1. Saw Palmetto
This marvellous herb acts as an anti-androgen and is able to block testosterone from converting into a more active form called DHT. It also contains a compound called polysaccharides, known to reduce inflammation. Saw Palmetto substantially reduces breakouts of hormonally induced acne.
2. Vitex Agnus-Castus / Chasteberry
Vitex stimulates the release of LH (luteinizing hormone) and decrease FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), which means progesterone levels are increased. This herbal remedy is similar to Dong Quai and is extremely effective in the treatment of acne caused by hormonal changes during the menstrual cycles.
3. Don Quai / Female Ginseng
This highly respected herb is used as a women’s tonic to treat PMS and menstrual cramps. It acts as an estrogen modulator, which means that if estrogen levels are low, the herb’s phytoestrogens increase estrogen levels by filling unoccupied receptor sites. When estrogen levels are too high, the phytoestrogens block some of the estrogen by occupying the same receptor sites.
Zinc plays an important role in hormone production and balance. Zinc promotes ovulation by increasing levels of follicle stimulating hormones (FSH), which stimulates a woman’ ovaries and in turn increases progesterone levels.
Probiotics regulate our gut flora and are highly recommend if you have been taking the Pill or antibiotics for an extended period of time. Probiotics reduce levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which is linked to the flaring of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
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*The above are not recommended for pregnant women and should be used with care in nursing mothers.