You’re all experiencing this with me. Right now as I write out this sentence, I’m getting ready to choke down Fermented Cod Liver Oil for the first time ever.
I know it shouldn’t be a big deal, but I’m sure you can relate to me, all you who have never had the pleasure of tasting this revolting concoction.
Of course I say that in jest, because if I didn’t believe in the benefits of sacred foods, I wouldn’t be writing this right now.
I know the more I write, the more I put off drinking it, but hey, that’s my process.
Let me start with the smell.
Have you ever opened a can of salmon and smelled the oily skin? That’s what it smells like.
Most people, including myself, don’t like the smell of fishy food. I can barely tolerate tuna fish, and if I’m preparing fish, if it has even a slightly fishy smell, I throw it out.
I took the cap off and removed plastic thingie that keeps it all from coming out fast. You know that thing that allows liquid to drip instead of pour? That thing…
After removing it, I can smell the fishiness wafting out of the bottle. Am I really gonna drink this?
Yes. Yes. No. Yes…I keep driving myself crazy.
Here we go-
Wow! That was quite interesting.
It was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. At first I thought I was going to gag, and then as I took a sip I made the mistake of breathing out my nose. Do NOT do that! Resist the urge to breathe through your nose while swallowing this stuff.
Even after you swallow, breathe out of your mouth and it won’t be bad at all. I can’t believe I’m saying that right now, but it’s true! 😉
The oil went down smooth and without any gagging. The only way I can rationalize all of this is to come to the conclusion that my body really, really needed fermented cod liver oil.
Yeah….I just let out a breath of liver oil. The smell doesn’t stop after you swallow it, so beware.
It’s not that bad. I’m very surprised.
How much did I take? Two teaspoons. I poured it into a medicine cup and slowly drank it all.
Since my first experience wasn’t bad at all, I know I won’t have any problems taking this every morning.
I also took my High Vitamin Butter Oil with out any problems at all.
Would I recommend these two products?
(Note: 5 minutes after taking the liver oil, I became warm and flushed…just sayin!)
*Medicine cup is raised…here’s to your health!*
Here is a quote from the Weston A. Price Foundation:
“Once a standard supplement in traditional European societies, cod liver oil provides fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which Dr. Price found present in the diet of primitives in amounts ten times higher than in modernized diets. Cod liver oil supplements are a must for women and their male partners, to be taken for several months before conception, and for women during pregnancy. Growing children will also benefit greatly from a small daily dose.
Cod liver oil is also rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA). The body makes these fatty acids from omega-3 linolenic acid. EPA is as an important link in the chain of fatty acids that ultimately results in prostaglandins, localized tissue hormones while DHA is very important for the proper function of the brain and nervous system. Those individuals who have consumed large amounts of polyunsaturated oils, especially partially hydrogenated oils, who are suffering from certain nutrient deficiencies, or who have impaired pancreatic function, such as diabetics, may not be able to produce EPA and DHA and will, therefore, lack important prostaglandins and necessary fats for the brain unless they consume oily fish or take a cod liver oil supplement.”
At this time last year:
Magpies ducklings were hatched. At one day old and being introduced to the black sex link chicks.
lol!!! I know exatly what you’re talking about. I take the Fermented Cod Liver OIl – Blue Ice, Fermented Skate Liver Oil – Orange, and the High Vitamin Butter OIl – Raspberry flavor. The Cod liver oil is no big deal. I don’t have to hold my breath or anything. Same with the vitamin butter. Actually, it turns solid in the fridge so I just scoop some out and chew it ’til it dissolves. Tastes pretty good actually. But, the Skate Liver Oil! Yuck!!! I truly have to brace myself for that one each day. It is pretty bad!! The orange flavor does nothing to mask the smell or taste. I have to scrub my hands for 5 minutes if I get any of it on them. I’m going to finish the bottle I have (too expensive not to) but I won’t be buying it again. I’ll just increase the amount of Cod Liver Oil I take once the Skate Liver oil is gone, which can’t be soon enough for me.
Thanks for the warning about skate liver oil. It only took a few days to be completely okay with taking the cod liver oil…not sure I’ll try the skate liver oil now. LOL
We take the orange flavored liquid FCLO by the same company and the taste/smell is masked VERY well by the orange. My preschooler (picky!) and infant take it without the slightest complaint.
You are about to fall in love with me. Hold your nose, drink the oil. Without letting go of your nose pop a piece of dark chocolate or a chocolate covered espresso bean in your mouth…chew it while still holding your nose and make sure that it covers the entire inside of your mouth. Swallow and let go of nose. NO FISH TASTE!!!! I also take it right before bed so no fish burps.Go and spread the word!
I’ll definitely have to try that! For a very long time I never was a chocolate eater…just not a fan, but then all the sudden, I want it all the time. I must be low in magnesium. 😉
Did you detox when you first started taking it? I started feeling dizzy about three days after taking it and it hasn’t really let up.
Not really dizzy but I also started taking coconut oil and terramin clay at the same time. I started at 120 pounds and I am 5’5 and for 6 days I lost a pound a day and my upper abs went totally flat so I cleansed really quick.
I cannot stomach the smell/taste of the FCLO and I read that tip somewhere..works like a charm. Are you still dizzy?
Yes I still get dizzy a bit. I have a lot of neurological problems, so maybe it’s going to work on my brain and detoxing it.
Other than that I feel fine.