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#21 Ichance23

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:20 PM


I'm not surprised, because flaxseed oil contains a high amount of Omega-3's. I would try, and drop all the other supplements you're taking to see if the flaxseed oil is your "magic bullet". This may sound scary, but worth it. Last month I took a multivitamin everyday for a month, my skin was less oily (could just be the winter weather), but I was not pleased with the overall results. I'm on my 3rd day of switching over to Fish Oil Capsules, which also contains high amount of Omega-3's. I haven't posted in awhile, but your post interested me.


The "fish oil experiment" was a bust. After about a week, breakouts on the back of the neck/behind the ears/lower scalp area. I scrapped these, and went back to the multivitamin, except I broke the dose in half (easily done). Clearing up yet again, so now I'm weary of any supplement with the word oil or containing oil. Almost immediately, the fish oils gave my skin an icky feeling, I started at 2X a day, and cut that right back to 1X a day.

yah the study says that will happen. half the people got rid of their acne. half of them actually got worse acne! it said fish oil is good for moderate to severe acne and bad for mild acne. do you indeed have mild acne? i have moderate and it is clearing me up. mild means like just a few pimples and maybe 1 or 2 white heads.





So since I realized that you guys were taking flaxseed because of the omega 3 content alone- I understood that ANY omega 3 would really make the difference you were seeing. So since reading this thread, (I already take fish oil daily), but I have been making "omega 3" smoothies daily. I put a good amount of coconut oil, hemp powder, maca powder, chia seeds, etc. I feel a lot better than I usually feel, so I'd recommend it to anyone. I think bumping up omega 3's for anyone living in the Western world....or anywhere really....is beneficial in so many ways.


but how is your acne? i have started taking 6,400 mg fish oil a day. my acne is ok


I definitely see my acne getting better. I mean, taking omega 3 works over the long term, because you are steadily lowering the level of inflammation in your body. I use BP on each of my cheeks, my most problem area. I have not got any forehead or chin acne...which I sometimes do get....so that's a good sign. You need more than what you're taking in fish oil. That's too much, first of all. And is it in capsule form? Because if so- you should be taking it directly from the source (I get mine in a gel form)

what do you mean that is too much? why is it too much? and its on a bottle. i put in a teaspoon and drink it.


Well- the recommended dose for fish oil, for normal people daily is A MINIMUM of 300 mg. However, for things like heart disease, the suggested dose is 1000 mg, and for very severe inflammatory conditions, the appropriate dose is said to be 2000 mg. That would mean that you are taking 3 times the amount of the recommended dose for super inflammatory medical conditions DAILY. So...especially since I don't know what "form" of it you're taking (like, is it fermented, is it from wild caught fish, etc.) I definitely worry that your dose is too high. The high omega 3 content of it is not really a concern, since I'll assume that your diet (if you're eating a modified standard American diet like most of us are, we still get a balance of omega 6 and 9). However, fish oil, because of the very high levels of vitamin A, CAN be toxic. I'm glad you're taking it in a liquid form though- its better that way.

thanks for the warning bro. i appreciate it. but i got the vitamin a and d free fish oil.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:52 AM


I'm not surprised, because flaxseed oil contains a high amount of Omega-3's. I would try, and drop all the other supplements you're taking to see if the flaxseed oil is your "magic bullet". This may sound scary, but worth it. Last month I took a multivitamin everyday for a month, my skin was less oily (could just be the winter weather), but I was not pleased with the overall results. I'm on my 3rd day of switching over to Fish Oil Capsules, which also contains high amount of Omega-3's. I haven't posted in awhile, but your post interested me.


The "fish oil experiment" was a bust. After about a week, breakouts on the back of the neck/behind the ears/lower scalp area. I scrapped these, and went back to the multivitamin, except I broke the dose in half (easily done). Clearing up yet again, so now I'm weary of any supplement with the word oil or containing oil. Almost immediately, the fish oils gave my skin an icky feeling, I started at 2X a day, and cut that right back to 1X a day.


Eff multivitams, didn't do s***, again! Back to the drawing board, and started taking GNC Saw Palmetto Standardized 160mg X 2 daily this past Sunday. Now, I've done alot of reading up on SP. I've found it's worked better for men in my research on SP. This effing crap has got to stop! I've had a very good diet for the past 5 years, exercise, I'm in good shape, I get a clean bill of health when I get my yearly physicals, and I had a battery of tests from an endocrinologist last year (and found nothing). I've concluded my dilemna is strictly hormonal, and keeping my fingers crossed that this Saw Palmetto may help. I have had 32 years of this now, that is a LONG time! I just don't know how these doctors can give you a clean bill of health, when you have had acne for 32 years? I don't think having cystic acne is very healthy in my book. Unfortunately, having 32 years of this is written all over my face with the disfiguring acne scars I'm left with. Hopefully, this will subside, and I'm going to take the next step, and get some Sculptra done. In the past couple of years I've been to a therapist, and that did jack s*** for me! My esteem has been destroyed. Acne is definitely harder on men, women can have horrible acne, and still have their pick of any man they want...that's just the way of world! I've only been with 2 women in my life, and I married both of them (not at the same time) Posted Image

Edited by CoolGuy68, 15 January 2013 - 09:54 AM.