Cod Liver Oil

Suggested Dosages for Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures™.

Green Pastures ™ fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) has many benefits. Most of us know this, but many of us are confused about how much oil to take each day. So, I asked Dave Wetzel, owner of this family-owned company, for his thoughts. 

“The oil can be medicinal, but it’s not a drug with a one size fits all dosage. It’s up to each person to decide the unique dosage their body needs; based on intuition and nutrient needs”. D.W. of Green Pastures

Dave recommends starting with 1/8 – 1/2 tsp per day and going up or down from there. What you need depends on what your body needs at the time. I know of many people who hoard their bottle because of the expense. What Dave suggests though is that our bodies respond best to FCLO when we take it consistently on a regular basis. So, find a dosage that works for you and take it all at once or spread it throughout 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)

Prefer FCLO in a 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

** Blends are 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 (rub on soles of feet or armpit)
  • Lactating
  • Looking to conceive
  • Autistic or struggle with a behavioral issue (ADD, ADHD, OCD)
  • Live without much natural sunlight
  • Recovering from an illness

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

Vermont Group Buyer for FCLO

Why I Like Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)

How My Family Takes FCLO

Disclaimer: This content is for general information only, educational in nature, and is not a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor that you, the reader, may require for any cause, now or in future. Consult doctor regarding your health and keep him fully informed to the opinions, ideas, and dietary advice offered on this site that you find useful.

May all bellies be happy!

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