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joeshmo

what vitamins should i take to help my skin?

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right now i am a 24 yo male, with a rosacea type effect on my face. needless to say , it causes me great depression and i have no confidence in trying to pick up the ladies.....

my question is, will taking any vitamins help?

each morning i am taking 1 multivitamin which has:

6,000 iu vitamin A

300 mg vitamin C

200 iu vitamin D

100 iu vitamin E

25 mg vitamin K

and some other stuff

and 1 1000 mg vitamin C (for immune system)

i am wondering if i should pick up a bottle of vitamin A and or E and take 1 each with my other vitamins........would that be overkill? will it even help? i have heard A and E are for improving skin health....

thanks

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It all depends on what type of skin you have (oily, combo, etc.) and what skin problems you're trying to deal with.


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with a rosacea type effect on my face........my question is, will taking any vitamins help? 


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thanks a lot......can u take too many of 1 vitamin though? as you can see i am already taking a multi and a c......i may pick up A and E and B if i can find it. and take all of them....is that enough? is that too much?

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For the most part, multivitamins are pretty light on the dosage. Sometimes not even to your daily maximum. I'm guessing cause they know that people usually eat! It's not a meal replacement.

Just read the label on the multivitamin bottle and do your research on how much "extra" you need. Example: zinc, C, panto...


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thanks a lot......can u take too many of 1 vitamin though? as you can see i am already taking a multi and a c......i may pick up A and E and B if i can find it. and take all of them....is that enough? is that too much?

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Take a look at the Life Extension multi (14 caps a day) - this is probably the best and most comprehensive on the market. Take a look at the amounts on their labelling.

http://store.yahoo.com/iherb/mix.html


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GNC women's ultra mega is pretty good:

it doubles as a B-80 complex, and also contains 50% DV of calcium (pretty rare in multis).

2 tablets per day

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp...x=BUY-GFI-0-MWS


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Rainbow Light Advanced Nutritional System Multivitamin

Barleans Flaxseed oil

Barleans Evening Primrose oil(or Borage oil)

www.Barleans.com

www.Rainbowlight.com

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Try a Vitiman B Complex and Zinc.


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