Yesterday I wrote about how much I love Rosehip Seed Oil. Today I have to mention a new supplement I’ve been taking that I think I might be falling even more in love with: cod liver oil. There’s so much information out there about why cod liver oil is great for you skin–all you have to do is Google it. Acne sufferers love it, and many women say it’s greatly helped with hormonal breakouts along the chin and jawline. High profile beauty bloggers like Kandee J are highly devoted to the stuff. So I decided I had to try it for myself a few weeks ago. A month later, I’m seeing incredible results. My skin truly glows and my breakouts are much less noticeable and seem to be stopping completely. I’m trying not to get too excited but wow! So what’s the science behind it all?
I suggest when you have some time you check out the comprehensive research from the Weston A Price foundation. Basically the research shows that certain primitive cultures who had no acne were getting a lot more vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin K2 than we modern folk get. Cod Liver Oil is just about the best source of these vitamins and omega 3 fatty acid which is the champion anti-inflammatory (read: great for skin!). That said, if you want to try cod liver oil, unfortunately it may cost you. Most of the Cod Liver Oil sold in stores is basically garbage, so processed that all the nutrients and benefits are greatly diminished. There is literally only one company that follows a very pure extraction process to actually preserve the benefits of the cod liver oil: Green Pasture’s. Even better, Green Pasture’s combines their Cod Liver Oil with Butter Oil, which Weston A Price found to be essential to the success of the cod liver oil.
I take the capsule form (Green Pasture’s Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil) which they sell on Amazon, found here. It’s expensive, but seriously so worth it. Each jar contains 60 servings (you take one capsule in the morning, one at night) so it’ll last you 2 months. I no longer take any other supplements for my skin and really need nothing more than a mild cleanser to keep my skin looking nice, so I really feel like the high cost of these balances out in the end. (Just FYI they do have a liquid version on Amazon which costs less than the capsules: I just can’t handle the idea of taking a liquid supplement, but if you’ve got a strong stomach then more savings for you!)
And it’s not just great for acne–this stuff is great for scarring, discoloration, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, and yes even wrinkles! So give it a try and let me know if it works for you!