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Old 06-22-2009, 12:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering how much fish oil everyone is taking. I take Carlson's very finest fish oil 1600mg omegas in 1tsp. I try to take 2 tsp a day if I can.
Anyone else?

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I'm taking the Country Life Prenatal Omega Mom softgels.

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I'm waiting to have the money to buy some of the nice liquid Fish Oil from the health food store.

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I'm taking Platinum Easymulti prenatal softgels - they have fish oil in them too. And they are much easier to get down than the powdery tablets.

That said, my eyes are still watering from the one I took a few minutes ago!

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I was taking Fish Oil for my triglycerides before I got pregnant but I have stopped taking everything till I see my doctor. I think the prenatals he gave me last time had a seperate omega capsule with it. I know right now I couldn't even open that bottle of fish oil capsules I have right now.

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I am. I'm doing three capsules a day, as my body will let me.

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I was taking fish oil prior to my bfp and this is just a helpful hint that someone told me

Freeze your caplets! They go down so much easier frozen, and then you're not burping that fishy taste!

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I take flax oil instead. 1-2 T as a salad dressing works for me.

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I am buying the orange juice that has the fish oil in it- Active something? It actually tastes just like orange juice.

My midwife is switching me to fish oil pills though once I transfer to her..
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I take a DHA supplement (we're vegan) - it's algea based.

I also try to incorporate ground flaxseed into my diet everyday.

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I take Holista Omega-3 fish oil softgels. I take 1 pill daily almost every day but do miss days. I also sprinkle a little flaxseed in my cerial or on top of the peanut butter on my toast in the morning sometimes.
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I take Nature made, 1-2 pills a day (720mg per pill).

As long as they have gone through molecular distillation, they are good for pregnant women!
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My dr has me on 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil per day. I can't swallow big pills, but I am also vegetarian, so fish oil definitely doesn't sound too good!

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Thanks for the replies ladies. I may have to switch to capsules until I get past the nausea bc some days taking the oil off the spoon is um nasty.

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I am considering taking Coromega, it's emulsified and your body absorbs more of it. It taste like orange pudding, very minimal fish burps and no fish taste.
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Norwegian Labs, 2-4 caps a day depending on nausea, which has been terrible lately.
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I take a DHA supplement (we're vegan) - it's algea based.
Could you tell me what brand that is? I had a seriously nasty run in with mercury about ten years ago and now I'm sensitive to the tiniest amount. I'd love to take a non-fish DHA supplement.
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Could you tell me what brand that is? I had a seriously nasty run in with mercury about ten years ago and now I'm sensitive to the tiniest amount. I'd love to take a non-fish DHA supplement.
Yeah, no problem. I take this one.

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I take flax oil instead. 1-2 T as a salad dressing works for me.
I'm also using flax seed oil.

Going to try it on salad - thanks for the tip!
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