Why do we keep banging on about Fish Oil?
Many of us turn to topical cosmetics like cream, masks and serums to keep our skin healthy and radiant.
This is important but there is actually more than we can be done according to the experts!
Skin is our largest organ and is often the first sign of a nutrient deficiency, if you have ever wondered why skin therapists do face mapping this is why.
Supplementing with certain nutrients can help give your skin what it needs to look great and stay healthy from within which is why we also have an in-clinic Naturopath.
Omega 3 EPA & DHA along with Omega 6 GLA are considered essential fats needed for skin cell health but our body can’t make these. When we are deficient in these fats that’s when problems can start to arise.
What are the benefits of Omega 3 EPA & DHA fish oil?
- Makes our cells, function the best,carrying nutrients in and waste out.
- Protects against damage
- Supports healthy skin barrier
- Encourages production of new healthy skin cells
- Helps soothe rough skin
- Improves blood flow to the skin & helps decrease inflammation
- Help retain moisture
- Regulates oil quality
- Helps balance hormones
What are the benefits of Omega 6 GLA fish oil?
- Reduces symptoms of dry,itchy skin
- Helps to keep skin hydrated
- Reduce inflammation associated with chronic skin disorders such as dermatitis and eczema
What skin conditions does fish oil help with?
- Chronic dry skin
Are all fish oils created equal?
A lot of supermarket products and fish oil brands contain a lower than recommended dosage of EPA & DHA than the skin needs. Make sure to check the labels on the packaging.
Nordic Naturals is the brand we endorse as they are the only company that is involved in the manufacturing process every step of the way. They are 100% transparent with heavy metal testing – if you email them the product batch number they will send you the heavy metal report.
Sustainability – a friend of the sea certificate – they contribute to the ecosystem and do not waste any parts of the fish – in fact, their factories are fuelled by the leftover fish products (how cool!)
All fish is wild-caught, since they are not farmed fish there is no exposure to antibiotics.