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  1. Green Tea is very good for you, we all know that. White Tea is much more mild in flavor and I personally like it. I reccomend going with a good quality brand of tea. Be careful with bottled ice teas, as many contain high fructose corn syrup which is really not good for you, for many many reasons. I discovered that Lipton brand bottled iced teas contain high fructose corn syrup. I've found that some types of bottled Snapple teas like green, white, and red DONOT contain high fructose corn syrup. Be sure you check the labels before drinking. I like the idea of making my own ice tea at home. That way you can controll whats in it. You can use pure honey to sweeten it up if you like or even some ground cinnamon or nutmeg. ;)


  2. I just wanted to update that I stopped taking the supplements for a week to see what would happen.

    Suprisingly, it didn't make me break out that much but it did dry out my eczema.

    Scince it has been exactly 1 week I am going back on the supplements tommarow.

    I am kind of experimenting with all of this for information purposes.

    I think it is cool to see that the oils play apart with your skins ability to retain moisture.

    A suggestion for someone trying to increase the water consumption:

    Eat Cucumbers because they are very high in water and very low in calories.

    I think that is a great idea.


  3. I think that is a great idea. Cucumbers are very high in water and very low in calories.

    I just wanted to update that I stopped taking the supplements for a week to see what would happen.

    Suprisingly, it didn't make me break out that much but it did dry out my eczema.

    Scince it has been exactly 1 week I am going back on the supplements tommarow.

    I am kind of experimenting with all of this for information purposes.

    I think it is cool to see that the oils play apart with your skins ability to retain moisture.


  4. I am currently taking: Multi-Vitamins (Non-Iodine) Flax Seed Oil, Borage Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil.

    I take 2 non-iodine multivitamins a day

    I take 2 flax seed oil capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 evening primrose capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 borage oil capsules a day (1000 mg per capsule) = 2000 mg per day

    I split them up, with meals throught the day.

    With breakfast I take 2 multivitamins with water.

    With lunch I take 2 flax, 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    With dinner I take 2 borage, and 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    Along with this my diet contains Fish: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Wild Pacific Cod, Mahi-Mahi. 2-4 times a week

    The only cooking oli I have been using is Olive oil. I donot use butter. I eat organic walnuts every now and then.

    Other foods im eating: fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, crackers and cereals. Yougurt. Organic Wild Blueberries.

    I work out 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes (usually an hour)

    And I drink lots of water, at least 40 oz of water a day, all the way up to 120 oz a day at the most

    What am I doing wrong?

    Should I stop taking any of the supplements?

    Do you think this combo of oils is bad?

    Really, honestly, truthfully, how long does it take for you to correct your Omega 3-6 ratio? 3 weeks to a Month? 2 months? 4 months?

    You know, your diet is really healthy, how much acne do you have right now, and how often do you get it, is it better than before?

    I know most people have had great success with using all of the EFA's like you are doing, such as bob mckee

    But if you are looking to obtain a omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, you are going far from it, perhaps even more so than when you started.

    I would focus on just fish oil, and drop the others, because you do know borage, epa, and most of flax is omega 6 (even if it's a gla). If for a month you don't have comparable success on what you are doing now to last month, I would simply just focus on fish oil and start balancing your omega 3 to 6.

    Your diet is fine, just cut out the nuts, and any egg yolks, they have way way way too much omega 6. Remember, we are trying to focus on our balance :). If you would like to continue with all the efa's it is up to you.

    I personally do this: I take 6 fish oil's a day. 2 with each big meal that has a source of fat (2% milk). And then do this three times a day. Then I also have green tea extract 3 times a day with a source of non-dairy.

    I only need 6 because the rest of my diet is really low on omega 6. Because as long as I can get in the 1:4 range, I am sitting pretty so to speak. Because it's much closer to 1:1 than the 1:20 or 1:50 most people are (and I probably was). Because think about it like this. Each pill generally has 300 mg of omega 3 (which is the epa and dha in the back of the bottle, not the total 1000 mg listed). if I get 1800 of omega 3 a day from supplements, even if I had 6000 of omega 6 in a day (which I'd have a hard time getting to!) I should theoretically be okay, since it's "close" to 1:1, since I know it's hard for some people to get to 1:1.

    The other reason I advice so simply focus on fish oil instead of the others, is because there are 50 diseases linked to the lack of omega 3's or the imbalance. You'd be surprised to notice the quality of your own body and mind drastically shoot up upon taking this. It's already helping me in college, I can recall what I studied... during the exam, as if I see a general idea of the answers in my mind more so than before. Great tool.

    The other part also comes from your skin care! It does what it says it does, but then you have to ensure your skin care is top notch so you aren't suseptible to break outs. I learned that just yesterday, because I found what I was doing wrong.

    Just to let you know, I started seeing results within 2 weeks. The frequency and quantity of acne just diminished. I now couldn't even get a white head if I tried to. Because I realized the oil content is much more... how it should be, it does it's job.

    So remember, diet = 60%, skin care regimen = 40% (exfoliate, cleanse, protect, moisturize).

    Yes, i've been taking the pills for 13 days now, and i've been on this diet for 13 days now. I still get acne, a few here and there on my face, but no more cysts. I also have been using a good skin care line for the last few months. I also breakout on the back and shoulder area too so. I realized what im taking is the same thing bob mckee or whatever took so if its so much omega 6 over 3 why did he become clear? and what was his diet like anyone know? I am really curious about that because that would give him more omega 6 then 3 right? I haven't figured out my omega 3-6 ratio yet im still kinda confused about that part. But I can tell you the last 13 days my balance of 3-6 is much better then it was before I started taking these supplements because my diet was horrible.

    I am very happy to hear that! It's very true, a lot of people notice that cysts seem to become a thing of the past, with this or green tea extract. Pretty cool, isn't it?

    And you know, bob mckee's post is excellent, he is actually the reason why I got into this whole EFA thing. I asked him about it (it's in one of his threads) and he told me about it. So I made this thread and everyone here helped greatly in finding out why they work, what about them works, and what's the best way to go around it.

    I never really knew much about GLA's (from the evening prim rose oil and borage oil) but I realize that GLA's help with inflamation and all that good stuff. This may also help you. I posted it a few posts above, but check it out

    Much of the GLA taken from the oils mentioned or as a supplement is not converted to AA, but rather to DGLA. DGLA competes with AA and prevents the negative inflammatory effects that AA would otherwise cause in the body. Having adequate amounts of certain nutrients in the body (including magnesium, zinc, and vitamins C, B3, and B6) helps to promote the conversion of GLA to DGLA rather than AA.

    It is important to know that many experts feel that the science supporting the use of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and prevent diseases is much stronger than the information regarding use of GLA for these purposes. Two important, and most studied, omega-3 fatty acids include eicosopentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both found in fish and fish oils.

    So essentially, they also do help. But the fastest route is through fish oil.

    Bob got clear, most of us here will get clear with EFA's, and since if you have any source of omega 3, the chances are the ratio will get closer even if it's not 1:1 and that's very good!

    We all agree on one thing though, that EFA's are the most vital aspect in helping your skin, besides water of course.

    One thing I noticed is that bob got clear within about 2 to 3 months, how he says don't expect it to be too soon, which is very true. But I think what happened there is since he included flax and some GLA's from epa and borage, it may have taken him a bit while longer to get clear since his omega 3 content wasn't as high. This is just speculation by the way. But I think the conclusion is that the more you try to encorporate omega 3's, the faster you'll be on your way :)

    Definitely keep taking GLA's if they are working for yourself, and take fish oil as well. :dance:

    And even though you don't know your ratio it's alright, I am pretty sure you must be somwhere under 1:4 depending upon how healthy your diet is and how much you are taking supplement wise. The closer to 1:1 the better, but don't sweat it too much.

    But just keep us posted on how it's going, then we can somehow see how it goes. Also, please list your diet if you can, it would great for people to look at as well and give people ideas perhaps, since your body has also been responding positively.

    my diet contains Fish: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Wild Pacific Cod, Mahi-Mahi. 2-4 times a week

    The only cooking oli I have been using is Olive oil. I donot use butter. I eat organic walnuts every now and then.

    Other foods im eating: fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, crackers and cereals. Yougurt. Organic Wild Blueberries.

    Also I included boneless skinless turkey breast, and ground turkey and whole wheat noodles into my diet. I eat alot of veggies. I drink 100% fruit juice with no high fructose corn syrup. I snack on things like original pretzels, whole wheat crackers. I eat mango sorbet for desert on occasion. I also eat sugar free fudge bars on occasion. I still drink milk but I drink the Darigold kind that comes from cows that were not treated with hormones. I try to limit my milk consumption to 8 oz a day anyway.

    Ive *tried* to decrease my intake of my omega-3 enriched eggs, thinking about making them sans the yoks.

    I am not eating walnuts anymore. They were 9 bucks for a small pack of organic walnut halves!

    Tonight (for dinner) i'm making Itallian-style Turkey meat balls with fresh herbs, organic whole wheat penne noodles, and a organic roasted garlic tomatoe sauce.

    One of my favorite dinners is a fillet of wild alaskan sockeye salmon baked in the oven with white wine and fresh herbs and a generous portion of steamed veggies as a side.

    Oh by the way the Haggen Dasz Mango Sorbet is just as good for you as it taste, it's fat free, and all natural. It's made with mango and pumpkin puree and the taste is divine. It is a superfood. So is Turkey. I've been trying to eat all superfoods whenever I can. Sometimes my meals contain more then one superfood so then I have a supermeal. lol.


  5. I am currently taking: Multi-Vitamins (Non-Iodine) Flax Seed Oil, Borage Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil.

    I take 2 non-iodine multivitamins a day

    I take 2 flax seed oil capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 evening primrose capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 borage oil capsules a day (1000 mg per capsule) = 2000 mg per day

    I split them up, with meals throught the day.

    With breakfast I take 2 multivitamins with water.

    With lunch I take 2 flax, 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    With dinner I take 2 borage, and 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    Along with this my diet contains Fish: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Wild Pacific Cod, Mahi-Mahi. 2-4 times a week

    The only cooking oli I have been using is Olive oil. I donot use butter. I eat organic walnuts every now and then.

    Other foods im eating: fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, crackers and cereals. Yougurt. Organic Wild Blueberries.

    I work out 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes (usually an hour)

    And I drink lots of water, at least 40 oz of water a day, all the way up to 120 oz a day at the most

    What am I doing wrong?

    Should I stop taking any of the supplements?

    Do you think this combo of oils is bad?

    Really, honestly, truthfully, how long does it take for you to correct your Omega 3-6 ratio? 3 weeks to a Month? 2 months? 4 months?

    You know, your diet is really healthy, how much acne do you have right now, and how often do you get it, is it better than before?

    I know most people have had great success with using all of the EFA's like you are doing, such as bob mckee

    But if you are looking to obtain a omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, you are going far from it, perhaps even more so than when you started.

    I would focus on just fish oil, and drop the others, because you do know borage, epa, and most of flax is omega 6 (even if it's a gla). If for a month you don't have comparable success on what you are doing now to last month, I would simply just focus on fish oil and start balancing your omega 3 to 6.

    Your diet is fine, just cut out the nuts, and any egg yolks, they have way way way too much omega 6. Remember, we are trying to focus on our balance :). If you would like to continue with all the efa's it is up to you.

    I personally do this: I take 6 fish oil's a day. 2 with each big meal that has a source of fat (2% milk). And then do this three times a day. Then I also have green tea extract 3 times a day with a source of non-dairy.

    I only need 6 because the rest of my diet is really low on omega 6. Because as long as I can get in the 1:4 range, I am sitting pretty so to speak. Because it's much closer to 1:1 than the 1:20 or 1:50 most people are (and I probably was). Because think about it like this. Each pill generally has 300 mg of omega 3 (which is the epa and dha in the back of the bottle, not the total 1000 mg listed). if I get 1800 of omega 3 a day from supplements, even if I had 6000 of omega 6 in a day (which I'd have a hard time getting to!) I should theoretically be okay, since it's "close" to 1:1, since I know it's hard for some people to get to 1:1.

    The other reason I advice so simply focus on fish oil instead of the others, is because there are 50 diseases linked to the lack of omega 3's or the imbalance. You'd be surprised to notice the quality of your own body and mind drastically shoot up upon taking this. It's already helping me in college, I can recall what I studied... during the exam, as if I see a general idea of the answers in my mind more so than before. Great tool.

    The other part also comes from your skin care! It does what it says it does, but then you have to ensure your skin care is top notch so you aren't suseptible to break outs. I learned that just yesterday, because I found what I was doing wrong.

    Just to let you know, I started seeing results within 2 weeks. The frequency and quantity of acne just diminished. I now couldn't even get a white head if I tried to. Because I realized the oil content is much more... how it should be, it does it's job.

    So remember, diet = 60%, skin care regimen = 40% (exfoliate, cleanse, protect, moisturize).

    Yes, i've been taking the pills for 13 days now, and i've been on this diet for 13 days now. I still get acne, a few here and there on my face, but no more cysts. I also have been using a good skin care line for the last few months. I also breakout on the back and shoulder area too so. I realized what im taking is the same thing bob mckee or whatever took so if its so much omega 6 over 3 why did he become clear? and what was his diet like anyone know? I am really curious about that because that would give him more omega 6 then 3 right? I haven't figured out my omega 3-6 ratio yet im still kinda confused about that part. But I can tell you the last 13 days my balance of 3-6 is much better then it was before I started taking these supplements because my diet was horrible.


  6. I am currently taking: Multi-Vitamins (Non-Iodine) Flax Seed Oil, Borage Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil.

    I take 2 non-iodine multivitamins a day

    I take 2 flax seed oil capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 evening primrose capsules a day (500 mg per capsule) = 1000 mg per day

    I take 2 borage oil capsules a day (1000 mg per capsule) = 2000 mg per day

    I split them up, with meals throught the day.

    With breakfast I take 2 multivitamins with water.

    With lunch I take 2 flax, 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    With dinner I take 2 borage, and 1 evening primrose with 1/2 cup (4oz) of NON-Hormone Milk

    Along with this my diet contains Fish: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Wild Pacific Cod, Mahi-Mahi. 2-4 times a week

    The only cooking oli I have been using is Olive oil. I donot use butter. I eat organic walnuts every now and then.

    Other foods im eating: fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, crackers and cereals. Yougurt. Organic Wild Blueberries.

    I work out 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes (usually an hour)

    And I drink lots of water, at least 40 oz of water a day, all the way up to 120 oz a day at the most

    What am I doing wrong?

    Should I stop taking any of the supplements?

    Do you think this combo of oils is bad?

    Really, honestly, truthfully, how long does it take for you to correct your Omega 3-6 ratio? 3 weeks to a Month? 2 months? 4 months?


  7. Also the reason why I was drinking sooo much water is because I started exercising very often and I was advised to drink water prior to, during and after working out. Besides I was getting really really warm and just felt thirsty, so I drank as much as I felt I should. I don't drink soda anymore. I haven't touched a soda in almost 2 weeks now. I drink 100% fruit juice, some full strength, some dilluted with plain sparkling water ( to cut calories ) and diet energy drinks on occassion (artificial sweetners) only like once a week.


  8. I just switched to a 20 oz bottle of water a day so I will be drinking 40 oz (2 bottles) a day at the least and 120 oz (6 bottles) at the most. Did you guys hear about the lady who went to her local radio station for a drinking-water contest, and drank a shit load of water (way more then shes use to) and actually died from it. The sad thing is, she was trying to win a video gaming system for her two young children. Her husband is trying to sue the radio station for wrongful death. :shock:


  9. Yeah. I actually started my treatment program last Monday.

    It's something I designed myself too. It's really in-depth but I'm going to say it's already working.

    What im doing:

    Exercise @ 5 x a week 30 mins to 2 hr sessions (some cardio but mostly strength training)

    Diet @ 7 x a week alloud to have 1 "cheat" meal on the weekends (i'm eating fish, salmon & cod, baked in olive oil, water, boiled and steamed veggies, fresh fruit and veggies, organic whole grain/wheat bread with flax seeds, LIGHT MAYO oganic fruit juice with NO high fructose corn syrup, lean turkey lunch meat, organic baby carrots,fresh bananas, organic blueberries, organic walnuts, oat and honey granola bars, low fat string cheese, orginal pretzles, frozen entrees with less then 300 calories for dinner, oatmeal for breakfast, fresh sliced cucumber, fresh green grapes, fresh apples, egglands best eggs for breakfast) ( What im trying to avoid: High fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of sugar, white bread, white starch, rice, potatoes, ect. Soda, coffee, caffiene, All I drink is water and green tea and white tea organic fruit juice with no corn syrup and non-hormone milk to swallow my pills. Diet averages around 1500-1700 calorie intake per day. Which is a 800-1000 reduction from what I was consuming previously.

    Supplementation @ 2 NON-Iodine containing multi-vitamins with Breakfast taken with water

    2 flax seed oil capsules (500 mg) & 1 evening primrose oil capsule (500 mg) with Lunch take with 1/2 cup (4 oz) of NON-HORMONE Homo/Vita D Milk

    2 borage oil capsules (1000 mg) & 1 evening primrose oil capsule (500 mg) with Dinner take with 1/2 cup (4 oz) of NON-HORMONE Homo/Vita D Milk

    Topicals @ Treating my face with the exposed skin care system - Treating my body by washing with SLS FREE Lavender soap with a loofa and spraying in the morning with a mixture of water, organic jojoba oil, organic tea tree oil, and at night after a bath I am spraying with water, organic jojoba oil, and organic lavender oil. I bought 2 water bottles of plant use and washed them and filled one with Am mix and one a Pm mix.

    I take a shower in the morning and a bath at night. 2 times a week I turn a pm bath into a spa/stress relief by adding aromatherapy oils to my bath water and applying a clay mask to my face. I exfoliate my skin with my derm cloth ( on my face ) every 2-3 days and I use microdermabrasion cream applied with my fingers every 10 days. I will be adding a back loofa to exfoliate in the next week.


  10. Yeah. I actually started my treatment program last Monday. It's something I designed myself too. It's really in-depth but I'm going to say it's already working.

    What im doing:

    Exercise @ 5 x a week 30 mins to 2 hr sessions (some cardio but mostly strength training)

    Diet @ 7 x a week alloud to have 1 "cheat" meal on the weekends (i'm eating fish, salmon & cod, baked in olive oil, water, boiled and steamed veggies, fresh fruit and veggies, organic whole grain/wheat bread with flax seeds, LIGHT MAYO oganic fruit juice with NO high fructose corn syrup, lean turkey lunch meat, organic baby carrots,fresh bananas, organic blueberries, organic walnuts, oat and honey granola bars, low fat string cheese, orginal pretzles, frozen entrees with less then 300 calories for dinner, oatmeal for breakfast, fresh sliced cucumber, fresh green grapes, fresh apples, egglands best eggs for breakfast) ( What im trying to avoid: High fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of sugar, white bread, white starch, rice, potatoes, ect. Soda, coffee, caffiene, All I drink is water and green tea and white tea organic fruit juice with no corn syrup and non-hormone milk to swallow my pills. Diet averages around 1500-1700 calorie intake per day. Which is a 800-1000 reduction from what I was consuming previously.

    Supplementation @ 2 NON-Iodine containing multi-vitamins with Breakfast taken with water

    2 flax seed oil capsules (500 mg) & 1 evening primrose oil capsule (500 mg) with Lunch take with 1/2 cup (4 oz) of NON-HORMONE Homo/Vita D Milk

    2 borage oil capsules (1000 mg) & 1 evening primrose oil capsule (500 mg) with Dinner take with 1/2 cup (4 oz) of NON-HORMONE Homo/Vita D Milk

    Topicals @ Treating my face with the exposed skin care system - Treating my body by washing with SLS FREE Lavender soap with a loofa and spraying in the morning with a mixture of water, organic jojoba oil, organic tea tree oil, and at night after a bath I am spraying with water, organic jojoba oil, and organic lavender oil. I bought 2 water bottles of plant use and washed them and filled one with Am mix and one a Pm mix.

    I take a shower in the morning and a bath at night. 2 times a week I turn a pm bath into a spa/stress relief by adding aromatherapy oils to my bath water and applying a clay mask to my face. I exfoliate my skin with my derm cloth ( on my face ) every 2-3 days and I use microdermabrasion cream applied with my fingers every 10 days. I will be adding a back loofa to exfoliate in the next week.


  11. I'm going to be making a new log to track my progress with multi vitamins & supplements and diet & exericse. It shall be interesting. I'd appreciate it if you guys go check it out from time time. XoXo - Mandy


  12. I just realized that I am incorrect on the amount of ALA

    I thought that my multi-vitamins contained ALA ( alpha-linoleic acid ) but actually they contain the other ALA ( alpha-lipoic acid ) Go figure!

    so my actual daily intake would be 275 mg of alpha-linoleic acid ( and that's only one capsule )

    So my question is how much GLA and how much ALA should I be taking?

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    1 flax seed oil capsule

    1 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    This gives me:

    GLA: 292 mg

    ALA: 275 mg

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    1 flax seed oil capsule

    2 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    This gives me:

    GLA: 504 mg

    ALA: 275 mg

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    2 flax seed oil capsule

    1 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    This gives me:

    GLA: 292 mg

    ALA: 550 mg

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    2 flax seed oil capsule

    2 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    This gives me:

    GLA: 504 mg

    ALA: 550 mg

    I know these are " fighting " for balance.

    What kind of balance do I need?

    The same amount of each? Or more of one then the other?

    Thanks! :)


  13. I just wanted to also add to my post that if I took

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    1 flax seed oil capsule

    1 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    My daily intake would be something like:

    GLA: 292 mg

    ALA: 300 mg

    Is this enough GLA or should I take more borage oil to get more GLA?

    If I took 2 borage oil capsules instead of 1 I would end up with:

    GLA: 504 mg

    ALA: 300 mg

    Thanks.


  14. I just wanted to also add to my post that if I took

    2 multi-vitamins a day

    1 flax seed oil capsule

    1 borage oil capsule

    2 evening primrose oil capsules

    My daily intake would be something like:

    GLA: 292 mg

    ALA: 300 mg

    Is this enough GLA or should I take more borage oil to get more GLA?

    If I took 2 borage oil capsules instead of 1 I would end up with:

    GLA: 504 mg

    ALA: 300 mg

    Thanks.


  15. I keep reading this thread. It seems like the more I read, the more I get confused. Don't know how that works but it does lol.

    Okay here's the deal:

    The three oils I bought to take are:

    Evening Primrose Oil 500 mg(2 capsules provide 1000 mgs of high quality cold-pressed epo) and

    (fatty acid profile for 1 serving (2 caps): Linoleic Acid (LA) 700 mg - gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) 80 mg)

    Borage Oil 1000 mg(1 capsule provides 1000 mgs) and (fatty acid profile for 1 serving

    (1 caps): Linoleic Acid (LA) 383 mg - gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) 212 mg - Oleic Acid 180 mg - Palmitic Acid 107 mg -Stearic Acid 38 mg)

    Flaxseed Oil 500 mg(1 capsule is one serving of 500 mgs) and (fatty acid profile for 1 serving (1 caps): alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) 275 mg - Linoleic Acid (LA) 70 mg - Oleic Acid 82 mg - Palmitic Acid 26 mg)

    I will be taking these in combination with my daily multi-vitamin that I just bought also. ( Iodine-free )

    These contain 25mg of ALA in 2 capsules, (a serving).

    If I took 2 multi-vitamins a day ( a serving ) and 1 Flaxseed Oil capsule a day ( a serving ) I would be getting about 300 mg of ALA a day.

    My questions are:

    How much of these oils do I need to take?

    Would I be better off dropping the flaxseed oil for fish oil?

    I read somewhere that multivitamins donot pair well with one of these oils, is this true?

    I also read somewhere else that fish oil capsules can contain some of the harmful heavy metals and minerals that the fish contain, is this true?

    I read somewhere that Cod liver oil capsules taken with multivitamins can be toxic for your liver because of high amounts of Vitamins A & D?

    Do I need to keep these oils ( in capsule form ) in the refridgerator or can they be kept in a dark, dry, cool cupboard?

    What is the shelf life on these oils? I read somewhere that they go bad quickly, is this true?

    Thanks for clearing this up for me. I really appreciate it. :D


  16. So Walnuts are one of the best nuts to eat as far as Omega 3 goes? This is very interesting. Do you think this could because I get alot of Omega 6 from other sources that would make me want the Omega 3? I always eat all the Walnuts FIRST out of a can of nuts. I thought it was because I am picky, but now that I know there's some kind of a medical explanation behind it, it's kind of strange.

    Blueberries are my best friends. =)


  17. Hello I am about to start the "supplement" part of your well let's just call it a Total Body Program. ( ON ACCIDENT ) :whistle: lol!

    I was searching for additonal supplements when shopping for a multi-vitamin. ( out of my own ways to clear my skin )

    After figuring out what to get, I realized I choose the exact same natural oils in your program in combination with an Iodine-free multi-vitamin! :rolleyes:

    Multi-vitamin:

    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2133874

    Primrose oil:

    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2133878

    Flaxseed oil:

    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2133258

    Borage oil:

    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2133225

    So to my knowledge this "program" I will be taking will not only help clear my acne, give me more energy, make me a healthy person, but also help with pms and help balance my hormones that can in-turn lead to even more breakouts! Sounds like a no-brainer to me! :clap:


  18. Okay I was reading an article about Monounsaturated fats and Polyunsaturated fats and then my recent craving of mixed nuts popped into my mind like DUH!

    So then, I think back to an earlier article I read today about Blueberries, and the fact that I am always craving them.

    I guess what im trying to say is that I have been craving Blueberries and Mixed Nuts (Walnuts in particular) because my body is trying to tell me that I need them!

    My body is trying to tell me that I need more Good Oils found in Nuts and Blueberries to help my problem skin.

    I know this sounds like a totally ridiculous statement, but it's true and I have the facts to prove it!

    Olive oil, Walnuts, Primrose oil, Flaxseed Oil, Omega 3,6,9 complexes, all things we as humans can use to supplment our bodies with the good oils that are skin NEEDS.

    * Blueberries are a good blood cleanser. They are also good for constipation and various skin disorders – eczema, acne, psoraisis. *

    Blueberries: These little blue jewels may contain more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. The most powerful health-promoting compounds in blueberries are anthocyanins, phytochemicals that belong to the flavonoid family. Besides combatting the free-radical damage linked to heart disease and cancer, anthocyanins may boost brainpower—at least in rats. When fed blueberry extract for nine weeks, elderly rats outperformed a control group at such tasks as navigating mazes and balancing on rotating logs. And when aging rats ate a blueberry-enriched diet for four months, they performed as well in memory tests as younger rats. Another blueberry benefit: like cranberries, they seem to fight off urinary-tract infections by preventing E. coli bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall. ALL OF THE ANTIOXIDANTS IN BLUEBERRIES ARE GREAT FOR YOUR SKIN

    My current skin condition: Acne, Eczema.

    My supplements: NO MULTI VITAMINS. NO PRIMROSE OIL. NO OMEGA COMPLEX.

    My Diet: AM NOT EATING BLUEBERRIES AND MIXED NUTS ALL THE TIME LIKE MY BODY IS TRYING TO TELL ME TO!

    This just goes to show everyone that our bodies really do crave what we NEED!

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