We are talking about concentrated butter oil here and not just any butter oil, this oil is actually extracted without heat form grass-fed cows and it hosts an impressive array of nutrition and potential health benefits.
You may wish (like me) that you'd discovered it much sooner!?!
In our recent blogs, we've been talking about vitamin K (K2 in particular) and this has really tweaked my interest to go deeper into research mode! 🤓
I've been taking Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Concentrated Butter Oil capsules for a few years now and I had a reasonable understanding of what this product was good for but it wasn't until I dove deep into the research that I truly understood what vitamin K2 was good for and also the concentrated butter oil element itself!
If you don't already know about this, hold onto your chair because you're about to have your world rocked (I know mine was) and I honestly wish i had known this information 20 years ago!
What Is Concentrated Butter Oil?
The name kind of gives it away as it is exactly that, a concentrated butter oil that is extracted from dairy. It is extracted without the use of heat and from cows that only feed on grass (also known as pasture-raised).
The quality of the oil also comes down to the quality of the soil and we will talk more about grass-fed soon...
The end product has a high content of what is known as the 'Wulzen Factor' (the anti-stiffness factor) discovered by researcher Rosalind Wulzen). What a fantastic discovery this was!
That is because he discovered that this unique substance (in concentrated butter oil) protects both humans and animals against calcification of the joints which may help to protect against degenerative conditions such as arthritis.
Concentrated butter oil has also been shown to protect against issues such as hardened arteries (atherosclerosis), cataracts and pineal gland calcification.
But What Makes this Oil So Phenomenal?
Not only is butter oil rich in vitamin A and other things, it's the vitamin K2 that is exciting!
Vitamin K2 is known as "Activator X" or "the X factor". This activator molecule was discovered by Weston A Price in the 1930s, Price was often referred to as the "Isaac Newton" of nutrition as he made some incredible nutritional and physical degeneration discoveries.
Vitamin K2 (Activator X) is the active form of vitamin K and the most bioavailable. If you read our other blog 'Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil', you will know that Vitamin K1 is sourced from plant foods and can be difficult to access as plant matter is hard to digest and break down due to the hard cellular walls of plants. Cows are great at breaking down grasses and the nutrients get passed onto us when we eat grass-fed dairy products.
That is why I am such a fan of any product that contains concentrated butter oil! Such as this one.
The point we are trying to make about vitamin K2 and concentrated butter oil is that butter oil is one of the best and most potent forms of the "Activator X" molecule (K2) - significantly higher than regular butter!
The very best source of this nutrient comes from cows who graze exclusively on grass, as the nutrients in grass help to produce milk that has a fat that is concentrated in "Activator X".
Another thing that has been observed is that ruminant (grass-eating) animals produce a different concentration of CLA (Conjugated Linolenic Acic) but more on that soon...
The quality of the soil that the grass grows in also matters greatly as soil is the lifeblood of whatever grows in it.
Grass-fed animals will naturally have a different rumen environment (much more preferable to grain-fed animals) as grass is their natural food and grains change the microbiome (bacterial flora environment).
A grain diet lowers the pH balance (making it more acidic) thus promoting inflammation and inflammatory conditions.
Grass-fed is always a better option without a doubt.
What Can Butter Oil Do for Health?
- May help to foster proper growth and development in children
- May Supports the Endocrine System - especially the Thyroid Gland
- May Help to Reduce Chronic Inflammation that May Be Related to Heart Disease
- May Help to Reduce Mortality Rates
- May Help with Preventing Calcification (this may help prevent pineal gland calcification and much more)
- May Help to Prevent Arterial Stiffening (stiff arteries leads to atherosclerosis)
To Learn More About the Benefits of Vitamin K, be sure to read our blog 'The Surprising Benefits of Vitamin K' here.
Concentrated Butter Oil Compared to Butter
Butter is absolutely wonderful, we adore it but we also know that concentrated butter oil has more of that wonderful vitamin K ("Activator X") molecule for even greater benefits!
Did you know that it actually takes 4kg of cream to get 1 cup of nutrients contained in concentrated butter oil?
What Concentrated Butter Oil is High In
- CLA (Conjugated Linolenic Acid)
- Butyric Acid
- Stearic Acid
- Caproic Acid
- Caprylic Acid/Capric Acid
- Myristic Acid
- Lauric Acid
- Oleic Acic
- Palmitic Acid
- Wulzen Factor
- Activator X (K2)
- Trace Vitamins and Minerals
Concentrated butter oil is also naturally free from milk sugar (lactose) and milk protein (casein) so it may be well-tolerated by those who are intolerant to lactose and or casein?
Disclaimer: This article is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as health advice. Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent and one should always consult with their trusted health professional before adding a new supplement to their diet.