Originally Posted by barginboyrob
thanks for that advice.
but which do you thihk will have the greatest effect , evening primose oil?
simplistically, i'd say evening primose oil, zinc and vitamin A and vitamin E (although the latter to a lesser extent).
what i would say though is that certain nutrients are needed for the proper absorption and utilisation of evening primose oil. it'll be more effective if you take it with these co-factors (zinc, vitamin C, most of the B-complex). for this reason its recommended to take EPO with a meal (the meal will contain these co-factor nutrients). but if your diet isn't great then you'll have to source these supplements from your diet supplements. baring this is mind you're best still is to take a multi-vitamin and mineral. this will give you these co-factors for the proper utilisation of the EPO but also all the other vits and minerals implicated in skin health. furthermore, even though only certain members of the B-complex are needed as co-factors, the b vitamins work better as one unit or complex anyway, so you may as well take them all (you'll get all of them in a multi-vit and mineral), and the Bs will sustain your nervous system in regards to energy levels and stress whilst you're studying and playing hard at 'uni.
in conclusion, take a high strength multi-vitamin/mineral and evening primose oil. it'll be more convenient, cheaper and more effective than taking the nutrients mentioned individually.
all the best on your course,