Supplements for Acne

Supplements to help with Acne



These supplements can upset your stomach.  To prevent nausea, always take OptiZinc with food.

Zinc is an essential trace element for humans and there is evidence that it is similar to antibiotics in improving the condition of inflamed acne.  The effective dosage is not clear.  However, most studies indicate 50-100mg (The OptiZinc tablet that we recommend is 30MG).  We advise you to not take any more than 100mg because excessive zinc may lead to deficiencies in other vitamins and minerals.  One of the reasons that we like OptiZinc is that it contains copper and copper is one of the minerals that can be depleted by taking zinc supplements.

We are also recommending that you discontinue taking the zinc once you are completely clear.   We are not recommending this as a preventative.

If you would like more information to help you make decisions about the benefits, proper dosage and best formulation of zinc supplements, we highly recommend doing your own research on the internet or talk with your Doctor.

*Cal/Mag/Zinc Option- can be purchased anywhere and helps with PMS/cramping as well.

Omega 3 Fish Oil

Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that many of us who suffer from chronic inflammatory acne may benefit from taking relatively higher doses (1000-1700mg) of purified omega- 3 oils present mostly in wild ocean fish such as salmon, mackerel, cod and herring.

Omega-3 oils are anti-inflammatory and the body utilizes them in many ways. Of particular relevance to acne sufferers, they may help regulate hormones and in addition help to shorten the intensity of your breakout. Please note: that although there is no known toxicity associated with using fish oils over long term, you should check with your physician particularly if you have a chronic underlying illness or are pregnant. – they are formulated not to have a fishy after taste and are guaranteed burp free.

Please take 1 capsule/2 capsules with the lightest meal of the day.


Good bacteria that colonize the digestive tract and the skin. They can help people who have been on long-term antibiotics (both oral and topical). These good bacteria compete with the pathogenic bacteria and can help improve the incidence of breakouts.


Selenium is required for the function of many enzymes in the body including those involved in the immune and antioxidant defense system. It helps to preserve levels of other antioxidants.  The selenium dependent enzyme that controls glutathione has been shown to be low in acne patients, and low levels of selenium have been documented. Clinical studies have shown that supplementation can improve symptoms of lowered mood and anxiety as well as help to improve acne.


Chromium is an essential mineral that has a high number of functions in the body, mostly glucose regulation. Simply put it helps get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells in an efficient manner. It is also involved in fat metabolism.  400mcg of chromium helps to improve acne, it does this by helping to control blood sugar spikes from the foods that we eat, it also helps control carb cravings.

Other great supplements: Matcha, Tumeric, Ginger, Green Tea!