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I take fish oil (not capsules, fish oil...) works great.

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I take fish oil (not capsules, fish oil...) works great.

Would you mind elaborating? What type, what does it taste like, how do you ingest it, what results has it shown?

can I ask any more ?'s? ??????? heh.

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I take fish oil (not capsules, fish oil...) works great.

Would you mind elaborating? What type, what does it taste like, how do you ingest it, what results has it shown?

can I ask any more ?'s? ??????? heh.

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dang xxndnromeoxx!!

you've maneged to take most of the advice ive given and claim it as your own in the initial post!!!

what gives????

I hope you were being sarcastic. Otherwise I don't want this thread heading south, but come on its obvious that xxndromeoxx's intentions are to help others and spead useful information we can all benefit from, as opposed to getting attention and recognition (on an internet forum!) for what he's learned. But what are your intentions?


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People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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dang xxndnromeoxx!!

you've maneged to take most of the advice ive given and claim it as your own in the initial post!!!

what gives????

I hope you were being sarcastic. Otherwise I don't want this thread heading south, but come on its obvious that xxndromeoxx's intentions are to help others and spead useful information we can all benefit from, as opposed to getting attention and recognition (on an internet forum!) for what he's learned. But what are your intentions?


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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dang xxndnromeoxx!!

you've maneged to take most of the advice ive given and claim it as your own in the initial post!!!

what gives????

You also have to realize that all this information has been posted countless times before. If you topic search for fish oil, you can find threads that are 2 and 3 years old that already state everything that's been said in this thread. Seriously, most nearly everything that currently pops up on these boards have been stated and restated and then stated again. Everything you need to know about diet and acne has already been posted, but the poor search function just sits there gathering dust.


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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For what its worth I agree that most of the valuable information here was introduced by autonomousone. When I started megadosing on fish oil people were saying it was a bad idea, I was gonna die, etc. People were taking 1g of fish oil and thinking that it was workthless since they did not see any results. I megadosed for reasons unrelated to acne. Mainly, I was trying to reach a state of higher performance, indirectly I realized that this was helping my acne tremendously yet I had no idea why until autonomousone shared all the research he had put into this. If it wasn't for his research this would have gone by as one of those "miracle cures" no one cares about.

Im not saying that he alone contributed to this thread, what I am saying is that he is about the only guy here who has put into a lot of his time into finding out why this works. And why megadosing is a viable alternative. This isn't the same thing that was stated in 100 other threads, this is something new.


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30-35 1g pills since March 22(approx 15g)


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don't worry autonomousone i support you, i realize your efforts and thank you

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For what its worth I agree that most of the valuable information here was introduced by autonomousone. When I started megadosing on fish oil people were saying it was a bad idea, I was gonna die, etc. People were taking 1g of fish oil and thinking that it was workthless since they did not see any results. I megadosed for reasons unrelated to acne. Mainly, I was trying to reach a state of higher performance, indirectly I realized that this was helping my acne tremendously yet I had no idea why until autonomousone shared all the research he had put into this. If it wasn't for his research this would have gone by as one of those "miracle cures" no one cares about.

Im not saying that he alone contributed to this thread, what I am saying is that he is about the only guy here who has put into a lot of his time into finding out why this works. And why megadosing is a viable alternative. This isn't the same thing that was stated in 100 other threads, this is something new.

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just let the thread progress naturally so credit is being givin to the people that work hard to add to it.

and respect the people that add to it so they will keep adding to it, if i can take no pride in my original contributions to this post then i wont post here.

I dont care that he regurgitates everything i say its just adding to the intitial post so it looks like he said it cheapens my contribution.

i worked hard to understand all the interactions of efas, for about two weeks straight researching and taking notes and looking up studys for anywhere from 3-6 hours a day, ive also contributed alot to this thread.

Everyone likes recognition for what they do , nobody would like someone else purposefully trying to get regconized by altering their initial post to try to claim credit for it, thats rude. hes IS trying to claim credit for it by doing that and thats how i see it.

im not posting on this thread anymore if im just being stepped on like that.

And please dont say that im wrong for having a sense of self worth.

dont ever say im wrong for sticking up for myself.


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Yes, precisely what ayla said. Plus the intial post actually has none to barely minimal influence from his articles that I couldn't understand anyway.

Yes, as the thread progressed, I too learned what to do and through the mistakes I made. Most importantly about balancing my ratio. But by editing the initial post from the advice given by everyone, that by no means implies I took what only he wrote and re-wrote, that's kind of very far fetched.

I appreciate his efforts and help in this thread, but if it warrants that kind of crying for something I never did, then I can't say I'm sorry since I never did anything wrong by taking anything. It's simply what ayla said.

Here's the breakdown.

The initial post has three section. The first section is from the bodybuilding site, then followed by what I experienced with it. Part 2 is trying to find the ratio by the website ayla posted telling me I should do so. Finding the ratio part was inspired by her idea, and learned from everyone in General by the countless posts by everyone saying it's important to balance ratios, including you. And then I simply did it to my diet and put it there as an example about how to calculate it.

If he had done a calculation, put it in a list, and a spreadsheet and I took that and claimed it as my own, then it would warrant his type of crying. But I not once took his articles that he found from someone else, and claimed that I found them. Not once did I say anywhere I discovered this knowledge. Not once did I ever deny he helped, as well as everyone in this thread. I've thanked him, and all you all countlessly.

Let's continue this thread normally now, we appreciate his help and effort, I've thanked him many times as well as everyone, but that was unnecessary to make an immature claim about taking just his information and rephrasing it when the intial post is anything but.


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People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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For what its worth I agree that most of the valuable information here was introduced by autonomousone. When I started megadosing on fish oil people were saying it was a bad idea, I was gonna die, etc. People were taking 1g of fish oil and thinking that it was workthless since they did not see any results. I megadosed for reasons unrelated to acne. Mainly, I was trying to reach a state of higher performance, indirectly I realized that this was helping my acne tremendously yet I had no idea why until autonomousone shared all the research he had put into this. If it wasn't for his research this would have gone by as one of those "miracle cures" no one cares about.

Im not saying that he alone contributed to this thread, what I am saying is that he is about the only guy here who has put into a lot of his time into finding out why this works. And why megadosing is a viable alternative. This isn't the same thing that was stated in 100 other threads, this is something new.

Yes, as the thread progressed, I too learned what to do and through the mistakes I made. Most importantly about balancing my ratio. But by editing the initial post from the advice given by everyone, that by no means implies I took what only HE wrote and re wrote HIS knowledge.

In fact the initial post has nothing to do with me taking anything! In terms of actually "taking" knowledge from him alone is fallacy, I can't even say I thought of his posts or influences once by making it. The only article I even read to even say I had influence from was the sheryl crow article and cancer, the other articles I can't even understand so I don't read them!

Here's the breakdown.

The initial post has three section. The first section is from the bodybuilding site, then followed by what I experienced with it. Part 2 is trying to find the ratio by the website ayla posted telling me I should do so. Finding the ratio part was inspired by her idea, and learned from everyone in General by the countless posts by everyone saying it's important to balance ratios, including you. And then I simply did it to my diet and put it there as an example about how to calculate it.

If he had done a calculation, put it in a list, and a spreadsheet and I took that and claimed it as my own, then it would warrant his type of crying. But I not once took his articles that he found from someone else, and claimed that I found them. Not once did I say anywhere I discovered this knowledge. Not once did I ever deny he helped, as well as everyone in this thread. I've thanked him, and all you all countlessly.

So by me saying "you need to balance your ratio as close to 1:1" warranted a response like "omg you took everything i've researched forever and you wrote it all in your first post and claimed it as yours so you can get all the attention and not me" then he SERIOUSLY needs to calm down. That is far beyond any truth and stretched out greatly and overly dramatic.

Can we just continue the thread normally?


24-28 1g pills of fish oil since early Feb 07(approx 10g o3s)

30-35 1g pills since March 22(approx 15g)


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^ agreed, it was both of our faults. I made a mistake about not noting that, but of which I corrected last night that has been stated on the first post

Note: Everything I've learned has been through the help of people through this thread, who have posted great information. Also through links found on the web, and links posted by others. Please take the time to go through this thread and read the other information about fish oil such as selection, intake, results, what other people are doing and what results they've received. I've simply compiled all the knowledge as a researcher into one post for your benefit, so these are not my direct findings, but the application of the findings and knowledge from everyone in this thread.

Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I bought some Omega 3 yesterday. I'm going to try it. Although, I don't know much about the benefits, other than heart and circulation.

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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I bought some Omega 3 yesterday. I'm going to try it. Although, I don't know much about the benefits, other than heart and circulation.

Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

24-28 1g pills of fish oil since early Feb 07(approx 10g o3s)

30-35 1g pills since March 22(approx 15g)


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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

That sounds scary, how much fish oil do you take and what are some items you eat usually in your diet?

If it helps any, I have noticed no ear wax excess, but it could possibly be linked to how "it stops excess bodily secretions" or thins out the viscosity of excess fluids from the body.

I don't know if it's related, but hopefully it isn't. I haven't read anywhere that says it could be connected, or is a side effect either. :(

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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

I don't think its related to fish oil. At least I haven't had anything like that happen to me.


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I bought some Omega 3 yesterday. I'm going to try it. Although, I don't know much about the benefits, other than heart and circulation.

From peronal experience, I've noticed that most of our acne is because our sebum is too thick and un natural to what it's original purpose is. Naturally, sebum is supposed to be like any essential oil, where it nourishes the skin. So what it does is makes your sebum normal again, by making is thinner (less viscosity) so it doesn't clog skin to create acne :).

Be sure to be taking the right amounts as well =)

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I bought some Omega 3 yesterday. I'm going to try it. Although, I don't know much about the benefits, other than heart and circulation.

From peronal experience, I've noticed that most of our acne is because our sebum is too thick and un natural to what it's original purpose is. Naturally, sebum is supposed to be like any essential oil, where it nourishes the skin. So what it does is makes your sebum normal again, by making is thinner (less viscosity) so it doesn't clog skin to create acne :).

Be sure to be taking the right amounts as well =)


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I bought some Omega 3 yesterday. I'm going to try it. Although, I don't know much about the benefits, other than heart and circulation.

From peronal experience, I've noticed that most of our acne is because our sebum is too thick and un natural to what it's original purpose is. Naturally, sebum is supposed to be like any essential oil, where it nourishes the skin. So what it does is makes your sebum normal again, by making is thinner (less viscosity) so it doesn't clog skin to create acne :).

Be sure to be taking the right amounts as well =)

Well, the bottle says 1000mg. Is that okay? It says to take one after a meal three times a day.

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This is a great thread. Very informative. Right now I'm taking both Udo's Choice Oil Blend and Carlson Laboratories The Very Finest Fish Oil.

Someone had a question earlier in this thread about Udo's Choice. I think it's a great source of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9. That being said, Mr. Udo himself states that his oil is good for laying down the proper foundation of EFA and then you can add other sources such as EPA and DHA for specific issues.

Thanks!

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i've had an earache started a day or two ago, left ear..i had a tonsil infection in the past which screwed with my ear very little, but i never get earaches.. aches kinda and i get that plugged up feeling on and off when i talk. any chance it could be connected to the fish oil? that's the only thing different i've been doing. or coincidence?

I don't think its related to fish oil. At least I haven't had anything like that happen to me.

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