Green Pasture Raw Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil is 2-1/2 times more nutrient dense in vitamins A and D!
Many of the great historical cultures had one common supplement they relied on to ensure strong mind, body and spirit -- fermented cod liver oil. The Mighty Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish/liver oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermented cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard.
Green Pasture now offers Fermented Cod Liver Oil for the first time in 100+ years. Green Pasture uses a proprietary cold process extraction and cleaning method to produce this pristine and naturally fresh cod liver oil. You will taste the difference, and you will feel the energy!
Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is batch processed and independently tested to international purity standards. You will find Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is thick, rich, and full of pigment and naturally occurring nutrients, just as historically treasured. Best of all, fermented cod liver oil is 2 1/2 times more nutrient dense in vitamins A and D.
Fermentation improves absorption. The definition of fermentation is "breaking down into simpler components". Fermentation makes the foods easier to digest and the nutrients easier to assimilate. In effect, much of the work of digestion is done for you. Since it doesn't use heat, fermentation also retains enzymes, vitamins, and other nutrients that are usually destroyed by food processing.
Available in capsules and liquid:
Fermented Cod Liver Oil Non-Gelatin Capsules
Ingredients: Fermented cod liver oil, antioxidant (cranberry seed oil), unbleached beeswax (as thickener). Capsules are made from plant cellulose.
Suggested Serving Size: 2ea 500m capsules, Servings Per Contain: 60, Amount Per Serving: Calories 8, Calories from Fat 8, Total Fat 1g (2% Dv), Saturated Fat .5 g (3% Dv), Trans Fat 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol 1.5mg (.5% Dv), Sodium 0g (0% Dv), Total Carbohydrate 0 (0% DV), Protein 0g (0% Dv), Vitamin A (35% DV), Vitamin D (90% DV).
Fermented Cod Liver Oil Liquid - Available in assorted flavors, inluding plain unflavored. This is pure FCLO with no additives and the best selling version. Ingredients are: fermented cod liver oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Fermented Cod Liver Oil raw? Yes. Unlike all unfermented cod liver oil on the market, Fermented Cod Liver Oil is not subjected to temperature above 110 degrees.
How do I store Fermented Cod Liver Oil? It is OK to store in your pantry before opening, but you should refrigerate after opening.
How many capsules are in a jar of Fermented Cod Liver Oil capsules? 120 capsules
Expiration Dates vs. Manufacture Dates:
All manufactures of dietary supplements must have in place the FDA’s updated compliancy regulations called current good manufacturing practices (cGMP's). What does this mean to you, the consumer? Within these lengthy new regulations come several confusing surprises. One of these new surprises is the use of Manufacture date verses Expiration date. You will see either an Expiration Date or Manufacture Date on your supplements. Since the FDA published their Final Rule on 21CFR Part 111 in 2007 for current good manufacturing practices (cGMP’s) they have given manufactures the option of using either an Expiration Date or a Manufacture Date on their finished products.
The FDA declined to add a requirement for expiration /shelf-life dating, although the agency encourages its use. It seems the FDA believes there are not generally available methods for all ingredients sufficient to determine expiration dating, especially for botanical dietary ingredients. Manufacturers that do use an expiration date must now have scientific data/studies to support the selection of this date. If they do not have the supporting data the FDA could, at their discretion, impose fines, sanctions, recalls or closures on the company who manufactures the product.
In general, to label with an expiration date the product label has to have something to test to the exp. date. Such as, if one added vitamin A to a product and lists it on the label they must test at time of manufacturing and at the date of the expiration to confirm that the same level of vitamin A is found in the product as defined on the label. Without this added ingredient there is no label claim to test the product to meet an expiration date.
Another example is when a drug is manufactured the efficacy of the labeled claim of the drug must be tested and confirmed to be active through the expiration period.
Expiration and manufacture dates: What’s one to think?
The FDA guidelines do not include methodology or suggested procedures for the supporting data/studies; instead, they suggest “This is an evolving model.” What this means is that additional extensive stability studies must be undertaken that can last sometimes well over 6 months and will eventually increase costs sharply that will be passed on to the consumer. Most manufacturers are already burdened with the task of keeping the costs of products down on a regular basis.
With respect to Stability Testing of Dietary supplements & Nutraceutical Formulations, –From the FDA’s preamble text:
- While all this information could be confusing for some, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to Manufacture Date verses Expiration Date. Here are some Pros & Cons of this Proposed Rule:
When a product is bottled & labeled for distribution if the manufacture chooses to use the “Expiration Date,” additional holding time for stability studies must be added on before it can be sold at the consumer level. The finished product is then about 6-12 months old before it is even released for sale to you the consumer reducing freshness and overall efficacy, the very thing you want in your health products has now been decreased.
The buying public does not have access to freshness discussion with an exp date. An exp date is best suited for drugs and products that are highly processed/industrialized, or for products that have high level sugars and proteins that are prone to high level of bacterial growth over time.
An expiration date does not identify when the product is packaged so the buying public really does not understand how fresh a product is or is not if a exp date is provided rather than a manufacturing date. Our oils are extracted without heat or introduced chemicals but rather enzymatic and bacterial culturing/digestion/fermentation. Many perceive our products are better with age as the living essences within the product are not destroyed.
While the FDA is caught in a quagmire of undetermined testing and validity, freshness and reliability is available via Manufacture dating. With Manufacture dating the finished product is ready to be sold at the consumer level without the extra-added 6-month wait. As a result, the product you purchase will not be decreased in freshness or efficacy.
Green Pasture Products have chosen to use the “Manufacture Date” as many other companies are currently using instead of the Expiration Date, so you will receive the freshest product available.
About Green Pastures, the company
Green Pastures is committed to providing their community with nothing but pure, unadulterated, non-industrialized fermented fish liver oils using traditional or sacred production methods that have been in use for thousands of years.
Founders Dave and Barb Wetzel have created a family-owned business, offering sacred foods prepared as our ancestors did prior to the industrial food revolution. The very same High Vitamin Butter Oil and Fermented Cod Liver Oil that Dr. Weston A Price discovered to provide a strong body, mind, and spirit in traditional cultures are the benchmarks of Green Pastures products. By focusing on traditional preparation and production methods, Green Pastures products bring to life the work of Dr. Price.
Green Pastures Founder and CEO Dave Wetzel long had an interest in traditional and sacred foods for many years before he and his wife founded their company.
“It's my opinion that consuming traditional and sacred whole foods that have not been subjected to industrial processes is the way to stay healthy and deal with the stresses of modern life.” - Dave Wetzel, Green Pastures Founder
The Wetzel family farm is 140 acres of rolling Nebraska pastures where dairy milk is produced by cows that graze exclusively on a specially selected, rapidly growing grass. This specialized feeding and climate results in optimal levels of Activator X in every bottle of Green Pastures High Vitamin Butter Oil.
The production of Green Pastures Cod Liver Oil is done through fermentation, in the same ways it was done for generations of traditional cultures. The fish used in Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Skate Liver Oil are exclusively wild caught in and around the Arctic region
Green Pastures offers a number of naturally fermented sacred oils, including their proprietary product, Blue Ice Royal, a combination of cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil.
Green Pastures guarantees they will not compromise their product’s nutrient quality and integrity by any industrial means that would damage or remove flavors, odors, textures, or nutrients. Green Pastures is proud to offer the same historical sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern for generational health as our ancestors.