Green Pasture Products - Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Gel Cinnamon Tingle - 8.1 oz. (240 mL)
Green Pasture Products Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Gel Cinnamon Tingle combines X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil with Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil to provide a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food. Their Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is made in small batches with extraordinary care. They ferment livers from fish that have been exclusively wild caught in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region.
Fermentation is a natural enzymatic and microbial action that releases the oil from the livers. Their Fermented Cod Liver oil is a raw, unadulterated, whole food. There are no additives of any kind and is routinely third-party tested for purity. X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil is pure oil from cows grazing on rapidly growing grass extracted and concentrated through centrifugation.
Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Gel Cinnamon Tingle Features:
- Natural Source of Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 Fatty Acids
- Plus Many Important Fat Soluble Nutrients
- Blue Ice Feremented Cod Liver Oil
- High Vitamin Butter Oil
- Cinnamon Flavor
- Gel Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Fermented Cod Liver Oil taste, odor, color, and texture change from jar to jar?
There is a reason that when Mom or Grandma took out the bottle of cod liver oil the kids would scatter. Nature will decide how a product tastes, odors, textures etc... One can control nature through a variety of man designed systems including industrialization. Because of todays general marketing focus based on comfort, convenience and profits they view todays world supply of cod liver oil and fish oils as something completely different than history and nature provides.
They rely on industrial processes to control variability and remove nutrients and other compounds to make a product more marketable. The focus is strictly marketing integrity not nutrient integrity. At Green Pastures they recognize the important focus to be the opposite of the industrialized world. The cost for this focus is some customers will struggle to understand why this jar has this flavor, or this jar looks different than my last jar, or you don't like the odor of this jar so it must be bad.
They have investigated many of variances and concluded that most difference are strictly related to the diet of the fish. The odor is predominantly variances in tyramine. This amine is related to the diet of the fish and is the same amine that gives stinky cheese its unique qualities.
Some lots develop fat crystals. These have been identified as phyto sterols and are a result of the phyto plankton in the fish diet. The crystal formations can be controled through the rate of cooling of the product. If a product is at room temps and is cooled slowly the result can be the crystal formations. If you have a product with the crystals one can warm the jar in a bowl of warm water and after the product clears quickly cool in the fridge or freezer. The rapid cooling prevents the crystals from having time to form.
The crystals are fat/sterols and are healthful rather than harmful so if you don't mind the crystals there is no reason to perform the warming and rapid cooling step. Some people are more sensitive to textures so the warming/cooling process might assist. The same diet differences hold true when some lots are more saturate or solid than others. The acidic feel that can be a result of the enzymatic fermentation etc....
There are industrial processes to remove these variances but these process are the vary processes that will denature the natural product and nutrients. So, if you are one that struggles with textures, flavors, odors, variances, please consider the capsules or consider using one of the tips to take FCLO such as mixing with yogurt, pomegranate juice, tomato juice, maple syrup, or honey.
Is fermenting cod liver rotting?
Green Pasture Products prefer to discuss enzymatic/bacterial break down of cell walls to release the oil in terms of fermentation or digestion. It is the same general process that takes place in your digestive system. One could discuss in terms of rotting if they want to portray a negative image. Some will call cheese or yogurt rotting milk but in their community, they hold reverence for this natural process and call it fermentation. It is simply the bacterial /enzymatic digestion of the cell wall to release the lipids from the cellular structure.
What are the little gritty white crystals in their oil? This jar is not like the previous jar.
Below is a very good description and problem solving from a customer, Sara O.
Green Pasture Products is always enthused when customers are willing to problem solve and share. Their products are not processed and are the real deal so natural variations are the norm. One common example is some lots warm to room temps then cool to temps in the 40's or lower slowly. If cooling is too slow the phytosterols/fats can conglomerate by electric charge attraction and create small little white fat crystals. There is no issue with this other than inconvenient. In liquid products they will sink to the bottom and in gel products they will suspend in the gel. One can process this out of the product but then one changes the definition of the product that so many people depend. Thank you Sara for problem solving and sharing.
"I am a lover of the Green Pastures beauty balm! My favorite uses include lip balm, face cream, hand cream and for any stubborn itchy patches! I have had great relief from small eczema patches using this balm. I was puzzled when I opened my most recent jar to find that it was a bit grainy. I called Green Pastures and was transferred to the owner with my concern. In laments terms, he explained to me why this happened. Turns out when the balm gets heated during transit, and then slowly cools, these small grainy pieces form. I warmed some water, placed the balm in the bowl with the water and left it there for about ten minutes. After that I put the jar directly into the fridge. I took it out of the fridge the next morning and voila - just like I remembered. Silky and smooth! We're lucky to have small batch, high quality products from Green Pastures. These products vary batch to batch - be patient and there's usually a solution and always an answer!"
Expiration dates vs. Manufacture dates
Below is an article/topic that has been a point of discussion within the industry for the past year. Green Pasture Products wants to share this so all understand why they are changing, as many other supplement and food manufacturing companies have changed, by listing a manufacturing date rather than a exp date.
All manufactures of dietary supplements must have in place the FDA’s updated compliancy regulations called cGMP’s. What does this mean to you, the consumer? Within these lengthy new regulations come several confusing surprises. One of these new surprises is the use of Manufacture date verses Expiration date. You will see either an Expiration Date or Manufacture Date on your supplements. Since the FDA published their Final Rule on 21CFR Part 111 in 2007 for current good manufacturing practices (cGMP’s) they have given manufactures the option of using either an Expiration Date or a Manufacture Date on their finished products.
The FDA declined to add a requirement for expiration /shelf-life dating, although the agency encourages its use. It seems the FDA believes there are not generally available methods for all ingredients sufficient to determine expiration dating, especially for botanical dietary ingredients. Manufacturers that do use an expiration date must now have scientific data/studies to support the selection of this date. If they do not have the supporting data the FDA could, at their discretion, impose fines, sanctions, recalls or closures on the company who manufactures the product.
In general, to label with an expiration date the product label has to have something to test to the exp. date. Such as, if one added vitamin A to a product and lists it on the label they must test at time of manufacturing and at the date of the expiration to confirm that the same level of vitamin A is found in the product as defined on the label. Without this added ingredient there is no label claim to test the product to meet an expiration date. Another example is when a drug is manufactured the efficacy of the labeled claim of the drug must be tested and confirmed to be active through the expiration period.
Expiration and manufacture dates: What’s one to think?
The FDA guidelines do not include methodology or suggested procedures for the supporting data/studies; instead, they suggest “This is an evolving model.” What this means is that additional extensive stability studies must be undertaken that can last sometimes well over 6 months and will eventually increase costs sharply that will be passed on to the consumer. Most manufacturers are already burdened with the task of keeping the costs of products down on a regular basis.
With respect to Stability Testing of Dietary supplements & Nutraceutical Formulations, –From the FDA’s preamble text:
While all this information could be confusing for some, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to Manufacture Date verses Expiration Date. Here are some Pros & Cons of this Proposed Rule:
When a product is bottled and labeled for distribution if the manufacture chooses to use the “Expiration Date,” additional holding time for stability studies must be added on before it can be sold at the consumer level. The finished product is then about 6-12 months old before it is even released for sale to you the consumer reducing freshness and overall efficacy, the very thing you want in your health products has now been decreased.
The buying public does not have access to freshness discussion with an exp date. An exp date is best suited for drugs and products that are highly processed/industrialized, or for products that have high level sugars and proteins that are prone to high level of bacterial growth over time.
An expiration date does not identify when the product is packaged so the buying public really does not understand how fresh a product is or is not if a exp date is provided rather than a manufacturing date. Their oils are extracted without heat or introduced chemicals but rather enzymatic and bacterial culturing/digestion/fermentation. Many perceive their products are better with age as the living essences within the product are not destroyed.
While the FDA is caught in a quagmire of undetermined testing and validity, freshness and reliability is available via Manufacture dating. With Manufacture dating the finished product is ready to be sold at the consumer level without the extra-added 6-month wait. As a result, the product you purchase will not be decreased in freshness or efficacy.
The people at Green Pasture Products have chosen to use the “Manufacture Date” as many other companies are currently using instead of the Expiration Date, so you will receive the freshest product available when you order.
About Green Pasture Products
Green Pasture Products is a family owned business started by Dave and Barb Wetzel in 2000. Their business focus is to provide high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.
High-Vitamin Butter Oil is their foundation product that all their work has blossomed through. Dr. Weston Price discovered High-Vitamin Butter Oil back in the 1930's but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined Cod Liver Oil with High-Vitamin Butter Oil.
Today they produce the High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and they ferment the historically sacred cod and skate liver oils. Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old world practice that may go back as far as biblical times. During the 1850s was the beginning of the industrial food revolution and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from it's historical sacred roots to an industrialized food.
They've turned back the clock and restored these sacred foods to their roots. They are proud to offer these historical sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern for their generational health just as their ancestors. Dr. Price traveled the world studying the traditional diets of many cultures. In every culture he discovered sacred foods that were carefully collected and prepared to ensure the strong mind, body, and spirit of its people.