How herbs saved me from my hormones

IMG_20130826_155511

Oh my goodness. This will probably not be the most popular blog post ever, but I wanted to share anyway.  You, patient readers, know my struggle with acne and how it wears me down. After doing almost everything a girl can do (apart from Accutane which I am not down with at this point), I figured it had to be some sort of hormonal imbalance. I’ve heard people say that typically when acne is around the jaw and chin area, it is hormones causing it. And its like, “Awesome, but I’m not 15.”

I thought about doing a hormone test thing from a place that does that sort of thing. They told me it would be an at home test, only costing around $100. I was interested, but thought I would see if there are any herbs/vitamins/foods/chants (kidding) out there that could help balance me out.

I stumbled across a blog that listed a regimen that this girl who also suffered from hormonal acne was on. What she was saying made sense, and she even said that before taking these herbs, she was extremely careful about what she ate and how frustrating it was when that didn’t always work (I hear ya, sister!!). While I do believe that sugar is not good for acne (and a world of other things), I would love the freedom of not feeling like my face is going to look like I have leprosy every time I eat a cookie.

It has been about a month now, and I see improvements. I take them faithfully, three times a day. My purse is like a medicine cabinet, and you can hear me coming before you see me, but I don’t care. I call them my “estrogen pills” to make people uncomfortable.

These are my new four favorite things and why:

  1. DIM– this is a compound found in cruciferous  veggies like broccoli and brussel sprouts. It promotes, through the liver,  healthy estrogen metabolism. To put it very simply, it helps with the production of “good” estrogen (2-hydroxy) and away from “bad” estrogen (16-hydroxy) which is the estrogen linked to breast cancer, infertility, ovarian cysts and, of course, hormonal acne.  This won’t be found in just any drugstore. Look in a health food store or online. I got mine at Whole Foods, and it wasn’t cheap, but it’s worth it to me!
  2. Vitex (also called chasteberry)- this is an herb that works on your pituitary gland in helping regulate hormone production. This is used for women who have low progesterone. Side effects of low progesterone may be: irregular periods and acne. Women coming off of the pill often experience low progesterone.  This is a great Q&A about vitex. I got this at a vitamin store (this is also not found in typical drugstores) and I take it six days on, one day off as instructed.
  3. Milk Thistle– supports healthy liver function. What does this have to do with hormonal acne? Well, the liver is where the bad estrogen will get detoxified and removed from the body. I found it at CVS (buy one get one free! Woohoo!). Don’t use if you have a ragweed allergy!
  4. Burdock Root– this helps cleanse the blood. I know! It sounds like witchcraft. It’s eaten as a veggie in Japan, it can be juiced, taken in a tincture or a pill. According to Paul Pitchford “(Burdock) is a vital cure-all for all conditions of excess and significantly clears the blood…”. This website claims that it is a favorite among herbalists in the treatment of acne. And the reviews on Amazon mention it being used for acne. Why hadn’t I ever heard of this until a month ago???

 

I was planning on giving this three months, and if it didn’t help, going to see a specialist. It’s been a month, and, unless it’s a fluke, I see an improvement. Hopefully with time it will even get better. Here are some pictures of me just starting out on the herbs with no make-up on and then me, after almost a month also with no make-up on.

acne acne2

acne3

 

I know this is probably boring for a lot of you, and most probably didn’t read all of this, but I hope it helps some of you who are feeling straight up out of whack. I am still taking antibiotics (for now) and using a retinoid, but maybe one day soon I can stop. And you know what? I even had ice-cream today.(But let’s not push it…)

 

 

75 Comment

  1. This is AWESOME. I’ve been struggling so much with acne and hormone imbalance since having kids. I’m going to try this out. Thank you!!!

  2. Kristen says: Reply

    Thanks Brittany! I will have to try these. I have the same acne in the same place and it drives me crazy! I’ve researched and believe that mine is hormonal too. Thanks for the tips:)

  3. Nicole says: Reply

    This is a great post!! So much I didn’t know but definitely need to know…
    And I never knew Milk Thistle and the liver helped with acne! That’s great because I drink Arbonne tea all the time with Milk Thistle in it and my face has been getting so much better. Didn’t know that could be a connection. Yay!

  4. christine block says: Reply

    thank you for sharing!! It was extremelu imformative! I loved it!

  5. Tara says: Reply

    Are you kidding, this was a super interesting and informative post – I’ve never heard any of this before! So cool that it is helping! I definitely need to get on this regimen.

  6. Tori says: Reply

    Great post! My supplement is the same apart from I don’t take burdock root (so going to try it now though!) It’s great to know that we’re both on the right track! I also find great success on the oil cleansing method (great article on this on Tracy’s website)
    Won’t be long until you’ve given up the antibiotics!

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      Thanks for reading, Tori! I haven’t tried the oil cleansing method…I’ve been so scared to do anything other that what my dermatologist told me to do, but maybe I will! I’m excited about giving up antibiotics. I’m so glad you’ve had success!! Cheers!

  7. sarah says: Reply

    i’ve been dealing with acne for about 13 years and i recently started taking a dessicated liver supplement and i haven’t had one breakout in 4 months, my skin is sooo smooth and my scars are healing too…just thought i would share 🙂

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      sarah, I feel your struggle! When will it end?? I have some cod liver oil in my fridge. Would that be the same thing? I bought it for my skin! (Just about every thing I buy is for my skin..sigh…)

  8. Deb Mayo says: Reply

    Hi friend, if you haven’t checked this out, try http://www.vitacost.com for supplements; typically much cheaper than whole foods. I’m not sure how much you paid for DIM, but stated retail is approx. $58, vitacost is $28. My SIL told me about their site a few yrs ago. I use them or Amazon for many of my supplements. Wish you the best!! (& enjoy your blog!)

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      WOw! Thanks Deb!! That actually helps a LOT! I miss you! Thank you so much for reading! I always tell clients you are my favorite esthetican!

      1. Deb Mayo says: Reply

        I miss you too!! Thank YOU for the kind words! 🙂

  9. Rachel says: Reply

    Hey! I’m very excited I stumbled across this post of yours, and your blog. I’m yet another long time acne sufferer w no help from diet, sleep, supplements (so far), exercise, pills, various cleansing regimens, refraining from ALL fluoride use (helped a little but not much), etc. I’ve yet to try herbal supplementation like this though. And yet another “hormonal” acne sufferer…since puberty…for 11 years I’ve had the “tell-tale hormonal chin/around mouth/jawline acne”.

    How much do you supplement with each herb / serving and also /day? Or do you just follow what is on the bottle? I didn’t see anything for dosing it in your post or Tracey’s.

    Thanks! xo

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      Hey Rachel! I’m so excited that you stumbled across the blog, too!! (sorry, i get very excited “meeting” new people this way!). I feel your pain. I really though by my age I would not have to think about acne anymore! But in many ways it’s worse! iyiyi. Exercise is something I’m not great at and always wondered if it would help my skin.
      Sorry for not posting how much I take! I take two DIM in the morning, one vitex, one milk thistle and one burdock root, at lunch one vitex, one milk thistle and one burdock. Then at dinner one vitex, one milk thistle, one burdock. And vitex is six days on, one day off, so I skip Saturday (when I remember!) Please let me know if you start and what success you have!! Thanks for reading!!

  10. Sarah says: Reply

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I purchased these supplements today and can’t wait to try them out. Like you, I’ve tried just about everything and didn’t think it could be a hormonal issue for the longest decade. These pills aren’t cheap but clear skin is priceless. Your results give me hope 🙂

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      Sarah, you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that you have hope again!! I felt the same way. A website that may be halepful for you is vitacost.com… I got the herbs for a great deal!!

  11. Amanda says: Reply

    I have just came across your blog and I am a sufferer of what I believe is hormonal acne. I only get it on my chin, around my mouth. I am 31 years old and have been suffering from acne since I was 15. I have tried Accutane (twice), tetracycline, tons of topical medications and nothing has worked. It makes me self-concious. I have started using the oil cleansing method along with apple cider vinegar toner – something natural to apply to my face. It has only been a week so I haven’t seen results yet. I am desperate and am going to try the herbal supplements as you have suggested! I really hope it works 🙂

    1. b.jo says: Reply

      Amanda, thank you so much for reading. I can definitely sympathize with hormonal acne. It’s so frustrating! Let me know how the oil cleansing goes, that is something I’e never tried. All the best!!

  12. Hellllllo! Thank you so much for posting the before/after photos. I’m currently on day five of DIM/Vitex/Burdock and am panicking because while things have slowed (there’s not nearly as much boiling going on), I woke up this morning with new active pimples for the first time since beginning DIM. I am hugely impatient, and I miss sugar, and I want this work.

    From your photos, it looks like you just had scarring left after the first month. True? Did you experience immediate clearing, or was it a slow burn?

    (Thanks in advance! It’s just nice to find someone who may have some insight into this supplement craziness.)

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hey! I completely understand your feelings. I was preparing myself for the worst, and told myself to give it three months. It started helping after about one month, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I say give it a few more weeks! I know it’s hard!! Once the supplements started working, I let myself eat more sugar. 🙂 (that is probably not a good thing!) Also, check the milligrams on your DIM. Make sure you taking at least 100mg a day! Please keep me posted!! I was just thinking today how thankful I am for these little herbs…

  13. First of all, you are hilarious!!! Second of all, thank you so much for posting this. I had completely lost hope for my acne until I stumbled upon the Love Vitamin and now this post. I am seeing a naturopath in a couple weeks and want to start and herbal regimen like the one you started but first want to get approval from a specialist. Thank you for posting this though!!!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Genevieve- I’m so glad! PLEASE keep me posted! I’ve never seen a naturopath but am interested. Thanks for reading and I hope you get help and relief!!

  14. lina says: Reply

    Thank you so much for this post! I’m just entering my first year in uni and massively broke out due to hormones, especially on my cheeks, and I don’t know why. Didn’t want to take the birth control my doc prescribed due to all those horrid side effects I read about, so I found your blog. Your results are amazing and I just bought the supplements you mentioned. Hopefully I see the same results in a few months. Just a question, did you continue to wear a little makeup or coverup when you went outside during this regiment? I’m quite ashamed of all the redness and scars.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Lina, thank you so much for your comment! I totally relate about not wanting to take birth control. I was on it for years, and while it did help, the moment you go off of it, the acne/hormonal imbalances return. I absolutely wore make-up during the break-outs. I wouldn’t have been able to go to work otherwise. It takes such a toll on a person! I so empathize! All I would say is to splurge on a professional quality concealer and foundation. (skimp on other stuff! 🙂 ) Keep me posted, please!

  15. Stacy says: Reply

    So glad I found your blog! I have researched every single herb you listed and started milk thistle a couple weeks ago. Got DIM this afternoon and will start in the am. I am super sensitive so I think starting only one at a time will be best so that I know if anything has any negative effects! My acne started about a year ago, cleared up in the fall, then came back at the beginning of the summer. I’m so over it so I hope this helps!!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Stacy, I completely understand being SO over it!! I really hope it helps you too. Give it some time, at least a month. And please keep me posted!!

  16. Caitlin says: Reply

    I just ordered all these herbs for under $10 off Swanson vitamins website. I was googling for more info and found your blog. Hopeful results!

    Your skin looks awesome. Since you’re a product junkie (like me), you should try this:

    http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=DR.%20DENNIS%20GROSS%20SKINCARE%20Alpha%20Beta%C2%AE%20Peel%20Original%20Formula%20P377533&skuId=1450964&productId=P377533&_requestid=59831

    So expensive, but so worth it. And you don’t have to do it every day. Every 3 days is good. Makes the biggest difference in the tone and texture of your skin. Not sure if you’re familiar with gycolic acid at all, but it’s amazing, this product especially.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      You are so sweet!! I can’t wait to check out this product- Thank you! I love products, but I love a personal testimonial even more! Let me know how the herbs go!

  17. Christine says: Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this helpful blog! I just came off of birth control and have been breaking out. I ordered DIM and am hoping it helps with my hormonal breakouts. This might be too personal but if you’re not taking birth control anymore, what method have you been using to prevent pregnancy? My boyfriend is worried that I am now off of the pill but I don’t want to take synthetic hormones anymore. Thank you!! 🙂

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Christine, I think Vitex would go along very nicely with the DIM! I agree…the perks of synthetic hormones start to be out wieghed with the bad side effects. I’m kind of an open book, so I will tell you, I don’t use any sort of birth control. We are ready for kids whenever we are blessed with them. 🙂

  18. Rossian Janine Acuna says: Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I will try this and hopefully helps me out. I tried everything I can when it comes to acne facial wash, cleanser, toner…from cheap to very expensive products but nothing helped me… I even took Accutane… after i stopped my Accutane and pills it went back…It is so depressing… I will try this 4 vitamins, will eat healthier and I will continue my regular exercises… Thank you again for sharing…

    Rossian

  19. Hi !
    Just found your blog searching for acne+DIM on google ! Thank you for your article, I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne since I’m out of birth control pill and it got really really bad few month ago. I feel like things are going better now thanks to Acnease, but my skin isn’t still completly clear so I think I will try DIM+Vitex (and because I can’t afford ordering more Acnease). I wanted to know, a year after, are you still taking this herbs ? (If no, for how long did you take them ?) Are you still clear of acne ?
    Thank you for your help !
    Cassandre
    PS : sorry if my english is not perfect but I’m French ^^

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Cassandre, your English is amazing! You should hear my French. 🙁
      These herbs worked fairly well (of course not perfectly) for a year. I am not free of acne currently because i had a miscarriage four months ago and had a horrendous break-out and the marks are still healing. I still take the herbs to regulate my hormones. I believe they help. 🙂 Let me know if they help you!

      1. Thank you so much for your answer ! I’m so sorry for your lost, it must have been so hard to deal with acne in top of such an ordeal. I wish you to get better and better !
        I have the same pb with the marks… My cheeks are full of blemishes, now that I don’t break out that much it’s getting better but it so annoying to have this reminder everyday… Specialy when you once had a perfect skin 🙁
        Anyway, I think I will definitly try those herbs (and I will also come back around for your tips to heal scars ^^) !
        Thanks again for your help !
        Cassandre

  20. Jennifer says: Reply

    hello…thank you for this post I have been in serious need of something to help with my acne I am 23 years old and break horribly on my chin I purchased everything you listed I was just wondering what are the exact amounts of each you took daily? I just want to make sure that I am taking everything correctly my birthday is coming up soon and I’m just desperate for anything to clear my skin up. Thank you!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hi Jennifer! Thanks for reading! I really hope the herbs help. They helped me a lot with acne in the chin area, so I’m hopeful for you!! I take 100mg daily of DIM and 800mg daily of the Vitex. As far as the Milk Thistle and Burdock Root, just take whatever the bottle recommends, as I don’t think they are as crucial. 🙂 Please keep me posted!

  21. Emily says: Reply

    Hi, just stumbled across this blog entry when researching taking DIM, vitex and milk thistle. Now I’m looking at burdock root too! I already take multi-vitamins, do you think that is OK or could it react with the other supplements? It seems burdock already has a lot of vitamins in it.
    Emily

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Emily- so sorry for the delayed response! Ack! It should be OK, I never had any trouble with “overdosing” on vitamins. You could always run it by your DR if you are worried. Cheers!

  22. CSPENCE says: Reply

    I can’t thank you enough for your blog post! I have suffered with acne for 20 years! Yikes, been on every cream and drug imaginable. One day the Lord told me I need to watch my liver, long story short I found your website and started DIM and Milk Thistle that day. LIFE CHANGER! I’m no longer on any acne meds and although i have leftover scars I no longer breakout except for when I forgot to take my pills over a few day period! I’m doing so well on 1 of each twice a day, but am thinking of adding Burdock Root just for the fun of it 🙂 Can’t thank you enough for your post!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hi! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! I’m so happy to hear that the herbs have helped you get off of acne meds!! And so cool that God gave you direction in this! How amazing!! He’s so good.

  23. Alexandra says: Reply

    How long should you stay on this regiment?

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      I was on it for about two months consistently before I noticed results. I did find that when I slacked, the acne would flare up. I don’t believe there is any harm in continuing on this regiment indefinitely. (Unless you become pregnant!)

  24. Lisa says: Reply

    Hey! Your blog was so informative! I’ve been taking milk thistle for about two weeks now. Once I started, I noticed I started breaking out even more. I researched and saw that many people have this initial break out before their acne eventually clears up. Did you have this initial breakout? And if so, how long did it last before you actually saw consistent results?

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Lisa, Hi! Thanks for reading! I didn’t notice an initial breakout, but that could be because I was already breaking out so badly. 🙁 I know a lot of things have that “get worse before it gets better” thing (so annoying!!). I would say give it at least a month before stopping! Maybe your liver is getting clean??

  25. kristina says: Reply

    I have been struggling with adult acne for years now. Cystic acne that would pop up every single day of my life. Depression, misery, anger, and insecurities would consume me because no matter how many doctors/dermatologists I went to, nothing worked. I came across this blog and figured I would try the supplements Dim, Vitex, Burdock Root, and milk thistle.

    I have been taking them for 4 months now and I get really emotional thinking about how these supplements are working for me. My skin is clear and feels smooth, I do get little pimples before my period but it’s NOTHING like what is was before.

    Thank you Knee Deep in Lovely for sharing your experience with me, you changed my life and I am forever thankful for stumbling upon your blog.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      kristina,
      I hope you get this reply. I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to respond. Your comment meant SO MUCH to me. Seriously, you brought tears to my eyes. I’m so glad the herbs are helping you! I’d love to stay in touch. We need support through things like acne!
      Cheers!
      Brittany

  26. Xin Peng says: Reply

    Does it get worse before gets better? Cause I have been taking vitex, DIM and milk thistle for almost a month, I started to get more acne around month and chin area than before.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Xin Peng,
      Hello! I’m so sorry it’s getting worse! I remember it took a month or two before i noticed any real change. Is it still not improving?

  27. Be says: Reply

    Hello there. I’m interested to try this herbs and I have a few questions if you don’t mind.
    1. Do you have to take 4 of them? If I want to take maybe 2, which one do you think the most important one? or do we have to take all to get the result?
    2. Do you need to take this supplement forever? If you stop will you get the problem back? I’m not really comfortable thinking that I’m reliant on certain product forever. Can I use this for couple of months and when it gets better I just stop?

    Thank you. Sorry for a lot of question.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      be, i am so sorry for my late reply!!
      these are actually really great questions. i would say of the two, if your acne is hormonal to go with the vitex and dim.
      i’m not sure about your second question. i think it’s possible for your hormones to balance out and not need them anymore. i am not on them now, but because i am pregnant. 🙂
      have you started taking any yet?
      – Brittany

  28. LmG says: Reply

    Found this pinned on Pinterest. I loved all the positive feedback and so excited to try it out! Have you tried Evening Primrose? it is said to help with hormonal acne also.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hi! thanks for reading. I haven’t tried evening primrose, but that is good to know! I’m probably going to have to get back on this regimen after i have the baby. let me know how it works!!

    2. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      How is it going? I am now taking evening primrose, but for entirely different reasons! (childbirth)

  29. Sydney says: Reply

    Hi there!

    Came across this browsing the web while looking to find treatments for natural treatments for hormonal acne.

    I see that this post was from a while ago, so I just wanted to see if you are still using these supplements and if it continued to work out for you over the years?

    I recently purchased these products off of Amazon and wanted to ask what you think the best dosage for these supplements combined is? Will taking them all at once cause you to get sick?

    Thanks!
    Sydney

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hello Sydney!
      taking them all together did not make me sick. I have another post about DIM. I thought it had stopped working, but I checked my new DIM bottle and it was only 25mg per serving, which apparently was not enough for me.
      Of course feel free to check with Dr or OBGYN or hormone specialist, but I had no adverse side effects when taking all four at one time.
      If your acne/issue is hormone (too much “bad” estrogen) these should help!
      I stopped taking them about a year ago. I was pregnant and miscarried and then became pregnant again in Oct, so haven’t started them back up. Thankfully havent needed to!!
      Good luck!!!

  30. Misty says: Reply

    I have been struggling with adult acne for years now.I am 31.Weird cause i had no problems until i got older.I knew i had some kind of a hormonal imbalance. I have been taking DIM for a month now I also take milk thistle. I do have a bottle of chasteberry but i only took for a week didnt notice any difference. Never heard of Burdock root.May have to try this.I am also on a diet where i stay away from hamburger meat and milk for fear of the added hormones.My skin has been looking great.I feel better too more energy and have even lost a couple lbs Thank u for posting this blog.Wondering how u take all these At once or spaced out?I usually take dim and milk thistle together after lunch and take another dose of dim after dinner.

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Misty- I’m so glad your skin has been looking great!! I took them all together. I haven’t for awhile due to pregnancy and now breastfeeding, but will start them up again after that. Best of skin to you!!

  31. Raylee says: Reply

    What’s the dosage for milk thislte? I keep being confused with taking too much for a few moths or If I should just take a little …I’ve had hormonal acne for a long time even tried accutane and didn’t work since I had hormone problems so trying this!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Raylee (love this name!!),
      I took whatever the bottle said to do. Most brands I tried said to take 3 times a day.
      I’ve heard several people say that Accutane only worked very temporarily for them, which seems so oooo frustrating! Hope this works for you. Best wishes.

  32. Rach says: Reply

    i just purchased all three vitamins of milk thistle . DIm, and Vitex and with Vitex the bottle just says take daily one or two pills…is it ok to take daily for a long time or do I have to take breaks on and off it?

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      I didn’t take any breaks with Vitex. I do believe the bottle said to take six days on, one day off, so I did that.
      Good luck!!

  33. Sunny says: Reply

    im going to try this for sure! I have the DIM, Vitex, and milk thistle but not Burdock root …do you think it’s ok to not have that one and try the rest? Or should I try them all for sure? I’ve had hormonal acne for ten years and even Accutane didn’t work !! Yikes!! Also, I read somewhere that I have to take a break for five days on Vitex every month after my first period day if I have regular periods, does that sound right or should I just listen to you about taking a break on Vitex every six days? Another thing is I read somewhere else that it’s not good to take Vitex for more than 6 months? Is there any truth to that? Would appreciate any answers! I’m sure you’re a busy bee!

  34. Sunny says: Reply

    im going to try this for sure! I have the DIM, Vitex, and milk thistle but not Burdock root …do you think it’s ok to not have that one and try the rest? Or should I try them all for sure? I’ve had hormonal acne for ten years and even Accutane didn’t work !! Yikes!! Also, I read somewhere that I have to take a break for five days on Vitex every month after my first period day if I have regular periods, does that sound right or should I just listen to you about taking a break on Vitex every six days? Another thing is I read somewhere else that it’s not good to take Vitex for more than 6 months? Is there any truth to that? Would appreciate any answers! I’m sure you’re a busy bee! Thanks!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Sunny- so sorry for the late response!! It’s probably not a huge deal to leave out the Burdock. For some reason I think (for me, at least) the DIM is the big deal here. I don’t think it would hurt to take a break from Vitex ever month. I didn’t, though…I just followed instructions on the bottle, really. And I definitely took more than 6 months. But if it seems to stop working, maybe take a break? Hope that helps!!

  35. Becca says: Reply

    It is so encouraging to see something that helped with hormonal acne! It is a struggle I have been dealing with for nearly 10 years, and it seems to be only getting worse. I was wondering if in addition to helping with acne, the supplements you are taking were able to treat any of the other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, e.g. mood swings, fatigue, headaches, etc. Let me know, thanks!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Becca- so sorry for the late reply!! Yes, the herbal supplements did help me with some horrible cramps I was having! I didn’t get headaches, etc, but I’m sure it goes along with it! Hope it helps!!

  36. Sam Scott says: Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have struggled with acne since I was 13 years old and I am now 32 years of age. 4 Years ago I discovered that my facial acne was most likely due to stomach issues that I probably got from excess antibiotics and birth control. I’ve heard it can ruin the stomach lining and create horrible stomach issues. So in trying to correct my stomach issues I finally fixed most of my facial acne and hardly break out anymore, which is great! But, I stopped taking birth control and had a baby, and now I break out mostly on my neck and a little bit on my chin area! I am not used to acne in these areas and have linked it to my hormones! I am definitely going to try all of these supplements you recommended but I also had a question. Although I have tried desperately to correct my stomach issues I do still have some problems with digestion and was wondering if you knew if these supplements possibly help with that as well?

    Thank you so much and have a blessed day.

    Sam

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hi Sam! So sorry for the late response! I need to get better at checking the comments.
      I honestly can’t say if these herbs will help with stomach issues…unless the stomach issues are hormone related? I know they helped me with cramps, etc.
      Any updates? Would love to hear.
      THanks for reading and best of luck!!

  37. lisa says: Reply

    Hi I started taking each of the four items once in morning and then before bed I saw immediate results with in two days my skin felt more balanced since I have dealt with oily skin since 13 I am now 46. I had a partial hysterectomy. My skin started getting pimples on my neck and user chin jawline. I am so excited to hopefully have some relief as nothing has ever worked before. My only question is I did notice that my poop sorry is a light brown yellow. What does that mean or is this normal again I am only five days in

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hello Lisa! I ‘m so glad it’s working so quickly! That’s great! I’m not sure how it could be affecting your poop! If it continues maybe just let your doctor know.
      Have a great day!!
      Brittany

  38. HI! thanks for all the info! i do tons of research on things related to this and am HUGE! on holistic remedy’s. but i do have a question i PRAY you can answer. can i do this while still taking birth control pills? i want to stop taking them but last month i tried and my face FREAKED out! thats why i got on them in the first place. but i want to try this regimen for a month or so and then stop the pill? what do you think/know about this?
    THANKS!!

    1. Knee Deep in Lovely says: Reply

      Hi Larissa! Thanks for commenting and reading.
      I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to take this while on the pill. I only stopped taking them when I got pregnant and now that I am nursing I don’t.
      Of course, I am not at all a doctor! Maybe check with yours?

  39. Debra says: Reply

    Ladies I cant stress how much these supplements will give you back your Beauty and Happiness if you your hormones are reaping havoc these are the supplements to take. I can’t tell you how these supplements have literally save my life, Ive suffered sever depression, acne, water retention, hair loss and night sweats, hot flashes the works with this perimenopause but these supplement did the trick. Do yourself a favor and save your money paying for doctor visits and these Rx drugs. Walmart has most of the listed supplements the most reasonable I’ve found so far…..Be Blessed

  40. Liza says: Reply

    Hello, I’m super excited to begin this regimen. I have suffered from acne since I was 12. I am now 38 and in the last 6 months it’s come back with a vengeance! I am also incorporating a progesterone cream and using burdock tea instead of capsules. Do you know if the tea is as effective?

  41. Debra says: Reply

    Take it from me these supplements do work, I’ve been off the DIM for about 2mos and the depression is back with a vengeance along with a mild case of chin acne. They have aided me in my depression and hormonal acne from transitioning into menopause. They all now can be found on Walmart.com are very deep discounted prices…..Be Blessed
    God herbs work better than man-made rx

Leave a Reply