Oily Skin And Hormones? Spironolactone?oily skin
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:15 PM
Ps. I have never been to a Dermatologist but I will be going in a few weeks.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:18 PM
Are you talking about taking spironolactone orally, or using it topically??
Well either I guess lol
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:02 AM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:25 PM
The reason being that they didn't even set an Upper Tolerable Intake for chromium because doses way higher than we would be taking didn't cause adverse effects. However, with the picolinate form, there have been side effects reported at doses of 1000mcg a day or over a decent period of time. Most believe it is due to the picolinic acid, however, I found that chromium when bound to picolinic acid builds up more in the liver and kidneys, where as polynicotinate has a faster half-life. So, what isn't absorbed or used is disposed of quicker. Not to mention, polynicotinate means it's bound to Niacin, which is also supposed to be part of the GTF(Glucose Tolerance Factor), which means you can take less for better results as well.
I've looked up the amount of niacin in each 200mcg capsule and found that there's only 10-20% of your daily value of niacin in each capsule so you don't have to worry about too much niacin either. I've been on chromium polynicotinate for a while now, and where I used to have loads of oil within an hour of washing my face, I now can go a whole day with practically no oil, eating whatever the hell I want. If you decide to try it, take one capsule after each meal. Don't take them all at once as it's been shown with chromium that more at each dose isn't necessarily better. For instance, I've seen a couple studies that showed when consuming 40mcg of chromium, .5% was absorbed, but when consuming 20mcg of chromium, 1% was absorbed, giving an equal absorption amount.
--During puberty, insulin sensitivity is decreased, on average, 30 some percent.
--Insulin levels are then increased during puberty.
--After puberty, there is a recovery of insulin sensitivity. (unless diet has the system messed up)
--IGFBP-1(IGF binding protein) levels decrease as insulin levels increase.
--As IGFBP-1 decreases, IGF-1 increases.
--This allows for more free circulating IGF-1.
--SHBG(Sex hormone binding globulin) also decreases as insulin increases, and production of sex hormones is increased.
--SHBG regulates the ability of sex hormones to affect tissues.
--IGF-1 is controlled by your body, hence the reason your insulin sensitivity decreases during puberty to allow for extra growth, and then increases again after puberty, meaning any extra insulin above normal, or any IGF-1 raising foods will cause havoc.
--Reducing insulin spikes, strengthening insulin sensitivity, and avoiding IGF-1 raising foods will help control all of this.
Controlling insulin and IGF-1 is the absolute key
Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:47 AM
Thank you for the information, very interesting, but I didn't understand well ( I`m not english speaking, Spanish) 1) What dosage of chromium are you currently taking? 2) Do you take chromium with niacine or chromium alone? 3) do you also take another suplement as zinc?