Acne and… Gamma Linolenic Acid? or Vaccenic Acid?

Fatty Acid Dec. 2013 cropped

Gamma-Linolenic Acid is on the low side.

This comes after 3 months of taking 3 grams of spirulina daily, which has 30 mg of Gamma-Linolenic Acid.  On an anecdotal basis, GLA has changed skin texture for the better over the course of 2 months.  Skin seems to retain moisture better, as ridiculous as it sounds.

Vaccenic acid was low.  Data show that acne comes from high-carb diets that tend to lack various fatty acids: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836431/

Here is a new study on GLA/Fish oil and acne

Leave it to the Koreans to finally conduct much-needed studies.

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