My Experience w/ a super potent Omega 3 for Rosacea/Ocular Rosacea

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Susan Fleck

Atlanta, GA

#1 May 12, 2010
Hi all. My name is Susan (skfleck@gmail.com). I've had acne since I was a teen and then developed Rosacea/Ocular Rosacea as an adult (I believe due to years of antibiotic use as well as Accutane in my 20's). Last year (2009), my symptoms got to the point that I was told by my eye doctor to "stop wearing contact lenses immediately or risk permanent damage." I was taking Doxycycline and using Metrogel, but finally just stopped both things because my skin and eyes were just getting worse.

I researched and researched and came to the conclusion that I needed to deal with inflammation in my whole body and hopefully that would impact my skin also. I had been taking Nordic Naturals liquid cod liver oil for years (per my Naturopath's instructions), but it hadn't really done anything noticeable. I finally found a super-potent omega 3 online ... considered to be the most potent form of omega 3 in the world ... and tried a bottle. This was October. Within a couple of days I was able to wear my contact lenses in comfort for several hours. I was floored! I have worn them every day since and was told at my last eye exam that there "are no signs of ocular rosacea." I also have had almost miraculous results in my skin. So much so that relatives who haven't seen me in awhile comment on how much better it looks. Anyway, I am a believer in omega 3 for rosacea/ocular rosacea. I have taken supplements for health for years, but this is, for me, the #1 thing that I do now.

Well, that's my two cents worth ... for what it's worth.

All the best,

Susan Fleck
Scuba

Naperville, IL

#2 May 22, 2010
What brand are you now taking? How much is it and where can you buy it???
Hammer

Toronto, Canada

#3 May 28, 2010
Hi,
What omega 3 bottle are you talking about?
"I finally found a super-potent omega 3 online ... considered to be the most potent form of omega 3 in the world ... and tried a bottle. "

Since: Nov 09

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 11, 2010
Yes, I am curious also. There are a lot of Omega 3's online.
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#5 Jul 29, 2010
Hi Scuba, Hammer and addie63,:o)

If you will shoot me an email at skfleck@gmail.com I'll send you before and after photos of my face along with the link to the product. I've been told by some blog sites that I can't put links in my comments, so while I don't agree with the policy about that, I do try to respect the management. But, yes, by all means I am happy to share with you all what has helped me. I'm still wearing my contact lenses and enjoying the benefits of this phenomenal product. I will NOT be without this in my arsenal of weapons to combat Rosacea/Ocular Rosacea! Thanks for asking!

Susan
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#6 Jul 29, 2010
Scuba wrote:
What brand are you now taking? How much is it and where can you buy it???
Scuba, I just received yours and two other people's comments today (July 29!) about the omega 3 I'm taking and I posted a reply. But to be on the safe side, I'm going to reply individually as well. Email me at skfleck@gmail.com and I'll be glad to send you the link. Best wishes!

Susan
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#7 Jul 29, 2010
Hammer wrote:
Hi,
What omega 3 bottle are you talking about?
"I finally found a super-potent omega 3 online ... considered to be the most potent form of omega 3 in the world ... and tried a bottle. "
Hammer, I just received yours and two other people's comments today (July 29!) about the omega 3 I'm taking and I posted a reply. But to be on the safe side, I'm going to reply individually as well. Email me at skfleck@gmail.com and I'll be glad to send you the link. Best wishes!

Susan
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#8 Jul 29, 2010
addie63 wrote:
Yes, I am curious also. There are a lot of Omega 3's online.
Hi addie63,

I just received yours and two other people's comments today (July 29!) about the omega 3 I'm taking and I posted a reply. But to be on the safe side, I'm going to reply individually as well. Email me at skfleck@gmail.com and I'll be glad to send you the link. Best wishes!

Susan
dooteetime

San Francisco, CA

#9 Aug 13, 2010
I dont need to know the name of the product.. Just how much are you taking of EPA/DHA combined?
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#10 Aug 14, 2010
Dooteetime,

Apparently my previous posts have been judged as "spam" and "clueless" by a couple of people, so unfortunately my reply post to you wasn't accepted. And this one may be declined as well. But if you send me an email, I'll reply. I am a supporter of the First Amendment, and strongly believe in allowing all people freedom of choice when it comes to their health. Good luck on your search.

Susan
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#11 Aug 14, 2010
Dooteetime,

I'm trying my reply post again. An "edited" version ... here goes ...

To answer your dosage question, because this DHA/EPA product is more bioavailable and concentrated than other products, daily dose requirements are less (which also makes it more cost effective than Nordic Naturals was for me). This product claims to be 157 times more potent than standard fish oil and based on my experience, I believe it. Here is an article which explains the science behind it: mymoxxor.com/ProductFAQOmega-3s.aspx... #

Hope this helps ...
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#12 Aug 14, 2010
Dooteetime,

I forgot to say that I take 2 to 4 pills a day (when I remember) and have for about one year (this coming October).

All the best,

Susan
addie63

San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 15, 2010
Susan Fleck wrote:
Dooteetime,
Apparently my previous posts have been judged as "spam" and "clueless" by a couple of people, so unfortunately my reply post to you wasn't accepted. And this one may be declined as well. But if you send me an email, I'll reply. I am a supporter of the First Amendment, and strongly believe in allowing all people freedom of choice when it comes to their health. Good luck on your search.
Susan
I guess the fact that you are a distributor of the product but totally omitted that fact sort of makes your credibility suspect.
addie63

San Francisco, CA

#14 Aug 15, 2010
Susan Fleck wrote:
Dooteetime,
Apparently my previous posts have been judged as "spam" and "clueless" by a couple of people, so unfortunately my reply post to you wasn't accepted. And this one may be declined as well. But if you send me an email, I'll reply. I am a supporter of the First Amendment, and strongly believe in allowing all people freedom of choice when it comes to their health. Good luck on your search.
Susan
Not to mention free speech and free advertising are not one in the same.
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#15 Aug 15, 2010
Hi addie,

I apologize if my enthusiasm got in the way of my message, but I respectfully disagree with your judgement of my posts. If you knew me, you would know that I am a person of integrity and that I strongly oppose pressuring anyone about anything. I actually don't push this product on anyone ... EVER ... simply because I don't like to be pressured myself. However, I thoroughly enjoy blogging because it is a wonderful non-invasive resource for sharing ideas, opinions and resources with other Rosacea/Ocular Rosacea sufferers who may, or may not, choose to try what has worked well for me. I personally have learned a lot and tried certain products based on other people's posts and don't mind at all if they earn a commission for what I purchase ... I just appreciate the fact that I have that choice. And I think that that is a right worth preserving.

That being said, I don't think my photos lie. And no one is being pressured. But I firmly believe that people deserve the right to make an informed decision for themselves if they want to try something. Particularly something completely natural, well documented and safe. I have used Accutane, Doxycycline and Metrogel with very limited success and a plethora of side effects. So, no, I don't believe that I -- or anyone else for that matter -- should be automatically dubbed "Clueless" just because we are promoting something safe and natural.
dooteetime

AOL

#16 Aug 15, 2010
Can you just tell us how much epa and dha are in a pill?
Thank you.
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#17 Aug 15, 2010
Hi dooteetime,

That is actually a very good question and one that I am ashamed that I haven't even asked. However, I will contact the company and get back to you with the answer. I only know that the recommended dosage is 2 pills per day and that the grapeseed extract (a very superior antioxidant) which is added to the product serves to increase its effectiveness and bioavailabilty. I really do think that this specific combination and the pristine environmental controls in which it is produced is what makes it so superior to other things I've tried. I am very selective about supplements. VERY selective.

I want to add that I also take other supplements ... have for years ... and my primary care physician is a holistic M.D. who is rated the #1 Thyroid doctor in GA with very good reason. So I do a lot of things to improve my health. But the only reason I became a distributor of this product is because it was such a huge and noticeable and almost immediate difference in my eyes and skin. I actually found out about the product from a health blog and emailed the distributor closest to me who graciously offered me my first bottle at her cost. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to become a distributor (it is the only thing I "sell" if you can call it that) just so that I could save money on purchasing it and also MAYBE earn a little extra income on the side. But ONLY if I could do it without having to become a salesperson. I am a quiet, unassuming artists and part time writer. However, I hope beyond hope that I will always be able to take this product ... it has been THAT effective for me. And others have had similar experiences. One of the most compelling testimonials I've heard is Dr. Tim Healey's. If you go to "Success Stories" and click on his video it is really a touching story of how this product has helped brain-injured children also. I have had a lot of experience with that myself, so it was compelling to me.

Anyway, I will let you know. Thank you for asking and for giving me a chance to clear my name.

Susan
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#18 Aug 16, 2010
Hi Dooteetime,

I received a reply from corporate yesterday about your question and tried to post it, but it was declined. I will try again today. It is long, but very educational if you are interested in learning more about Omega 3's. Even I did not realize these things. Here is the reply:

Greenlip mussel oil contains over 33 different fatty acid groups (lipid groups). Within the greenlip mussel fatty acid family there are approximately 18 well represented omega-3 structures in both the triglyceride and phospholipids' forms. Two of these structures are better known than others, namely EPA and DHA.

EPA and DHA are not a measure of efficacy. They are just two common figures given by unethical companies to convince consumers that their product is the one to buy. This is a very simplistic approach that has no scientific merit.

The clinical study on our website comparing common sources of omega-3 shows clearly that the effectiveness of a product has nothing to do with how much EPA and DHA is in a product, but rather the synergistic results that both these compounds (EPA and DHA) help to provide when combined with a large number of other forms of omega-3s found in the greenlip mussel in the correct ratios and structures. Simply put, even though the EPA and DHA aren't reading as high as one would naturally assume, the wellness benefit experienced and the superior effectiveness is due to the unique combination and structure of the omega-3s found naturally in the greenlip mussel. This unique ratio and collection of omega-3 structures are not found in salmon, krill, cod, or anywhere else in nature. Greenlip mussel oil is significantly more effective than any other natural form of omega-3s on the planet.

Results always speak louder than words or figures and if anyone takes the time to research the benefits of using greenlip mussel extract as a source of omega-3s they will be quickly convinced that this is the right approach in comparison to other natural sources of omega-3s.

The reason that our product provides a superior wellness experience to other greenlip mussel extract products is due to a number of steps in the treatment of the raw material and the unique proprietary processes used in production. The result is an extract that contains a lot more "polar" omega-3s, in particular in the phospholipids' form than any other greenlip mussel extract. These "polar" forms of omega-3s which include the well known DHA and EPA (which can be either "polar" or "non-polar") have been shown through clinical trials which are published on our website to be more readily available (bio-available) to form the necessary bonds with cells within the human body to provide therapeutic efficacy. Our greenlip mussel oil has significantly more "polar" omega-3s than other fish oil and/or greenlip mussel extracts.

This can be seen to be the case in a very simplistic manner with sources of fish oil such as cod and salmon that have undergone a refining process called esterfication that increases the amount of EPA and DHA synthetically in order to advertise a higher than natural EPA and DHA figure in order to convince the ill-informed consumer that a particular product is superior. The clinical trials have proven that there is less benefit from these esterified fish oils than from fish oils in their natural state, in fact some countries have banned this process for human consumption on the basis of the poor uptake into the body and the confusion it creates in the market-place.

Our product, on the other hand, is completely unaltered natural superfood; namely pure greenlip mussel oil and grapeseed husk extract derived from a clean pure pristine natural resource that is sustainable, renewable, and well-managed.

The greenlip mussel oil extract has clinical trials that prove beyond doubt its efficacy in the most bio-available form possible.
Susan Fleck

Cumming, GA

#19 Aug 16, 2010
Dooteetime,

I wanted to add that this product does not advertise a DHA/EPA level because, according to the company, the combination contained in each 150 mg soft-gel capsule is a PROPRIETARY BLEND of 100% pure greenlip mussel oil and grapeseed extract. I don't think it is measurable, it's just pure food. Kind of like trying to measure how much vitamin C is in your home-grown tomato vs. a capsule of ascorbic acid. The capsule may contain a higher dose of C, but the tomato's form of C will be more bioavailable because nature contains scores of naturally-occurring phytonutrients which work synergistically to make the C in your tomato more effectively absorbed and used by your body.

That is my "take" on it. But I'd love to hear what others think ...

Hope this helps.

Rebecca

Brisbane, Australia

#20 Aug 17, 2010
Hi Susan, it was lovely to come accross this blog while researching some information about Rosacea. Thanks for responding to my personal email as I was curious to know of the product that you were speaking of.
Thanks for sharing your information. I really enjoy your blog.
Have a great day!

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