Green Pasture


Green Pasture are a family owned business started by Dave and Barb Wetzel in 2000.  Their business has been based on the foundation of providing high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.
High-Vitamin Butter Oil is their foundation product that all of their work has blossomed through. Dr. Weston A Price discovered High-Vitamin Butter Oil back in the 1930's but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined Cod Liver Oil with High-Vitamin Butter Oil.
Today, Green Pasture produces the High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and ferment the historically sacred cod and skate liver oils. Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old world practice that may go back as far as biblical times. During the 1850s, the beginning of the industrial food revolution was the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from its historical sacred roots to an industrialized food.
Green Pasture has turned back the clock and restored these sacred foods to their roots. Green Pasture proudly offers these historically sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern for our generational health just as our ancestors did.
Dr. Price traveled the world studying the traditional diets of many cultures. In every culture he discovered sacred foods that were carefully collected and prepared to ensure the strong mind, body, and spirit of its people.
Recommended Dosage:
Fermented Cod Liver Oil or Skate Liver Oil (1/2 tsp = 2-3 capsules)
Children age 3 months to 12 years: 1/8-1/2 tsp. daily
Children over 12 years and adults: 1/2-1 tsp. daily
Pregnant and nursing women: 1-1/2 to 2tsp. daily
Fermented Cod Liver Oil & Butter Blend (1/2 tsp = 3 capsules)
25 pounds or less: 8 drops orally a day
25 pounds: 1/4 tsp. daily
35 pounds: 1/3 tsp. daily
45 pounds: 1/2 tsp. daily
55 pounds: 2/3 tsp. daily
Children over 12 years and adults: 1/2-1 tsp. daily
Pregnant and nursing women: 1-1/2 to 2 tsp. daily
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Fermented Cod Liver Oil actually fermented oil?
The name was derived from the process to extract the oil from the liver. The livers are fermented, not the oil. There are three methods used to rupture the cell walls to extract lipids from tissue. These methods are: temperature (either heat or cold fracturing), chemical, and fermentation/digestion. The first two are considered common industrial approaches, quick, efficient etc.... The digestion/fermentation of the liver is a natural process. Fermentation provides foods that are pre-digested, more readily consumed/used by our bodies, and a stronger or broader essence of the beginning product.
The process is not complicated but does take time to complete. It is simply an enzymatic and bacterial digestion of the liver releasing the oil. Or in simplistic terms, the same process that takes place in ones digestive system. The result is a light to dark brown oil that has hundreds of thousands of molecular structures bound within the fatty acid structures. There are ways to lighten the oil but this would include adding preservatives to the vats (preventing the natural process), or running the product through a variety of bleaching or earthen material, which would cause stripping of the pigments and waxes.
There is nothing new or scary with fermented fish products. They have been around for thousands of years and are readily available and consumed to great healthful benefit in many parts of the world, even today.
Are Green Pastures oils solar activated as Dr. Weston A Price's were in the early 20th Century?
All of Green Pastures products are solar activated just as Dr. Weston A Price did. Solar activation is simply exposing the product to the sun. Their plant is a solar plant and they ensure that all of their oils are exposed the the sun, moon and stars.
How much EPA and DHA are in Fermented Cod Liver Oil?
Green Pasture do not have a deep focus on the fatty acids in the FCLO because, over time and work, it has been concluded that these fatty acids are not what the focal point of the product should be.  The only reason EPA/DHA/Omega 3's are discussed/pushed to the degree they are, is that after one completes the industrialization of these oils they have destroyed/damaged the real deal and they are left with some fatty acids. One always sells what they have.  In the case of industrialized fish oils, fatty acids are about all that is left of value.  
This is not to say that these fatty acids are not important.  These types of oils will always contain a good supply of EPA/DHA and Omega 3's.  The real story of Fermented Cod liver Oil is beyond this topic. Dave Wetzel thinks the real story is the thousands of other molecular structures known and unknown.
In our society the question EPA/DHA and Omega 3's persists so below you will find how you can calculate this total for any product if you know the % of EPA/DHA/Omega 3 in any oil.
Everyone takes differing amounts of Green Pasture products.  To obtain an approximate conversion level, please use the following conversions to calculate:
5ml = 5g = 5000 mg = 1tsp X= the amount of FCLO product you take Y = The approximate % of the fatty acid found within the product X mg x .Y = mg of intake so , How many mg of DHA am I getting if I take 1 tsp of FCLO each day? 5000 mg x .10%= 500 mg of DHA per tsp DHA has a typical range of 10% of the FCLO +/- EPA has a typical range is 15% +/- of the FCLO.  Use the same calculation as above Total Omega 3 will typically be in the 30-40% of the FCLO. If you are consuming Skate Liver oil, the DHA will make up 14-16% of the oil +/- and EPA will be in the 10-12% of the oil +/-.
How do I store Green Pasture Products?
Green Pasture's products should be stored in the refrigerator, freezer or a cool dark place.
Should I take Fermented Skate Liver Oil or Fermented Cod Liver Oil?
If you perform energetic or biofeedback testing, you will find that some simply do better with skate liver oil than they do with cod liver oil, while others do better using the FCLO. Generally speaking, taking a small dose of both is best.
Skate is a cartilage fish, it cannot grow bone and the understanding on how vitamin D/calcium are involved with cartilage formation is not fully understood. Each person is unique, and no two people can make any one conclusion without first investigating.
For more information about Green Pasture and their products, please visit www.greenpasture.org