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|I was wondering when/if it is good to feed our son rice cereal? I was told 4 moths is a good time to start. That seems early...any help?|
the best def. of why cod liver oil is dangerous/whatnot.
Should I worry about Vitamin A levels in your Cod Liver Oil?
There is some concern that cod liver oil has high levels of vitamin A. This concern stems from the fact that almost all cod liver oil products on the market are supplemented with added vitamin A (natural or synthetic). This is because many cod liver oil products are not made from cod livers! Many brands use fish body oil from species such as pollock or haddock as a less expensive source of oil, and then add vitamin A and D to mimic cod liver oil. This practice is allowed because the international production of cod liver oil is regulated by only one rule—the final product must match the specific EPA ratio (EPA to DHA) found in cod liver oil. These practices are not applicable, however, to the Nordic Naturals brand, and never have been. We have always used 100% Arctic Cod Livers in our CLO formulas, which have consequently always had low, healthy levels of naturally-occurring, fat-soluble vitamin A. We have never used fish body oils or any synthetic additives of any kind in our CLO. Nordic Naturals CLO typically averages 650-1500 IU of vitamin A per serving, which falls in the low range compared to other manufacturers’ products that can contain more than 4500 IU. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for adults (as established by the US Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science) is 3,000 IU for men and 2,300 IU for women.
I still don't 100% get why fermented CLO is the only one recommended by most folks...
TIA for any more info/link on this!
If you scroll down on this page from the fermented blue ice page it explains why some people believe fermented is better--richer in enzymes and nutrients
|BEST (Available Online/Mail Order):
* 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, radiantlifecatalog.com
* Green Pasture Products: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil, (402) 858-4818, greenpasture.org
* Health Alert: Blue Ice High-Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil (831) 372-2103, healthalertstore.com
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
we collected some of the research in this thread over in allergies:
I wouldn't hesitate to take CLO or eat lots of liver while pg. I'm 12 weeks, and the only reason I'm not doing CLO is that I'm totally grossed out by any and all ocean products, and I want to respect that message from my body. Strangely, I'm actually enjoying liver for the first time...