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  • What is cod liver oil made of?

    As the name suggests, and in very simple terms, cod liver oil is made from the oil that is found in the livers of cod. Cod livers have a very high oil content, in a similar way to nuts or seeds. In broad terms, cod liver oil is the...
  • What can I take instead of cod liver oil?

    Cod liver oil is widely accepted to be the best source of omega-3 fatty acids (particularly EPA and DHA), vitamin D and vitamin A. However the taste is too strong for some people, or dietary habits don’t allow fish products. Cod liver oil is the best source of omega-3...
  • What is butter oil?

    As the name suggests, butter oil, is oil from butter, it is known for being high in vitamin K, and is particularly active. It is possible that the high vitamin K activity we see in butter oil is due to various metabolites of vitamin K which are unique in...
  • Does heat destroy turmeric’s benefits?

    Heating destroys some of the benefits of turmeric, but not all. Heating foods generally does destroy nutrients. This is true for vitamins such as vitamin C, but some phenolic compounds are very resistant – this is true for lycopene, the pigment nutrient found in tomatoes. Curcumin, the main active ingredient...
  • Does flaxseed oil contain vitamin D?

    No, flaxseed oil does not contain vitamin D. Flaxseed oil contains the following nutrients in meaningful quantities, and is regularly tested for them: The omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Various omega-6 fatty acids. Various omega-9 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil should contain varying amounts of other nutrients, but they are not...
  • Do I need to eat vegetables if I take vitamins?

    The simple and short answer is, yes you do. Broad spectrum supplements like multivitamins, which contain a variety of vitamins and minerals are good in some circumstances, but they do not replace real food. Even good quality multivitamins like Mercola’s Wholefood Multivitamin or Primal Blueprint’s Master Formula don’t replace them...
  • Best way to take cod liver oil capsules?

    To get the most out of your cod liver oil, you must take them with food. This is because to properly absorb them, you need your digestive enzymes and intestinal movement in full gear. These help to move the nutrients through the stomach/ intestines, break down the fats into...
  • Are Holland & Barrett fish oils good?

    There are several reasons that imply Holland & Barrett sell a low quality fish oil. I have contacted Holland & Barrett for information about sourcing and processing of the oil, and I received no reply. From the bottle and their website we can get a very small amount of information, but we can also...
  • Fermented cod liver oil VS EVCLO

    Both Fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) by Green Pasture, and Extra virgin cod liver oil (EVCLO) by Rosita have been popular amongst the Weston A Price foundation members. Their fame and widespread use is at least in part a result of the foundations endorsement. Often I get asked to...
  • Why did Green Pasture start adding expiration dates instead of manufacturing dates?

    Green Pasture add an expiration date to their products because the law requires an expiration date to be on health supplements. Traditionally, Green Pasture products would only have a manufacturing date (MFG) to their products. This was so consumers could see how fresh their product was. They didn’t add a...
  • What is the best EPA & DHA supplement?

    When it comes to looking for an EPA and DHA supplement, nothing comes close to cod liver oil. Cod liver oil supplements are the best source of EPA and DHA, and also contain vitamins A and D. Fish oils are comparable to cod liver oils, but they are open...
  • Are turmeric supplements worth it?

    In recent years turmeric supplements have been touted to offer a number of health benefits, and the market has really exploded. It is quite easy to get sucked into all the hype, but deciding if they are really worth it isn’t so easy. There is a lot to chose...
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