Interesting ‘health IQ test’ courtesy of the Daily Mail who pose the question many people ask regarding acne and diet.
They mention the review of several studies that have found a link between diet and acne, referencing dairy products in particular as well as high glycaemic foods (these are foods – such as white bread – that break down quickly to release glucose into the bloodstream).
It’s thought that the connection between acne and a high GI diet is insulin. Regularly eating foods with a high GI can raise insulin levels (the hormone that ‘mops up’ sugar in the blood) increasing the production of sebum which is a waxy substance that lubricates the skin.
Unfortunately too much sebum blocks pores, infecting the skin. Whilst this may not be the cause of acne, it may well aggravate the condition.
For anyone considering taking Milk Protein (Lactoferrin) to help alleviate their acne, it’s important to be aware that it is the hormones in milk that aggravate acne. The key bioactive proteins in help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN have been extracted from milk and do not contain the hormones responsible for the aggravation of acne.
If you are lactose (milk sugar) intolerant and suffer from acne, you are also quite safe to take milk proteins (Lactoferrin) as they don’t contain any lactose.