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Omega 3 = Stomach Problems


#1

So I have been trying different omega 3s because it seemed everyone I took gave me bad stomach pains soon followed with diarrhea. I stopped and started to make sure this was the problem and surely enough it was. Is there anyway to get omegas in my diet without eating fish everyday?


#2

1) Have you been taking it with meals

2) Have you been taking a good quality one?

The Biotest one is an excellent one. Another good one (better than Carlson or Nordic Naturals) is Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil:
www.greenpasture.org/products/cod_liver_oil


#3

Yeah it take it at lunch everyday, and yea I tried 4 different kinds, gnc brand, etc... And I get all the same effects.


#4

Ditto. Take them with food(preferably a P+F meal)and get some QUALITY fish oil.


#5

Buy a better quality brand. If it's making you sick, then it's low quality.

Can't go wrong with Flameout.


#6

you have any food sensitivity/allergy issues with fish ?


#7

How much are you taking with lunch? Take a little less but take it with all meals.


#8

I recommend Flameout, Nordic Naturals, and Carlson's Finest Fish Oils. Everyone else nailed it, if you are getting rancid fish oils they will make you sick.

Try taking only 1 Teaspoon in the morning and 1 at Night for starters (with food), once you get the good quality stuff.

GNC brand, cheap brands are all rancid and won't do you any good.