Supps to get rid of hormonal acne
- 11-30-2012, 01:21 AM
Supps to get rid of hormonal acne
I'm 21 years old, been bodybuilding for a little over a year. I never had much acne as a teen, but them last spring I decided to start taking testosterone boosters/anti estrogens....biggest mistake I ever made. Within 3 weeks the acne hit me and within 2 months it was just awful. After stopping it, it took about 2 months for the acne to begin subsiding. Now, 6 months later, I still have acne!! I have tried everything! Sulfer, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, scrubs, clay masks, malicious acid, etc. Some products help, but none seem to he able to cure it. I'm literally about to give up!! Are there any supplements at all that will cure my acne?? Thanks! I was considering a hormone balancer like, but I honestly hae no idea what that will do.....help me guys!!! I'm desperate!!!
- 11-30-2012, 01:52 AM
Try calcium d glucarate 500mg 2x a day - seems to have helped for me. Helps detoxify the liver and excrete excess estrogens.
Do you take any zinc? Also B5 reportedly helps though I have had limited success with it myself.
- 11-30-2012, 02:04 AM
I was taking zinc, now I take it less often... maybe I should start taking it everyday again. Ill try the calcium though
11-30-2012, 02:14 AM
Take 50mgat night. NOW brand is good. Give the calcium d glucarate a shot and see if that helps also. Could also try 500mg-1000g of B5 a day (is cheap). Alot of guys recommend using megadoses of like 10g, but I can't see that being particularly healthy. Also niacinamide 500mg-1000mg is reported to help. All of these vitamins are cheap so worth a shot, the calcium d is a little more expensive, but not too bad, I'm using thorne brand at the moment but any reputable brand will be fine - hopefully you'll notice some improvement. I have the same problem - my skin broke out BAD after using DAA and have had acne problems for years on and off but at the moment my is looking better than it is in a while.
Also pay attention to how you shave, shaving against the grain can cause ingrown hairs, especially if you have sensitive skin which can look like acne.
Final thing to consider is to not use any cosmetic products that contain parabens or methylparabens - these are xenoestrogens - try and use natural cleansing products.
11-30-2012, 02:41 AM
Definitely check out SNS Inhibit-P. In a large clinical trial Vitex was shown to reduce acne.
I push it in the Anabolics section and the guys there who have used it simply love it. I have used Inhibit-P since it's come out and i've tested the effects on acne with a variety of compounds and i can say without a doubt it does work. The clinical backing is there, and the anecdotal is too. Best part is you get a libido boost and prolactin control as well. Not to mention the price is very affordable.
11-30-2012, 04:14 AM
12-01-2012, 12:39 AM
12-01-2012, 01:53 AM
The SNS Inhibit-P sounds really good! Now, if I were to take this, would I be able to resume use of test boosters or prohormones without a problem??
12-01-2012, 02:41 AM
5000 mgs of pantonthenic acid (B5)
Nizoral shampoo 1% or 2% lather it on let it sit for a min, wash.
if that doesnt work i feel bad for you
12-01-2012, 06:48 AM
12-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Acne is one of those things that have to be fought on many fronts. For one Kevin was right, estrogen and prolactin spikes have a direct effect on it, however people can break out due to stress or LH spikes too. Hygiene is another key factor too...I have never had acne myself in my life, yet that is because it is also highly genetically related too :/. IMO if you are acne prone having all bases covered helps, some good mood support or noots to avoid stress, Prolactin control as the above mentioned (Inhibit-p) , some AI might help (not to my utmost knowledge...yet anecdotal tales from users here say different) and well cleanliness haha, the SPP branch of flawless skin couture has many skin related products that might help exfoliate and keep a healthier dermis.
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12-01-2012, 01:52 PM
-Lay off harsh skin products, FSC has a good line of skincare products that tend to help.
-Start including better foods in your diet
-A moderate dose of B-5 and a Carnatine salt helps a lot, both can be bought in bulk and are quite cheap.
-Vitamin A in higher doses acts like a low dose of accutane. Enough to nearly eliminate acne if you stay on it. The downside here is that it carries the side effects of accutane and can be hard on your liver so I'd say use it cautiously and with good liver support.
I can't say I've tried Inhibit-P as of yet, as including more fruits and veggies along with short amounts of tanning 2x a week keeps me fairly clear but I'll pick some up when I have more money to spend.
12-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Black lion research has a product called Acnedren!i wanted to try it myself I've heard it helps pretty good.
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12-01-2012, 07:21 PM
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12-02-2012, 03:26 AM
I have a good diet, plenty of omega 3s, plenty of protein, a few veggies, lots of whole grains, multi.. ..all that good stuff. I think I'm gonna go with the Inhibit P. And the product that I wanted to try once I got my accne under control is Blue Gene....anyone heard anything good about it?? Bad?? Thanks!
12-02-2012, 06:22 AM
The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
12-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Cystic acne in particular, is a very tough beast to tame. Ive had it from the time I was 12 till now, though its mostly gone. I have used Vitamin A at 40,000 iu's per day and it did decrease the number and severity of cysts quite well. I was also on Accutane as a teen and though it worked better than Vit A, the depression related sides were awful and not worth it at all IMO (of course, back then they didn't even acknowledge that side effect). Vitamin B5 at 10 g per day took about 2 months to start working and it did improve skin quality a little, but its about the least convenient treatment option out there.I had pretty good success with Guggulsterones...back when it was a fad for weight loss on this board. Didn't lose any weight, but my skin looked great.None of the topical treatments are worth a damn, IMO, unless you have very very mild acne..a few "pimples".Sunshine is also your friend. If its cystic acne, you want to get the skin growth rate to slow and stop growing over the follicles. Moderate sun exposure can help in this regard and the added Vitamin D can help balance your hormones further.
12-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Speaking of acne, I have a pimple in the interior of my nostril. This has to be the most annoying thing ever. I'd rather have a cyst on the region of my buttocks that makes contact with chairs.
The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
12-02-2012, 03:35 PM
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12-02-2012, 04:13 PM
12-02-2012, 04:47 PM
The study of Vitex looks promising but does anyone have real world exp. with Inhibit-P and a clearer complexion? I don't have cystic acne or anything but I am usually good for a few pimples and something to help that would be awesome along with the other benefits as well.
12-02-2012, 04:50 PM
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12-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Now, I know this Supp has L Dopa in it, is the amount it contains enough to hurt you? Also I take Tyrosine and GABA, should I stop taking those if I'm going to be taking L Dopa??
12-03-2012, 09:23 AM
12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
I'm hearing too much estrogen and prolactin causes acne. I'd always thought it was the DHT that caused it. Am I wrong here?
12-03-2012, 10:57 PM
12-21-2012, 11:52 AM
12-21-2012, 01:16 PM
I would do a low dose of an AI. I would use something like Resveratrol or 6-oxo. Something like Blue Gene would work also, because it regulates estrogen, instead of crushing it. A high dose AI may help acne, but would give you other issues such as sore joints.
If you think the acne is due to something like a hormonal imbalance, a good thing would be to ask yourself, why hasn't your body returned to homeostasis? Crushing estrogen with an AI would be fixing the problem only temporarily. That's why I suggest a low dose.
My ultimate goal would be to have blood work done and see what, if any, hormonal imbalance is present. Then research your best 'fix', if it's supplemental.
12-22-2012, 02:22 AM
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12-22-2012, 07:17 AM
Is the acne specifically on your face? If you've tried OTC solutions and they haven't worked you may have to see a dermatologist.
I finished a Test/Deca cycle in early September and thought I had hormonal cystic acne on my shoulders/back. I finally went to a dermatologist in early December after it had become painful as all hell and it turns out I had a severe staph infection on my back and covering my shoulders.
I've had acne my entire life and benzoyl peroxide face wash + 10% benzoyl gel twice a day and tanning has always cleared it, even the occasional cystic ones on my face. If these aren't working then do yourself a favor and see a dermatologist. The problem could be worse than you think, and if it isn't they can give you cheap antibiotics that will, on top of a normal face washing schedule, clear it up pretty well. I'm on Bactrim for my staph infection and my face has never been clearer.
12-22-2012, 08:38 AM
Get w/ a dermatologist. Tetracycaline, retin-a-micro, and a benzoyl peroxide wash will fix it all.
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12-22-2012, 12:27 PM
12-23-2012, 12:44 AM
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