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 Article by Terry Vanderheyden, ND

While they are nutritional products coming from two very different sources, our X-Factor Butter Oil and Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil work in tandem and make for an unmatched, uniquely synergistic natural pairing.  Some fifty years ago, Weston Price, a pioneer of nutritional science, found, in studying the dietary patterns and health of various indigenous cultures, that these two foodstuffs, taken together rather than singly, worked like magic in restoring seriously ill people to good health.  It seems that the saturated fatty acids in the Butter Oil promote efficient utilization of the unsaturated fatty acids in the Cod Liver Oil.

 

BLUE ICE - COD LIVER OIL

 

Blue Ice cod liver oilA longstanding and valued nutritional supplement in European cultures well into the 20th century, cod liver oil provides a ready source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D, both of which are vital to maintaining good health, but critically deficient in modern-day diets.  Indeed, Weston Price regarded the fat-soluble vitamins, particularly vitamin A, derived from animal rather than vegetable sources, as the foundational basis for all healthy body functions.  He found, even back in the 1930s, that the diet of healthy primitive peoples included ten times more vitamin A than did the average diet of Americans at that time.  One wonders what he would make of our fast-food culture today!

Cod Liver Oil also has an abundance of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA)).  These are fatty acids produced by the body from omega-3 linolenic acid.  EPA plays an essential role in the physiological process that leads to the formation of prostaglandins, hormone-like molecules that are vital to good health.  Meanwhile, DHA is crucial to the smooth functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Most cod liver oil is produced in a modern, industrial manner, meaning that the oil is alkalized, bleached, and deodorized for palatability.  The problem is that the heavy processing also destroys the naturally occurring vitamins.  Thus, for most cod liver oil products, synthetic vitamins A and D are added back in ratio.

Having witnessed the overwhelming industry trend toward cheaper processing practices at the expense of nutritional quality, David Wetzel, the owner of Green Pasture, recognized the pressing need for a return to an unprocessed form of cod liver oil, where all its natural vitamins occur in their natural forms and ratios.  Happily, he was able to pioneer a move back to traditional manufacturing methods for Cod Liver Oil and is now the foremost maker of this product in its pristine form.

The result of his unwavering vision is a premium all-natural Cod Liver Oil, the culmination of a gentle, heat-free process of lacto-fermentation that keeps all of its abundant endowment of nutrients intact and bio-available.  This is the only true, traditionally made, fermented Cod Liver Oil on the market that is rich in naturally-occurring vitamins A and D and has absolutely no synthetic vitamins.  Indeed, our line of Blue Ice Cod Liver Oils is two and a half times more nutrient dense in  naturally-occurring vitamins A and D than other cod liver oils.

Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil is a highly beneficial supplement for children as well.

Available as a liquid in natural, cinnamon and orange flavours, as well as naturally flavoured non-gelatin capsules. For price information, please click here...

 

X-FACTOR GOLD - BUTTER OIL

Rich in antioxidant selenium and other nutrients and trace minerals, X-Factor Gold is produced from the deep yellow butterfat of Guernsey and Devon cows eating 100% green grass growing rapidly in the premium conditions of the northern Great Plains.  This beautiful golden oil includes a powerfully therapeutic, fat-soluble catalyst called "Activator X", found only in meats and butter coming from animals raised exclusively on green grass or in certain sea foods.  It was Weston Price who discovered Activator X, concluding that it diminished rates of heart attack and other significant problems during the summer months, while cows eat grass.

High in all-important Vitamin A and other fat-soluble vitamins, as well as being a superb source of short and medium chain fatty acids, including butyric acid, X-Factor Gold also contains Wulzen Factor.  Wulzen Factor is an "anti-stiffness factor" that is destroyed by pasteurization and that protects against degenerative arthritis, hardening of the arteries, cataracts, and calcification of the pineal gland.  Along with Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is anticarcinogenic and fat-reducing, X-Factor also has cholesterol-lowering stearic acid.

This exceptional product is made from butter that is centrifuged at a low temperature, a process that captures the full range of vital nutrients in the oil.

All of this makes X-Factor Gold the perfect synergistic companion product to Cod Liver Oil.

 

BLUE ICE ROYAL - BLENDED COD LIVER OIL

Reflecting the ground-breaking research done by Dr. Weston Price, this product consists of two parts Fermented Cod Liver Oil to one part High Vitamin Butter Oil.  There is a degree of doubt about what the "Activator X" in Butter Oil actually is.  Some think it is vitamin K2, some a form of vitamin E, while others consider it a plant hormone. That this remains a debatable question is not all that surprising, as we come more and more to understand nutrition in wholistic terms.  Scientist and researcher, Dr. Royal Lee, asserts that, "No reasonable student of nutrition can today deny the axiom that all vitamins are complexes and cannot exert their normal physiological effect other than as the complete complex, as found in natural foods."

What we do know for a certain fact is that butter oil and cod liver oil are both highly complementary natural foods that work their nutritional magic by effecting an exquisite balance of saturated and unsaturated essential fatty acids in a wholistic framework.  Cod Liver Oil is rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3, as well as vitamins A and D.  Meanwhile, High Vitamin Butter Oil, originating as it does from grass-fed cows, abounds in conjugated linolenic acid, as well as important quinones, including vitamins K and E and CoQ enzymes.  Weston Price described the "Activator X" in butter oil as a vitamin enhancer or enabler, opening the door for vital nutrients like vitamin D and calcium and allowing them to enter and replenish the body's cells.  The therapeutic results that have arisen from this combination in terms of enhanced health and vitality have been nothing short of astounding.

Available as a liquid in natural and cinnamon flavours, as well as naturally flavoured non-gelatin capsules.

 

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