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I ordered a bottle of enteric coated fish oil softgels and I am having a hard time swallowing them. I have problems with my primary peristaltic wave and the coated softgels are hard and get caught up in the wave. I purchased them because they claimed to be easy to swallow and the enteric coating masked the fish oil taste. Does anyone know of a good pill that is easy to swallow and you don't burp fish oil?
 

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I am using Natures Bounty at the moment. They dont have any special coating but I haven't had any problems with these like I have had with other large size pills. I tend to just pick up supplements when I find them on sale and dont stick with a certain brands. Of course I just read the bottle and the oil is from some pretty stinky fish, anchovy, mackerel and sardine. I dont recommend sniffing the top of this bottle!
 

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I also have issues with swallowing at times. I take the Spring Valley enteric coated Omega 3 1200 mg soft gels. They are pretty big, and occasionally get "hung up". I just take a lot of water with them. They have absolutely no fishy after taste unlike some of the others I have tried.
 

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Mine are Spring Valley also - and they're huge - but I'm the one who can swallow a whole handful of small pills at once, so I just have to take these big 'uns one at a time. Never noticed any backlash, but it would be anchovy & sardines if there were! Since I eat sardines anyhow, I guess I wouldn't know whether to blame the softgels or the real fish! :p
 

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I ordered a bottle of enteric coated fish oil softgels and I am having a hard time swallowing them. I have problems with my primary peristaltic wave and the coated softgels are hard and get caught up in the wave. I purchased them because they claimed to be easy to swallow and the enteric coating masked the fish oil taste. Does anyone know of a good pill that is easy to swallow and you don't burp fish oil?
You could consider Omega soft chews. They are orange flavoured usually and obviously easy to swallow because you chew them up first. They taste slightly fishy, but now overwhelmingly so. I give them to my daughter for brain function. it has been found to be more effective in the treatment of ADHD (which she doesn't have) than Rydalin. She has Aspbergers syndrome.
 

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I ordered a bottle of enteric coated fish oil softgels and I am having a hard time swallowing them. I have problems with my primary peristaltic wave and the coated softgels are hard and get caught up in the wave. I purchased them because they claimed to be easy to swallow and the enteric coating masked the fish oil taste. Does anyone know of a good pill that is easy to swallow and you don't burp fish oil?
I use to take fish oil. It is suppose to be very good for you. I didnt take the pill version though, i used the liquid. Its really not as bad as you think. You get use to it. One, two, three and your done.
 

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I take the fish oild supplemantes from Costco, which is wild salmon and mostly wild sardines. Wild fish has less toxins than farmed and the smaller the fish (ie. sardines) the fewer the toxins. Of course the best source of fish oil is from eating sardines directly, but since many people don't like the taste of sardines, pills seem to be the way to go.
 

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If you'd like to try sardines, just mash 'em up & make a spread using minced onion, mustard & other seasonings of your choice. It may still smell a little suspicious, but it sure tastes good! :D
 

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If you'd like to try sardines, just mash 'em up & make a spread using minced onion, mustard & other seasonings of your choice. It may still smell a little suspicious, but it sure tastes good! :D
Yikes...the only thing I can think of worse than sardines is....mashed sardines :p Must be an acquired taste :D
 

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A lot of people would agree with you . . . there's a joke in my family about my grandma & my aunt looking after our house for a few days while we'd gone away on vacation. They decided they should check the fridge & that's when they discovered my dad's sardine dip. He still gets chapped at the recollection of them throwing out his wonderful sardines!
 

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There are two varieties of omega-3 supplements that I've used with some success that are NOT fish oil. One is Gaia Herbs Chia Fresh Omega-3 EFA, Vegetarian Softgels from drugstore.com & the other is New Harvest Vegetarian EPA omega-3. Both are gelcaps. The New Harvest brand is fairly expensive, but a little large. I like the chia oil caps better because they are smaller. Neither has any aftertaste & since they are NOT fish oil, no fishy taste.

The New Harvest brand is available at GNC for about $30 for a month's supply - maybe less if you buy from somewhere else. The chia oil supplement is $12.99 for a month's supply (90 gelcaps.)
 
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Spring Vally 1000mg Omeg-3 SoftGels..

Wife's got me on "Spring Vally 1000mg Omeg-3 SoftGels".

I pop 1 small, 2 medium and 1 large pill.. 1 small and 1 medium caplet.. and 1 small and 1 large softgel... all of which is done all at once, twice a day.

I don't know if it's me or not, but I haven't found any trouble taking them together.

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I take the fish oild supplemantes from Costco, which is wild salmon and mostly wild sardines. Wild fish has less toxins than farmed and the smaller the fish (ie. sardines) the fewer the toxins. Of course the best source of fish oil is from eating sardines directly, but since many people don't like the taste of sardines, pills seem to be the way to go.
Thanks for sharing sir! But personally, I'd like to ask what benefits can you attest from taking the fish oil? I'm really curious.

Like healthful benefits and claims??

Hope to hear from you soon.
 

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Thanks for sharing sir! But personally, I'd like to ask what benefits can you attest from taking the fish oil? I'm really curious.

Like healthful benefits and claims??

Hope to hear from you soon.
To my understanding, fish oil is a rich source of omega fatty acids. This helps with heart health (lowers cholesterol), nerve health, brain functioning (our bodies need this to produce myelin, which is the coating of the brain), it also helps with joint health. It is basically used by our bodies as all purpose lubricant.

FYI, my explanations are from my best understanding and I may not be explaining it perfectly accurately so please don't take my word as gospel.

I have also heard that too much omega can also increase cholesterol levels......as with any good thing I guess moderation is key. Eating cold water fish 3 times a week is usually sufficient.

Other sources of omega I have heard of are flax seed and borage.

I think I want sardines for lunch now.
 

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Thanks for sharing sir! But personally, I'd like to ask what benefits can you attest from taking the fish oil? I'm really curious.

Like healthful benefits and claims??

Hope to hear from you soon.
To find out more information on fish oil, visit DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute.
 

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i read somewhere that kreel oil is supposed to be better / more effective for you then fish oil.
i am interested because i have read where this will help lower your Triglicerides and i have been struggeling to get them under control. i now have them down near 400, which is good because last year they were so high the test equipment couldnt read them.
 

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I ordered a bottle of enteric coated fish oil softgels and I am having a hard time swallowing them. I have problems with my primary peristaltic wave and the coated softgels are hard and get caught up in the wave. I purchased them because they claimed to be easy to swallow and the enteric coating masked the fish oil taste. Does anyone know of a good pill that is easy to swallow and you don't burp fish oil?
Flax oil has similar benefits to fish oil, possibly more. A nice thing about flax oil is it comes as a liquid in a bottle so you can take it any way you want with no fishy taste.

When my current supply of fish oil runs out I plan to stick with flax, evening primrose, and coconut oils going forward.
 

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