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[acc_item title=”How much vitamin D is in Green Pasture cod liver oil?”]Our cod liver oil is not made in large factories. It is batch brewed so each batch can have slightly different levels of vitamin D.

It’s important to note that vitamin D levels can vary between labs and even between tests. We’re not sure how much faith we have in current vitamin D tests.

The level that we usually quote is ~750IU/ml. To see the latest testing results on our cod liver oil see here[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”How much cod liver oil should I take?”]To the best of our knowledge, toxicity from cod liver oil has never been documented. Synthetic vitamin A and D on the other hand are toxic and cases of toxicity have been reported. If you’re looking at other brands please find out EXACTLY how they process their oil – see this article. Nature has provided natural cod liver as a safe vitamin A and D supplement without human interference.

Our recommended dosages are

  • Children under 12 years: 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL, providing ~ 1875 IU
  • Children over 12 years and adults: 1 teaspoon (5ml), providing ~ 3750 IU
  • Pregnant and nursing women: 1.5 teaspoons, providing~ 5625 IU

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[acc_item title=”Is it safe to use cod liver oil during pregnancy?”]Cod liver oil is essential for mother and baby’s health.

Pregnant women using cod liver oil have infants with a lower risk for juvenile type 1 diabetes. Cod liver oil taken by nursing mothers improves the fatty acid profile in breast milk to promote optimal brain development and also increases levels of vitamin A to prevent infections.

Pregnant women may wish to consult their health practitioner about taking cod liver oil during pregnancy[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Is it safe for children and babies to use cod liver oil?”]Absolutely. In fact it’s essential.

  • Infants should receive at least 400 IU of vitamin D per day from all food sources to protect against overt vitamin D deficiency.
  • Infants can obtain vitamin D from breast milk, sunshine and supplements such as cod liver oil.
  • Breast milk can be a poor source of vitamin D or an excellent source of vitamin D, depending on the mother’s intake (mothers should supplement with vitamin D)
  • We would recommend using the children’s dosages guide on the bottle as a minimum.

Here’s a chart showing the roles how growing bodies use vitamins A, D, and K (which are in high levels in Green Pasture cod liver oil):

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[acc_item title=”How do I know that this cod liver oil hasn’t gone rancid during processing?”]Also see the question about storage below. Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil very thick and more stable than lower lighter grade cod liver used by other companies. Remember that this is fermented cod liver oil – so rancidity isn’t a problem. Green Pasture fermented oils are not mass produced with high heat like other cod liver oils. batches are tested for purity and active ingredients regularly with great results.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”How should I store my cod liver oil?”]Make sure you keep your oil in a cool dark cool place out of direct sunlight. It isn’t necessary to store your oils in the fridge unless you have opened your bottle and are not intending to use it for months. Storing your oils in the fridge can make them go solid and more difficult to dish out.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”How can I be sure that these products are mercury and contaminant free?”]The cod used to make Green Pasture products is fished from the Arctic Ocean which is known to have low levels of pollution. All products are tested according to protocols of the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and approved free of detectable levels of 32 contaminants. We guarantee this product to be free of contaminants including mercury. Furthermore, mercury is water soluble. It may be present in the flesh of fish, but not present in the oil (yet another advantage of using liver oil).[/acc_item]
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About Us

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My name is Dave Liow. I am an exercise physiologist who has specialised in helping people get healthier for the last 20 years. I’ve been lucky enough in my career to work with world class NZ athletes, hold a health science senior lectureship, and help improve the health of a wide range of people over this time.
have been a member of the Weston A Price Foundation (WAPF) since 2006. I was lucky enough to organise a tour of Sally Fallon to New Zealand in 2007 and absolutely loved picking her brains. WAPF introduced me to the many benefits of cod liver oil. I imported Green Pasture cod liver oil into New Zealand to help my patients increase their vitamin D levels. So many of them got great results and told others that I ended up setting up a business to keep up with the demand and codoil.co.nz started in Wellington. My healthy kids have had cod liver oil since they started eating solids. My wife and I take cod liver oil every morning. My mum uses cod liver oil to combat her osteoporosis. My friends have used cod liver oil to beat the winter blues, for their pregnancies, and to help grow healthy kids.

Warning: This site only sells Green Pasture cod liver oil.

We send to all NZ addresses by FREE signed courier delivery. See here for details

I wouldn’t give anything else to you or my friends and family.
To the best of my knowledge Green Pasture is the only brand of cod liver oil that uses lactofermentation, rather than harsh cleaning and deodorizing using heat and chemicals, and only the natural vitamins that come from the fish.

All other brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then non-fish (lanolin) or synthetic vitamins A and D added back in. These products should be completely avoided as the synthetic versions of A and D are toxic.
The process that is used to make Green Pasture cod liver oil is time consuming, expensive and absolutely best practice. This cod liver oil isn’t the cheapest, but it’s the best. If you’re going to invest in your health, make it a worthwhile investment. Read this to see why this is the cod liver oil for you.

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  • We only supply New Zealand customers. We don’t send overseas.
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