One tragedy of the standard American diet, is that most Americans are deficient in so many vital nutrients, especially Omega-3's. Most of the devitalized foods in our culture are rich in Omega 6's and low in Omega 3's. Fermented cod liver oil is considered to be one of the richest stores of Omega-3's , as well as of Vitamins A and D. It is critical that pregnant or nursing moms have diets rich in these vitamins and Omega-3's, to ensure the proper growth and development of baby. I was delighted to be able to review Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil, during my current pregnancy. Green Pasture sent me a bottle of their Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil in the cinnamon tingle flavor. I had been taking an inexpensive, non-fermented cod liver oil supplement, for a couple of years now, but was really excited to try the "cream of the crop" in health supplements. Many cod liver oil supplements are highly refined, and are often depleted of many of their nutrients. Fermented cod liver oil is still in it's raw state, where no enzymes or nutrients have been destroyed. The Weston Price foundation recommends Green Pasture Cod Liver Oils as the best cod liver oil supplement.
A few of my favorite health benefits for children taking a quality cod liver oil supplement include being an immunity booster and helping in increasing attention spans. (both of which are great advantages for adults, as well.)
Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil- Cinnamon Tingle Flavor
Most of the liquid forms of cod liver oil, which I have tried in the past, have left a terrible aftertaste. My father-in-law always encouraged me to take a swig of orange juice, after swallowing the oil, to help with the foul taste. Unfortunately, that technique never seemed to help much. Especially during pregnancy, I often found the smell and taste of cod liver oil nauseating, and was that much more unlikely to take it. I was so excited to not have that problem with the Cinnamon Tingle Fermented Cod Liver Oil. The health benefits are so immense, that I would have done all that I could to try to take it regardless of taste.It makes it so much easier, though, when getting over the taste isn't a struggle. I was excited that my four little ones could review this product with me, and they absolutely loved it! My seven year-old son said that it tastes just like cinnamon applesauce, to him. My four year-old asks me why she isn't allowed to have more than her portion, almost every time I give her some cod liver oil. Even my two year-old happily takes her fermented cod liver oil.
Though the price tag of Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil, is higher than most cod liver oils, I would say that the quality of the oil makes it worth that price. The benefits are potent, and I have found that I don't have to take as much of the fermented cod liver oil, as I do the lesser quality cod liver oils.
Disclosure: Green Pastures provided me with a bottle of their Fermented Cod Liver Oil for review purposes. The opinions expressed herein are solely my own.