Premier’s Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil is BACK!

by Sarah Healthy LivingComments: 45

Cod liver oil has a long and storied history and has played a key role in human health and survival for centuries.

This time of year, UVB rays of the sun, which produce vitamin D via the skin, are not reaching most of North America and even where I live in Florida, are only available for a brief window of time around noon if the skies are clear.  Cod liver oil at this time is essential to maintaining health through the cold and flu season primarily by helping to keep vitamin D blood levels from falling to dangerously low levels.

Did you know that flu is really just a symptom of vitamin D deficiency the same as scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency disease? Surprising but true. Keeping your vitamin D blood levels optimal keeps that flu bug at bay very effectively.

Think that you don’t need cod liver oil because you already take a vitamin D supplement?

Reality Check:  Skip those vitamin D drops and pills.  Taking a nutrient in isolation is rarely a good idea. Doing so treats vitamins like drugs.  This pseudo approach to health can cause systemic imbalances as nutrients are designed to be taken as food and in the case of cod liver oil, the vitamins A, D, and K are synergistically balanced by nature to prevent toxicity.   As far as I know, there is not a single case of vitamin D toxicity that resulted from taking cod liver oil!

Now for the really good news.

I’ve been recommending for some time to buy only the fermented cod liver oil and none of the others on the market.  This is because the factories that produce cod liver oil in Europe are no longer using natural vitamin A and D in their product.

Cod liver oil made with synthetic vitamin A and D?  Seems implausible  and counterproductive, I know, but that is exactly what the European cod liver oil manufacturers are doing – most likely to improve profitability.

Only the fermented cod liver oil which is manufactured in Nebraska is currently produced using traditional methods with natural vitamin A/D still intact.

My recommendation to only buy the fermented cod liver oil still holds true, but with a caveat.   I discovered at the Wise Traditions 2011 Conference recently that there is a limited supply of the Premier brand Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver oil still left in the world.   This cod liver oil is not fermented but still contains natural vitamin A and D.

This is the same high vitamin cod liver oil I took starting about 10 years ago when I first discovered the benefits of high vitamin cod liver oil as described and recommended by Dr. Weston A. Price DDS in his epic book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

If you find the fermented cod liver oil out of range of your budget or you cannot tolerate it for some reason, the Premier brand Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil would be an excellent alternative.   But, act soon if you want some because when it sells out (there are about 3,000 bottles of capsules left), that’s it.  It’s gone for good.

Where to Find Premier’s Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil

There is only one place to find this limited supply of Premier’s Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil and I am very pleased to tell you that they are a new sponsor of this blog – Radiant Life.

Click here to find out more about Radiant Life and how to order some of this limited edition Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil for yourself and your family.

Let’s all stay well through the winter!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Sources:  Fish Livers in Ancient Medicine

Flu is Vitamin D Deficiency Disease



Comments (45)

  • Sara

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the great blog post today. I just bought Wilderness Naturals fermented cod liver oil for myself and my twin babies. Could you blog sometime about the recommended dosages of CLO for infants and adults? Also, I keep hearing about “high vitamin” CLO – is that different than regular CLO? Many thanks for all you do!

    November 30th, 2011 10:38 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Great … glad to hear you’ve got some cod liver oil on the way.

      High vitamin cod liver oil has higher levels of vitamin A and D than regular cod liver oil but about the same amount of EPA and DHA (the omega 3 fatty acids). Regular cod liver oil is not recommended as you have to take so much of it to get a decent dose of A/D that you would take too many omega 3 fats (EPA/DHA) as a result and this would not be beneficial to health.

      November 30th, 2011 10:49 am Reply
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    November 30th, 2011 10:49 am Reply
  • April Mott via Facebook

    This is the brand of supplements that my doctor highly recommends. I didn’t realize they also made cod liver oil since we’ve been using the Green Pasture brand. Good to know for in the future!

    November 30th, 2011 10:59 am Reply
  • Sarah

    I received my cod liver oil last week. Do you know how long it might take for the benefits to start showing up? I am using the Green Pastures FCLO/Bo combination in the capsule.

    November 30th, 2011 11:01 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      I suppose it depends on the person. It takes a number of weeks for blood levels of vitamin D to rise to optimal levels. If they were quite low before – who knows? Everyone is different.

      I know with me, I felt better immediately – had more energy for example. But then, I was pretty exhausted at the time 10 years ago with a very energetic and rough and tumble toddler (my first son) at the time who basically never stopped running and breaking things from the moment he woke up to when he dropped to sleep at night!!!! I was also pregnant, so anything nutritionally would have given me a huge boost.

      November 30th, 2011 11:08 am Reply
      • A.B.

        I am taking large doses of FCLO for the bumps on the back of my arms (supposedly a result of vitamin A deficiency). After 2 months, they are slowly disappearing…so it can take some time, but it DOES replenish depleted nutrient stores.

        November 30th, 2011 2:38 pm Reply
      • Sarah

        Hi Sarah, I realized this evening that a tooth that has been hurting quite a bit has stopped hurting in the last day or so! Yeah!! I have another thing to thank you for. I don’t remember if I had thanked you about this specifically or not. After 8 years of hoping for another child God gave us one! I read a former post about skipping the vitamin K shot. I had not even thought about this since our first 2 children. So my husband and I did more research because of your blog and decided to skip the shot. Our dear very little girl at 4# 9 oz had a few complications from being so small. They were trying to draw blood from her for some lab work and her blood was already so thick that they could not get it out of her before it clotted. They felt this was due to her holding extra red blood cells trying to stay oxygenated enough and becoming jaundiced after birth as result (I hope I am conveying this correctly. We were pretty worried and parts are a blur!). I cannot imagine how much worse it may have been had we gotten the vitamin K shot. If it had not been for your blog I don’t know what may have happened to her. Thank you!!!!!!!

        December 1st, 2011 2:00 am Reply
  • Angela W. Rogers via Facebook

    Thank you for this! I get the fermented stuff for my son. Surprisingly, he has no problem with it. But I need something I can tolerate! =)

    November 30th, 2011 11:07 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    The supply of Premier’s Quantum high vitamin cod liver oil is a limited supply, so if you want some, I would order soon or they will run out according to what I was told by the company. There won’t be anymore as the factory is not using natural vitamin A/D anymore. The fermented brand will be the only one at that point that will be worth taking.

    November 30th, 2011 11:23 am Reply
  • Angela W. Rogers via Facebook

    I’m trying to order it. I guess it takes 24 hours for them to approve my registration…… sheesh

    November 30th, 2011 11:30 am Reply
  • iniQuity

    Thanks for the post, but could you expand on this a bit?
    “Did you know that flu is really just a symptom of vitamin D deficiency the same as scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency disease?”

    Did you mean to say that supplementing with D strengthens your immune system making you better able to combat the viruses that cause the flu? If so then no worries, but if not could you provide a reference for that claim?

    Separately I read an account by Vilhjalmur (sp?) Steffanson, called “Adventures in diet” (free online, short interesting read on all-meat diet) and he sort of “proofed” that scurvy wasn’t a result of vitamin C deficiency … well actually my memory may be hazy because he consumed plenty of offal and I’m pretty sure (can’t look around right now) that there’s some vitamin C there. What I do recall is that neither Steffanson nor any of the people in the document that also ate an all-meat diet ever got scurvy, while at the time it was believed that such a diet would always result in scurvy due to lack of plant matter and citrous fruits.

    Anyway, please answer the vit d/flu question when you have a chance, thanks!

    November 30th, 2011 11:45 am Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Hi iniQuity, click on the source at the bottom of the post and this will take you to much more information about how flu and vitamin D deficiency are related. Hope that helps.

      November 30th, 2011 11:51 am Reply
      • iniQuity

        Oh thanks, I missed that link!

        Another quick q, currently I’m taking Healthy Origins Vit D 5000IU/gelcap along with Now Foods CLO (I think 650mg, if that makes sense, I know it’s 650 but can’t recall the unit) and I almost always take them in unison, almost daily. I’m youngish and I tend to forget but I say I average at the very least 4 days a week. Is this a decent enough approach for the time being? I may look into fermented CLO, but have enough of the above to last me through the winter since I bought in bulk. I’ll definitely continue to take them. I haven’t so much as had the sniffles for about two years now with the above combination so I’m inclined to think that it’s working quite well.

        I don’t think I feel “stellar” though you know? so I wonder if the fermented, or purer, higher vitamin containing stuff would produce that. Theoretically it should, as better is better, but I wonder if it would be a truly noticeable difference. I’ll be finding out in my own time in the future, but curious.

        If anybody has opinions please feel free to reply.

        November 30th, 2011 1:05 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    @ Angela – try again. The registration with Premier labs is immediate with no delay so you should be able to order right away.

    November 30th, 2011 11:49 am Reply
  • Angela W. Rogers via Facebook

    Great! It worked fine that time!

    November 30th, 2011 12:16 pm Reply
  • D.

    You mean if I order a bottle now, I can’t ever get it again after it’s gone??? Why would I want to start something I can’t continue to take?

    November 30th, 2011 12:29 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Maybe some folks prefer it to the fermented or can’t afford the fermented because of job loss. This would be a great alternative.

      November 30th, 2011 12:51 pm Reply
      • D.

        But according to your article, it will only be available for a short time, did I read that right? I have trouble with CLO liquids so this would be a great answer for me. But I don’t want to get started taking it and liking it, if I am unable to get more than one bottle.

        November 30th, 2011 1:08 pm Reply
        • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          It’s definitely a short term supply. Who knows what might happen in the future though. If there is an overwhelming demand for it, it may convince the manufacturer to start making it again.

          November 30th, 2011 1:34 pm Reply
          • D.

            If Premier isn’t actually closing its doors, maybe I’ll give it a try and hope it makes a comeback then. I love what CLO does for me – I just can’t tolerate the taste so after I finished my last bottle in June I sorta quit taking it. I can tell the difference in my eyes and my skin without it, though. If it just didn’t taste so bad – and then a couple of hours later it tastes so bad again!

            November 30th, 2011 2:17 pm
  • Kelly

    So looking at the amounts of Vitamin D in the recommended dosage (3 capsules = 475 IU), does that mean I’d have to take like 27 capsules to get 4000 IU Vitamin D??

    November 30th, 2011 1:10 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      If you want that much vitamin D, best to stick with the fermented or if you can’t tolerate it or afford it, then use the Quantum capsules for a decent dose of A/D and omega 3 fats and supplement with fish eggs (1 tsp of fish eggs has 17,000 IU of D)

      November 30th, 2011 1:35 pm Reply
      • Irene

        Could you tell me where you found the nutrition content of fish eggs (do you mean salmon in particular?) Thanks! Irene

        December 1st, 2011 2:39 pm Reply
  • Jen

    Hi Sarah,
    What do you think about the capsules from Green Pastures? Is there something more beneficial in taking a spoonful? I think i could get the DH to take capsules. Thank you so much for your blog!

    November 30th, 2011 1:12 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      The fermented capsules are a great option also. I take off the spoon as it is more cost effective this way. I do use the caps for traveling.

      November 30th, 2011 1:36 pm Reply
  • joe

    thanks for the post – i dont know if im the only one – but the Resources page has never worked for me? it brings me there and to the list and i click on one and i get nothing? never-the-less i did a google and ended up on the Radiant Life site – but before i place my order….

    cod liver oil i get that it should be taken in place of vit d supplements (specially artificial ones!) but what about taking it in conjunction with Fish OIl? currently i take X-Tend lifes brand of fish oil ( ) high in DHA. been on this for about 3 months as i found out the one i had been taking for 3+ years was….well basically garbage. so, does one take it in with or in place of?

    iniQuity – information abounds about Flu and Vitamin D deficiency – i would say that the ‘flu’ is nothing more than a deficiency of vit D. the vast majority of americans are deficient in this vitamin. the ‘vaccines’ are horrible for you and cause more illness and death than they do otherwise. this site is great for information as well as naturalnews dot com.

    glad i found this site, thanks for all the hard work you put in.

    November 30th, 2011 3:47 pm Reply
    • Andy

      It’s not just you. The resources pages on the real food media sites always have problems with certain browsers. They hardly ever show up for me.

      November 30th, 2011 3:58 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      What browser are you using Joe? I use Chrome and Firefox and it works well for both of these.

      November 30th, 2011 5:27 pm Reply
      • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Joe, just checked with Real Food Media tech support, and the Resources page works for all browsers. Your problem is most likely an ad blocker of some kind which can be turned off using your browser options. You can then turn it back on later if you like.

        November 30th, 2011 9:18 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Hi Joe, skip the fish oil. Cod liver oil has everything you need (DHA/EPA) plus the fat soluble vitamins which are critical for mineral assimilation.

      November 30th, 2011 5:30 pm Reply
      • joe

        Hi Sarah!

        Thanks for looking into it for me. I DO have an ad blocker on my browser and I did not even think about it!

        And per your advice I am going to cease my monthly order of Fish Oil and replace it with the Cod Liver Oil; hopefully I can get some before it runs out!

        Also, I just disabled my ad block and immediately the links showed up.



        December 5th, 2011 10:16 am Reply
  • Lara

    can i ask why some people cannot tolerate fermented cod liver oil . What type of symptoms does it cause.

    November 30th, 2011 5:00 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Some folks have a problem with the lactic acid from the fermentation process burning their throat when they swallow.

      November 30th, 2011 5:26 pm Reply
      • Rachel

        We take care of the burn by following it with a chaser of some kind. Something fatty seems to work well, so I really like butter or a little bit of chocolate (my great downfall). I wonder if that’s why the FCLO/butter oil blend doesn’t seem to burn as far as I can remember?

        Capsules would completely avoid the issue but they’re not as cost effective.

        November 30th, 2011 8:40 pm Reply
        • Ariel

          OT, but hey, if it’s dark chocolate (WITHOUT milk powder), at least it has a good ammount of antioxidants!

          December 1st, 2011 11:22 am Reply
  • Devon@Vitamin A

    Hey Sarah. My Grandmother used to give me and my cousins cod liver oil on a regular basis growing up. From what you wrote about this High Vitamin Cod Liver oil I wish I had kept it in my regiment as a teen and early adulthood as a source of Vitamin A. Still to this day I do not use Cod Liver Oil …I simply take a daily multivitamin to get my Vitamin A intake. But now you have got me thinking that it may be good to get another source for my Vitamin A & D. Thanks.

    December 1st, 2011 2:29 am Reply
  • Joke Niesten via Facebook

    smaakt het net zo vies als vroeger?????

    December 1st, 2011 4:37 am Reply
    • Sarah

      Het smaakt naar vis plus de toegevoegde smaak. Niet zo lekker!

      December 6th, 2011 3:35 pm Reply
  • Lara

    Hi Sarah

    I am confused about the dosage of the fermented cod liver oil and butter oil mixed to give my family. I have a 3 a 7 and a 10 year old and the dose on the back of the green pastures bottle seems so low. How do you make sure you dont overdose.

    December 1st, 2011 5:27 am Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      My children get 1 tsp per day of the fermented liquid plus 1/4 tsp of the butter oil.

      December 1st, 2011 8:38 am Reply
  • Rex

    Grass fed High Vitamin Butter oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A , vitamin E and antioxidants.
    It is tasty and easy to take. A food fat that was created naturally by the nature.

    December 1st, 2011 11:37 pm Reply


    December 22nd, 2011 5:52 pm Reply
  • Karen

    Hi Sarah!
    I have been wanting to try CLO for my family. My kids have been taking Nordic Naturals Fish oil, but I realize now it is probably not that great. Would this Premier Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil be a good alternative? I just looked at this post today, but I went to the Radiant Life website and they have some in stock for the capsule Quantum High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil. How many caps would you recommend for an adult, for a 10, 8 and 6 year old? I just wondered if price wise it would be best to get this or a bottle of the Green Pastures fermented oil to try out. Thank you!

    January 29th, 2013 1:36 pm Reply

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