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post #81 of 97
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Originally Posted by Yulia_R View Post
Does Blue Ice have softgels? I did get their fermented CLO once and my son said it tasted aweful and poor dd actually vomited twice while trying to take it. They do very well with Nature's Way softgels, even though they do chew them.
Yes, that's what my dh takes. Not sure if they'd taste very good chewed up though - I believe you're just meant to swallow them whole.
post #82 of 97
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Originally Posted by pianojazzgirl View Post
Yes, that's what my dh takes. Not sure if they'd taste very good chewed up though - I believe you're just meant to swallow them whole.
How large are the softgels? Nature's Way are about the size of two peas and it works well with my kiddos.
post #83 of 97
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Originally Posted by pampered_mom View Post
Ummm....we're saying the same thing, there are 3t in 1T. As for the whole there are levels of vit A (or D for that matter) that aren't "measurable"...I guess I'm not really sure about that. Add that to the list of things about GP and their product that make me a little bit uncomfortable. However, there's nothing wrong with starting at 1 1/2 teaspoon and seeing how that goes...because as I've said, any amount of cod liver oil you get is better than nothing at all.
I know there's 3 teaspoons in 1 Tablespoon
When I was asking about the math, I didn't realize that you weren't taking into account the recommendation to only take 1/2 as much FCLO as the recommended amount for the HVCLO.
post #84 of 97
okay ladies- i am pretty new to all of this, so bear with me

i am about to order a bottle of fermented cod liver oil. do you feel the butter oil/FCLO blend by blue ice is the best way to go?

i thought i had read somewhere that the x factor is only released (or something like that) when the two were taken together?

what are you thoughts? should i just stick to the regular FCLO and skip the butter oil? what do you do?

also, whats your favorite flavor?
post #85 of 97
Anybody giving their older kids, ie 9 plus 3 ml? I have just started giving mine this amount, I have upped my intake to the same (I'm not nursing or pregnant and have no intention of being). I don't have a particular reason for the increase, I guess it is a kind of experiment.
post #86 of 97
Thread Starter 
I've given all of my kids between 2.5-3 ml.
post #87 of 97
subbing
post #88 of 97

Fclo

I am interested in the capsules, but am wondering if i would be able to open them up and put them in something for my 3yo? I have a strong gag reflex and do not think i would be able to handle the liquid, and i really dont think he would take it, either.
Thanks!
post #89 of 97
Another (not fermented!!!) GOOD CLO option????

Please share if you know anything about this company/product!!!
post #90 of 97
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
Another (not fermented!!!) GOOD CLO option????

Please share if you know anything about this company/product!!!
It is the same brand available from Radiant Life, nothing new.
post #91 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nataliachick7 View Post
I am interested in the capsules, but am wondering if i would be able to open them up and put them in something for my 3yo? I have a strong gag reflex and do not think i would be able to handle the liquid, and i really dont think he would take it, either.
Thanks!
Why not just buy the liquid instead of breaking the capsules? You're already getting SO much less in a capsule & by breaking it, you'd probably be losing more with the residual amount sticking to the capsules.

The fermented CLO comes with a syringe. What if you offered him something "yummy" to chase it with? Mine don't need a chaser (they just drin ksome water afterwards), but maybe a spoonful of applesauce immediately following the dose?

It's important that *you* not make faces or gagging sounds in his presence or he'll think it's disgusting. Kids are usually open to foods as long as we don't let them know that we don't like them. And the younger, the better.
My 3.5 yr old fights to be first in line for his CLO because he's been taking it since he was a baby.
post #92 of 97

barleans?

I just went to the HFS looking to buy either nordic or carlsons (FCLO not an option right now), but I have a very strong gag relfex, so the the lady suggested this oil:
http://www.barleans.com/omega-swirl.asp
i tired some there, It is was good! I was shocked.
But im not sure about the quality/process? And the EPA/DHA balance? Can anyone chime in? Here are the nutrition facts:
http://www.barleans.com/images/suppl...Swirl_Fish.gif
its molecularly distilled not sure if thats bad or good?
thanks
post #93 of 97
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Originally Posted by nataliachick7 View Post
I just went to the HFS looking to buy either nordic or carlsons (FCLO not an option right now), but I have a very strong gag relfex, so the the lady suggested this oil:
http://www.barleans.com/omega-swirl.asp
i tired some there, It is was good! I was shocked.
But im not sure about the quality/process? And the EPA/DHA balance? Can anyone chime in? Here are the nutrition facts:
http://www.barleans.com/images/suppl...Swirl_Fish.gif
its molecularly distilled not sure if thats bad or good?
thanks
I don't know about their process or sourcing, but tbh that's not what has stopped me from buying it (there's a rep that comes in once a month to our local co-op who pushes this product hard). For two teaspoons of the product you get only 2IU of Vitamin D and 84IU of Vitamin A.

To get the Vitamin D levels most folks are looking for on this thread that would mean somewhere near 325 Tablespoons just to get near 1950IU for children over 12/adults and then you'd be getting a whole lot more Vitamin A than you'd probably want....also, there are only 31 Tablespoons in the entire bottle.

If you're wanting to use it as a DHA/EPA supplement the I suppose it'd be fine - although I don't know enough about DHA/EPA ratios to know if this particular product has a good one or not. I'd also be less than enthused with the Omega-6s in the product as I have a feeling we have enough of that in our diet already.

If you're looking for Vit A/D without getting the FCLO then your best bet is Nordic Naturals Arctic D.
post #94 of 97
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Originally Posted by pampered_mom View Post
I don't know about their process or sourcing, but tbh that's not what has stopped me from buying it (there's a rep that comes in once a month to our local co-op who pushes this product hard). For two teaspoons of the product you get only 2IU of Vitamin D and 84IU of Vitamin A.

To get the Vitamin D levels most folks are looking for on this thread that would mean somewhere near 325 Tablespoons just to get near 1950IU for children over 12/adults and then you'd be getting a whole lot more Vitamin A than you'd probably want....also, there are only 31 Tablespoons in the entire bottle.

If you're wanting to use it as a DHA/EPA supplement the I suppose it'd be fine - although I don't know enough about DHA/EPA ratios to know if this particular product has a good one or not. I'd also be less than enthused with the Omega-6s in the product as I have a feeling we have enough of that in our diet already.

If you're looking for Vit A/D without getting the FCLO then your best bet is Nordic Naturals Arctic D.
Thanks, I also had a feeling the omega 6 was an issue. THere is a lot of omega 6 in there for some reason. And the A/D vitamin content is inadequate. Too bad, the product tasted sooooo good!
post #95 of 97
FCLO is best but how does carlson's CLO compare- it has less A than Nordic naturals a 400IU of D. Thank you!
post #96 of 97
There is a Carlson's one that's on the WAPF "good" list.
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GOOD (and available in Stores):

* Nordic Naturals Vitamin D Cod Liver Oil (NOT Nordic Naturals Regular Cod Liver Oil)
* Carlson's Cod Liver Oil 1,000 mg capsules
I guess it would depend ultimately on the ratio of a:d. Not being able to look at the supplement information I guess I can't say more than that. Perhaps someone else can comment on that particular brand.
post #97 of 97
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Originally Posted by Metasequoia View Post

From Cod Liver Oil Basics and Recommendations by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD 2009-Feb-08

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The high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is sold as a food so does not contain vitamin levels on the label. However, after numerous tests, the approximate values of A and D have been ascertained at 1900 IU vitamin A per mL and 390 IU vitamin D per mL. Thus 1 teaspoon of high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil contains 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D, a ratio of about 5:1.
Based on these values, the dosage for the high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is provided as follows:

* Children age 3 months to 12 years: 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL, providing 4650 IU vitamin A and 975 IU vitamin D.

* Children over 12 years and adults: 1 teaspoon or 10 capsules, providing 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D.

* Pregnant and nursing women: 2 teaspoon or 20 capsules, providing 19,000 IU vitamin A and 3900 IU vitamin D.
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As of Spring, 2009, we recommend the following brands of cod liver oil:

In the United States

BEST (Available Online/Mail Order):

* Green Pasture Products: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, (402) 858-4818, greenpasture.org
* Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, 1-877-472-8701, drrons.com
* Radiant Life: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Premier High-Vitamin Cod Liver Oil, (888) 593-8333, 4radiantlife.com
* Health Alert: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil (831) 372-2103 or toll-free 888-525-5955, healthalertstore.com
* Wolf River Naturals: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, wolfrivernaturals.com
* Natural Health Advocates: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, 888-257-8775, building-health.com/
* Traditional Cook: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, traditionalcook.com/specialtyproducts.shtml
* See our list of local chapter leaders who sell fermented cod liver oil.
*I only included the "Best" category above, in the "Good" category were Nordic Naturals & Carlson's. Thereare also listing of where to buy in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & Hong Kong in the article.

 

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