The stuff at the store is often deodorized, sterilized, and generally processed, sometimes including adding synthetic vitamins. Synthetic Vitamin A can be harmful if one gets too much of it.
Fermented cod liver oil is made using a 6-month process (more at my Interview with Dave Wetzel, owner of Green Pasture), traditionally fermenting the oil similar to what the ancient Romans did when they relied on FCLO for the strength of their soldiers.
It’s more expensive because, like anything done well, it takes much longer and more care to produce. Comparing prices with the regular cod liver oil at your local store is like comparing organic, grassfed beef with pink slime beef. You’re not going apples to apples.
My little soldiers actually enjoy fermented cod liver oil nowadays, after three years of having it in the house. Mint is the preferred flavor for both big kids, and John has been known to taste mine off a spoon and ask for more!
We don’t remember to take it every day, but one nice thing about the perfectly balanced vitamins A and D in fermented cod liver oil is that, unlike sleep, you can take a bit more on one day to "catch up" for days missed. You won’t overdose on Vitamin A because it’s the natural balance with the D and not synthetic.
I just got into a new bottle of chocolate cream, and I maintain that it’s doable with raw honey added, but I still prefer cinnamon tingle, the gel mixed with high vitamin butter oil for maximum absorption. It’s become like candy to me, without exaggeration.
We used to make these faces, so if you aren’t a fan upon the first few tastes, don’t despair. There’s hope!
Here’s where I’ve talked about fermented cod liver oil before:
- The Kimballs give it a try
- Readers’ best swallow tips for fermented cod liver oil
- and those videos of what our faces look like
As we head into (or are already entrenched in) cold and flu season, Vitamin D can help boost your immune system. It’s been said that all Americans need more of it, and FCLO is one of the top sources outside sunshine itself.
Whether you win or not, be sure to check the site in the next few weeks if you’re interested in trying some, because typically they run a sale during the Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions conference, and that’s November 8-12. I’ll try to share the sale on Facebook if I see it!
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