I've tirelessly researched and *tried to pin point a cause. Wheat (gluten), milk have no effect. low GI had minimal effect which rebounds as soon as you start to eat normally. Vitamin b5 reduces output, but makes you sick (and doesn't really change the underlying issue of STICKY sebum)
I realised omega 3 oils were making it worse, and upon research i realised i was putting way too much emphasis into omega 3's when really, i needed Gamma linoleic acid (omega 6, evening primrose) Don't demonize omega 6, its essential (some lack ability to convert linoleic acid into gamma linoleic acid and end up with dermatitis, depression, acne etc) this helps quite a bit, but not the key to the puzzle.
I found an article relating to depression, and under/overmethylation. its to do with sulphur basically. Undermethylated people tend to have compulsive tendancies, depression, many allergies due to HIGH histamine. I was tested, and yes my histamine was quite high.
Well, another link i found later was about the lipid content of people with and without acne. It can be found here:Sebum Analysis
basically, squalene content was higher in acne patients. Free fatty acids (linoleic acid) was a bit lower. Hmmm, squalene...?
why would this be higher, other studies show squalene to be the cause of comedo (blackhead) formation. So i found another study: Identification of histamine....
, this time it found the relationship between h1 receptors (histamine) and sebum. The use of benadryl (diphedraminne sp?) reduced sebum squalene content, and was thought to be a good path for acne research.
So here i am with all the symptoms of an under-methylated individual, with this clogged pore issue for 13 years now. I am going to get some methionine, inositol, zinc, and more lipoic acid along with a good b complex NOT containing folic acid.
Read the links, am i on to something here?
Edited by nick_vw, 20 August 2011 - 12:47 PM.