Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Green Pastures: How to take it

I get questions all the time about how to take Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil, how I get my son to take it, and how we can stand it :)
Lets face it folks, its fish oil. Its not going to taste good if you don't like fish and its oil, so it sticks to your tongue and your mouth and your teeth and it doesn't go away easy. Here are my thoughts on the matter:

1. Take it with something. 
My son likes to get it squirted in his juice. It floats and some of it lines his cup when he is through, but most of it gets in his stomach. I have squirted it in his mouth prior to drinking komboucha or fermented grape juice. Its also good followed up with orange juice. But having a "chaser" is one way to go. I have had customers also say that a warm chaser helps get rid of the oil in your mouth.

2. Put it in something
Try squirting it on a piece of bread and then eating the bread.

3. Mix it in a smoothie
It was suggested that you mix with yogurt and frozen fruit and blend it well. You can use the unflavored kind for this or maybe a fruity orange flavor. Try with strong flavored sweet fruits that mask the flavor of the oil.

4. Try the gummies
Now they have gummy fish. Kind of like the swedish fish in size, they have the kid-appeal of gummies. If your child KNOWS he has to take it, this makes it acceptable to some.

5. Capsules
While not the most economical method of taking it, the capsules are easier to swallow. No gummy residue in your mouth. Take with food, which prevents the fishy burps that may result in taking on an empty stomach or with your morning juice.

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