Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:19 AM
Anyhow, I have seen moderate improvement with the probiotics I am taking, GNC's Ultra 25 Billion CFUs Probiotic Complex with lactobacillius acidophilius, bifidobacterium bifidum, and bifidobacterium lactis.
I am wondering if any other people have had this experience, and if so, how long did you take the probiotics, and did you results remain once you quit taking them?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:16 PM
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:31 AM
Many probiotics also cannot colonize the digestive system. They just pass through but have little long-term effect on the gut flora.
This is why I prefer to eat fermented foods daily. You'll often get a wider intake of probiotic strains, and you know you'll get live bacteria. With little regulation on supplements there's no way to say that those supplements have any viable bacteria.
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