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#1 kuyars

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:25 AM

I've been browsing these forums and have taken interest in guggulipids. I've noticed in malia's thread on guggul here that the general concensus was that the correlation between guggul and acne is through its effect on triglycerides. Therefore, it was decided that pantethine would seem the more effective product since it lowers triglycerides in addition to other properties.

However, from my own simple research, guggul appears to be a popular weight-loss supplmement due to its effect on the thyroid. The thyroid is intricately linked to hormonal balances and increasing the thyroid levels supposedly is what increases the metabolism for weight loss to occur.

See HERE for an article on guggulipids which is a lot more detailed. Granted, it's a store, but the author appears to have done his research.

So my question is: was it perhaps premature to necessarily make the correlation between acne and guggulipids based upon its effect on triglycerides? Perhaps there is some kind of hormonal consequence of stimulating the thyroid that is its main effect on acne (if any, of course). Would like to know your thoughts on this...

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 10:40 AM

Guggul works, but its not a miracle solution.

It does give a modest rise in body temperature for me, which is an exact
indicator of an increased metabolism and higher t4 conversion.
My problem seems to be that since I have a high metabolism anyway,
taking too much guggul tends to make my skin a bit more oily.
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Posted 26 June 2004 - 07:27 PM

I see...I doubt if anybody can ever really claim anything as being a universal acne miracle at this point.

Increased oiliness is bad, however, you mentioned that it does work? Does this mean that you had less acne, but with slightly oilier skin while you were taking guggul?

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:03 PM

Its good and bad. Oil is there to help heal the skin and give the skin a glow, but excess oil is bad. The difference is similar to drinking a large cup of strong
coffee, you will notice your metabolism increases and your oiliness may go up a
bit.

I had no idea previously that people were using it to clear acne, but any
difference to acne was minimal in my case.
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