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BSider

Member Since 15 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2014 10:41 AM

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In Topic: Does Cbd (Cannabidiol) Really Reduces Sebum Secretion

23 October 2014 - 05:59 PM

I also saw that study and was very intrigued, especially with this blurb:
 

Although the levels of CBD seen in the plasma of patients receiving Sativex are below (73) the CBD doses (= lower micromolar range) that exerted the most robust effects in our studies, such doses could easily be achieved after topical CBD application, using appropriate vehicles already used in current standard acne management. Due to its high lipophilicity, CBD is expected to preferentially enter the skin via the transfollicular route and to accumulate in the sebaceous gland (74, 75).

 

A couple months ago, I tried applying the "Wellbe" brand cbd oil to the left side of my face for a few weeks, but there was no decrease in sebum or acne. 

 

I've been debating whether to try a higher concentration cbd oil, but these types of cbd oils can very expensive.


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.


In Topic: My Acne Cure

05 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

Awesome, thanks for the info!  I'm currently experimenting with NAC and Milk Thistle.  If they don't work out, I'll give Acetyl-L-Carnitine and B5 a try and let you know if there are successful results.