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Non fishy Omega Oil syrup

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bee169 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:10:33

My ds loves halibo orange omega 3 but I am looking for something with omega 6 and 9.

Does anyone know of any product which has all three ? ( if not 2 of them?)


zzzzz Wed 14-Nov-12 11:56:01

I bought one for vegan that was made from green slime that fish eat to get it in the first place.

I thought I was being really clever. It turns out the reason the fish oil tastes like that is that's what their iet of green slime tastes like!

Go figure grin

chocjunkie Wed 14-Nov-12 11:57:23

the haliborange stuff does not contain a lot of omega-3 tbh.
we use eskimo3 (on phone cannot link) which has a lot of EPA. we use the adult version (tastes lemony). they also do a fruity kids version.

moosemama Wed 14-Nov-12 13:07:31

We are a veggie family, so use opti-3 which is of the green slime variety zzzzz is talking about.

The capsules are like horse pills, but we just put a little snip in them (you can use a pin) and squirt it either on his breakfast cereals, into a yoghurt or even onto the bread on his sandwich. They don't taste of anything really and ds never even notices we've done it.

They're relatively cheap with their 3 for 2 deal as well.

I know other people prefer a different balance of EPA to DHA though and I believe [[ Vegepa] is the preferred brand for that.

If you do a quick MN search on Vegepa there are some old threads about others' experiences of using it.

bee169 Wed 14-Nov-12 13:14:15

Thanks all- just had a look at some old threads and saw EYE Q - might give that a try as it has a citrus version. Will also put Vegepa and Eskimo 3 on my list smile

bee169 Wed 14-Nov-12 13:27:05

Okay- I know this is from the much hated Daily Mail but I just saw this and i might also look into the one that scores 10/10. My list is getting longer by the minute!!

alison222 Wed 14-Nov-12 13:56:52

DS is allergic to fish.
we are currently using the opti ones and moosemama is right they are enormous but DS has learnt to swallow them whole so we don't have that issue.
The vegepa ones were smaller tablets if that helps.

moosemama Wed 14-Nov-12 14:18:33

Kudos to your ds alison. I can't swallow them whole myself!

alison222 Wed 14-Nov-12 14:21:48

I think the thought of having to swallow the oil was enough of an incentive - we did have some at one point and apparently it tastes foul grin.
(I also make DD take them as given DS's allergies she is lacking omega too and she did have more difficulty learning to swallow them without gagging but now she can)

mrslaughan Wed 14-Nov-12 15:40:14

UDo's oil? its vegan, has 3 6 and 9's and not at all fishy.
DS takes it as a capsule, but you can buy the straight oil

chocjunkie Wed 14-Nov-12 16:26:50

bee, just to warn you, all the eye q stuff tastes foul & very fishy.

bee169 Wed 14-Nov-12 18:10:34

Thanks choc! is that even the citrus one??

Catsdontcare Wed 14-Nov-12 18:13:24

Oh yes choc is right all eye q capsules and liquids smell and taste foul <weeps at the thought of how much we spent on finding a fish oil ds plus take>

chocjunkie Wed 14-Nov-12 19:37:26

yep, all of them <shudder>

bee169 Thu 15-Nov-12 18:16:39

Thank you - just cancelled my order from amazon in the nick of time smile

The barlean's has been relegated to bottom of the list, although the seem to have yummy versions ( strawberry and banana, blueberry and pomegranate, mango and peach) They are also at an eye watering £29.99 for 16oz - yikes!!!

MyCannyBairn Fri 16-Nov-12 00:43:13

My dd, who is 5, loves the vegepa orange chewables. They are very orangey, they smell lovely.

Catsdontcare Fri 16-Nov-12 13:54:33

Ds also has vegepa they don't smell fishy at all. I mix them with peanut butter

cozzie Fri 16-Nov-12 19:07:50

DS who is 6 loves the Tutti Frutti Eskimo kids one - it tastes like bubble gum. Also comes in orange flavour too.

supermum98 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:07:47

Sorry not read all the other threads but I was told that eyeQ was the purest mix of oils, highest quality etc. Always felt their liquids were fishy, capsules fine, if you can get child to swallow them whole. Now they have brought out eyeQ smooth in sachets, and I mix them with a drinky yogurt and no-one moans about fishy tastes, although I can smell it.

Shellywelly1973 Sat 17-Nov-12 20:10:56

Supermum where do you buy the aches from?


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