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What are your thoughts on Fermented Cod Liver Oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 03, 2010 at 3:34 PM

The Weston Price Foundation is all over Fermented Cod Liver oil. I know they talk about the Vit D/A benefits, but what about as a supplement for Omega 3's as well....is it a good option or should I just stick with Omega 3 capsules?

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on December 04, 2010
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Flavio, WAP recs 10/day of the combo vitamin butter and FCLO caps? I wasnt aware of that. Not that i do every single thing they say but i value their opinion and i hadnt read that. 10 per day of any pill kind of sucks if you ask me.

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on December 03, 2010
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I've been taking those too. I find it hard to go with 10 caps/day as per WAP recommendation...

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on December 03, 2010
at 08:54 PM

You don't take the fermented cod liver oil for the Omega-3s in and of themselves. It's intended as a balanced way to get your vitamins D, A, K, and other micronutrients, including some Omega-3s, in a higly absorbable and utilizable form. If you're simply looking to balance the Omega-6s, you're looking at the wrong supplement.

Still, it's a worthwhile thing to take. Maybe more important than just the Omega-3s in isolation.

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on December 03, 2010
at 11:01 PM

Vitamin D is as D2 in the FCLO

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on December 03, 2010
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excellent question. I, too, coming to paleo from years of following WAP principles, have used and continue to use FCLO from Green Pastures. I must admit though that ive never in all that time really calculated how much A, D, n3, etc that im getting from the four pills i take daily. On their bottle they recommend two per day only but i go with four. Looking at it now though:

Two caps Blue Ice Royal (which is a combo of their high vitamin butter oil AND fermented cod liver oil) gives me:

vitamin A: 35% RDA which is 1,750 IUs (WAP recommends 10,000 IU vitamin A daily)

vitamin D: 90% RDA which is 360 IUs (WAP recommends 1950 IU vitamin D)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on December 03, 2010
at 05:30 PM

I've been taking those too. I find it hard to go with 10 caps/day as per WAP recommendation...

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on December 04, 2010
at 02:40 PM

Flavio, WAP recs 10/day of the combo vitamin butter and FCLO caps? I wasnt aware of that. Not that i do every single thing they say but i value their opinion and i hadnt read that. 10 per day of any pill kind of sucks if you ask me.

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