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Taking fishiness out of fish oil supplements

February 6, 2009 by  

How to make supplements less fishyWhile the benefits of fish oil are well known, many people object to the often unpleasant taste of related supplements. Thankfully, a health newsletter has some tips that may help remedy the problem.

The February issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter list simple ways to eliminate the fishy aftertaste of supplements, including swallowing frozen capsules or taking them before meals, neither of which will reduce their efficacy.

Alternatively, the publication advises consumers to look for supplements with coated tablets or buy pure omega-3 fatty acid products.

Scientists consider fish oil to be part of a heart-healthy diet, and it is frequently prescribed to people with cardiovascular problems and those suffering from high cholesterol. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Moreover, a study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that fish oil intake is associated with lower rates of depression and suicide.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an 8-page monthly newsletter of accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.

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  • Bob Livingston

    Fish and fish oil are basic to health and will cover a multitude of diet sins. Of course some people are highly sensitive to the taste of fish oil supplements. These people have to be satisfied with capsules or in some instances formulators are able to take the fish oil after taste out of the product. I have seen people who have all kinds of complicated health issues but they were big fish eaters and they lived on and on.

    The best alternative to fish oil I’ve ever found is Krill Oil capsules. I’ve been taking these for 3-4 months now and I personally think they are far superior to fish oil. I highly recommend krill as a superior source of omega-3s.

  • frost

    According to information I’ve read recently, Flax Oil is a better option than Fish Oil for those Omega properties. I don’t know about this Krill Oil thing (not its price), but Flax Oil softgel/capsules are quite inexpensive.

  • Klee Rogers

    Krill oil is very expensive, and only buy “NEPTUNE” Krill oil, if it does not say “NEPTUNE”, do not buy it no matter what the price is.

    Flax oil is also ver good, grinding up fresh flax seeds is the best way to get flax oil, no need to buy the oil, that may or may not be fresh, just buy flax seed, and grind everyday, taht way you get full potenicy and all the fibre!


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