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Chewing your Multi and Fish Oil caps?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Ares.420, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Ares.420

    Ares.420 Purple Belt

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    My friend for some reason has an insane phobia of swallowing pills - weird because he can wolf down massive plates of food and barley chew.

    He tells me its a mental thing and it makes no difference to the multi or fish oil if he chews them up and swallows them.

    This doesn't sound right to be, I figure they are designed to dissolve in the stomach not in the mouth.

    Anybody know if this is effecting the pills or is it fine to chew them before swallowing?
     
  2. Todd Gack

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    Actually, if your multi is in tablet form, chewing it would probably make it easier to digest/absorb.

    If you can stand the taste, I don't see anything wrong with it. Chewing on fish oil capsule doesn't make a whole lot of sense, just take the oil straight.
     
  3. IDRISCKY

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    Cost. Most caps are cheaper than liquid.
     
  4. Ares.420

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    Huh. Him 1 - Me 0, I was kinda under the impression that wasn't the way to do it.

    I chewed a pill once a long time ago and the taste made me never do it again.
     
  5. Todd Gack

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    Sorry I should've clarified. I meant instead of chewing the fish oil cap, break it open and take just the oil, as opposed to chewing and swallowing the gel cap as well as the oil.
     
  6. Todd Gack

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    There's no right and wrong way. Pills do taste fucking gross when you chew them.
     
  7. IDRISCKY

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    Oh. That seems like more work to me, and more air exposure. Plus, have you ever tried to open fish oil caps to collect the oil? A good amount of the oil goes to waste. At least in my experience when I did it for my dog.

    Also the actual act of chewing may be more helpful to him with his particular problem.
     
  8. Todd Gack

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    Yeah it would be a pain in the ass. Like chewing on a bunch of jerky only nowhere near as tasty.
     
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    They make liquid multi's...and EFA's
     
  10. JJBoy

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    Every bottle of fish oil you get you should bite one of the caps opn and taste the oil to make sure it's not rancid.
     
  11. SMillard

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    how can you tell? It tastes like ass either way.
     
  12. Todd Gack

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    If it's not rancid it will taste like ass. If it IS rancid it will taste like rotting ass.
     
  13. SMillard

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    ahhh, thanks. I think I've had bad fish oil capsules before because I was practically glued to the toilet for a couple of days. The new batch of fishoil I was taking was the only difference so I stopped taking it and I was "normal" again, so I threw it out and bought some new fishoil.
     
  14. Aranjuez

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    I'm impressed with anyone that takes fish oil in liquid form daily. That shit is gross.
     
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    If you've got enteric coated prescriptions that are not dissolved in the stomach for a reason, I'd not chew those... but multi's and fish oil should be no prob.
     
  16. Todd Gack

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    Most liquid oil products are flavoured though. You can get lemon, orange, apple flavoured fish oil etc.
     
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    I knew the second I read the thread title that Sonny would be in here preaching his heathanish pill chewing doctrines.
     
  18. Todd Gack

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    I guess I am somewhat to blame for starting that "trend."
     
  19. Todd Gack

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    Honest to god though, I'd rather bite into a fish oil capsule than chew up a multi-vitamin.
     
  20. bacon

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    I bit a fish pill once because of you. You're lucky voodoo dolls don't work, motherfucker.

    Multi-vit wise, I take flintstones chewables. They're delicious.
     

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