Honestly, I first heard about fish oil's anti-inflammatory effects and wanted to try it out for weight loss. After having my doctor's approval, I started using it. I have a healthy diet and I workout, so I cannot single out fish oil's contribution to weight loss. However, I have seen real benefits in other aspects:
- Eradicated eczema: I tried various topical treatments from shampoos to daily creams for the last 6 years and none was useful until I started using fish oil. (Actually noticed during a week I was off of fish oil as it was out of stock) Right now I am not using any topical treatments whatsoever and I am eczema-free.
- Reduced acne: I had acne on my back. Even though it was not so severe, I tired toners, aha solutions, occasional turkish bath and chemical peelings. Those only showed a mild reduction. Fish oil, on the other hand, is my go-to solution for this. (NB: I said reduced, because I still have pms acne no matter what)
- Glowing skin: I have oily skin so I never attributed this to the fish oil at first, but after receiving compliments as to how fresh I looked... It grabbed my attention too. Note that I take care of my nutrition too, which most definitely ameliorates this situation.
So, just for the eczema side-benefit, I can use fish oil all my life. I really suffered from eczema - especially during college - it is a bliss not to have it anymore.
| current weight: 115.0