The Reasons I Like Fermented Cod Oil
Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures, nor do I receive money to write the articles I do to promote this food. What I am is a firm believer in the stuff and a Group Buyer for Central Vermont, bringing this oil to my community at a wholesale price.
Fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) contains fat-soluble nutrients like Omega-3 (DHA/EPA), Vitamin A/D; nutrients that many of us lack, especially as we get older or have digestive issues. If you have ever been pregnant you will prize this food even more as it can replenish the stash of fat-soluble nutrients your body gave to your growing baby.
Where I live in New England, we often have cold weather with limited sunshine. I keep fermented cod oil on hand for my family to take year-round. This daily practice brings me peace of mind, knowing everyone is getting what they need and I get the pleasure of a thumbs up from the dentist each 6 months that the boys and I go for a cleaning – not 1 cavity since we started on FCLO 🙂
- Eliminates toxins
- Stops tooth decay
- Balances blood sugar
- Increases fertility
- Improves digestion
- Reduces risk of heart attack
- Relieves joint stiffness
- Repairs wounds
- Relieves autoimmune diseases
- Great for oil pulling
- Grows healthy babies with strong teeth and bones
- Prevents brain issues like dementia, ADD, and autism
- Calms nervous system
- Balances hormones
- Builds strong bones by promoting calcium absorption
- Boosts unborn baby and children’s fast-growing brain when mom takes during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding (or add to bottle).
Most teeth, digestive, heart, joint, bone, and other health issues can be connected to a deficiency in Omega-3 and Vitamin A/D. FCLO is rich in these fat-soluble vitamins …. all in one bottle.
How it’s made, makes a difference
Modern day cod oil from the health food store is not always up to par and so my recommendation is that if the label is other than Green Pasture then take a close look at the ingredients and how it is made. Most cod oil is made with high heat, solvents, bleaching, and deodorizing; all of which extend shelf life and yet are not great for us. Such modern processes can destroy the delicate, fat-soluble vitamins in traditionally made cod oil; the very fats you are after for in the first place for their healing properties.
The good fats that are harmed from these modern processes are often replaced with synthetic versions of the fats A, D, and E and this is a concern due to toxic nature of fake vitamins that can more easily build-up in the body. A whole food source like FCLO is recommended to supply natural vitamin A/D as has other nutritional co-factors that work synergistically …. there, I got my geek on.
Green Pastures ™ makes fermented cod liver oil like great grandma did. No heat and is a raw ‘living fatty food’ the body can understand and metabolize/digest. This family-owned company tests each batch of FCLO for heavy metals and toxic contaminants and works with sustainable fishermen. The oil comes in various flavors (cinnamon, orange, chocolate) and forms (capsules, liquid, balm) and if you have tooth or bone decay, I highly recommend the Royal Butter Blends for quick and effective results.
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May all bellies be happy!