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Omega Oils - good for inflammation, bad for stomach.. help

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by ebethc, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    I've been trying different Omegas (mostly Vegetarian DHA, but also Fish Oil, Flax, EPO..) and they're great for inflammation, but bad for digestion.. It fixes one problem and causes another..

    Any suggestion on taking high doses of Omegas (~ 4 grams ) without stomach upset? Are any Omegas better then others? I'm thinking of asking my doctor for Lovaza..which is hopefully super pure since it's rx.. plus my insurance will pay for it.
     
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    High quality krill oil (Neptune) is the only DHA/EPA oil that doesn't cause digestive upset or fishy burps in me. Besides being very pure and safe it also contains astaxanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant.
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    @Thinktank - thanks!! Is there a particular brand that you like?
     
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    There is this small private cold liver oil company that works extremely well, perhaps see how it works for you. They sell use rat fish oil. Highest quality fish oil products I have seen.

    http://evclo.com/
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    @Martial - huh?? rat fish oil?

    Is fermented fish oil easier to digest?

    thanks.
     
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    jepps Senior Member

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    Maybe this product helps with reducing inflammation, and it´s better for the stomach:

    https://www.amazon.com/Metagenics-OmegaGenics-SPM-Active-Softgels/dp/B019FYPYRA#customerReviews


    http://holisticprimarycare.net/topi...rs-a-new-tool-for-resolving-inflammation.html

     
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    I found Solgar flax seed oil much easier on the stomach than any fish oil, or other brands.

    I always make sure to take it with tomatoes and cucmbers. It goes well with those. My dietician says to never take omega 3 on an empty stomach but with vegetables.
     
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    UPDATE: I did get an rx for lovaza and it was great! Super pure, no stomach upset.. even at high doses.. highly recommend it.

    Unfortunately I know longer have fancy insurance and so I can't afford it anymore.. I've been taking lower dose algal DHA (lower dose because I can't afford more than 1gram per day) and that's no problem... can't say whether it's easier on my stomach because I am taking less or because I'm taking a vegetarian source... my hunch is both
     
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    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    The Bugwig diet for cancer uses high amounts of flax oil (four tablespoons per day). One way they get more oil into the body is to mix it with ground flax seed which absorbs some of the oil.

    I mix a tablespoon of flax seed oil into a protein powder smoothie, along with 2-3 tablespoons of fresh ground flax. The smootie is usually 3-4 cups worth so I split it into 3 separate small meals. I've never had any digestive problems doing it this way, even with 4 tablespoons of oil mixed in.
     
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