The short version:
I've been taking strong Omega 3 fish oil supplements (one per day) for a few months now, and I'm impressed by them. I have had far less new acne since I started taking them, but to be honest I can't be sure whether that is because of them or some other factor.
I have a question though, that I think is better suited to this thread than creating a whole new one. I'm bothered about how they are called "Omega 3 FATTY acids". I am a tad overweight and on a diet designed to steadily lose weight over time but should I stop taking the fish oil? I know not all fats are bad but, I'm trying really hard to not eat badly and really struggle with controlling my appetite so I would be horrified if all of my effort is being wasted because I'm taking these fish oil capsules!
According to the label each capsule has 1300mg of fish oil, 351mg of EPA and 234mg of DHA.
Sorry for my ignorance on this, any advice would be appreciated.
fat good, carbohydrates bad
There are far more uses for fat in your body than there are for carbohydrates. There is only one use for carbohydrates: the creation of insulin. Fat, protein, and carbs can all be converted into insulin, but because there's literally nothing else your body can do with carbohydrates, it all either gets flushed out (fiber) or it gets turned into insulin. When we have too much insulin, it gets converted in body fat.
Fat on the other hand, can be broken down and used to repair a wide variety of cells in your body.
That said, if you eat too much of anything, it will be converted into insulin, then body fat. You don't want to eat too much fat, but you're far better off taking fish oil and skipping your grain-based snack than dropping the fish oil.
Edited by Bearishly, 03 October 2012 - 02:56 PM.