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Does anyone have recommendations about Omega-3 fish oil supplements?<br><br>
I'm taking Rainbow Light prenatals (once-a-day) but also wanted to take omega oils. I had been taking Barlean's flax oil, but read somewhere that pregnant women shouldn't take flax.<br><br>
Now I'm taking "Nordic Naturals" purified fish oil caps. I found it at the health food store, but it's so hard to know which supplements are really good.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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It is so overwhelming with all the millions of different brand names out there! I've chosen to take TwinLab's Cod Liver Oil (straight up) which is recommended in the Nourishing Traditions books, Dr. Mercola, and other places. It's mercury free, so I feel safe taking that. I hate cooked fish (love raw but can't eat it), so I feel that this is an essential supplement for me, although I can't quite stomach it now due to m/s, but will recontinue soon. I do know that the refrigerated oils in the health food section are also good quality because flax goes rancid quick.
 

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I take the nordic naturals ones too because they're cheaper than any other ones I've found and Annie and I can take the same ones (she gets 1, I get 2) and they're a lovely orange taste <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I take Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil. The Cinnamon flavor is not too fishy, although I have been off it for the last six weeks due to ms. It is pricey, but is has high levels of natural vitamins A and D, which is worth the money to me. I have also taken the Twinlabs CLO, which I think is a good alternative and usually available in local health food stores or Whole Foods. It has lower levels of natural A and D, but they are in the right ratio.<br><br>
For more info than you probably want, do a search on the traditional foods forum. There have been a number of good threads on CLO and fish oils.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I take Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil. The Cinnamon flavor is not too fishy, although I have been off it for the last six weeks due to ms. It is pricey, but is has high levels of natural vitamins A and D, which is worth the money to me. I have also taken the Twinlabs CLO, which I think is a good alternative and usually available in local health food stores or Whole Foods. It has lower levels of natural A and D, but they are in the right ratio.<br><br>
For more info than you probably want, do a search on the traditional foods forum. There have been a number of good threads on CLO and fish oils.</div>
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See, I want to try the Blue Ice. I have been taking Nordic naturals as well.<br><br>
I use flax occasionally and do not see a problem with it. I do not, however, take flax oil.<br><br>
i have found fish oils to help with morning sickness.
 

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I take straight Spectrum flax oil in a smoothie. I hadn't heard that it is bad while pregnant. Anyone know why? I am a vegetarian, so fish oil is out for me.
 

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I take Flax seed oil
 

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I got told elsewhere that flax seed oil was bad. All I could find on the internet was an omega fish oils advertising site citing ONE medical study to suggest that flax seed oil MIGHT be bad for SOME pregnant women. I called my OB who had never even heard of such a thing.<br><br>
Nevertheless I have cut it with the flax seeds until at least second trimester, when the little bean will be established and doing its own hormone thing. Such is the power of suggestion! I keep meaning to find out more about whether there is anything to this -- the source I found so far doesn't inspire confidence!<br><br>
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I just started taking an Omega 3 supplement. I'm taking mine at bedtime to cut down on the taste. The rep also recommended freezing them then taking them to avoid the bad "burping" taste. I can't remember the brand but I'll post it as soon as I look at the label again.
 

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Not my DDC, but I wanted to say that I am taking Krill Oil capsules. They are more potent (so they say!) than fish oil, contain no contaminants (because krill are so tiny), have a long shelf life, and don't burp up (IME so far).<br><br>
I'm taking them for my own benefit, but also so DD gets all that good stuff too.<br><br>
I just wanted to post that because I thought it might be useful for you pregnant ladies.<br><br>
(I'm not really stalking you, Leslie! I swear! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: I was checking to see how you are doing with your pregnancy.)
 

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In the april DDC but wanted to say that I've talked to a lot of different reps (i'm a chiro and was looking for a product to recommend/sell to patients) from a lot of different companies and Nordic Naturals Omegas is a really good<br>
product. I usually don't trust health food store brands but this one is a good one. This <a href="http://www.innatechoice.com" target="_blank">site</a> has a ton of referenced info about omegas (from a company that I like/trust as well).
 
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