Cod Liver Oil “Candy!”

Below is a post from the GAPS Practitioners Forum regarding cod liver oil:

“Everyone tells me that they find the Fermented Cod Liver Oil very strong tasting. Older kids and adults take the capsules if they have a strong aversion to the taste. But, I do warn the families that capsules are way more expensive and you need to take 5 capsules for 1 teaspoon of FCLO. The most popular flavours of my clients and kids are plain, cinnamon tingle and chocolate cream. I prefer the cinnamon tingle as it tastes like those sweetheart candies, that have a strong cinnamon taste.

Younger kids cannot swallow the capsules and often have a huge aversion to the taste, if they have sensory issues. Dave Wetzel at Green Pastures says he lubes the buns of his 2 year old with FCLO. I have never tried that one.

But, my kids like when I hide their dosage in a mixture of coconut oil and honey.

Mix a small amount of honey into the softened coconut oil.

Drop teaspoonfuls of the coconut oil/honey mixture onto Parchment paper.

Place 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of FCLO onto each coconut piece and form the coconut oil/honey mixture around it, so that the FCLO is in the center.

Place the paper into the freezer to harden.

Then, when it is time to take their FCLO, they line up and I drop a frozen ‘candy’ onto their tongues and they just let them slide down their throats, without biting into them.

Coconut oil slides easily down the warm tongue into the throat. They tell me that it tastes like a Bounty or Mounds Bar. Hope this helps.”