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 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.
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.
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.