Posted 01 January 2005 - 05:35 PM
next time ur at the grocery... keep it in mind.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:14 AM
What exactly does Omega-3 do to "heal" acne?
Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:36 AM
I think it was something like that... but as soon as I get my book back (someone is borowing it) I will post more in detail.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 10:32 AM
Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:29 PM
Isn't fish oil though processed in a way that doesn't contain iodine?
Posted 02 January 2005 - 05:08 PM
It has trace amounts of iodine at most, which shouldn't be a problem even if excess iodine is your trigger. After all, there's some iodine in most common foods.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:26 PM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 02:38 AM
Actually, "omega-3" isn't really _a_ fatty acid. That term refers to a FAMILY of fatty acids which share a certain important chemical property. Similarly, the term "omega-6" refers to a family of fatty acids which share a certain other chemical property. Here are some well-known members of both groups:
Omega-3: alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, DHA (I don't feel like spelling-out those last two! ).
Omega-6: linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid.
BTW, allow me to get on my soapbox for just a moment about something that annoys me: I'm puzzled by what I consider to be an over-use of the term "essential fatty acids" (EFA). It seems to me that the adjective "essential" should be reserved for substances that are...well, ESSENTIAL. Like vitamin C, in other words! In that sense, it's been clearly established that linoleic acid (from the omega-6 family) is essential to human nutrition, and scientists now seem to think that alpha-linolenic acid (from the omega-3 family) is also essential in that same rigorous sense. But the other ones are NOT essential, because the body has enzymes to convert others into those non-essential ones. I constantly see people and even publications tossing around the term "essential fatty acids" in an all-inclusive context which doesn't seem appropriate to me.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 02:47 AM
A GOOD OMEGA 3 SOURCE:
also, speaking of omega 3- usana has a product- its really cool i think- i havent started on it yet, but considering what uve braught up int his post it came to my mind- its a oil that u just add to your food, like, if u had spaghetti or stew or soemthing, u just chuck ina table spoon and it tastes no different. its a great way to recieve this supplement.. its called ----OPTIMEGA.. i recommend! im gonna try this out.
good luck all!
Posted 03 January 2005 - 12:09 PM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:36 PM
I have very oily skin. Been taking cod liver oil for 3 days and skin oil was the same. (
I will try again, this time 2-3 weeks. Can't hurt. Please post your results if you get less oil skin.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:05 AM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:41 AM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:44 AM
Important: If the oil (Omega-3 from flax seeds) is exposed to the air it begins to degrade, and it will eventually lose it healthful properties, becoming slowly rancid as many oils can. So if you decide to buy the stuff, buy it from a health food store that understands this. Vitamin Shope and GNC do not seem to know much about Omega-3s, as they sell ground flax seeds and liquid flax oils on unrefrigerated shelves. The only unrefrigerated Flax product that can still be relied on to contain fresh Omega-3 oil, is the unprocessed Flax Seeds themselves. At this time neither GNC not Vitamin Shope sell unprocessed Flax Seeds. If you buy the seeds you can grind them into a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Wheat GermĂ˘â‚¬? consistency with a small coffee grinder.
How much? It is hard to say. I tend to consume two tablespoons of the stuff in the morning.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:53 AM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:13 PM
first off, I think they say that they are essential because your body cannot make the acids. they have to be eatin by ur diet. I dunno.... doesn't matter to me though what the name is. lol.
yes, flax seed is a great source of omega-3 and i eat it daily. I bought cereal with it in it and put the flax seed on practicly everything. But i don't know if the thing about u can't being able to digest it without grinding it is true. The book i have didn't say anything about that. and it was a highly recommended book. who knows... all i know is that it's workin for me.
but lets see... otehr foods.... that have it....
-i have cereal called "sam's choice" that has it in it. ( a lot)
-pumpkin seeds (make sure they are unsalted, or unsalt them urself, that's what i do)
-i bought chips that have them (don't kno wif u can find those other places though)
-also, there are supplements that u can take that have "fish oils" but some sites recommend not to take them.
they say to eat the fatty acids to make about 30% of ur total fat intake per day.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:30 PM
Isn't that what I said in my post above?
But there are only TWO (2) fatty acids which meet that stipulation. The others do not.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 07:55 AM
What book have you read about Omega-3? My source was Dr. Andrew WeilĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s book on Optimum Health.
An excellent brand of Omega-3 Flax Oil is Barleans. It generally tastes nutty (a little like walnuts) and not like linseed oil, which is how many of the other GNC and Vitamin Shop brands taste.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:53 PM
It's a good book, believe me!!
Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:14 PM
A great product that will cover all of the EFA's and improve skin is Total EFA by Health From The Sun. You can order it at bodybuilding.com. Get the liquid kind as I heard it is better than the caps. It has helped my skin tremendously, although not completely. EFA's work to balance hormones for oil production control and reduce inflammation.