Recommendation Zinc" Zinc is important in the treatment of acne..."
Recommendation Vitamin Niacinamide"Though harder to find, a topically-applied 4% solution of niacinamide compared very favorably to Clindamycin in one trial..."
Recommendation Nutritional Yeast"High-chromium yeast is known to improve glucose tolerance and enhance insulin sensitivity [Diabetes 1980:29, pp..."
Recommendation Sugars Avoidance / Reduction"Sugar and refined carbohydrates should be avoided..."
Recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance"...He also suspected that the hormones produced naturally in the milk of pregnant cows may break down into androgen when consumed, which stimulates the production of sebum, the waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that clogs pores and creates acne when the pores become infected..."
Recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance"...Milk may also contain excessive amounts of iodine, which can irritate pores, bringing on acne flare-ups..." Recommendation against Iodine"...one milligram of iodine a day could be a problem..."
Recommendation Vitamin E"...Male acne patients have significantly decreased levels of erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase, which normalizes with vitamin E and selenium treatment..."
Recommendation Vitamin E" Vitamin E regulates retinol levels in humans..." Recommendation Selenium"See the link between Adult Acne and Vitamin E..."
Recommendation Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil"...Both treatments resulted in significant improvement of noninflamed and inflamed lesions after three months, with tea tree oil causing more severe facial redness and benzoyl peroxide being more effective in noninflamed lesions..."
Recommendation Vitamin A" Vitamin A has been shown to be effective in treating acne when used at very high doses (300,000 to 400,000IU per day) for many months, but caution must be advised because vitamin A toxicity can result..."
Recommendation against Iodine"...one milligram of iodine a day could be a problem..." Recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance"...Milk may also contain excessive amounts of iodine, which can irritate pores, bringing on acne flare-ups..." Recommendation against Bladderwrack" Iodine in any form - including from bladderwrack and other seaweeds - can cause or aggravate acne in some people..."
Recommendation Vitamin E"...The acne of both men and women improves with these treatments, probably by reducing the development of lipid peroxides..."
Recommendation against Testosterone"Adverse effects of testosterone supplementation include minor side-effects such as acne and oily skin..."
The Condition"... Probiotic replacement at the end of an antibiotic cycle is recommended..."
Recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)"Women with premenstrual aggravation of acne are often responsive to vitamin B6 supplementation, reflecting its role in the normal metabolism of steroid hormones..."