Cod Liver Oil

Suggested Dosages for Fermented Cod Liver Oil

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Green Pastures™ fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) has many benefits. Most of us know this, but don’t always know how much oil to take or to give our kids. I asked Dave Wetzel, owner of this family-owned company for his thoughts and he said “the oil can be medicinal, but it’s not a “one size fits all drug”, it’s up to each person tofind the unique dosage that they need, based on intuition and nutrient needs”.

Wetzel recommends starting with 1/8 – 1/2 tsp a day and going up/down from there. How much you need depends on what your body needs. I want to add that many people hoard their bottle because of the expense; rationing it out over long periods of time. Yet, the body responds best to FCLO when it’s taken on regular basis, so find the dosage that works for you and take it all at once or at multiple times during the day.

Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Children (3 months – 12 yrs): 1/8-1/2 tsp or 1-4 capsules (0.625 – 2.5ml)

Teens/Adults (12 yrs – adulthood): 1/2-1 tsp or 5-10 capsules (2.5m – 5ml)

Pregnant/Breastfeeding: 1-2 tsp or 10-20 capsules (5-10ml)

Elderly: 1 tsp or 10 capsules (5ml)

If you prefer FCLO in capsule form: 1 capsule = 1/8 tsp oil (500mg) ~ 1/2 tsp = 2.5ml

Fermented Cod Liver Oil & High Vitamin Butter Oil Blend

25 pounds or less: 8 drops orally a day

25-35 pounds: 1/4 tsp a day

35-45 pounds: 1/3 tsp a day

45-55 pounds: 1/2 tsp a day

55-65 pounds: 2/3 tsp a day

Teens: 1/4 – 1/2 tsp 2-3 times a day

Adults: 1/2 – 1 1/2 tsp 2-3 times a day

The Royal Blend is about 2/3 FCLO and 1/3 HVBO.

Fermented Cod Liver Oil Infusions

These mild tasting infusions use virgin coconut oil as a carrier for the fish and butter oil. You must take more to get a serving, but infusions are an easy way to include a wider variety of healthy fats in your diet. Especially for those who are sensitive to the taste of the cod oil.

Children (3 months-12 yrs): 1/2 – 1 1/2 tsp

Teens/Adults (12 yrs-adulthood): 1 1/2 – 3 tsp

Pregnant/Breastfeeding: 3+ tsp

Each 1 1/2 serving contains about 65% coconut oil and 1/2 tsp infused oil (75% FCLO, 25% HVBO and/or fermented skate liver oil).

Therapeutic Dosages

Consider a higher dose if you are:

  • Moving through a transitional stage (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
  • Elderly
  • Experiencing cavities or teeth problems
  • Deficient in fat-soluble vitamins A & D
  • A premature baby
  • Lactating
  • Looking to conceive
  • Autistic or struggle with a behavioral issue (ADD, ADHD, OCD)
  • Without much exposure to natural sunlight
  • Recovering from an illness

Note: The above dosages are 2-5 x greater than the U.S. RDA for kids, 4 x greater for adults, and 8 x greater for pregnant women. Keep in mind that RDA values are based on studies conducted on the general population and are recognized to be largely deficient in vitamin D (says Weston A. Price).

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