Diet and B5: A Theory
Posted 04 June 2004 - 03:58 AM
B5 (or more accurately, Co-Enzyme A) helps metabolize fats and carbohydrates and protein. I've read on MANY Anti-Acne diets that too many carbs and refined foods will cause breakouts. I don't have a heavenly diet, but I notice that when I eat poorly my face gets a bit oily and I breakout with small zits.
What i'm trying to get at is this: I believe that when you eat "junk" foods, your body uses Co-Enzyme A to break it down until there is no Co-Enzyme A left. Once your body runs out of CE-A, the "junk" goes through your skin and causes breakouts. If people have a poor diet, they might need more than 10g of B5 daily to have adequate Coenzyme A in order to metabolize all the stuff they're putting in their bodies so it does not come out of the skin as toxins.
Maybe this has already been discussed before, but I hope at least someone finds this interesting, and maybe some people will even test it.
Good luck and god bless!
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:09 AM
people say: don't eat junk food and wash your face more
we say: SHUT UP!
but they are right, they just don't know how drastic!
1 - the ugly colored and graved with bird shit all over it, but Porsche/Lamborgini shaped car what could take you like a jet plane?
2 - or the amazing static red colored shiny, with the green glow under the car but is shaped like a lame cube where old folks drive in?
[image removed by sigbot--see board rules] the same goes for acne and the girls who choose the guy's [image removed by sigbot--see board rules]
ps: I don't know cars, only girls... but you got the point.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 01:45 PM
One thing to remember when on high dosages of b5, though: Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, spaced between meals, throughout the day!
(I think you might be onto something with the Enzyme idea, too)
Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:50 PM
Stage 1 (Treatment):
* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)
* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.
Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002
* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)
* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.
Stage 3 (Correction):
* 1/18/08 Ultimate Colon Cleanse (30 day program)
* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).
* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:55 AM
Posted 07 June 2004 - 02:58 PM
Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:36 PM
I was on B5 for a month and it helped. The one thing that happened to me was going to the bathroom often (#2). I think that helped because whatever bad stuff in me that could have been causing the acne came out. Just a thought. The B5 also made me really hungry. Good luck!
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