Omega 3 recommendations

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Omega 3 recommendations
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Wed, 11-11-2009 - 1:27pm

Can anyone recommend a good Omega 3 vitamin (capsule, chewable, etc.) that doesn't taste like fish? (Note: our son won't eat fish, other than fish sticks, so no chance of getting decent amounts that way) After reading more about Omega 3 in the latest ADDitude magazine, I've decided we'll give it another try. Last time, we tried some chewables that were disgusting. When our son wouldn't eat them I tried them and gagged. The products for adults are massive horse-pill sized, so I'm looking for something with no fish taste/smell that's designed for kids. Something less than $20 a bottle would be nice, too.

I know many here are using Omega 3 supplements, so I thought there might be some product recommendations.

Thanks in advance!
Michelle

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Wed, 11-11-2009 - 2:58pm

Hi


There are liquids, but they are flavored, and usually the flavoring is artificial.

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Wed, 11-11-2009 - 3:31pm

Thanks! This helps tremendously!

Michelle

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Thu, 11-12-2009 - 8:48am

Try Nordic Naturals. You can get them online at vitacost.com for a VERY reasonable price. Or your local health food store might carry them, which is where I first got them. They make a Jr. formula that you can either swallow or "chew" and then throw the capsule away. It takes like lemon. I use the adult version on my 6 y.o. DS "Complete Omega 3-6-9" and he has no problem swallowing them. They also already have the Vitamin E in them.

jenn

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Thu, 11-12-2009 - 9:46am

We use Nordic Naturals also, but some kids are sensitive to the artificial flavors in some Omega's, so be careful with that. With the 3-6-9 you have to take

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Thu, 11-12-2009 - 10:06am

Thank you for the advice. I DO give DS Omega doses at separate times of the day. Three separate times as a matter of fact. And Nordic Naturals does not contain any artificial flavors. So we are OK there too


http://www.vitacost.com/Nordic-Naturals-Complete-Omega-3-6-9-Lemon#IngredientFacts


jenn

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Thu, 11-12-2009 - 8:42pm

We use Coromega - my son LOVES it -- if you register with them on their website they send samples and coupons for like $5 off.

Kathy

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Registered: 07-16-2009
Sat, 11-14-2009 - 8:53pm
I've been hearing a lot about Omega 3 and wanted to try it with our ADHD son. I was going to use the Flax because DS is allergic to fish.....Does is matter? Does anyone know anything about fish allergies and the omega 3 supplements. Any information would help!
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Sat, 11-14-2009 - 9:08pm
I would use flax if at all possible, if he is allergic to fish then Fish Oils are not going to be a good idea.

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