After reading Cure Tooth Decay, we have been working towards making further changes to our family’s diet to help reverse our daughters’ tooth decay. One of the changes recommended in that book was to supplement with Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FLCO) and High Vitamin Butter Oil.
I had heard of Green Pasture before, and had always wanted to give it a try, but hadn’t actually purchased it. Cure Tooth Decay gave me the extra push I needed to add it to our regimen.
We received the BLUE ICE Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend in the Cinnamon Tingle flavor to try. This product combines X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil with Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil to provide a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food. It’s available in a gel form (like we received) and in capsules.
The ingredients include:
Fermented Cod Liver Oil, High Vitamin Butter Oil, Cassia Oil, Organic Stevia Leaf, Silica
About Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Fermented cod liver oil has been used throughout history to provide extra nutrition. Roman Soldiers and Scandinavian Vikings even liberally consumed it to ensure a strong body, mind and spirit.
It is known that fermented cod liver oil is high in vitamins A and D as well as other naturally occurring metabolites and co-factors. However, due to the nature of fermented foods, it’s difficult to measure the exact amounts, and they vary from batch to batch. Through history, though, FLCO has been shown to have health benefits that simply can’t be measured.
FLCO is the only natural vitamin D supplement that I know of. Typical Vitamin D (D2 and D3) supplements are manmade. So, I’ll go with the natural source every time.
About High Vitamin Butter Oil
Dr. Weston A. Price first discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930s during his travels throughout the world to study traditional diets. He later discovered the synergistic effect when combining High Vitamin Butter Oil with traditional cod liver oil.
X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil is made from the dairy milk of 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 heat-free extraction method are all key in ensuring optimal levels of Activator X.
Green Pasture's High Vitamin Butter Oil also contains a deep range of Quinones, including Vitamins K, E and CoQ enzyme families. It’s even lactose and casein free!
This has proven to be the biggest challenge for me. If I mix it with honey and add it to her fruit and goat yogurt, Zoë happily eats it. Kaylee, however, has started to refuse to eat honey at all because she knows I’ve been hiding it in there. We’re working on exploring some new ways to get her to take it again.
Here are some tips I’ve read for getting your kids to take their fermented cod liver oil.
- Mix ½ teaspoon FCLO with 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
- Mix ½ teaspoon FCLO with 1 tablespoon tomato or blended juice
- Mix ½ teaspoon FCLO with 1 tablespoon yogurt
- Mix ½ teaspoon FCLO with ½ teaspoon Maple Syrup
- Dissolve ½ teaspoon FCLO in warm tea (or water)
I just made pancakes over the weekend – I should have snuck the FLCO in their syrup! She also likes tea, so I’m going to try putting some in her tea next time with a little honey to sweeten it. I think cinnamon would go well with tea and honey (and maybe a little squeeze of organic lemon). We’re going to continue experimenting with ways to get Kaylee to take it until we find one that works for her.
The FLCO/Butter Oil blend also comes in a chocolate cream flavor. I heard from another mom that her daughter will take that one off a spoon, so we’ll probably try that one next if we can’t find a way to get Kaylee to take the cinnamon tingle more regularly.
If you’re as concerned about your family’s health as we are, I recommend adding a fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil supplement to your diet. Green Pasture is the only way to go!