I have been taking CLO for about two months now & have a few updates. First, I believe my skin is shinier (in a good way), healthier & happier. The only problem here is that it's hard to attribute this to just one thing. It could be my skin care, my Clarisonic, the Cod Liver Oil, diet, stress, etc. and likely is a combination of things.
However one of the points that stuck with me in the original raves about using Cod Liver Oil, was how successful it was at curbing hormonal breakouts, especially those ones like I tend to get on my chin. I do think that taking the CLO helped curb those a bit, along with everything else I've been doing. But unfortunately I've still had a few breakouts and didn't have the absolute success that they talked about in the article.
I went back and re-read it and thought that maybe the quality of the CLO I got, wasn't quite up to snuff. I sort of suspected that when I got this, but I wanted the Costco brand to work wonders given that it cost me about $6 for that big tub! So off I went to my favourite local health food store and found a new source of CLO to try. This is what I bought;
|Nordic Natural Arctic Cod Liver Oil|
90 Soft Gel capsules
The sales associate at my health food store immediately recommended this one to me, after hearing what I was after. There were other lines that they carried, some more expensive than this one. This cost me $25CAD for 90 capsules. If I take one a day, this is roughly a three month supply or a month and half at two capsules a day. Still affordable in my mind.
She explained that the difference was in the quality of the oil, which of course makes sense. She said that with Costco brand CLO you're likely getting a blend of oils and can't be assured of the getting the purest CLO. When I went back and re-read the article it basically says the same thing, but of course I had to try the less expensive route first.
I'm not saying that the Costco brand didn't do anything for me, but I think it can be even better. I have been using the new CLO for less than two weeks now, so not enough time to give a full review. I'll keep using it & keep you posted.
How about you, have you started taking Cod Liver Oil? Which one do you take?