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Why do my burps smell awful after taking fish oil caplets?

Anyone else had this experience?

Tue. Mar 20, 8:41am

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Because fish smells awful. You're actually eating oil extracted from fish. I take them before bed and it usually doesn't bother me once I"m laying down.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 9:58 AM

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I have read that the fish oil is rancid after a certain point, which accounts for the horrific burps. Think about this- if you broil some salmon, and leave on the skin so that you get the oil, and then eat it-- do your burps smell like those you get after taking a fish oil capsule? Not in my experience

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 10:12 AM

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take flaxseed oil supplements instead

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 2:56 PM

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buy a different brand

there is a norweigian brand that is extra filtered and has lemon. It is easier on the digestive system and won't repeat as much. And if it does, it won't be so gross. Also, take them in the middle of a meal - not before and not after. That should do it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 4:20 PM

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It helps me when I make sure I drink at least 8 oz. of water when I take one. Also make sure you eat something with it. They only time I ever had fish burps was when I didn't drink enough water with it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 6:14 AM

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