Does Fish Oil Worsen Acne In Some People?fish oil
Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:34 AM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:11 PM
The answer is yes, some people worsen from fish oil. Here's why: many people eat a diet high in omega 6 fats. By taking fish oil, rich in omega 3, hopefully your omegas will be "balanced," which should be beneficial for the skin. However, if you have too much omega 3, this can be just as bad as having too much omega 6. It's being balanced that you need, which is best attained from changing the food you eat, and not popping a pill.
Also, some just don't benefit from increased fish oil. About 1 in 30 people won't benefit from this strategy. Those 1 in 30 should try evening primrose oil instead.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:56 PM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:32 PM
It works very well for me. But I do have a friend that took fish oil for cholesterol and it literally did nothing for her. So I think for some people maybe it's just ineffective. I'd give it a try if I were you for a few weeks. If it's not helpful, toss it. It does work for a lot of people. And I might venture to say (and maybe I'm wrong, I'm not sure) that it is very hard to get too many omega 3s in the SAD...but it could happen I suppose.
Edited by Kitten35, 07 October 2011 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:59 AM
Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 11 February 2012 - 11:00 AM.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:31 PM
ive had similar experiances, at first, it seemed to help, then three weeks later, very hard cysts that just stuck around forever, with no head at all. i havent had a cyst like that in years now. yea, skip the fish oil.
For some people, myself included, fish oil causes cystic acne. It cleared all of my small acne and my face glowed but large painful cysts followed after. I'm not sure why this is and I have done lots of research and still don't have an answer. Ive never had cysts in my life except for when I tried fish oil. As soon as I stopped the fish oil the cysts went away but all of my small non inflamed acne came back.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:03 PM
I take fish oil from swansons in replacement for the expensive NKO krill oil and have seen that it does the same thing with same results. I take for my knees as im a runner and i also am doing alot of walking in my work. It reduces that inflammation and also in my skin which is better than taking NSAID's long term. My hair, skin and nails have all benefited nicely and will continue to take. Just be cautious and dont over do it. Sure there is no longer term study for fish oil but there will be so in the mean time i think the benefits outweigh the possible/potential cons in the long run as long as you are smart about it.
and yes the brand i feel does make a difference in quality. I tried a generic fish oil from the store once and it gave me back problems. Never took it again until this winter when i started running i started with krill because of the added benefits but its too expensive. I find that swansons is really great price, and the quality is legit and besides they have a supplier <250 miles from me which is nice. No im not an advertiser, just a user.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:05 PM
Fish oil can cause breakouts but this can be related to the form its in (cod liver oil) or taking too much and having adverse reaction. I just take regular epa/dha idk where it comes from but its 1gram i take once a day.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:21 PM
just guessing here because im not aware of all the science, but taking one or two pills a week might do it, any more is probably too much.
Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 13 March 2012 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:16 AM
FIsh Oil Supplements aren't really that good! I have to agree, it actually did nothing for my acne except making it worse. Try eating foods high in Omega 3 like Flax Seed or fish, don't trust the supplements.