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Anyone else taking Omega 7?

Commented on December 08, 2014
Created March 08, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I was taking DHA supplements with awful results (and previously flax and fish oil with the same bad results) - bad cystic acne, inflammation (heart and a screaming GB), lots more belly fat and a very delayed period. When I stopped the DHA, the acne slowly cleared, regular period, and my heart and GB are still stressed but not screaming. The belly fat is slooooowly going away. I don't know if my body likes it's unbalanced Omega 3 to 6 state, or if just threw my hormones out of whack or if it was some other part of the paleo diet my body was not liking in combo with the DHA. A friend suggested I take Omega 7 from Sea Buckthorn, seed and fruit. For her, it helped heal her leaky gut, and dry skin. I've been taking it for a week, and have to say my gut feels less crampy than recently, and the dandruff I've had since starting Paleo is getting better. The cysts on my face seem to be healing far more quickly now too. I don't know a lot about Omega 7. Anyone else take it? What have your results been?

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on December 08, 2014
at 03:08 PM

hi, which brand did your friend take to heal her leaky gut? and how much per day? how often per day? mixed with food or on empty stomach? thanks

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Haha I worried about that since the oil is so orange, but I haven't noticed it making my face orange yet...

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on June 02, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Good to know. Thanks!

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on June 02, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I tried that, but everything was turning orange!

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on June 02, 2012
at 08:55 PM

I've stopped taking, jut due to finances. And things like my acne have shown up again. Skin smell, hmmmm. Can't say I noticed any difference. My (brutally) honest friends would've told me if I had stunk.

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on June 01, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Note: This is a plant that thrives and is commercially grown in Saskatchewan and Siberia!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 01, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Sea buckthorn is a very cold climate plant with low heat tolerance. Unless you are in the higher altitude NC mountains, it's very unlikely they will grow for you. On the other hand, no problem with experimenting. You need at least one male and one female plant to get berries, but growing one plant for a while (1-2 years) would tell you whether the plant will survive NC. So play and find out, but don't plant a whole hedge just yet.

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on August 15, 2011
at 03:25 PM

yes, you can buy the plants from several companies

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on August 15, 2011
at 03:12 PM

Melissa- Do you think its possible to grow them here in the US? I live in NC. You live in NY?

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

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on March 09, 2011
at 02:19 AM

Ooh, I should look into growing them too.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

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on March 09, 2011
at 02:18 AM

And it's true that Sea Buckthorn is a PUFA - but I'm taking two capsules a day. The rest of my added fat is ghee, bacon fat and coconut oil.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

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on March 09, 2011
at 02:14 AM

I don't eat a ton of fish. One serving a week, more than that and the zits start coming in. But thanks for the attitude, and knowing what I need!

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

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on March 09, 2011
at 02:12 AM

Sorry, yes, it's my sad gallbladder.

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on March 09, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Well shucks, I'd never even heard of omega 7! Learn something new every day...

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on March 08, 2011
at 09:42 PM

i get acid reflux from eating salmon but i dont from fish oil. not sure if anyone has this problem but that's a reason I opt for fish oil over 'fatty' fish

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on March 08, 2011
at 09:05 PM

My assumption is GB = gallbladder

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on March 08, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Forgive me but what is a "screaming GB"?

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on March 08, 2011
at 09:15 PM

That is good that it is working. You still need DHA, though. I hear there is this awesome thing called fish. Check it out.

The symptoms can be explained by rancidity causing lipid peroxidation of the organs. It happens in the liver. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16472975

Fish is much less oxidized than fish oil and we really shouldn't be eating a ton of polyunsaturated fats of any kind. The best policy is to have fatty fish a few times a week and keep it low on the omega 6 side.

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(3641)

on March 08, 2011
at 09:42 PM

i get acid reflux from eating salmon but i dont from fish oil. not sure if anyone has this problem but that's a reason I opt for fish oil over 'fatty' fish

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on March 09, 2011
at 02:18 AM

And it's true that Sea Buckthorn is a PUFA - but I'm taking two capsules a day. The rest of my added fat is ghee, bacon fat and coconut oil.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on March 09, 2011
at 02:14 AM

I don't eat a ton of fish. One serving a week, more than that and the zits start coming in. But thanks for the attitude, and knowing what I need!

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 08, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Used to buy frozen sea buckthorn berries or pick them in season in Sweden. At the time I was having a lot of stomach ulcer issues and they really helped. I would kill for some frozen berries here and would like to eventually grow them.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on March 09, 2011
at 02:19 AM

Ooh, I should look into growing them too.

Medium avatar

(2169)

on August 15, 2011
at 03:12 PM

Melissa- Do you think its possible to grow them here in the US? I live in NC. You live in NY?

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 15, 2011
at 03:25 PM

yes, you can buy the plants from several companies

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 01, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Note: This is a plant that thrives and is commercially grown in Saskatchewan and Siberia!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 01, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Sea buckthorn is a very cold climate plant with low heat tolerance. Unless you are in the higher altitude NC mountains, it's very unlikely they will grow for you. On the other hand, no problem with experimenting. You need at least one male and one female plant to get berries, but growing one plant for a while (1-2 years) would tell you whether the plant will survive NC. So play and find out, but don't plant a whole hedge just yet.

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E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on June 01, 2012
at 06:10 PM

I have been using seabuckthorn seeed oil on my face as a moisturizer lately and it seems to be working quite well. I just put four drops on my palms, smear them together, and smooth over my face. It works great as a moisturizer, and maybe it's my imagination, but it seems to reduce facial inflammation (an issue I suffer from). I'd be curious to hear about anyone else who uses omega-7 topically. Haven't tried taking it internally yet but maybe I'll do that soon, just to see if it helps.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on June 02, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I tried that, but everything was turning orange!

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2058)

on June 03, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Haha I worried about that since the oil is so orange, but I haven't noticed it making my face orange yet...

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F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on June 01, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Interesting. Since giving up dairy, I do feel lile my scalp and skin have become progressively drier, and O7 is found in dairy fat.

One website says too much in your diet makes your skin smell. Any experience with that?

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on June 02, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Good to know. Thanks!

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on June 02, 2012
at 08:55 PM

I've stopped taking, jut due to finances. And things like my acne have shown up again. Skin smell, hmmmm. Can't say I noticed any difference. My (brutally) honest friends would've told me if I had stunk.

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