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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

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zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)

 

 

it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?

 

calcium panthothenate IP 50mg

and

folic acid 1500mcg

 

along with differnt vit  b and vit c.



yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.

but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?

 

Nicotinimide is very good for acne.  I don't think there's a reason not to keep it up if it works for you.

do u mean forever?

or for few more weeks?



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

do
 


zinc sulphate monohydrate IP 41.4 mg(equivalent to 15 mg of elemental zinc)
 
 
it's got nicotinamide IP 100mg .how does that effect?
 
calcium panthothenate IP 50mg
and
folic acid 1500mcg
 
along with differnt vit  b and vit c.


yes,actually i dnt need a prescription for it.
but i wasn't sure if i should continue or not?

 
Nicotinimide is very good for acne.  I don't think there's a reason not to keep it up if it works for you.
do u mean forever?
or for few more weeks?

However long you like.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

thank you=)



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hi, first of all as much as I don't really understand all of this information, I'd like to thank you for it all!

I'll keep this blunt, as I don't want to waste any of your time, nor take up any unnecessary bandwidth by making a new thread.

I'm sixteen years old, formerly severe acne, but this been bumped down to perhaps moderate, but is now steadily becoming more severe.

Currently, I'm on doxycycline, purely to limit acne as much as possible. I use cetaphil as a cleanser and moisturiser, and lemon juice as a toner/to help with any red marks. Tea tree oil to spot treat.

In terms of exercise, I play football(soccer) for a top - 4 team in Scotland, and weightlift 4-5 times per week.

This however is limited by my diet, which is very conserved as I want my skin to improve. For example, today my diet consists of -4 scrambled eggs, 3 sausages, 2-3 chicken breasts, very small amount of rice, with vegetables accompanying each meal and occasionally on their own (I eat 4-7 meals a day). I drink four cups of green tea per day, mostlymbecause I enjoy it, and 4-5 litres of water per day. I supplement with vitamin c, fish oil, cod liver oil, and zinc.

Because I live in Scotland, and we rarely get any sun, I'll be supplementing with vitamin d3 and vitamin a in the next few days. I also plan on consuming turmeric/ginger/garlic, those anti inflammatory foods. I have noticed very oily skin lately. Also, I avoid all dairy, grains and nuts...

Please, could you elaborate in lay mans terms what I could do to improve, or to cut out? I'm really sorry if this is innappropriate, but I aim to be the strongest version of myself I can be.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:33 AM

Hi, first of all as much as I don't really understand all of this information, I'd like to thank you for it all!

I'll keep this blunt, as I don't want to waste any of your time, nor take up any unnecessary bandwidth by making a new thread.

I'm sixteen years old, formerly severe acne, but this been bumped down to perhaps moderate, but is now steadily becoming more severe.

Currently, I'm on doxycycline, purely to limit acne as much as possible. I use cetaphil as a cleanser and moisturiser, and lemon juice as a toner/to help with any red marks. Tea tree oil to spot treat.

In terms of exercise, I play football(soccer) for a top - 4 team in Scotland, and weightlift 4-5 times per week.

This however is limited by my diet, which is very conserved as I want my skin to improve. For example, today my diet consists of -4 scrambled eggs, 3 sausages, 2-3 chicken breasts, very small amount of rice, with vegetables accompanying each meal and occasionally on their own (I eat 4-7 meals a day). I drink four cups of green tea per day, mostlymbecause I enjoy it, and 4-5 litres of water per day. I supplement with vitamin c, fish oil, cod liver oil, and zinc.

Because I live in Scotland, and we rarely get any sun, I'll be supplementing with vitamin d3 and vitamin a in the next few days. I also plan on consuming turmeric/ginger/garlic, those anti inflammatory foods. I have noticed very oily skin lately. Also, I avoid all dairy, grains and nuts...

Please, could you elaborate in lay mans terms what I could do to improve, or to cut out? I'm really sorry if this is innappropriate, but I aim to be the strongest version of myself I can be.


Have these always been your habits or have you been making changes? And has your skin changed? Many males find they break out when they lift, can you try reducing it? Do you have any of those post workout drinks or other processed food or supplements? Do you drink sugar? Are a lot of those vegetables green, cabbage broccoli, etc?

If it helps, it seems to me that most teen boys with severe acne grow out of it. That was the case with my older brother, while my other siblings who had moderate acne still get it. And I suppose that applies to me as well as the severe part turned out to be a food intolerance.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:06 AM

Thanks a lot for the response! I understand that it's my age for the most part, but I wish to limit it, it's all about getting better.

And no, I supplement with no pre or post workout shakes, nor do I consume whey. The vegetables I eat for the majority are broccoli, carrots, and I choke down some of the extras that are there. I will be starting to eat lots of spinach also, or I'll make myself do it, and anything else that you may recommend? The only thing that I drink is water, I do not eat sweets, and stay away from thenmajority of things processed (very small amounts of dark chocolate perhaps once a week)

Also, do you have any input on my supplementation of vitamins? Perhaps the dosage of a/d?

Again, thanks a lot. It really means a lot

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

Thanks a lot for the response! I understand that it's my age for the most part, but I wish to limit it, it's all about getting better.

And no, I supplement with no pre or post workout shakes, nor do I consume whey. The vegetables I eat for the majority are broccoli, carrots, and I choke down some of the extras that are there. I will be starting to eat lots of spinach also, or I'll make myself do it, and anything else that you may recommend? The only thing that I drink is water, I do not eat sweets, and stay away from thenmajority of things processed (very small amounts of dark chocolate perhaps once a week)

Also, do you have any input on my supplementation of vitamins? Perhaps the dosage of a/d?

Again, thanks a lot. It really means a lot

If you don't like greens, make smoothies in a blender with them.  It is claimed that you get much more nutrition from them that way anyhow.   Take at least 2,000 IU of D.  Are you actually taking vitamin A or beta carotene?



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

I'll be hitting 2-5k I think, and it's vitamin A.
I think I will, any reccomendations? I'd plan on just throwing in carrots, broccoli, blueberries, small amount of banana, spinach, with almond milk or just water. I'd down it, wouldn't mind the taste. Sound beneficial?..

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:51 AM

I'll be hitting 2-5k I think, and it's vitamin A.
I think I will, any reccomendations? I'd plan on just throwing in carrots, broccoli, blueberries, small amount of banana, spinach, with almond milk or just water. I'd down it, wouldn't mind the taste. Sound beneficial?..


Sure.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

Such a beneficial thread especially for someone like me who is just starting off. Thank you for taking the time to write and update smile.png



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

Hah.  So I just came accross this very old Healthboards post by Sweetjade.  Some of the research in the clinical studies thread posted here by Dotty should have been attributed to Sweetjade.

 

http://www.healthboa...tml#post1272353



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:24 AM

True holistic view to acne is the most important. I got it under control only when I put down my triggers, scientific articles I had and feeling what really caused me acne....and started following it all religiously. 

 

Some hints: diet, sun, filtered water, inflammation control. 

Gluten causes deficiency in selenium, magnesium, vitamin A, protein, vitamin D, iodine.

 

It tool 12 years to get full picture.

 

But now at least I know I can offer some advice. Proper advice. It took me 1 month and a half to write it all this down..but I am happy I did!

 

*Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules*
 



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

So how should I begin to explore what are the causes for my acne? I know masturbation and weight lifting increases my acne but there're other causes as well because stopping those activities doesn't make my acne go away completely.

 

I'm supplementing with vitamins C, D, E and take zinc, calcium and omega 3. I don't know if these help though.

 

My diet consist mainly of green peas and meat now. I drink orange juice or water.

 

Epiduo, which I've used. doesn't help much.

 

alternativista, any tips? Thanks!


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

So how should I begin to explore what are the causes for my acne? I know masturbation and weight lifting increases my acne but there're other causes as well because stopping those activities doesn't make my acne go away completely.

 

I'm supplementing with vitamins C, D, E and take zinc, calcium and omega 3. I don't know if these help though.

 

My diet consist mainly of green peas and meat now. I drink orange juice or water.

 

Epiduo, which I've used. doesn't help much.

 

alternativista, any tips? Thanks!

 

That is a very good question! It seems like hormones is ONE cause of your acne. There can be others, and most likely there are. Regarding your hormonal balance, I've heard that a good diet is not enough if you have a problem of this kind so supplementing/medication is necessary. Your vitamins are good. They all can help with acne but when you masturbate/lift weights your testosterone increases which causes acne. Those vitamins won't counter that. So you need something that does. NOW, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: SPIRONOLACTONE IS THE SINGLE BEST REMEDY FOR HORMONAL ACNE SO YOU SHOULD TRY IT! See the good reviews here: http://www.acne.org/.../305/page1.html .

 

Also, women don't get acne if they masturbate. Why? Because men and women are different. What is the biggest difference then, you ask. Remember that the cause is hormonal so you must think what's the biggest hormonal difference! YES! It is that women have estrogen while men have testosterone. So, you need to INCREASE your ESTROGEN levels while DECREASEing your TESTOSTERONE levels! There is actually a medication that can do just that! Ask your doctor.

 

EDIT: I just looked up for the second treatment I described. It's called hormone replacement therapy or HRT but I read it has some unwanted effects so it's probably good not to take the full dosage.

 

I hope this helps.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?

A good diet, natural as possible circadian cycle and physical activity, and stress reduction improves all causes for acne and anything else you might have r be developing.

Btw, orange juice is not healthy. Even if its fresh squeezed, its still high GI. eat the whole orange, but you should try avoiding citrus for a while to test for intolerance, which is fairly common. Oranges give me severe cystic acne.

And add greens to your diet. If you don't like them or know what to do with them, make smoothies.

Also, please don't screw with your hormones as advised in the prior post. Help your body function and manage them itself.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:40 AM

Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?

A good diet, natural as possible circadian cycle and physical activity, and stress reduction improves all causes for acne and anything else you might have r be developing.

Btw, orange juice is not healthy. Even if its fresh squeezed, its still high GI. eat the whole orange, but you should try avoiding citrus for a while to test for intolerance, which is fairly common. Oranges give me severe cystic acne.

And add greens to your diet. If you don't like them or know what to do with them, make smoothies.

Also, please don't screw with your hormones as advised in the prior post. Help your body function and manage them itself.

Isn't green peas "green"? Isn't my diet quite healthy already?

 

I'll begin to drink blackcurrant juice instead of orange juice.

 

You don't recommend saw palmetto or anything like that. Why?



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

when one says it means many veggies specially the green leafy ones and others.

only peas aint really the idea behind 'greens'.

this 'green' is causing you to miss out on so much.

so many veggies with so much in them, and all you have is peas!

it's restrictive with less benefit.really.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

 

Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?

A good diet, natural as possible circadian cycle and physical activity, and stress reduction improves all causes for acne and anything else you might have r be developing.

Btw, orange juice is not healthy. Even if its fresh squeezed, its still high GI. eat the whole orange, but you should try avoiding citrus for a while to test for intolerance, which is fairly common. Oranges give me severe cystic acne.

And add greens to your diet. If you don't like them or know what to do with them, make smoothies.

Also, please don't screw with your hormones as advised in the prior post. Help your body function and manage them itself.

Isn't green peas "green"? Isn't my diet quite healthy already?

 

I'll begin to drink blackcurrant juice instead of orange juice.

 

You don't recommend saw palmetto or anything like that. Why?

 

They green. But they aren't greens.

 

You can try saw palmetto as long as you avoid mega doses, but be prepared to possibly making your skin worse.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

when one says it means many veggies specially the green leafy ones and others.

only peas aint really the idea behind 'greens'.

this 'green' is causing you to miss out on so much.

so many veggies with so much in them, and all you have is peas!

it's restrictive with less benefit.really.

Peas are cheap. Healthy diet is usually expensive and I don't have much money to spare. I need a diet that is cheap and healthy. Where can I find recipes? Or even better, a cook book (or whatever it's called) that contains only cheap but healthy recipes? 



 

 

Bump. Nobody can't help? Is there any way I could try to improve my acne holistically without trying all the possible methods that could work?

A good diet, natural as possible circadian cycle and physical activity, and stress reduction improves all causes for acne and anything else you might have r be developing.

Btw, orange juice is not healthy. Even if its fresh squeezed, its still high GI. eat the whole orange, but you should try avoiding citrus for a while to test for intolerance, which is fairly common. Oranges give me severe cystic acne.

And add greens to your diet. If you don't like them or know what to do with them, make smoothies.

Also, please don't screw with your hormones as advised in the prior post. Help your body function and manage them itself.

Isn't green peas "green"? Isn't my diet quite healthy already?

 

I'll begin to drink blackcurrant juice instead of orange juice.

 

You don't recommend saw palmetto or anything like that. Why?

 

They green. But they aren't greens.

 

You can try saw palmetto as long as you avoid mega doses, but be prepared to possibly making your skin worse.

Ok. Thank you very much. I don't try it then. So a healthy diet is my best bet then. No more supplements and vitamins? Does it really help? I'm doubtful but I hope the best. It sounds too easy and I already avoid all the ingredients most often associated with acne.






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