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Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil

What is so special about Fermented Cod Liver Oil?
The answer lies in the fat. Actually in the fat soluble activators in found in foods like butter and especially Fermented Cod Liver Oil. This food based supplement is rich in Vitamins A, D and K.The importance of these fat soluble vitamins, besides the fact that they are not readily available elsewhere is that they play an important role in mineral and protein metabolism. Now lets take a look at each of these fat soluble vitamins individually.

Vitamin A

Contrary to popular believe Beta Carotene is NOT Vitamin A, so if you think you are getting enough Vitamin A from plant foods you are mistaken. True Vitamin A is found in Fermented Cod Liver Oil and it is used by the body in a variety of ways including:
  • Helps prevent Birth Defects
  • Supports optimal infant and child development
  • Protects against infections
  • Used to produce stress and sex hormones
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Is important for healthy eyes, skin and bones

Vitamin A is depleted by stress and exposure to pesticides, industrial chemicals and from excess protein consumption.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has been receiving a lot of press in the past few years, many because modern research is finding it is more important to our health than was previously believed. Some of the ways Vitamin D supports health include:
  • Vital for mineral metabolism
  • Needed for healthy bones and teeth
  • Useful for the nervous system
  • Important for insulin production
  • Protects against depression, heart disease and cancer
Fermented Cod Liver Oil is an excellent source for vitamin D, other sources include exposure to the sun.

Vitamin K

This is a little know vitamin, once referred to as Factor X, vitamin K plays an important role in:
  • Facial development
  • Health bone and teeth development
  • It protects against calcification
  • Support the arteries and myelin sheath synthesis
  • Learning capacity
As we learn more about the importance of fat soluble vitamins it becomes important to have a trusted source for these nutrients. The folks at Green Pastures have gone the distance to provide us with a high quality product that supplies with these vital nutrients. The 3 vitamins mentioned also work synergisticly. So to supplement you diet with only one of these vitamins would not give you the same benefit as getting them in combination from Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Many people get scared when they hear the word fat and diet in the same sentence but the misconception that fat is bad needs to be dispelled. Quality saturated animal fats are sources for these vital nutrients and because it is hard to find the type of high quality fat soluble nutrients we need from food many health practitioners recommend Fermented Cod Liver Oil. And finding a high quality cod liver oil is becoming harder and harder that is why we only stock the Greener Pastures brand. Enjoy the highest quality Cod Liver Oil on the market when you purchase Greener Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil.

And, now is the type to soak up your Vitamin D from the sun, because as we get into fall and winter it becomes harder and harder to get this vital nutrient from sun exposure. Enjoy you summer, Zebra Organics

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