The aftertaste sets in as your stomach processes the supplements. One way to make the flavor more mild is by keeping the capsules cool, says Lauren Tefft, a Tier X coach at Dartmouth Street in Boston. The reason: When cold, they take longer to break down, so the flavor is released at a slower rate. “I generally recommend the freezer over the fridge to deal with the fishy taste.”
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chilling the supplements won’t negatively affect nutrient absorption or potency. As a bonus, keeping them in the freezer may extend their shelf life.