still conservative. One nice aspect of the mix is that it's a gel at refrigerator temp. With proper technique there's no need to taste the product.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on May 16, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Can you enlighten me on this technique? Just ordered my first batch in gel form and really hoping to figure out how to get past the taste.

026dde5c5ed48e30d006ac075410871e

(288)

on November 28, 2012
at 05:51 AM

To take this stuff without tasting it: - Keep the gel in the fridge so it stays pretty hard. - Using a butter knife, scoop out a chunk - Scrape it off the knife using your teeth, not your lips - Swallow without chewing, like taking a pill - Rinse with water This way you end up with only a cinnamon aftertaste, no fishyness

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on May 04, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Agree with Amanda re: dosage. Honestly, if you eat liver 2 x a week, you can get your folate, iron AND Vitamin A from a whole food instead of taking CLO.

And don't depend on any CLO for your Vitamin D3. It doesn't have enough D3 for most women at the safe doses.

I recommend getting your D3 level tested both in the 1st trimester & the beginning of the third.

Aim for a blood level of 50-60 ng/ml. I like Carlson's Solar D gems if you need to supplement.

Also make sure you are getting sufficient Magnesium and K2.

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:53 AM

According to a WAPF board member, the new updated amounts are 2/3rds of a tsp of the fermented cod liver oil per day for pregnant women. This hasnt been updated elsewhere, so treat with caution. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/why-eating-organic-will-never-make-you-healthy/ (in the second comment).

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Also, since the FLCO/Butter oil blend is 2/3rds FLCO, a 1 tsp dose of the mixed blend is the dose there. Of course, the amount of vitamins will vary based on batch.

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on May 04, 2012
at 12:12 AM

My opinion is a teaspoon every few days is good, I don't regiment it as much as I do other things like liver (once per week).

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on May 04, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Vitamin A in large amounts is not recommended during early pregnancy - I'd stick to a very small amount, or take fish oil, rather than codliver oil

http://teratology.org/pubs/vitamina.htm

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Another good study here on codliver oil and pregnancy http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/vitama.cfm?from=women

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

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on May 04, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Fair point - Worth checking out Weston A Price articles on the subject http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/vitamin-a-for-fetal-development

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on May 04, 2012
at 01:45 AM

Synthetic vitamin A is bad, as is vitamin A without enough vitamin D. The Green Pastures cod liver oil is good. Many cultures prized vitamin A and other foods high in fat soluble.vitamins during pregnancy

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