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Freeze your fish oil
soft_smiles posted:
I actually hate fish and had tried fish oil years ago, but stopped taking it because I kept burping up fish taste. A little bit later a cardiogist recommended I start taking fish oil. When I started to protest he said I know what you are going to say - freeze them! It does help. It also helps to take them shortly after or while eating and it keeps the burping up fish taste to a minimum. I know take three tablets every night and rarely have a problem.
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betaquartz responded:
I take 2 in morning, two at night. The fish oil now after 4 years, doesn't bother me. Now the Niaspin does if I take it during the day, but if just before bed the reaction is while I'm asleep, but it doesn't wake me up.
soft_smiles replied to betaquartz's response:
I also buy the enteric coated fish oil *laughing*, but I still freeze them. Even though I trusted the doctor, I also checked with the pharmacist to see what he thought of freezing the fish oil and he agreed that it would work and still be a useful supplement. The theory is the capsules don't melt until they pass into your intestine. Not sure if that is true or not, but the freezing allows me to take a supplement I need and should have. If I was still having a problem, I wouldn't take them. The bonus is they appear to be good for my diabetes as well.
nwsmom responded:
I freeze mine too...Consumer Reports recommended freezing, both for cutting down on the fishy-burps, and enhancing stability of the oil.
phototaker replied to nwsmom's response:
I'd freeze mine, but I have such little room in my freezer, NOW! LOL Costco's bottles are huge! Maybe I can put them in little freezer bags.
wecare2 responded:
flax seed oil will do the trick and keep your cholesterol very low
DavidHueben replied to wecare2's response:

Sometimes, natural remedies like fish oil and/or flax seed oil do not work to bring people into normal range for cholesterol levels.
We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. - Winston S. Churchill
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to DavidHueben's response:
How did I not know this! Just spend a whole yoga session trying not to burb fish oil - thx for the info!

flutetooter replied to DavidHueben's response:
I just read an article on where to get your Omega 3s. Concerning sources of Omega 3 oils, walnuts (1 1/2 oz. per day - about a heaping quarter cup measuring cup) lowers your LDL - bad cholesterol, while fish oil raises the HDL - good cholesterol, but also raises the LDL a bit. Several weeks before my last blood work lab, I ate salmon every morning, also nuts, and also omega 3 capsules to equal 3 grams total of omega 3s.

My total cholesterol was up because I had stopped taking statins, but my HDL was 70 and therefore the ratio of total cholesterol divided by the HDL was much lower ( a good thing) than the previous test. I sometimes feel that my body is a chemistry lab. I did that for an experiment and will get another blood lab next month.

I have cut way back my cheese intake and red meat. I enjoy testing my response with the total aim of tweeking my diet for the best health maintainance.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
phototaker replied to flutetooter's response:
That was interesting what you said about the fish oil and raising the HDL. I'll be having my cholesterol tested soon, and also have cut back on my statin use, so we'll see how it comes out. I've only cut back the last few weeks, so I don't know how valid that will be. I'll wait another two weeks, which will be a month with a low amount of statins.

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