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This post also appears at Real Food Liz.

Hello! Liz here. I want to chat a bit about one of my favorite skin care super-foods.

Few things strike fear into the heart of Real Foodies like figuring out how to take Fermented Cod Liver Oil. And while I can’t promise it’ll be all tasty rainbows and candy butterflies, I (and my skin) CAN tell you…it’s worth it.

IMPORTANT THING ALERT: Actually, the Green Pasture product I take in the video below is the “Blue Ice Royal” Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil BLEND. That’s the product I recommend.

The product I DON’T recommend is lazy, slow, sputtering backwoods country internet that takes 12 hours to upload videos in which you incorrectly identified what you were taking. (Sorry, y’all.) Get the blend. Trust.

My body, my immune system, and my skin (hallelujah!) have been thankin’ me since I started taking the stuff. It’s one of the TOP super-foods I recommend in the Purely Primal Skincare Guide.

Below the video, I tell you a few things you need to know about it. (If you can’t see the video, click here to watch on YouTube.)

And yes: that’s my Fermented Cod Liver Oil face.

Here are a few more things you need to know:

  • The information (viewable online – click here) from a recent Green Pasture email newsletter talks all about their products, how they’re produced, and why. Definitely worth a read.
  • The Beet Kvass I drink in the video is from Fab Ferments. It is ah-mayz-ing.
  • I say “it smells like something my dog would want to roll around in” as a JOKE. No, it doesn’t smell great. It tastes a lil’ funky. But remember, I’m taking the UNFLAVORED Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend. There’s nothing masking the taste. They also have capsules and other flavored options. If you’re scurred, try one of those.
  • Green Pasture also sells capsules, which are fine too. The reason I choose the gel is because it is more cost-efficient and I don’t like swallowing capsules!
  • In the video, I state that I don’t take fish oil. While I talk at length about omega 3 and fish oil in Eat the Yolksthe short story is: I prefer to get my omega 3 from sardines, which come with LOTS of other amazing nutrients, rather than fish oil supplements, which are highly industrially processed.
  • The Blue Ice Royal Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend is amazing because it’s a concentrated source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2. These are vital for skin and bone health, immune health, and likely cardiovascular health.
  • Green Pasture is the only company in the United States that produces FCLO/BO traditionally, in keeping with the recommendations of Weston A. Price, who was among the first to discover the synergistic health properties of A, D and K2.
  • At least one international company is working on a product that may be good, too. I’ve tried it, and it’s really great. But they’re not selling it to the public yet.
  • I am NOT an affiliate of Green Pasture! I make no money from this recommendation.
  • This is an expensive product. But you don’t need much, and it’s WORTH IT.
  • I take the recommended serving size, usually. Given this is more of a nourishing super-food, I don’t worry much about skipping days. Don’t get too wrapped up in how much and when. Just take a little and see how you feel.
  • If you are sensitive to salicylates, fermented foods, or if you are allergic to fish, you should not use this product. If you find this product bothers you, it may be a sign you’re sensitive to salicylates or fermented foods, which is a sign that you may need digestive healing.
  • If you are sensitive to dairy, you likely CAN tolerate the butter oil. That’s not a guarantee, however.
  • While I always recommend the FCLO/BO Blend, I do believe the Skate Liver Oil provides excellent benefits as well. But if you have to choose one, go with the FCLO/BO Blend.
  • Fun fact: I also use their Beauty Balm and their livestock & garden products.

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