Try These Supplements For Acne
Zinc Monomethionine The most bioavailable form of zinc that acts directly as an anti-inflammatory. Bioavailability is the extent to which a nutrient can be used by the body so this form of zinc is extremely effective. Many people with acne have low levels of zinc in their bodies and supplementing with zinc has been shown to reduce severity of cysts and inflamed lesions. There is evidence that zinc is similar to antibiotics in improving the condition of inflamed acne. Most studies indicate 50-100mg as the proper daily dosage. I advise you to not take any more than 100mg because excessive zinc may lead to deficiencies in other vitamins and minerals.
I recommend Source Naturals Optizinc as it contains copper and copper is one of the minerals that can be depleted by taking zinc supplements. Zinc can upset your stomach. To prevent nausea, always take OptiZinc with food.
Take 2 capsules daily, one with each of your two heaviest meals. I recommend that you discontinue taking the zinc once you are clear. This is not recommended as a preventative. Fish Oil Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that many of us who suffer from chronic inflammatory acne may benefit from taking relatively higher doses (1000-1700mg) of purified omega- 3 oils. It is important to look at the amount of EPA and DHA in the fish oil you are taking. It should be close to 1000mg when added together. It is also important to make sure your fish oil does not contain any iodides as this can make breakouts worse. If you want to learn more about iodides check out my blog "Is You Diet Causing Acne?". Omega-3 oils are anti-inflammatory and the body utilizes them in many ways. They can help regulate hormones as well as help to shorten the intensity of your breakout. Omega oils also alter sebum production in the skin, improving radiance and resilience. Although there is no known toxicity associated with using fish oils long term, you should check with your doctor, particularly if you have a chronic underlying illness or are pregnant. For more information on how to choose a high quality fish oil read my blog "Fish Oil Supplements For Acne". I recommend Source Naturals, OmegaVia and New Chapter. Take 2 capsules with the lightest meal of the day. Probiotics These are good bacteria that colonize the digestive tract and the skin. They are a great option for people who have been on oral and topical antibiotics as antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your system. These good bacteria can help improve the incidence of breakouts and help regulate things like digestion. I recommend Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care Probiotic Supplement and Rainbow Light Probioactive.