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Treat acne naturally

April 06, 2022
Dr. Dorothee Bös et al.

Over 80% of people in the Western world are affected by acne at some point in their lives. What is striking here are the rising numbers among adults. Medicinal mushrooms can help treat acne from the inside out.

Acne during puberty and stress

In the case of increased sensitivity to sex hormones, the symptoms are most apparent during times of hormonal change, for example during puberty, the menstrual cycle or menopause. It is less well known that acne can also develop during stressful situations – due to the release of stress hormones. Due to their hormonal balancing effect, the medicinal mushrooms Cordyceps and Reishi can bring relief in both cases. Reishi is also highly valued for its anti-inflammatory effects.

Acne may also be closely related to dairy products (especially whey proteins) and sugar consumption. Both components lead to an increase in the hormone insulin and thus to a strong stimulation of sebaceous glands and horny cells. Furthermore, in the case of milk produced in factory farms, the high hormone load of the milk itself can also be problematic.

Skin and intestine belong together

Being overweight with belly fat can also have an adverse effect on the balance of hormones. Sustained weight loss is advisable here. This can be promoted with the help of the vital mushrooms Maitake and Reishi . Overall, a change in diet is important in many cases. Wholesome, alkaline food creates a good basis for health. A healthy digestive system can already significantly reduce the risk of severe acne. Vital mushrooms are particularly helpful here, as they are among the prebiotics. This means that they promote healthy intestinal bacteria. An intact intestinal flora is an important basis for healthy skin.

Vital mushrooms for acne relief

Digestive disorders, food intolerances or gastritis are commonly found in acne patients. Here, the complementary use of Hericium is recommended. Feeling unwell after eating and flatulence may also indicate that the small intestine is overgrown with germs that do not belong there. Coriolus is recommended for mycotherapeutic treatment of small intestinal overgrowth.

In the combination of Hericium, Cordyceps and Reishi, the important detoxification organs kidneys, lungs and liver are supported at the same time. The skin detoxifies especially when other detoxification organs are at their limits. Especially in the case of juvenile acne, polyporus has proven particularly effective together with reishi. Polyporus supports the removal of waste via the lymphatic system. The multi-layered detoxifying abilities of medicinal mushrooms also come into play in the case of special forms, such as acne caused by drugs, cosmetics or anabolic steroids.

Improve all factors with vital mushrooms

Individually tailored, intestinal rehabilitation, reduction of inflammation and regulation of the hormonal situation are important therapeutic measures in the treatment of acne. Each of these areas can be favorably influenced with the help of vital mushrooms.


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