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Fish Oil

Discussion in 'Health' started by tigerfan00, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    Sooo....I had a doctor's appt the other day, and though I don't recall the actual numbers...My cholesterol is off as well as my glucose

    My family is pre-disposed to both diabetes and high cholesterol

    My doctor suggested that I start taking 1000mg of fish oil 4 times a day



    Here's the problem

    I cannot swallow pills...all jokes aside in my 29 years I have NEVER swallowed a pill

    I don't know if it's a mental block or what but whatever

    Is there any way to get 4000mg of fish oil a day without swallowing these gigantic gel capsules?




    And thanks in advance, but I don't need any tips on taking pills because I've tried it all and it doesn't work
     
  2. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Get in liquid form and pour it you cereal, etc....
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    I imagine this to be absolutely disgusting...am I correct?
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    mcdowell

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  5. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    Everything should come in fruit flavored gummies
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    no no...4000mg a day...1000mg 4 times a day
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    I used to be the same way. Now I can take down an Animal Pak w/ 3 fish oil capsules in a single gulp.

    Seriously, just get past the mental block. Think of it as a mouthful of food.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    he's right. those gel capsules get eaten away in your stomach so quick it will do the same effect. . . .you would be getting the same effect by just throwing it in your mouth. closing your eyes and bite it, and wash the whole works down with some water.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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  10. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    I take fish oil, they are soft gels and slip down easier than any other pills I take, even easier than much smaller ones.

    On a side note, 4 a day? I take 3 a day, not dr recommended just on my on since my family has a history of heart conditions and I know I don't eat as good as I should. :rolleyes: The 3 a day is what the bottle recommends.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    i found a company that makes a bunch of different options that arent fish flavored...


    www.coromega.com

    they seem to get decent reviews on vitaminshoppe
     
  12. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Take "mega red" pills? I heard they're smaller.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    All joking aside...what happens when you try to swallow the pills? Your body will just physically not let you swallow it and it stays in your mouth and starts to get all gross?

    Have you tried putting the pills in food? Yogurt, mashed potatoes, etc...

    If you do protein shakes, you could put the liquid in that - it probably wouldn't be all that bad.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    pretty much...i can sometimes get them halfway down or so but they feel like they lodge and i cough and up they come

    Tried pills in food...and don't do protein shakes

    I'm gonna go hit up CVS here in a bit and see what they have
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Man...that's a tough one. I'm sure there is something out there that will work for you.

    Good luck!

    Fink[​IMG]
     
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    I wish i had a trick to make myself get over this block and be able to swallow pills...because headaches SUCK when you cant take anything for them
     
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    So have you ever tried taking any kind of soft gel pills? The fish oils I take are soft gel and when I take them with some juice they go right down unlike aspirin or the multi vitamins I take which do occasionally get stuck in my throat. I used to have a hard time making myself swallow pills too, but that is why I'm saying this, the fish oils I take go down easier than anything I have ever taken and they are about the biggest I've taken too.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    you know they make powders for headaches right lol.
     
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    Try Bio-Omego-3 Pure - natural lemon flavour. You dont taste the fish. (by Summit Suppliments)
     
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    Lovaza fish oils are the best but Rx only ,

    Most fish oil are gel capsules so u can puncture and maybe add to a shake
    Also I have cut into a few and the cheaper they are stinkyer they get
    Go with lovaza or learn to swallow
     
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