Anyone Had Any Success With: Saw Palmetto Or Evening Primrose Or Sulphur?saw palmetto evening primrose sulphur moderate acne cyst inflamed hormonal
Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:06 PM
ive seen them mentioned around the forum, but wondering if they have helped any women with hormonal acne
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:26 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:47 AM
I spoke with my dr and Spiro is not an option for me
He did prescribe me 8 weeks of antibiotics and differin- but im not sure if i want to go that route- any thoughts?
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:54 PM
i do not eat gluten 6 days a week and no dairy at all right now, i also take fish oil (omega 3) bcomplex, folic acid, probiotics and vitamin d.
im on the regimen too. hopefully i get clear and then i can figure out what it was (regimen, dairy, or saw p.)
Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:10 AM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:54 AM
A few years ago I took evening primrose oil and it cleared my acne considerably after a couple weeks. However, I developed the side effect of GI upset (which was quite severe) and had to quit. I may try it again to see if the same thing happens. Haven't tried the other two.
Evening primrose oil is hit or miss. I took that consistently for about 4 months when I was 14/15...it was one of the first "natural" cures I had heard a lot about, and it literally made my face go CRAZY.
I believe the main problem is that EPO is mainly omega-6 oil. Most westernized diets have too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3. High potency EPO just tips that balance even further.
Edited by Green Gables, 14 October 2012 - 01:56 AM.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:50 PM
I realize my method is a hodgepodge and I won't be able to tell what is or isn't working, but I will let you know how things go. For the past two weeks, I think my face was purging as I had an increase in whiteheads. In the last two days I've had improvements happening. I will update in a few days.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:07 PM
i have read alot lately about women taking zinc and it elevating testosterone so i stopped taking mine
also- you actually do end up peeing out most of your vitamins, i still take B complex D, C, probiotics, and saw palmetto but i stopped all the rest. wasnt affordable.