Our Best Health Defenders
More effective together
Vitamin D works best together in a team NOT alone!
Vitamin D needs "Cofactors" or helpers such as
Vitamin A and Activator-X
and minerals calcium, magnesium, phosporous, zinc and boron.
This is why we use Green Pasture ®
Price used cod liver oil, butter oil and organ meats to supply the fat-soluble vitamins to his patients.
Vegetarianism and nutrient deficiencies
The Sunshine Vitamin
Gets his super powers from the sun.
Cholesterol is important for conversion of sunlight UVB rays into vitamin D3.
But sometimes we can't get enough sunlight to get our vitamin D3.
"Vitamin D is best known for its relation to calcium metabolism. By supporting the absorption of calcium from food, it prevents and cures the childhood bone disease rickets and its adult counterpart osteomalacia.
Important: We need 4 to 10 times more Vitamin A than vitamin D. More of one requires more of the other.
Recommended: Do NOT TAKE more vitamin D without balance of vitamin A from cod liver oil and/or vitamin A rich foods like liver.
More D3 than vitamin A can be harmful to kidneys and draw calcium from bones rather than help supply calcium to bones.
Green Pasture has the ideal ratio of vitamin A to D.
See: Update on Vitamins A and D
For children too!
Green Pasture ® is safe for infants
1/2 of adult dosage.*
It also protects against tetany, convulsions and heart failure in newborns, helps prevent osteoporosis in the elderly, prevents the development of type 1 diabetes, and is believed by some researchers to have additional roles in protecting against cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and various other diseases." (ref)
The X Factor
"The roles of vitamin A in vision, growth, immunity, reproduction and the differentiation of cells and tissues are well known.
Vitamin A also plays a number of lesser known functions: it is a powerful antioxidant in cell membranes, protects against environmental toxins, contributes to the regulation of bone growth, protects against asthma and allergies, prevents the formation of kidney stones, and protects against fatty liver disease." (ref)
Food Sources of Vitamin A
Listed below are approximate levels of vitamin A in common foods,
in IUs per 100 grams:
It should be noted that these amounts can vary according to how the animals are fed. Weston Price noted a huge variation in vitamin-A content of butter according to the season. In addition, absorption of vitamin A varies according to the food. Research carried out during the 1940s indicates that vitamin A is more easily absorbed from butter than from other foods.
The US Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin A is currently 5,000 IU per day (and may possibly be lowered to 2500 IU per day). From the work of Weston Price, we can assume that the amount in indigenous diets was about 50,000 IU per day, which could be achieved in a modern diet by consuming generous amounts of whole milk, cream, butter and eggs from pastured animals; beef or duck liver several times per week; and 1 tablespoon regular cod liver oil or 1/2 tablespoon high-vitamin cod liver oil per day." (Source)
FOR PREGNANCY AND VEGETARIANS:
"Cod liver oil contains substantial levels of omega-3 EPA, which can cause numerous health problems, such as hemorrhaging during the birth process, if not balanced by arachidonic acid (ARA), an omega-6 fatty acid found in liver, egg yolks and meat fats. Please do not add cod liver oil to a diet that is deficient in these important animal foods. It is important to follow our diet for pregnant mothers in its entirety, not just selected parts of it.” - Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
Children can also benefit greatly from Green Pasture ®
Cod liver oil, available without a prescription for hundreds of years,
is a valuable source of vitamins A and D, as well as long-chain
omega-3 fatty acids
"The key finding of Dr. Weston Price was very high levels of
“fat-soluble activators” in traditional diets...
No matter what the particulars of the diet
whether in the frozen north, the Alpine highlands
or the tropical South Seas
traditional peoples consumed plentiful amounts of
vitamins A, D and what Dr. Price referred to as Activator X
now determined to be vitamin K2 from
seafood, organ meats and the fat of grass-fed animals."
- Chris Masterjohn
==> Learn more about Dr. Price's story.
Price found that the combination of cod liver oil and a high-Activator X butter oil concentrate
was more effective than cod liver oil alone...