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BSider

Member Since 15 Apr 2012
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In Topic: Egcg Supplements

18 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for sharing the links on research to increase EGCG bioavailability.  I've decided to give EGCG supplements a try as well.  For about a week now, I've been taking --

 

Morning (1.5 hr before eating):

  • 1000mg Krill Oil
  • 326mg EGCG
  • 500mg Vitamin C
  • Teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 6 oz matcha green tea
  • juice from squeezed lemon

Afternoon (4.5 hr after eating):

  • 1000mg Salmon Fish Oil
  • 326mg EGCG
  • 500mg Vitamin C
  • Teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 6 oz decaf green tea

I haven't noticed any decrease in sebum levels, but my acne is less inflamed and I have less spots.  It's still early, so I'm tempering my expectations on whether these improvements will persist or not.

 

What seems to work best for me is a combo of 1x1000mg Omega-3 ,1x326mg EGCG and 1x200mg VitaminC   3 times a day @8 hour intervals on a empty stomach (4hrs after a meal and 30 minutes before eating)


In Topic: Resveratrol

21 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

That's some promising news.  I was curious - which brand of resveratrol are you using?

 

Okay, I try not to rave about new products prematurely, but it's been a week since I started taking resveratrol and I'm definitely seeing reduced oil production on my face. The effect is pronounced enough that I've already ordered another batch of resveratrol, and it's not cheap ($25 for 12 days worth of pills in my case).

 

I'm still trying to remain skeptical and I'm totally open to the possibility that something other than the resveratrol is causing this change, but something is reducing my oil. Right before taking resveratrol, I took saw palmetto and nettle root extract for one week. What I'm seeing now could possibly be a late effect of those supplements, though I'm equally skeptical of that.


In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

23 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

I received my vitamin D results yesterday and my serum level came back at 35 ng/mL...

 

I'm going to start supplementing with vitamin D 10000 IU/day and getting 20 min of sun on my chest/back on the weekends.  I'll be monitoring my acne/sebum levels and get retested in 4-6 weeks to check if I hit my target serum level of 50 ng/mL.

 

After 4 weeks of supplementing with vitamin D 10000 IU/day and getting about 90 minutes of sun on my body on the weekends, my serum level is now 61 ng/mL.  There hasn't been any change to my sebum levels or my acne severity, though maybe it'll take some more time to see results.

 

I do feel like I have more energy as of late, though it's tough to say if Vitamin D is responsible.


In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

13 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

I received my vitamin D results yesterday and my serum level came back at 35 ng/mL.  This time last year, my serum level was 28 ng/mL.  The main difference between this year and last year was I had been supplementing with ~5ml of fermented cod liver oil for 3 months prior.  Based on this chart, I'm guessing FCLO provided only around 1000 IU of vitamin D, though maybe I needed more supplementation time.

 

There's been a lot of conflicting recommendations on what the ideal vitamin D serum level is for optimal health.   This wiki page has an excellent summary of these recommendations.  I've decided to target for 50 ng/mL

 

I'm going to start supplementing with vitamin D 10000 IU/day and getting 20 min of sun on my chest/back on the weekends.  I'll be monitoring my acne/sebum levels and get retested in 4-6 weeks to check if I hit my target serum level of 50 ng/mL.


In Topic: Fermented Cod Liver Oil

05 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

I supplemented with 5ml of Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil for the past 3 months.  In this last month, I was taking it in combination with a spoonful of the Green Pastures high vitamin butter oil.  I don't think it improved my acne very much, but I didn't have any negative side effects to it.

 

On a side note, I plan on taking a vitamin D test next week to check if the cod liver oil maintained healthy vitamin D levels during these past winter months.  If it did, it may be a worthwhile supplement.