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.
My little soldiers actually enjoy fermented cod liver oil sometimes – they go in streaks, which may make sense because each batch is a little different (that right there shows you you’re not dealing with modern food factory production). Mint is the preferred flavor for my son, the 4yo girl likes chocolate cream (be warned; that one is nasty without a little honey on top!), I love cinnamon tingle, and 20mo John is so excited to get what everyone else is having, he likes everything. I think he’s been pretty trained to like fermented foods, as he laps up very tangy water kefir like it’s sugar water.
We used to make these faces, so if you aren’t a fan upon the first few tastes, don’t despair. There’s hope!
We don’t remember to take it every day, but one nice thing about the fact that fermented cod liver oil is a food 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.
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.
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