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#1

I did a little research on digestion issues and hair loss. I came across the following:

On several occassions, I started a regimen of “omega oils” - fish oil, flax seed oil, and the latest, hemp oil. I have to agree with the posters on the blog that my hair has never looked worse than when taking these supplements. My hair becomes very “lifeless”, weak and becomes almost weightless to the point that it becomes frizzy-looking. I think that there may be a correlation here?


#2

» I did a little research on digestion issues and hair loss. I came across
» the following:
»
» »
» On several occassions, I started a regimen of “omega oils” - fish oil,
» flax seed oil, and the latest, hemp oil. I have to agree with the posters
» on the blog that my hair has never looked worse than when taking these
» supplements. My hair becomes very “lifeless”, weak and becomes almost
» weightless to the point that it becomes frizzy-looking. I think that there
» may be a correlation here?

Too much omega3 will supress the immunes system so it could have a negative effect. I actually take a few things which aid in the digestion of fats as this more important in my opinion as well as the correct ratio.

Regards
Pete


#3

» I did a little research on digestion issues and hair loss. I came across
» the following:
»
» »
» On several occassions, I started a regimen of “omega oils” - fish oil,
» flax seed oil, and the latest, hemp oil. I have to agree with the posters
» on the blog that my hair has never looked worse than when taking these
» supplements. My hair becomes very “lifeless”, weak and becomes almost
» weightless to the point that it becomes frizzy-looking. I think that there
» may be a correlation here?

I personally believe this may have more to do with the quality of the omega 3 you use. It may be loaded with impurities. These impurities may have more to do with the fallout than anything else. I also believe it is the DHA and EPA in the omega 3 that we really need. IOW if you’re spending $7.50 for a bottle of fish oil it is probably crap. Also, I don’t believe flax-seed oil contains these essential chains of DHA and EPA or if it does it is an extremely minimal quantity. I searched the net and can’t find anything negative on omega 3 other than the blog you posted. Hey and besides, how many bald Eskimos do you see anyway?:slight_smile:


#4

You’re kidding, right? Impurities causing hair loss? All three types of oils that I mentioned were top of the line and sold at Whole Foods. None of them were “cheap” by any means.


#5

» You’re kidding, right? Impurities causing hair loss? All three types of
» oils that I mentioned were top of the line and sold at Whole Foods. None
» of them were “cheap” by any means.

ya that sounds a bit strange to me the impurity thing


#6

» You’re kidding, right? Impurities causing hair loss? All three types of
» oils that I mentioned were top of the line and sold at Whole Foods. None
» of them were “cheap” by any means.

Actually I’m not kidding. If its cheap fish oil, its probably loaded with mercury (It needs to be “molecular distilled” ). Do you think large doses of mercury are good for your hair? I’m not doubting what you found to be inaccurate as if there is nothing to this BTW, but I would just like to have some medical documentation on this. From my understanding we are not getting enough DHA and EPA in the western diet like we used to and hence lots of health problems. BTW what is the brand name of Omega 3 you get at Whole Foods? Is it their own product line? Just curious.


#7

Hemp Oil - Nutiva
Fish Oil - Carlson’s
Flax Oil - Barleans
Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)


#8

» Hemp Oil - Nutiva
» Fish Oil - Carlson’s
» Flax Oil - Barleans
» Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)

I take 4480 mgs Nordic Naturals omega 3 daily.(7 gel caps) My hair looks pretty decent and has a nice shine to it, and most importantly, the itch is gone. Omega 3 helps me tremedously with the inflamation I get from MPB.

BTW, I have never heard nor read anything saying too much Omega 3 is bad for the immune system. Can anyone provide a link?


#9

» Hemp Oil - Nutiva
» Fish Oil - Carlson’s
» Flax Oil - Barleans
» Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)

I can only vouch for the fish oil which I believe is some pretty high grade stuff, however I dont know shit about the whole “combination of oils” you’re taking. What do you take the flax oil for?


#10

I never said that I have taken any of them concurrently - I have not. I have taken them on their own and received the same result each and every time.


#11

I’ve heard that flax seed oil is even linked to slightly increased chance of prostate cancer.

On the other hand the flax seed lignans are acting in the opposite way (reduce chances of cancer significantly).

i am on flax seed lignans and my hair is better than fine. I’ve never touched the oil though so I can’t confirm anything more.


#12

» » Hemp Oil - Nutiva
» » Fish Oil - Carlson’s
» » Flax Oil - Barleans
» » Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)
»
» I take 4480 mgs Nordic Naturals omega 3 daily.(7 gel caps) My hair looks
» pretty decent and has a nice shine to it, and most importantly, the itch
» is gone. Omega 3 helps me tremedously with the inflamation I get from
» MPB.
»
» BTW, I have never heard nor read anything saying too much Omega 3 is bad
» for the immune system. Can anyone provide a link?

I think this may have to do with the “too much anti-oxidants can be bad” thing- which is true.

And if you don’t think these oils can gobble up those free radicals…take a look at this product: http://www.immunoviva.com/organic_health_products/product_family.htm Notice the test kit they offer with it…they seem pretty confident in their products. And for the immune system/fighting against colds etc: http://www.aslcancerfund.org/research_library/The%20Cold%20and%20Flu%20May%20Have%20a%20New%20Natural%20Enemy.html

Then there’s this: “Recent studies have indicated that a healthy diet should contain a balance of essential fats. The two types of most concern are omega-6 and omega-3, and both are essential for proper nutrition. Omega-3 fat, which is often found in high levels in certain fish, has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but too much omega-3 can increase the risk of stroke.” http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/html4ever/020204.Watkins.paleo.html

Obviously balance is key.


#13

» » » Hemp Oil - Nutiva
» » » Fish Oil - Carlson’s
» » » Flax Oil - Barleans
» » » Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)
» »
» » I take 4480 mgs Nordic Naturals omega 3 daily.(7 gel caps) My hair
» looks
» » pretty decent and has a nice shine to it, and most importantly, the
» itch
» » is gone. Omega 3 helps me tremedously with the inflamation I get from
» » MPB.
» »
» » BTW, I have never heard nor read anything saying too much Omega 3 is
» bad
» » for the immune system. Can anyone provide a link?
»
» I think this may have to do with the “too much anti-oxidants can be bad”
» thing- which is true.
»
» And if you don’t think these oils can gobble up those free radicals…take
» a look at this product:
» http://www.immunoviva.com/organic_health_products/product_family.htm
» Notice the test kit they offer with it…they seem pretty confident in
» their products. And for the immune system/fighting against colds etc:
» http://www.aslcancerfund.org/research_library/The%20Cold%20and%20Flu%20May%20Have%20a%20New%20Natural%20Enemy.html
»
» Then there’s this: “Recent studies have indicated that a healthy diet
» should contain a balance of essential fats. The two types of most concern
» are omega-6 and omega-3, and both are essential for proper nutrition.
» Omega-3 fat, which is often found in high levels in certain fish, has been
» shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but too much omega-3
» can increase the risk of stroke.”
» http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/html4ever/020204.Watkins.paleo.html
»
» Obviously balance is key.

Thats the first time I have ever heard that too much Omega 3 can cause a stroke. I wonder how much is too much according to their study.


#14

Don’t know…but here’s this as well: “Bleeding time is prolonged with an intake of omega-3 fatty acids that exceeds 3 grams a day. (Greenland Eskimos who consume an average 10.5 grams a day of omega-3 fatty acids have an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.) Too-high a daily dose can also negatively affect your immune system.”

http://www.superfoodsrx.com/superfoods/wild-salmon/how-much-omega-3-should-you-eat.html

If I ever hear about Eskimos and all their hair and “see, they drink the omega 3’s by the gallon” type of nonsense…I now have something to throw back :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

» Don’t know…but here’s this as well: “Bleeding time is prolonged with an
» intake of omega-3 fatty acids that exceeds 3 grams a day. (Greenland
» Eskimos who consume an average 10.5 grams a day of omega-3 fatty acids
» have an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.) Too-high a daily dose can
» also negatively affect your immune system.”
»
» http://www.superfoodsrx.com/superfoods/wild-salmon/how-much-omega-3-should-you-eat.html
»
» If I ever hear about Eskimos and all their hair and “see, they drink the
» omega 3’s by the gallon” type of nonsense…I now have something to throw
» back :stuck_out_tongue:

I guess you got me on that one. I never realized Eskimos had such a high rate of stroke. I take about 7 gm a day. I hope that isnt too much. I also seem to have a great immune system. It seems like I’m the only one at work that is never sick.:slight_smile:

Again doesnt it depend on who you ask? This article claims Eskimos have hardly any heart disease, however it doesnt mention stroke…misleading maybe.
http://www.jonbarron.org/newsletters/04/5-24-2004.php


#16

» » » Hemp Oil - Nutiva
» » » Fish Oil - Carlson’s
» » » Flax Oil - Barleans
» » » Borage Oil - Barleans (I forgot about this one in the previous post)
» »
» » I take 4480 mgs Nordic Naturals omega 3 daily.(7 gel caps) My hair
» looks
» » pretty decent and has a nice shine to it, and most importantly, the
» itch
» » is gone. Omega 3 helps me tremedously with the inflamation I get from
» » MPB.
» »
» » BTW, I have never heard nor read anything saying too much Omega 3 is
» bad
» » for the immune system. Can anyone provide a link?
»
» I think this may have to do with the “too much anti-oxidants can be bad”
» thing- which is true.
»
» And if you don’t think these oils can gobble up those free radicals…take
» a look at this product:
» http://www.immunoviva.com/organic_health_products/product_family.htm
» Notice the test kit they offer with it…they seem pretty confident in
» their products. And for the immune system/fighting against colds etc:
» http://www.aslcancerfund.org/research_library/The%20Cold%20and%20Flu%20May%20Have%20a%20New%20Natural%20Enemy.html
»
» Then there’s this: “Recent studies have indicated that a healthy diet
» should contain a balance of essential fats. The two types of most concern
» are omega-6 and omega-3, and both are essential for proper nutrition.
» Omega-3 fat, which is often found in high levels in certain fish, has been
» shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but too much omega-3
» can increase the risk of stroke.”
» http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/html4ever/020204.Watkins.paleo.html
»
» Obviously balance is key.

Thanks for the links Jacob, interesting stuff. I know that Omega 3’s thin the blood much like aspirin does, so it would protect against heart attacks. The stroke thing is new to me though.


#17

»
» Thanks for the links Jacob, interesting stuff. I know that Omega 3’s thin
» the blood much like aspirin does, so it would protect against heart
» attacks. The stroke thing is new to me though.

If you read around on this…it seems like it wouldn’t cause a stroke on it’s own. It just makes those more susceptible to having one…have one. If that makes any sense :lookaround:


#18

»
»
» I guess you got me on that one. I never realized Eskimos had such a high
» rate of stroke. I take about 7 gm a day. I hope that isnt too much. I also
» seem to have a great immune system. It seems like I’m the only one at work
» that is never sick.:slight_smile:
»
» Again doesnt it depend on who you ask? This article claims Eskimos have
» hardly any heart disease, however it doesnt mention stroke…misleading
» maybe.
» http://www.jonbarron.org/newsletters/04/5-24-2004.php

I just did a search on “eskimos” and “strokes” via Google. One can read more about it there…maybe there’s something that says it isn’t exactly true. Haven’t had time to read much more…


#19

Moderation and the correct ratio is key. Didn’t there used to be threads and threads about this topic? Seems like everyone forgot so quickly. Where has Hogan been anyway?

I just get my essential fatty acids from sea vegetables like kelp, spirulina, chlorella, etc.


#20

» Moderation and the correct ratio is key. Didn’t there used to be threads
» and threads about this topic? Seems like everyone forgot so quickly. Where
» has Hogan been anyway?
»
» I just get my essential fatty acids from sea vegetables like kelp,
» spirulina, chlorella, etc.

So what is moderation when it comes to Omega 3?