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Cod Liver Oil and Balancing Hormones

Our Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Blend High Vitamin Butter Fermented Cod Liver Oil is not only rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, and EPA, but also in Vitamin A and D. This unique blend of oils is ⅔ fermented cod liver oil and ⅓ “X-factor,” a golden concentrated butter oil extracted from purley grass fed cows. Vitamins A, D, and also K work together to protect soft tissues in our body from calcification, help nourish our bones and teeth, and give children the tools they need to grow. The Weston A Price Foundation also recommends, “foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin D, the B complex (especially B6 and pantothenic acid), vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and certain long-chain fatty acids should be stressed as all of these nutrients seem to be key in easing the symptoms of PMS.” Cod liver oils are high in these long-chain fatty acids as well as anti-inflammatories giving extra benefit to hormonal, reproductive, and neurological health. Vitamin D is shown to be linked to improved ovarian function and reduced androgen levels which can support balanced hormones. Omega-3 fatty acids may also be linked to reducing symptoms of PMS such as headaches, bloating, moodiness, breast tenderness, menstrual regularity, anxiety, and nervousness.

In most industrial cod liver oil processing the following steps are included:

  • Alkali refining, which removes free fatty acids and some metals

  • Bleaching

  • Winterization, which removes sterins (stabilizing saturated fats)

  • Deodorization, which removes pesticides, PCBs, heavy metals, etc. This process usually eliminates most of the vitamin D and A use to high heat exposure for an extended period of time.

  • Addition of vitamins (usually synthetic A and D) to meet the standards or retailers

Again, the Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Blend High Vitamin Butter Fermented Cod Liver Oil sold here at Healthy YOU avoids all of these pitfalls. Due to the gentle processing method of the fermented livers that have been exclusively wild caught in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island regions of Alaska, the natural Vitamin A and D ratios are preserved allowing your body to better assimilate the nutrients and reap the benefits listed above.


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