This is the supplement i have been taking for the past 3 weeks. (I’ve actually had it since last year…i just never got round to taking it).
So last November, i developed hormonal acne which i attributed to the intense workouts i was doing at the time. I had just gotten back to working out (i mentioned that here).
Now, during exercise, the hormone testosterone shoots up and in women, it can cause a hormonal imbalance (as was my case. I even had 1 chin hair. Embarrassing. I know. But its true. I got rid of it though 🙂 ).
The hormone eventually balances out. For me, that didn’t happen easily. My acne would clear up for a few days then develop, then clear up…it was a horrible cycle to say the least. I even stopped wearing makeup…still not wearing any to this day. Okay, i do my eyes 😀
If you’ve had hormonal acne, you know its not like the regular acne. At least mine wasn’t. Its not like getting a pimple then blackhead and what not. What i had were relatively large painful bumps (sometimes pimples) on my jawline. Kinda inflamed too.
Back to the supplement, i first took it on a Wednesday night and the following morning, the inflammation had gone down significantly. I could touch my jawline without wincing! After a week of taking the fish oil, the hormonal acne cleared up! (now i have to deal with the scarring 😦 )
Omega 3 fatty acids help to balance out hormones. TRUTH!
I had that hormonal acne for about three months (till last month) and while i’d like to blame it all on the testosterone influx, stress played a role too, not to mention my poor eating habits. I also stopped working out consistently – went from working out 6 days a week to working out 0-3 days a week 😮
I thought i should share this with you because i sometimes get questions about whether or not i take supplements to help grow my hair. I don’t always take supplements. When i do, its usually a fish oil, flax seeds or flax seed oil, and i don’t do it to grow my hair (i mentioned that here too).
Last year i probably took a total of 5 fish oil gel capsules (snuck my Mum’s 😀 )
Other supplements i have taken in the past…