Often referred to as FCLO, it is unlike other Cod Liver oils that are distilled (using high heat). Fermented Cod Liver Oil is the result of months of fermenting livers releasing the captive oils that are contained. This unique extraction process yields an oil that is drastically richer in nutrients. In fact, FCLO contains many nutrients that have no presence at all in other oils. Green Pasture's Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is rich in pigments unlike the clear yellowish consistency of refined oils. Blue Ice FCLO is rich in vitamin D and A and contains a natural balanced ratio as a result of the minimal processing inherit within the fermentation process. The cod used in this product has yielded a high purity level due to the lack of environmental contaminates as the cod is fished in Alaskan waters. We like Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil for a number of reasons:
1. Unique nutrient profile
2. Serving size is small
3. Cost per dose is excellent
4. Possess a variety of enzymes/nutrients absent in industrialized products
5. Does not contain any added vitamin E.
Just as fine wines vary from one year to the next, fermented oil’s taste varies based on the time of year the fish was caught and what the fish were feeding on.
Keep in mind that every bottle of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil will vary as this is an artisan food and not a mass-produced fish oil product. Taste, color, and nutrient levels will vary from season to season so don’t be surprised when your 1st bottle is different than the 2nd. Because Fermented Cod Liver Oil retains all of the original nutrients, be sure to purchase a flavored version if you are a first-timer since the unflavored can be strong. For maximum benefit be sure to use X Factor Butter oil in conjunction since the two seem to have a synergistic effect when used together (see Dr. Weston Price’s work). Enjoy the benefits of healthy fats (EPA/DHA), loads of vitamins, and rare nutrient metabolites just like the Vikings of old!
Renewed Health Supply wants to be sure that Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil can be used by any age. We stock a variety of flavors for all kinds of taste buds, from Flavor Free all the way up to Cinnamon. There is an option for children and sophisticated taste buds! We recommend Cinnamon for anyone who is a child or has issues with fish flavor.
For anyone who is new to this product or just questioning flavor choices, here is our best description of the flavors. Flavors will vary from one batch to the next as the seasonal diet of cod varies and these oils are not refined so don't be surprised or concerned if your bottle tastes better or worse than your prior bottle.
Below is our ranking of flavor choices. For children, we strongly recommend the Blue Ice Royal Product in Cinnamon Tingle. We do not accept returns due to flavor choices.
1. Cinnamon Tingle - Strong Cinnamon Flavor.
2. Oslo Orange - Good for smoothies but not our favorite as a stand-alone product
3. Plain - For the Purist
4. Capsules - 10 caps = 1 tsp. 120 caps per jar Available for $35