I bought the one a day prenatal multivitamin and DHA supplement pack. The only problem is the DHA pill gives me horrible gas every time I take it, including fishy tasting burps.. yum! I've only taken it a handful of times because it's really awful. Can anyone suggest a DHA supplement that is easier on the stomach?
Try freezing the fish oil supplements. I find that they stay fresh longer, and I stopped getting that weird after-taste too.
Or find a supplement made from flax?
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I once made the mistake of taking a fish oil capsule during the day, had awful nasty fish burps. I keep mine in the fridge now and take them just before I go to sleep and it doesn't bother me at all. If that didn't work my next step was going to be putting them in the freezer as a PP said but the current routine works fine so I haven't bothered.
I bought an algae-based version of DHA, and for the last four months I have only had one time where I got a fishy taste later on. I got it at our local food co-op, so its not a brand name, but I bet a good health food store might carry an alternative to fish oil. Taking them at night before bed also seemed to help.
I've had the same problem. Mine (New Chapter Prenatal Wholemega) recommend to take two just before eating my two largest meals, so I was taking them before lunch and dinner. But then I'd get bad heartburn and fish-burps right before bed.
So, the last few days I switched to breakfast and lunch, and it seems to work because I actually tend to eat more during the day (after the meals) than at dinner. I like that the pills are smaller, and if I feel like I'm getting too much, I can cut the dosage really easily because they're 4-a-day. If it starts to happen again, I'll try the fridge or freezer thing, thanks to the above posters. :)
DDCC - I take an algae based one in a veg capsule and keep it in the fridge. No issues at all! Here's the brand:
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I mix a little lemon juice and honey and take that with the DHA pills to stop the fish burps....as for the gas, well...I just laugh. I mean, I pee my pants when I sneeze or laugh as it is....why not add flatulence to those fun times as well? Haha.
Good suggestions about keeping your supplements in the ice box though! I did find with the One A Day Prenatals, I could only take them every other day or I couldn't "clear" myself properly....even when I just stopped short of eating tree bark on a fiber rampage and drinking water until I was about to pop.