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Fermented Cod Liver Oil: Green Pastures Review
Wondering if fermented cod liver oil is for you? Fancy a bit of green pastures cod liver and butter oil blend? Here at Frugal by Nature, we've tried and tested it. Smelt it and tasted it and put it to the children to try too. Here, I share our experience to help you figure it all out. Before you part with your hard earned cash.
Green Pasture's Fermented Cod Liver and Butter Oil
Product: Green Pasture Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter Oil Blend Capsules
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
Size: 120 capsules = 60 servings @ 2 daily
Price: Around £34/ $40
"Blue Ice Royal blend capsules contain two-thirds fermented cod liver oil and one third X-Factor Gold Concentrated Butter oil. Fermented cod liver oil is made in small batches with extraordinary care. We ferment livers from fish that have been exclusively wild caught in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island regions of Alaska."
This product is described as a raw, unadulterated, whole food with no additives. Green pastures boast frequent 3rd party testing on the product to ensure purity. Source of vitamin A, D and K2.
Fermented cod liver oil, raw butter oil concentrated through centrifusion, unbleached beeswax (as thickener) plant cellulose (capsules). Contains cod (Gadus macroephalus Pacific cod), Milk.
Suggested serving is x2 capsule daily.
- Raw wholefood
- Source of vitamin A and D and K2
- Contains MILK, not suitable for vegans or dairy free folk
- 3rd party tested
Firstly, the bottle says the cod liver in the product comes from a fishery. An independently certified to MSC standards for well managed and sustainable fisheries. A fishery. This isn't exclusively wild caught as the product deception on Amazon... Conflicting information but clearly stated on the label, nevertheless.
The bottle is dark to protect the liver oil from light and contains large, smooth capsules. I find the capsules easy to swallow with water but they leave a funky taste in my throat. Taking with food significantly reduces said aftertaste, phew!
On opening a capsule to give to my children, boy! It reeks. It smells... well, like fermented fish. Very pungent. My children don't find the gel palatable at all but they just about tolerate it if it's covered in cinnamon. Maybe the cinnamon liquid version would suit em better.
I feel our dental health has benefited since taking these. Although it must be said, we are combing this product with Ramiel Nagel's Tooth Decay Protocol.
- Fishery caught?
- Large, smooth capsules
- Easy to swallow
- Take with food
- Gel is smelly. Super smelly.
- Promotes dental health
Can't hack the smell or taste of fermented cod liver oil? Check out my review for quality Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil instead.
Pros & Cons of Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- Easy to take
- People swear by GP blue ice combo for positive results with remineralising teeth
- Natural source of vitamin A, D
- Combined with high vitamin butter oil it's essentially two products in one
- Recommended in Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel (it's brilliant!)
- Lots of positive Amazon feedback
- It smells. Really smells.
- Packaging states wild and fishery sourced, which is it??
- The aftertaste and fish burps if you're unlucky like me!
Essentially being two products in one, the idea of Green Pastures Blue Ice is a great one. I feel it represents good value for money. What I am not so keen on, is the mixed information about how the fish are obtained. That said, I chose to try Green Pastures Blue Ice because hundreds of customers rated it with consistently positive reviews. After trying it, I do feel I've benefited from taking it and I would buy again.
My biggest mistake was opening these capsules, they are pungent! Taking fermented fish oil in a capsule makes it much more palatable. For children, I would recommend a flavored gel. I'll be looking into the cinnamon version.
Yours in fermented fishiness,
Any thoughts on Green Pastures Blue Ice? Have you tried this product or got a personal review to share? Let me know, I'd love to hear from you.