(Closed) Fish oil pills for better skin?

posted 13 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I have a friedn who takes them for cholesterol. I haven’t noticed anything different about their skin. and for what its worth, they said they dont have any sort of fishy side effects (breath, sweat etc)

Post # 4
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My mother in law takes them for a lot of reasons. They are very good for you and her doctor actually suggests her taking that and a calcium supliment rather then a multi-vitiamin.

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would try them out well before the wedding.  My doctor recommended that I take them to reduce inflammation when I sprained my knee this winter skiing, and I found that they gave me more than a little – to be discrete – digestive upset.  Oddly enough, DH has had the same problem.  We now take flax oil, which is supposed to have a lot of the same beneficial effects, but doesn’t have the (smelly and uncomfortable) side effects.

Post # 6
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

A few years ago I was breaking out reaaally bad. And then I read about fish oil being good for the skin. So I tried it… 2-3 months later, and WOW, my skin really improved! Let me also say that my dad is a dermatologist, and at that point, I had tried every single topical treatment (differin, retin A, benzyl peroxide) and oral antibiotics and nothing really seemed to work. Fish oil saved my skin that summer, which I was so thankful for cuz I was my friends MOH!

But I think everyone reacts differently, and I certainly don’t promise it to be any sort of miracle cure! My husband tried it and it hasn’t really had much of an effect on him. It just happened to work for me (and I didn’t experience any fishy side-effects either)

Post # 7
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t know about fish-oil pills, but a few years ago I started to take cod liver oil to help with back and hip problems! And it worked! I have to say I felt a lot better in general while I was taking it, and wouldn’t be surprised at all if it has other benefits. It definately can do you no harm!

If you take the oil in liquid form, I recommend unflavored and mixed in with orange juice.

Post # 8
2 posts

I actually just started taking omega 3/fish oil pills at the recommendation of my doctor to help lower my cholesterol.  She recommended the ones that you take 2x a day with food and are "enteric coated" (it’ll say it on the label).  By taking them 2x a day they are easier on your digestive system, and the coating keeps them from giving you the fishy aftertaste.  So far i have not had any troubles, and have even gotten my Fiance to take them with me! 🙂

 In the past i’ve taken fish oil pills that were 1x/day & not enteric coated, and these are a vast improvement.

 My dr. also said that to get the recommended amt of omega 3 per day you’d need to eat a ridiculous amt of fish, which isnt safe for reasons of mercury.  So even without the benefits to skin/hair/etc. it’s still a good idea to take them.

Post # 9
20 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

I was taking it for weight loss and cholesterol.  My cholesterol levels were pretty bad then.  My doctor wanted to put me on medicine but thought I was too young back then.  so she suggested the fish oil pills.  It help dramatically!  i went to very bad levels to very good.  i ended up losing 15 lbs. ( take one pill with each meal.)  and a nice side effect besides the weight lost was that my eye sight improved from 1.25 down to .75.  Thats pretty darn good!  So give it a try. 

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