Hi, I have been lurking for awhile and decided to sign on in answer to the CLO questions. This is from the WAP website:
"As of February, 2005, we recommend the following brands of cod liver oil:
In Stores: Garden of Life, regular dose cod liver oil
By Mail Order:
* Dr. Ron's High Vitamin Old Fashioned Blue Ice Pure Cod Liver Oil, 1-877-472-8701, drrons.com
* Radiant Life, Premier High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil, (888) 593-8333, radiantlifecatalog.com
* Blue Ice, High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil, (402) 338-5551, greenpasture.org
* In Europe, Healthspan Ltd., 0800 73 123 77, www.healthspan.co.uk
* In Australia, Melrose cod liver oil, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that 1 scant teaspoon of regular dose cod liver oil provides about 5,000 IU vitamin A while 1 scant teaspoon of high-vitamin cod liver oil provides over 11,000 IU vitamin A. This extra vitamin A helps to protect the polyunsaturated fatty acids from becoming oxidized after they are incorporated into the cell membrane.(6) High-vitamin cod liver oil also contains a higher proportion of vitamin D than does regular-dose cod liver oil, which is necessary to balance the vitamin A.
Some of the brands recommended in various articles on our website we no longer endorse because the manufacturer is removing vitamin A out of concerns of toxicity. An adequate dose of vitamin A-reduced cod liver oil may supply more unsaturated fatty acids than is considered safe.
Warning: Many brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then have synthetic vitamins A and D added back in. These products should be completely avoided as the synthetic versions of A and D are toxic. For those living in Canada or overseas, where our recommended brands are not available, be sure to contact the manufacturer and inquire whether the A and D in their cod liver oil is naturally occurring or synthetic. "
Carlson's is apparently no longer recommended. I use Radiant Life CLO, and have been happy with it -- fairly mild fish taste, and I make sure I have a chaser to drink right after I take it. Also, if I mix it with butter oil, there is a more buttery flavor.
I just looked up Farberware, which is the stainless I have, and it says it's all 18/10 -- so is that bad?