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Old 11-04-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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Problem taking Omega 3 fatty acids capsules

These pills taste like fish. Ick. I began taking these capsules today and I feel terribly nauseous and feel so full. It's past 1:00 a.m. and I can't sleep. Has anyone experienced this? Is the nausea normal?

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Old 11-04-2007, 01:59 AM   #2
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I have never had a problem with the- weel apart from fish breath when I have burped!
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:14 AM   #3
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I haven't had a problem with them either, but I usually take it right before or right after I eat. Also, if the fish taste bothers you, you might want to try getting it from a different source like flaxseed instead.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:22 AM   #4
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It is possible that you are intolerant of the ingredients in the capsule. I have often found that things that I really don't like is more that my body doesn't like it, not the tastebuds. I see it as my body's way of warning me off of something. I now have an idea whether I don't like the taste of something or I really don't like something. I don't go back to the latter items.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:05 AM   #5
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I've been taking Omega 3 for nearly 10 years and have never had a problem with them. However, I always take them right before a meal, which is what is instructed on my bottle. I think they have to be part of the eating/digesting process to be tolerated correctly.
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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I also take fish oil it doesn't bother me on an empty stomach.Multi Vitamins do bother me on an empty stomach its an awful feeling.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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I take, among other things, two 1200mg fish oil capsules every morning with a glass of Ovaltine, and two 1000mg flaxseed oil capsules with water or diet soda every afternoon. I have never had a problem with nausea, and I don't get fish breath or burps, either. Maybe it's the brand you're taking. Try buying them from a vitamin store, or GNC. I get all my supplements at Vitamin World, because they're conveniently located, and their store brands are BOGO on the first Monday and Tuesday of every month.
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I will stick to flaxseed then. What's the recommended amount to take on ground flaxseed per day?
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I will stick to flaxseed then. What's the recommended amount to take on ground flaxseed per day?
1/2 tbsp., according to the American Dietetic Association: American Dietetic Association Publishes Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Registered Dietitians

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Old 11-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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Some people are more sensitive than others to vitamin and mineral supplements ... and medications that say "take with food" ... when taken on an empty stomach before a meal.

Try eating a full meal first - then take the supplements at the end of the meal. The food acts as a buffer and generally will solve the problem.
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