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Natural Acne Treatment – Allicin

When a customer comes into my shop to find a cure for their acne, one of the first things I ask them about is their diet.

I firmly believe that your skin is an indicator of your inner health and well-being – and diet plays a major role in this.

Unfortunately, for a whole host of reasons, few people eat what is considered to be a balanced, healthy diet.

Processed foods, refined sugar, saturated fats, coffee and alcohol all play havoc with your digestive system.

One of the primary roles of your digestive system is the elimination of toxins and waste. When it becomes overloaded it looks for alternative ways to get rid of this waste – and the favourite is through your skin via the sebaceous glands.

Additionally, your whole system becomes a perfect environment for “unfriendly” bacteria that produce yet more toxins that have to be eliminated through your skin – leading to blockages of the sebaceous glands. And, of course, once these glands become blocked, they in turn become breeding grounds for even more bacteria – leading to inflammation and pimples.

Now, back to treating someone with acne………

Having explained about the importance of your diet and how, simply by making a few changes, you can see an improvement in your condition, my first suggestions for natural acne treatment is Allicin.

Allicin is the “active” part of raw garlic and has anti fungal, anti bacterial, anti microbial and anti biotic properties.

Unfortunately, in its natural state it degrades extremely quickly and heating and processing garlic speeds up this degradation. Because of this, most garlic oil capsules contain no Allicin (however, they do contain other sulphur based compounds that are very effective for cardiovascular health).

The good news is that one company has managed to isolate and process Allicin in a powder form that can be taken to help alleviate your acne symptoms.

As a natural acne treatment, Allicin has the ability to kill Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus species and Candida albicans – bacteria that infect your sebaceous glands and worsen the clinical symptoms of acne. Additionally, it has a mild natural acidity that has been shown to be protective and guard against bacterial overgrowth.

Allicin is available as AllicinMax capsules and AllicinMax cream and I suggest the following treatment regimen:

For mild to moderate acne, take one capsule twice a day at mealtimes for 4 weeks – for more severe outbreaks, take two capsules twice a day. At bedtime, add a dab of the cream to each pimple (you can smell the garlic in the cream, but this is offset to a great degree by honeysuckle that’s been added).

With regular use, significant results should be seen within 2 weeks and once the 4 weeks are up, if you then take one capsule a day as a maintenance dose, it will act as protection against any further bacterial outbreaks.

It is worth noting that Staphylococcus aureus – one of the bacteria responsible for acne infection – is the same one that’s present in MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and, even though this type is anti-biotic resistant, Allicin has been found to kill it!

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