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Thanks for all the information. I have started on Vitamin B5, yesterday was my third day today I will be starting day 4. So far symptoms I've had, I get so hungry, and I have been getting so sleepy. I'll take naps and I'll wake up feeling sleepier than before. Anyone had this symptom as well? Maybe I just need to start taking Vitamin b-complex.

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Thanks for all the information. I have started on Vitamin B5, yesterday was my third day today I will be starting day 4. So far symptoms I've had, I get so hungry, and I have been getting so sleepy. I'll take naps and I'll wake up feeling sleepier than before. Anyone had this symptom as well? Maybe I just need to start taking Vitamin b-complex.

B5 makes you sleepy? That's odd, seeing as it is a B-vitamin. Maybe that's to do with something else?

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Can I just coenzyme a to get rid of acne?? Since it's because we are lack of coenzyme a which makes us oil skin?? Would that help?

im curious of this too. is there a way to get the affects of whats needed when taking b5 without needing to overdoes and possibly avoiding side affects like hair loss?

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DECENT PRICE: I just got mine yesterday, I jumped right into the 500 mg. It was at GNC for only(gnc brand called pantothenic acid) 14.99 for 100 pills that is a 50 day supply. Note: Inside a lot of rite aides are GNC shops, so it is easier to find.

QUESTION: does taking it at night keep you awake? I found it listed in my energy drink and it also says it is for energy metabolism so I was just checking: I have sleep issues..


my regimen:

am

- purpose/ dans cleanser, wait 15 mins : then moisturizer, then wait 15 mins :erithromycin topical 2%

pm

-cleanser, then witch hazel toner, wait 15 to 30 minutes then tretinoin .1%

pills

-taking doxycycline oral antibiotic

-taking aleve for pms flare ups

Diet and supplements

- magnesium, zinc, vit c, b5, probiotics, calcium, b12, vit d, biotin

- try to avoid dairy and trans -fats,processed food, wheat, soy, and all white carbs, organic eggs only, no red meats,

- 5-9 fruits ot veggies a day, as much water as possible

make-up limited use, maybe once a week: bare minerals matte foundation, mineral veil

Other

experimenting with microdermabrasion and micropeels

just started aspirin masks with licorice root powder in them


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Just started this regime. Using my common sense, It is possible that it could be a slight placebo. However, I was on about 2G of B5 for a few weeks and my skin looked good. 3 days after stopping it, my skin broke out badly.

With most of our skin conditions its so hard to link success with results. In other words, how do you now know that it is just a coincidence that your skin sometimes is better on B5.

Remember to use L carnitine.

I think 10G of B5 is a little to much for anyone.

Im hoping to take between 5-8 with some L carnitine and Biotin.

Has anyone actually asked there GP about this?

There are thousands of posts online about B5, but no references from everyday doctors.

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Hi! my dermatologist actually prescribes b5 to her patients. i've never tried it though but im thinking of trying it under my derma's supervision before jumping into accutane. will update.

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Wow it sounds like A LOT of pills to take...

Roughly how long did it take for this to work for people?

Has anyone had good results with this, been able to stop taking B5 and still have clear skin???


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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It helped my acne alot, but lost too much weight so I stopped taking it :S

Did you notice if your skin got worse by stopping the B5?


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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It helped my acne alot, but lost too much weight so I stopped taking it :S

Did you notice if your skin got worse by stopping the B5?

It was quite clear for a month or so. Then I started to breakout a little.

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It helped my acne alot, but lost too much weight so I stopped taking it :S

Did you notice if your skin got worse by stopping the B5?

It was quite clear for a month or so. Then I started to breakout a little.

Sorry to hear that then

but thanks so much for letting me know :)


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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Vitamin B5 is great for acne but an even better method to clear your acne is changing your diet. I have found that the best diet for clearing acne is the weight loss diet, as it provides your body with many beneficial nutrients which help to clear your skin

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Does anyone know if vitamin b5 will make the skin sensitive to sun exposure? I can't find any information on it so I'm assuming it doesn't. I just want to be sure.

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I have mild acne, and i've been on 10g of vitamin b5 daily for a month now. But I see no major improvement, it's pretty much the same, i got two bad outbreaks at the beginning which still didn't heal completely!!

Maybe my skin is a little drier, that is about all I see...Oh yes along with initial digestion problems.. !

Should i continue and buy another kilo, or should I just accept this doesn't work for me...

Next things I will try are megadosing vit. a, guggul extract and megadosing zinc smile.png. Last resort will be accutane

I am combining this with topical treatment, salycilic acid, azelaic acid and retinol with a moisturizer (oil free atm)

I don't really have big acne problems, but my skin just doesn't look nice from up close..,I have blemishes, and red zits that just don't want to go away..

I've been on accutane before and it really wasn't that bad- the result was more then worth all the side effects

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I been taking this for three months now. I tried taking it down to 5g a day but my face breaks out, I bump it back up to 10g and my face clears up. What gives? What do I do?

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My experience thus far: I started clearing acne by good diet and got clear (although bad scarring). I had a few mild bumps but my cycstic acne was behind me. I started b5 regimen source naturals brand 3g for 3 days. During those 3 days, my scarring started to look better, my skin was slightly less oily, and my few mild bumps went away. I had 3 really small bumps and that was it. I did not pass solid stool for those 3 days constantly upset stomach farting. The next three days I decided to bump my dosage to 5g (just to see what happens). My stomach got used to it and started to get less upset and more soild stools, I epxerienced moderate hair fallout, and MANY small initial breakouts that were in uncharacteristic places: nose, inner cheek ( I never get breakouts on nose before this). After three days on 5g, the intial breakouts got worse and stopped regimen.

Review:

Positive results were achieved on 3g per day for 3 days, but then agian I started off the regimen with mild acne. I had 12 small heads and went down to 3 in those three days.

I think the 10g might be a bit too much, I think postive results can be achieved at a much lower dose in combination with a good diet. Right now I have about a dozen breakout spots and 4 cystic acne due to the initial breakout, I am recovering my skin right now by not taking any vitamin b5.I am going to wait before it clear naturally and try to go on a lighter dosage next time~around 1.5g (higher or lower depending on how clear I am) as to not upset my stomach, and cause other side effects.

By the way heres what I was eating throughout (and before the regimen)

Morning: greek yogurt, oatmeal, bagel, fruit

lunch: sandwich/sub/ or salad

snack: some kind of protien (shake, tuna, or yogurt) and a banana

dinner: salad or chicken breast/vegetables

calories: 2000-2500

carbs: 300gish

proteins:150g

fats:45g

supplementation

vitamin b5

multivitamin

fish oil

vitamin d

acidopholis

i am a 23 yr old male btw

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Well my experience with b5 is very bad. I was taking 10g for 50days ( had 500g of b5).

At first it got worse, got 3 cystic acne (never had them before !!) and around them few normal acne appeared. Then the outbreaks stopped but those acne took a long time to heal.. Anyways at the end I was pretty much where i started, the skin did not improve not even a bit!

Also I think my hair line receded a bit, although my gf says it didn't. Kind of paranoid since my father is bald smile.png . Well I bought nizoral cream and started using that to counter the b5 effects.

Probably the worse "acne treatment" i ever tried!

Maybe something about my background:

I am 22 year old male, was on accutane once before cleared me up completely. I never had really bad acne but they were persistant, i guess they were moderate at their worst!

Now I started hitting the gym hard , and the hormonal impact caused the acne to reappear after 3 years.. It was the worst when i went from dieting to bulking..

I have a nice clean diet, fruits, vegetables, seeds and ofcourse lots of protein..

I know if i can convince my doctor to prescribe accutane once more I will definitely do that ! Probably the best thing for acne, you can just forget about your skin and it improves

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Hey just a reccomendation, high dose vitamin b5 will give you hair shedding. due to the extra toxicity of the vitamins. I was using 2 grams of vitamin b5 (source naturals brand) and getting hair shedding. I added 1000mg a day of acetyl l-carnetine (country life brand) and the hair shedding reduced significantly within a few days.You just have to play around with the dosage, keep a log book of your progress. l-carnetine is essetnital in making that coenzyme-a I also heard l-cycstine works as well but never tried it. again adding l-carnetine will boost your bioavailable b5 so it will give you an initial breakout.

Also just becuase your on vitamins doesn't mean you can eat like shit, to my knowledge b5 reduces the severity of breakouts but does not prevent breakouts themselves. I noticed that my cycstic acne is gone but I still get small bumps when I eat carbs/sugar.

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