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Saw palmetto or low sugar

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I'm not sure which one is helping with oil decrease, I went from very oily skin to just oily now, i used to see a small droplets of oil coming out my pores but not anymore its just oily.

I been cutting the sugars down and taking sawpalmetto 360mg at the same time for 2 weeks so im not sure which it is. And when I say low sugars I mean natural sugars only I completely stay away from high fructose syrup and stick with natural fruit sugars or regualr sugar.

Anyone know which could be helping me?

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You don't think fructose is a natural sugar? :)

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hmmm, I think high frutctose corn syrup and organic/natural sugar are different no?, from what I read it seemed that way..... I forgot to mention I also take 50mg of zinc so that might have a roll also

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Well all 3 (zinc, SP and quitting sugar) are probably doing the same thing, Saw palmetto inhibits DHT levels of testosterone and DHT is the stuff that causes to sebecous glands to go into overdrive.

Zinc does a similar thing, although I think zinc increases overall testosterone levels whilst keeping DHT levels in check.

And sugar (I may be wrong here) causes an insulin spike in the blood which in turn causes a testosterone spike.

Im pretty sure about the first two but I might be wrong about the sugar part. Either way the decrease in oil is probably due to your lowevered DHT levels

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hmmm, I think high frutctose corn syrup and organic/natural sugar are different no?

Sure, they're different chemically, but they're both natural sugars.

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And sugar (I may be wrong here) causes an insulin spike in the blood which in turn causes a testosterone spike.

And THEN what happens? In other words, why is that a bad thing?

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And sugar (I may be wrong here) causes an insulin spike in the blood which in turn causes a testosterone spike.

And THEN what happens? In other words, why is that a bad thing?

A testosterone spike equals more DHT = more oil?

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I have heard saw palmetto can cause gynecomastia (man boobs). Anyone know if that's true?

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