hi there, i can't say that i've noticed acne problems on my nutrition regimen, but i'm not a comparable case because i am not on an exclusion diet of any kind, except that i exclude most processed food and don't eat much restaurant food.
may i ask what the bloodwork results were, and what are the daily forms and amounts of all these supplements? also the timing for taking each? for the specific details, i'm particularly interested in the forms amounts and timing of zinc, magnesium (is that a combo pill?), vit d3, and fish oil.
i had one pimple on my chin recently, around the time we had a going away party for a co-worker and the staff fridge was full of delicious desserts for days. it was pretty self explanatory
found this abstract - wow that's a high daily dose! just for four weeks though. if i had full text access i'd go in and see if they measured serum levels. i wonder if the 15% still with acne at the end, had levels in the lower part of the normal range, vs the upper end.
Effects of Oral Zinc and Vitamin A in Acne (1977!)http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article ... =1&page=31
The effects of oral zinc sulfate (corresponding to 135 mg of zinc daily) alone and in combination with vitamin A (300,000 international units) daily on acne lesions have been compared with those of vitamin A alone and of a placebo. The number of comedones, papules, pustules, and infiltrates were counted at each visit. After four weeks, there was a significant decrease in the number of papules, pustules, and infiltrates in the zinc-treated groups. The effect of zinc plus vitamin A was not better than zinc alone. After 12 weeks of treatment, the mean acne score had decreased from 100% to 15%. The mechanism for the effect of zinc therapy in acne, to our knowledge, is not presently known.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com