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Old 05-31-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

I have been researching lipoxygenase inhibitors. It appears that Zyflo (aka Zileuton) is one such inhibitor. A herbal alternative for those without medical insurance (i.e. me) is Boswellia. I have seen several articles and posts where people have noted a significant decrease in sebum production and inflammation.

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This sounds promising. Hopefully something will actually work for once.

I just bought a couple of bottles of Boswellia to see if there is anything to this remedy. Anyone have any experience with Zyflo/Zileuton or Boswellia?

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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

anyone at all?

 
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

alright...so nobody has an personal experiences...anyone have any thoughts?

i'm 27 and have been looking for an acne solution since i was 14. this one looks like it has real promise.

 
Old 06-03-2005, 02:07 PM   #4
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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

Seamus,

How's it going with your new Boswellia supplements? I'm extremely intrigued by this new approach.

 
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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

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Seamus,

How's it going with your new Boswellia supplements? I'm extremely intrigued by this new approach.
Thanks for the interest. I started my Boswellia supplements today. I am taking 3 of them per day at 307mg per capsule. Fingers crossed. I'll keep you guys...errr....myself updated.

I'm also taking milk thistle with this regimen and I'm using Burt's Bees Tomato Complexion Soap (even though I think topical treatments are a crappy after-the-fact approach to treating acne).

 
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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

Yeah, I went down that road a few monhs ago. Did lots of research and talking with people on another message board. Boswellia didn't do too much for me. Zyflo isn't currently on the market for acne (it is for asthma) but I asked a MD about this and he said taking it isn't practical. You need to take it 3 or 4 times per day on an empty stomach. After trying boswellia I went on accutane and I'd recomend it. My case wasn't too bad but very persistant. And no I don't have prescription coverage either but I said to myself...is it worth 2 or 3 thousand dollars to get rid of it?...Absolutley, if someone told me they could get rid of it I'd give them $20,000 (not that I have that much, but I'd find it). Fortunatley it will only cost ~$2,000 rather than $20,000.

 
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Re: Lipoxygenase Inhibitors (reduces sebum & inflammation) - Zyflo/Zileuton & Boswellia

One thing-- to maximize Boswellia's effectiveness it MUST-- and I mean MUST be taken with a high fat meal. If you do the research you will find that boswellia is fat soluble and that there's at least a 3 fold increase in mean plasma concentrations of boswellic acids when taken with a high fat meal.
Citation:
"Effect of Food Intake on the Bioavailability of Boswellic Acids from a Herbal Preparation in Healthy Volunteers"
Planta med 2004; 70: 1155-1160
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-835844

 
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