It is widely suspected that the anaerobic bacterial species Propionibacterium acnes ( P. acnes ) contributes to the development of acne, but its exact role is not well understood.  There are specific sub-strains of P. acnes associated with normal skin, and moderate or severe inflammatory acne.  It is unclear whether these undesirable strains evolve on-site or are acquired, or possibly both depending on the person. These strains have the capability of changing, perpetuating, or adapting to the abnormal cycle of inflammation, oil production, and inadequate sloughing of dead skin cells from acne pores. Infection with the parasitic mite Demodex is associated with the development of acne.   It is unclear whether eradication of the mite improves acne. 
I could really use your help plz! I’ve had PCOS type symptoms for almost 2 years now, I’m about to turn 19. I was taking vitex for 2 months and it regulated my period substantially. It used to come for 6 days but has gradually decreased to 2-3 days. I got Hormone bloodwork done, and my doctor can’t figure out if my Progesterone levels are adequate. I got it done about 5 days before my period( luteal phase which ranges between (23 and 29 days). The results are 65 ng/dl. When i tried converting to pg/ml, i got 650. Is this a healthy level or too high? I very much appreciate you taking the time to address our concerns <3
If you have any doubts about how different progesterone is from the progestins, remember that the placenta produces 300-400 mg of progesterone daily during the last few months of pregnancy, so we know that such levels are safe for the developing baby. But progestins, even at fractions of this dose, can cause birth defects. The progestins also cause many other side effects, including partial loss of vision, breast cancer in test dogs, an increased risk of strokes, fluid retention, migraine headaches, asthma, cardiac irregularities and depression.