Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:06 PM
As many people here know that have taken Accutane, Accutane is basically a derivitave from VIT A right? Well when you go Accutane at first you experience break ups and all. Well I also took accutane a few years ago and it helped but it stopped working after a while but I also remember getting the flare ups at the beggining. I came to a conclusion that everytime that I took vit A i would break out, (basically the pimples would get bigger). I think it might be because it messess up my liver?
Well i had decided to eliminate any form of VITAMIN A PALMITE which is found in many foods to keep food fresh. Well my acne stopped a lot that I was sooooo happy. I only had dry skin and my scars but who cares at least I wasnt getting pimples anymore. I also had eliminated any form of dairy products. If at the back of the package it said CONTAINS: milk I would not eat it. I was really clear. Here is my picture to show you guys. Although it is not a close up you can see that I'm clear. Well I had started eating things again like it didnt matter and pimples came back. Now I'm on my first month of eliminating the things that I had eliminated but I just dont remember what else I eliminated to stay clear.
You guys should try this too and if you have some input please share.
Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:54 AM
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:04 PM
beta carotene is safe.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:36 PM
Anyone else have any idea?
I'm stumped - I've never seen this as a cause of acne before.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 05:13 AM
Vitamin A from animal food is safe at high doses and most people get way way to little. Carotenes are inferior. I have been taking 20-30 thousands IU of vitamin-A per day for a long time with only positive effects.
Take your cod liver oil without fear boys and girls.
Vitamin A on trail
Posted 25 December 2007 - 02:12 PM
Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:05 PM
FYI, Vitamin A Palmate contains a potato derivative. It's not well known, but potato is a common food intolerance/allergy and can contribute to skin problems. I have to avoid fortified cereals, rice milk, etc. due to the presence of Vit. A Palmate. However, I can take other types of Vitamin A supplements with no problem.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:46 PM
beta carotene is safe.
Retinol gets a bad rap because if you take too much of it, there could be bad effects; but, this is not because of an excess of Vitamin A. It's just an imbalance of fat-soluble vitamins.
Your body likes a certain ratio of Vitamin A to Vitamin D to Vitamin K; so if you're megadosing on retinol, no wonder it will throw things off balance.
But retinol from cod liver oil is perfectly safe, since it provides Vitamin D as well as Vitamin A.
And no, beta carotene should not be considered a Vitamin A equivalent, especially in those with acne.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:57 AM
So, although it is a very rare allergy, it is possible.
Edited by Dotty1, 20 December 2010 - 10:58 AM.