What tips and products would you recommend for a teenager experiencing hormonal acne?

Josh Staub -

Dietary changes will be one of the most important things. Foods known to cause hormonal changes include gluten-containing foods and the foods to which hormones and antibiotics are added to. These include dairy and many meats. In addition, genetically modified foods (GMOs) may also cause acne and have been linked to many other health issues. The primary genetically modified foods include corn, papayas, soybeans, some tomatoes, beets, the "artic" apple, alfalfa, most vegetable oils, including cottonseed oil, soybean oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil. It may be wise to recommend the avoidance of gluten, dairy and GMO foods. This would include eating organic produce when possible or using the EWG's Clean 15, Dirty 12 list (with the exception of eating corn and papayas). Meats should be grass-fed, antibiotic free and fed non-GMO foods where applicable.


Balancing blood sugar is also key in improving hormonal acne. Eating a diet rich in whole-food fats, adequate proteins coming from quality sources and moderate amounts of whole-food carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables. Aceva's Sugar Balance and Peak Protein can also assist with blood sugar control. 


Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to improve hormonal acne. Eating wild caught seafood and supplementing with Aceva's Omega 3 Plus will provide these essential omega 3 fatty acids.  


In summary, teenager hormonal acne will likely lead to improvement by implementing the dietary changes discussed above along with supplementing Aceva's Daily Balance (provides a nutrient foundation), Omega 3 Plus (2-3/day), Sugar Balance and Peak Protein (1-2 servings/day). Aceva Ultrabiotic may also help regulate hormones and will aid in digestion, which is usually needed when making dietary changes.



Keep in mind this free educational portal is not to be interpreted as medical or healthcare advice. This portal is designed to be an educational platform to help individuals better understand how to use diet and nutrition to enhance their overall health. Without a full clinical picture we are unable to ascertain the best actions for any individual. Consult your doctor before implementing or changing current treatment plans. If you are a doctor, use the general guidelines provided in this portal to add to your clinical picture and enable you to make the best decision for your patient. 


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