Researchers in Canada demonstrated that an Echinacea extract was able to destroy several strains of the acne inducing bacteria P. acnes.
In addition, this same Echinacea extract reduced the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines that are triggered by the P. acnes bacteria.
Vitamin D may improve your acne via a number of mechanisms:
It enhances the body’s production of natural antibacterial peptides that are able to destroy the P. acnes bacteria, a key promoter of the acne process.
Topical vitamin D has also demonstrated an anti-inflammatory capacity. Reducing inflammation is highly beneficial to those with acne.
Silica applied topically in the form of a gel, would appear to provide a significant benefit to those with acne.
Due to the molecular properties of silica and its large surface area, it draws out and binds to impurities, bacteria and lipids such as sebum.
The lowering of sebum is particularly important because it has been shown to play a highly significant role in the acne process.
Dairy lactobacillus delbrueckii bacterial strains modified inflammation when tested on human intestinal cells. One of these strains was able to reduce colitis in a mouse model of intestinal inflammation.
Panax (Korean ginseng) may help reduce exercise induced muscle damage (Jung et al 2011). Supplementing Korean ginseng helped to lower creatine kinase activity – a measure of muscle protein breakdown, and it also lowered levels of an inflammatory marker called interlukin-6. Interestingly it helped to improve insulin sensitivity as well, perhaps making it of some [...]