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amami aya
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:08 pm      Reply with quote
im wondering.. has anyone else here felt that omega-3 has NOT been beneficial to their skin?
ive found that everytime i take omega3 pills, i tend to wake up with bumpier skin Sad i dont know if this is because i already get enough O3 in my diet (it's likely- i eat fish pretty regularly) or what... kind of makes me feel like a freak of nature since there are like a trillion raves about it on MUA! at first i was taking an omega3-6-9 pill but then heard that omega6 is already oversaturated in a normal diet so thought THAT was making me bumpy, but then when i switched over to just omega 3, same thing...

btw, ive found taking zinc and vitamic c beneficial to my skin health, but maybe that's because those are things that might be deficient in my diet...??
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:15 pm      Reply with quote
it might be because the fish oil you're taking could be rancid, or on the shelf too long--when purchasing omega-3's, it's really important to buy from a store with a high turnover rate. examples of this would be iherb.com, or sam's club...at least so i've heard! good luck.
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:37 pm      Reply with quote
Definitely. My skin became extra oily, bumpy, tons of clogged pores and very breakout prone. It only recently occurred to me that it might be the fish oil supplements I was taking, and I stopped just awhile ago. Hope my skin gets back to normal soon......
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:30 pm      Reply with quote
i take omega3 supplements, and my skin is not affected. i take the ones from jamieson.

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:25 pm      Reply with quote
Its supposed to help dry skin so if you dont have dry skin and you are eating fish already then its probably too much. I have eczema and it worked to treat it better than anything else I tried.
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:34 pm      Reply with quote
I received breakouts from an Omega 3 supplements. Have tried it twice now with the same result so I will just make sure I eat the necessary foods to obtain it that way.

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:36 pm      Reply with quote
Well Ive taken it on and off over the yrs and find when I first start taking it, my skin goes oilier. But then its just seems to return to normal.

How long have you been taking it? It may pay to be patient a bit longer as its good stuff for yr skin. But then if you eat fish alot you may have yr omega 3's covered anyway Smile

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:47 am      Reply with quote
I've started to take fish oil daily for maybe a month (prior to that, it was erratic - took it only when I remembered to) and have not seen any breakout (I'm not prone to it). I haven't really noticed any difference in my skin either. My skin is very dry. I don't usually eat fish.
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:32 am      Reply with quote
It also depends on the brand as some brands are lower in the EPA/DHA. I love the Genuine Health brands. I take the double strength one and in two weeks my eczema clears up.
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:16 pm      Reply with quote
im pretty sure it's not rancid or anything... there's a 2009 expiration date on the bottle!
ive been taking it on and off for several months, usually it is the only thing i change and i notice that i wake up bumpier/more congested... now that ive stopped taking it i find my skin is clearing faster... maybe it really just is that i already have enough omega-3??
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:39 pm      Reply with quote
You may only need 1 capsule too. I take 2, when i was taking 3 my skin/hair was really oily.

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:41 pm      Reply with quote
I alternate between Carlson Fish Oil and Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil (cod liver oil is better for the colder months for the vitamin D). I take a tsp of the oil every morning. I haven't had any problems with it.

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Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:41 am      Reply with quote
I take flax seed oil capsules for my omegas. Haven't really noticed it affecting my skin much...although when i first started taking them i did get a couple of comments. my skin is oily/combo but i don't eat much fish, so maybe i need them.
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:49 am      Reply with quote
I have heard of a lot of people getting bumps and breakouts from fish oil supplements. If you are taking a fish-based Omega 3 supplement and it affects you like this, try taking a vegetarian one from flax, seaweed, etc. I take a vegetarian one and if anything it has only helped my skin. HTH!

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Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:49 am      Reply with quote
I used to put fish oil on my face and it helped balance my oil production. I don't take pill form of Omega but do eat fish and had no problems.
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:07 pm      Reply with quote
Is there any chance fish oil could cause a dry itchy scalp? Because Ive noticed since I started taking them again my scalp has gone back to being dry and itchy.

I tend to take them on and off. I stopped taking them for a fair while this yr and my scalp was the best its been in ages. Now im on them again my scalp problems have come back.

Dont know if its a coincidence or not...

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Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:43 pm      Reply with quote
I've been taking Bluebonnet Entrox Multi-EFAs (omega 3, 6, 9) for the last 3 months. I got them at a local health food store but have seen them online also. I haven't really noticed much change in my skin, but my nails... WOW!

I have very thin nails that break and peal.
I noticed the change after taking one gelcap once a date for about a month. I've only had 2 broken nails in the last 2-3 months. And those didn't even break, they chipped a little chunk out of the tip of the nail.

I've tried many EFAs over the years and they are NOT all alike. This is the ONLY one that didn't disagree with my digestion. I would stop taking the others after a few days because I'd end up burping up fish oil all day. For me, these are highly digestable.

Checkout Bluebonnetnutrition's website for more info on the nutritional breakdown.
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