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 Post subject: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:40 am 
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Ugh, the supplements I have - Minami - smell like algae and I'm getting the "fishy" (even though they're vegan) burps (gross.)

Any other recommendations?

Also, how much DHA have folks taken as a prenatal supplement? I don't need it now but we are trying to conceive and I am doing research. "Vegan for Life" suggests 300mg per day, if I remember correctly, but the Sears pregnancy book suggests 1000 mg (!!!).


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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:43 am 
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I use the SISU brand and I don't notice a fishy taste/smell. It's only 200 mg though.

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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:55 am 
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I take Nordic Naturals. It is stupid expensive, but definitely no fishy taste/burps. I think it's around 300mg. I'm not 100% convinced of the necessity of taking it generally as a vegan, but there is evidence that DHA supplements reduce the risk of premature rupture of membranes, which happened to me last time around, so anything that might help I will go for.

Also, take everything Sears says with a giant grain of salt.


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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:45 pm 
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Storing them in the freezer helps with both the taste and the burps.


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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:40 pm 
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Deva Nutrition. They're lemon flavoured, so you'll have lemony burps instead.

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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:10 pm 
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I use Deva's DHA-EPA as well, and I started taking that specific one because my husband and I started trying to conceive. It's pretty flavorless--vaguely sweet, and if I hold it in my mouth a while I swear it tastes like those cheap strawberry hard candies everyone's grandmothers always have. But you're supposed to swallow it, not hold it in your mouth trying to determine if it's flavored like anything, so that might just be me. Anyway, it doesn't taste anything like fish or algae, and does not flavor my burps. (Ha!)

(They have a few: I use this one: http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan_dha-epa_300mg_potency.html)

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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:50 pm 
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The PPK comes through again! Thanks guys. These are really helpful suggestions. I'm glad to know I'm not condemned to nasty fish burps in order to get my DHA fix.


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 Post subject: Re: DHA EPA supplements that aren't algae-tasting?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Ariann wrote:
Also, take everything Sears says with a giant grain of salt.


OMG no kidding. I was on the ropes when the book said that Asians tend to be lean because they use chopsticks (???) and bailed completely when the author quipped that his wife's favorite exercise was childbirth. How is that book so well reviewed???


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