Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have heard so many wonderful things about fish oil and have started to take it. However, I find that I can’t stand the taste and then to make matters worse, I am constantly burping it back up. Ughh! Are all fish oils like this? What should I look for in a fish oil?” — Carroll A., Eau Claire, WI
A. Dear Carroll, I often ask people—do you take fish oil because you want the fish fat or because you want the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA? Most answer that they want the omega-3 fatty acids.
I recommend taking omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, naturally bound to phospholipids, which you can find in a tablet form. The advantage to this type of omega fatty acid supplement is that the absorption is increased up to 50 times over regular fish oil supplements, and the purity is vastly superior. Therefore, you only need one or two tablets a day instead of handfuls of fish oil capsules or spoonsful of fishy tasting oils. I suggest taking 1 -2 tablets daily
Terry . . . Naturally