I have to admit, I take a ton of supplements. I like to give my body the best possible nutrition, and it's not always possible through diet alone, since I am a very picky eater. There are more things on my "do not eat" list than most peoples'. I don't eat eggs, onions, peanut butter, cabbage, breakfast foods, sweets, sour cream, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, game meats, and the list goes on and on...Yep. I really am that picky!
One of the things I take, sometimes begrudgingly, is fish oil. You see, I don't eat most seafood. I hate the taste and smell of things that are overly fishy. Fish contains so many important nutrients, like omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, so I take supplements to make sure I am getting the benefits without having to actually eat fish.
I have a love-hate relationship with most fish oil supplements. Many of them have nasty side effects like tummy troubles and upset, a bad aftertaste, and foul, smelly fish burps. Yuck! Finding the right fish oil supplements has been a chore, and through trial and error, I have found a few that work for me without making me gag.
One supplement I am really loving right now is the Ultimate Omega-D3 by Nordic Naturals. Ultimate Omega-D3 provides exceptionally high levels of the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, in addition to 1000 I.U. of vitamin D3, in one delicious, lemon flavored serving. Vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol) is the natural form of vitamin D produced by the body, and is better absorbed and utilized than other forms. This is one of Nordic Naturals most popular concentrated formulas. How does this benefit you? You get double-strength EPA+DHA for increased omega-3 benefits in fewer soft gels. In addition, natural vitamin D3 is added for strong bones and a healthy immune system. The doseage is two soft gels daily, with food or as directed by your health care practitioner.
I have been taking 2 Ultimate Omega-D3 soft gels per day for about a week now. The first thing I noticed is that these supplements are a good bit smaller than a lot of the other fish oil supplements I have tried. So many of them are basically fishy smelling horse pills! These soft gels are a much more manageable size, so even those who have difficulty swallowing pills will be able to take these without discomfort.
Another thing I noticed is that these supplements do not leave me tasting fish afterwards. They actually have a light, lemony flavor. No more disgusting fish burps! Woo-Hoo! I also didn't experience any gastrointestinal issues or stomach pain after taking the Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 soft gels.
Overall, I am very impressed with these supplements. They are definitely among my favorite DHA supplements, and I love that they have the added vitamin D3 for strong bones and a healthy immune system. I would definitely recommend Nordic Naturals to anyone who wants to take fish oil supplements without the added ick factor. These soft gels are easy to take and pack a powerful punch!
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Nordic Naturals is having an amazing contest right now! They want to know what is essential in YOUR life in their "What's Essential" promotion! There are some awesome prizes to be won like a trip to sunny California, a camera, and Nordic Naturals goodies!
What's essential to me, you might ask? Family, love, forgiveness, faith, and laughter. Without any of these things, life would be without meaning. My kids and husband provide me with all of these things on a daily basis. Even when I am having the worst day ever, they're always there to do something silly, give me a great big hug, or give me a reason to have faith that things will work out in the longrun.
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Entry Period: The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on January 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on April 30, 2012.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and to all legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are 19 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, advisors, representatives, and individuals otherwise directly affiliated with Sponsor are ineligible to participate, as well as the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son, regardless of where they live) of such persons or members of their households (whether related or not). The Contest is subject to all federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations and is void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law. Entrants are responsible for understanding and adhering to these Official Rules.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary product and information to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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