Skin inflammation, impure skin, and skin problems
At the age of 15, my face was in a particularly bad state - I suffered from severe acne. This was not only an aesthetic problem - the severe skin blemishes put a huge psychological strain on me. I had tried everything, all the branded products from the adverts that promised clear skin, and also consulted several dermatologists about my acne. Whatever I tried, my skin condition always improved in the short term, only to get worse again soon after. At the age of 19, I decided to undergo treatment with the drug Ciscutan, which unfortunately didn’t have the desired success either.
I simply didn’t want to accept my skin condition and, as a trained nutritionist, I started to look at the connection between skin condition and nutrition, especially the role of micronutrients. For a long time, I’d had a general interest in omega-3 fatty acids and their positive effects on the body. However, I found the studies on the topic of omega-3 fatty acids and acne particularly exciting as they sounded extremely promising. I wanted to try it, so I started supple- menting daily with omega-3 fatty acids from various manufacturers. On the advice of friends, however, I quickly switched to Omega 3 forte 700 because I was impressed by both the high quality and the high dosage of omega-3 fatty acids they contain.
Taking the omega-3 fatty acids quickly had a major impact on my skin - the acne receded, and my face became clearer. For me this was an enormous success, because acne, especially on the face, causes a heavy psycho- logical burden. Excitingly, I also noticed positive effects on my quality of sleep, and recovery after sports also improved. Since environmental issues are important to me, and I eat an almost entirely plant-based diet, I switched to Omega 3 vegan DHA & EPA 450 Gold some time ago. I’ve since started working as a store employee for Biogena and am happy to recommend omega-3 fatty acids to other customers with skin problems - with complete success.
by Mag. Kristiina Singer
The Scientific Assessment
The right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in the diet is particularly important for diseases associated with increased inflammation. Omega-6 fatty acids have a pro-inflammatory effect and omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect. Both are important for the body, but neither should be overdone. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can have a regulating effect on excessive inflammation.
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The Mediterranean diet is a predominantly plant-based diet that includes a daily intake of wholegrains, olive oil, fruit, vegetables, beans and other legumes, nuts, herbs, and spices. Other foods, such as animal proteins (preferably from fish and seafood), are only consumed in smaller quantities. The special feature of this diet is the high proportion of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.