Green Pasture's Blue Ice Royal, 120 capsules
This is Green Pasture's crowning achievement, so it's no wonder they named it Blue Ice Royal!
Dr. Weston A. Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930's. The pinnacle of his X-Factor discovery was the extreme synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. "One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic". X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil is made from dairy oil extracted without heat from cows that eat 100% rapidly growing grass. The speed of the grass growth, timing of the grazing of this grass, species of grass, climate and extraction method are all important to make real X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil.
The Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil brings us back in time, when cod liver oil was truly a sacred food. The Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is lacto-fermented and extracted without heat. The fish are wild caught in the Arctic region.
The combination of these attributes provides our community with a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food. Blue Ice Royal offers our community a nutrient dense sacred food blend of 1/3 X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil and 2/3 Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil.
Ingredients: Fermented cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, unbleached bees wax (as thickener), antioxidant (cranberry seed oil). Capsules are made from plant cellulose.
Suggested Serving Size: 2ea 750mg capsules Servings Per Container: 60, Amount Per Serving: Calories 12, Calories from Fat 12, Total Fat 1.5g (3% DV), Saturated Fat 1g (4.5% DV), Trans Fat 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol 2.5mg (1% DV), Sodium 0g (0% DV), Total Carbohydrate 0 (0% DV), Protein 0g (0% DV), Vitamin A (35% DV), Vitamin D (90% DV).
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.
We at 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.