What Is Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)?
Fermented Cod Liver Oil, by Green Pasture is a traditionally processed cod liver oil that is unlike any other product currently available. Today's industrial processing of cod liver oil involves such a process of heavy refining that the final product isn't what most would expect.
Commercially produced oil is deodorised, cleaned, stripped of its precious vitamins and then "put back together" with synthetic vitamins after processing. The end result is a product far from what was traditionally consumed for hundreds of years, before large scale industrial production of cod liver oil.
Green Pasture operate differently from any manufacturer we have come across. They naturally ferment the cod livers by the traditional / non industrial method which leaves a product rich in naturally occurring vitamins A, D, E and K. Additionally, trace nutrients such as PQQ and CoQ10 are found as a result of the fermentation process.
Purity Is Important
Green Pasture operate from the United States, and seek to meet or exceed internationally recognised standards on oil freshness, heavy metals and PCB's in their end product. This is particularly important given the current concerns of contaminated fish. Green Pasture meet or exceed international standards including:
California Prop 65 standards (Prop 65) - PCB values.
European Pharmacopeia Standards (EPS) - Heavy metals, freshness (assessed via peroxide)
Norwegian Medical Standards (NMS). - Heavy metal and peroxide values.
Thus you can be assured of a pure product. Interestingly while most companies start off with an impure product and then molecularly distill to "clean" it, Green Pasture source pure cod livers from the start, which means molecular distillation isn't required. This is preferable, as the natural triglyeride structure of fats is broken during molecular distillation.
Each capsule contains 0.5ml of fermented cod liver oil, generally we recommend 2ml per day which would be 4 capsules per day. These could be taken as a single dose, or two times twice daily (with food). We stress that this is a food product rather than a standardised vitamin or mineral tablet and should be viewed as such.
The Weston Price Foundation currently recommends 5ml of fermented cod liver oil per day. For such amounts, fermented cod liver oil liquid would be perferable and more cost effective, though for some the strong taste of the liquid oil may be unpalatable.
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