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  1. GorillaHead

    Proposed Theory: Dandruff Is A Skin Biome Imbalance. Ways To Address Proposed

    Today I am going to discuss my struggle with dandruff, everything I have tried, the mechanism perhaps behind one main cause and a way to address it. Of all the ailments I have dealt with (and believe me I have dealt with so many) Dandruff was one of the most stubborn issues I seemed to suffer...
  2. F

    Taurine Side Effect?

    Hi guys, I've recently added taurine (2g) to my stack, which is: agmatine, vit E, CoQ10, magnesium, inositol and beta-alanine. After two weeks after adding taurine I'm getting dry skin - is it a known side effect? Thanks!
  3. haidut

    Navel Application / Absorption Rivals Intravenous One, Skin Route Not Far Behind

    One of the most common questions I get from my readers is "What is the topical absorption rate of your products?" There are a number of studies demonstrating that a solvent mixture of DMSO/ethanol achieves close to 100% absorption no matter where on the skin it is applied. However, we stopped...
  4. haidut

    Topical DHEA Has Potent Anti-aging Effects On Human Skin

    I often get emails in regards to possible interventions with anti-aging effects on skin. The study I usually quote is an old one (circa 1967) that did extensive tests on 200+ people with age range of 57-88 years residing in a retirement home, and demonstrated that topical testosterone (1%) cream...
  5. J

    Acne Breakout After Quitting Dairy

    I just quit dairy, because my digestion wasnt that good. The dairy felt quite heavy in the stomach (especially raw milk; raw milk gave me quite a bit of bloating; whole milk yoghurt was fine) and during that time my skin looked pretty good. Since I've stopped the dairy again my face has been...
  6. lvysaur

    African People Aren't Vitamin D Deficient

    This post is intended to debunk the common claim that people of African descent are severely low in vitamin D. This is because vitamin D, like most hormones, has a binding globulin that attenuates its absorption. Estro/Androgens have SHBG. Vitamin D has vitamin D binding protein (VDBP). More...
  7. haidut

    Vitamin D - The New Antibiotic Against Skin And Gut Infections

    A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is...
  8. haidut

    Endocrine Disruptors In Sunscreen Absorb Systemically And Persist For Days

    So much for the safety of sunscreen. Of course, the article immediately goes on the defensive and warns against stopping sunscreen. It even includes gems like "The sun is the real enemy here" and keeps repeating the mantra that it is all about risk-benefits analysis. Yet, even MSM is forced to...
  9. haidut

    Magnoil - Liquid Magnesium

    As many forum users know, magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important minerals for proper metabolic function. It is a required cofactor for hundreds of metabolic enzymes, including the crucial mitochondrial enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), ATP synthesis, and ATP transport in the bloodstream...
  10. P

    Action Of Topical Thyroid Hormone Analogue In Reversing Glucocorticoid-induced Skin Atrophy

    Action of topical thyroid hormone analogue, triiodothyroacetic acid in reversing glucocorticoid-induced skin atrophy in humans. - PubMed - NCBI Abstract The present study concerns the effect of topical treatment with a cream formulation of triiodothyroacetic acid (TRIAC) in comparison with a...
  11. P

    Histamine Suppresses Epidermal Keratinocyte Differentiation And Impairs Skin Barrier Function In A H

    Histamine suppresses epidermal keratinocyte differentiation and impairs skin barrier function in a human skin model Abstract Background Defects in keratinocyte differentiation and skin barrier are important features of inflammatory skin diseases like atopic dermatitis. Mast cells and their...
  12. haidut

    Ketotifen Prevents Skin Aging/wrinkles Due To UV Light

    Meet your new beauty ingredient - ketotifen. UV light exposure is one of the main triggers of visible signs of skin aging and contributes to lipofuscin formation as well. It looks like ketotifen may be able to prevent that damage and given its leukotriene and histamine antagonism it may be a...
  13. Dan Wich

    Methylene Blue For Skin Health

    A new study (h/t Mike Lustgarten) on methylene blue for skin health: Anti-Aging Potentials of Methylene Blue for Human Skin Longevity
  14. haidut

    Depression Affects The Digestive System Health, Anxiety The Skin

    Ray has written quite extensively on the connection between intestinal inflammation and both mental disorders as well as skin health. There is a quote from him often appearing on the front page saying something along the lines that the health of the intestine is reflected in the physiology of...
  15. haidut

    High Maternal Intake Of Niacinamide (B3) Lowers Risk Of Eczema In Children

    The link between low NAD levels and skin conditions is well-known in metabolic research circles. The same link exists for autoimmune and other estrogen-driven conditions such as MS, Lupus, RA, diabetes, etc. The official medial position states that vitamin B3 has no effect on any of these...
  16. ecstatichamster

    Studies Related To The Dangers Of Carrageenan

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674995700919 Some patients have had trouble with barium enemas thought to be from latex in the formula. This study shows it could be carrageenan instead of the latex theory: Results: Carrageenan, a component of the barium enema solution...
  17. P

    Cortisol Decreases The Synthesis Of Hyaluronic Acid By Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells In Culture

    Cortisol decreases the synthesis of hyaluronic acid by human aortic smooth muscle cells in culture. - PubMed - NCBI The effect of cortisol on the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) was studied in cultured human aortic smooth muscle cells. Cortisol, at a level slightly exceeding the...
  18. P

    The Effects Of Vitamin A Compounds On Hyaluronic Acid Released From Cultured Rabbit Corneal Epitheli

    The effects of vitamin A compounds on hyaluronic acid released from cultured rabbit corneal epithelial cells and keratocytes. - PubMed - NCBI A role of vitamin A in the synthesis of hyaluronic acid by skin cells is well known. Hyaluronic acid is produced by corneal epithelial cells and...
  19. haidut

    Serotonin May Be The Cause Of Fibrosis In Scleroderma (systemic Sclerosis)

    Ray has said numerous times that serotonin is intimately involved in fibrotic conditions of the lungs, and my own research shows that it is involved in many other fibrotic conditions including cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis, and of course carcinoid syndrome. This study now adds the condition known...
  20. haidut

    Estrogen Darkens Skin Color, Progesterone Lightens It

    It has been known since ancient Greek times that during pregnancy skin color in women changes drastically. Doctors have long suspected that hormones are involved but until now the mechanism was not known. This study shows that estrogen and progesterone are involved in skin color changes...
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