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#61 yungbuk

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:02 PM

holy shit....i just got a bottle from vitamin shop and took 500 mg.....it feels like i have a sunburn all over my body and like im still out in the sun.....kinda feels good after a while. i hope i dont start bleeding out from my eyes

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

How much is recommended as the max/day? Is 500mg just enough?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

So how many times a day should I take them and should I use anything else while I'm on them?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (AaronX93 @ Jul 20 2009, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So how many times a day should I take them and should I use anything else while I'm on them?


My 500 mg bottle "flush kind" says to take a tablet once a day. So, that's what I'm doing.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:53 AM

Just to update you guys, have been taking niacin for a week. All my current acne has healed. I have no active spots right now(thank god), but i still have a good amount of blackheads on my forehead. I am very thankful for niacin though, now im able to go to school without worrying about what my acne looks like. And the best part is i went to the movies yesterday and had an assload of candy (reese's, hersheys chocoloate, popcorn with butter) and i did not break out. My redness has been reduced about 70% and its getting better everyday.

I hope to god that this continues working...thanks for posting this OP

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (RockstarNailbomb @ Jul 21 2009, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to update you guys, have been taking niacin for a week. All my current acne has healed. I have no active spots right now(thank god), but i still have a good amount of blackheads on my forehead. I am very thankful for niacin though, now im able to go to school without worrying about what my acne looks like. And the best part is i went to the movies yesterday and had an assload of candy (reese's, hersheys chocoloate, popcorn with butter) and i did not break out. My redness has been reduced about 70% and its getting better everyday.

I hope to god that this continues working...thanks for posting this OP


Great stuff smile.gif
But were you taking the flush or no-flush type again?

I'd be interested to hear an update from people who've been on it over a month or two tho.


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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (someday @ Jul 21 2009, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (RockstarNailbomb @ Jul 21 2009, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to update you guys, have been taking niacin for a week. All my current acne has healed. I have no active spots right now(thank god), but i still have a good amount of blackheads on my forehead. I am very thankful for niacin though, now im able to go to school without worrying about what my acne looks like. And the best part is i went to the movies yesterday and had an assload of candy (reese's, hersheys chocoloate, popcorn with butter) and i did not break out. My redness has been reduced about 70% and its getting better everyday.

I hope to god that this continues working...thanks for posting this OP


Great stuff smile.gif
But were you taking the flush or no-flush type again?

I'd be interested to hear an update from people who've been on it over a month or two tho.



I am taking nature valley 500 mg NO-flush niacin. I too would like to see if these results will last, hopefully my body does not build a tolerance.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (RockstarNailbomb @ Jul 21 2009, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (someday @ Jul 21 2009, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (RockstarNailbomb @ Jul 21 2009, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to update you guys, have been taking niacin for a week. All my current acne has healed. I have no active spots right now(thank god), but i still have a good amount of blackheads on my forehead. I am very thankful for niacin though, now im able to go to school without worrying about what my acne looks like. And the best part is i went to the movies yesterday and had an assload of candy (reese's, hersheys chocoloate, popcorn with butter) and i did not break out. My redness has been reduced about 70% and its getting better everyday.

I hope to god that this continues working...thanks for posting this OP


Great stuff smile.gif
But were you taking the flush or no-flush type again?

I'd be interested to hear an update from people who've been on it over a month or two tho.



I am taking nature valley 500 mg NO-flush niacin. I too would like to see if these results will last, hopefully my body does not build a tolerance.


Great, yeah the OP in the other thread was using no-flush aswell.... Keep the updates coming tho bro thanks. There does tend to be a "honeymoon" period with new stuff IME. Hopefully it will continue to work for you tho.


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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:09 PM

For anyone who's interested, I found an excerpt from a book (not a website, which are usually fairly unreliable) on Google Books explaining how B vitamins (Niacin is B3) can regulate hormones, especially in women, and it mentions an effect on hormonal premenstrual acne.

EDIT: I guess I can't post links, but the books is called the estrogen alternative. Pg. 170 on the google books excerpt is what I was looking at.


I posted in the other thread, but I also had fast results with Niacin, like within a week I had no new breakouts and my acne was healing fast. I take 500 mg of no-flush niacin daily.
Also, from what I've read, don't take time-release Niacin. It seems to be what causes liver problems. My Niacin bottle says you shouldn't take more than 500 mg a day unless you are under a doctor's supervision, so it's just something to be aware of. If you can't find no-flush and don't like the flush side effects, then try taking smaller doses throughout the day instead of one big dose.
The regimen that cleared me 100% in one month:
http://www.acne.org/...ci-t242960.html

I'm finally free from chemical goops, artificial hormones, and antibiotics.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (asn6 @ Jul 21 2009, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For anyone who's interested, I found an excerpt from a book (not a website, which are usually fairly unreliable) on Google Books explaining how B vitamins (Niacin is B3) can regulate hormones, especially in women, and it mentions an effect on hormonal premenstrual acne.

EDIT: I guess I can't post links, but the books is called the estrogen alternative. Pg. 170 on the google books excerpt is what I was looking at.


I posted in the other thread, but I also had fast results with Niacin, like within a week I had no new breakouts and my acne was healing fast. I take 500 mg of no-flush niacin daily.
Also, from what I've read, don't take time-release Niacin. It seems to be what causes liver problems. My Niacin bottle says you shouldn't take more than 500 mg a day unless you are under a doctor's supervision, so it's just something to be aware of. If you can't find no-flush and don't like the flush side effects, then try taking smaller doses throughout the day instead of one big dose.


Well im not a girl, so this book is not for me...I hope the Niacin is not depleting my test levels, if so I am going to stop immediately. I would rather have acne than be an estrogen filled panzy...screw that. mad.gif

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:42 PM

I'm defiantly gonna pick this stuff up sometime this week.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:27 PM

http://www.acne.org/...co-t242786.html

found a patent for a zinc niacin combo thats supposedly very effective. check it out

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (RockstarNailbomb @ Jul 21 2009, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (asn6 @ Jul 21 2009, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For anyone who's interested, I found an excerpt from a book (not a website, which are usually fairly unreliable) on Google Books explaining how B vitamins (Niacin is B3) can regulate hormones, especially in women, and it mentions an effect on hormonal premenstrual acne.

EDIT: I guess I can't post links, but the books is called the estrogen alternative. Pg. 170 on the google books excerpt is what I was looking at.


I posted in the other thread, but I also had fast results with Niacin, like within a week I had no new breakouts and my acne was healing fast. I take 500 mg of no-flush niacin daily.
Also, from what I've read, don't take time-release Niacin. It seems to be what causes liver problems. My Niacin bottle says you shouldn't take more than 500 mg a day unless you are under a doctor's supervision, so it's just something to be aware of. If you can't find no-flush and don't like the flush side effects, then try taking smaller doses throughout the day instead of one big dose.


Well im not a girl, so this book is not for me...I hope the Niacin is not depleting my test levels, if so I am going to stop immediately. I would rather have acne than be an estrogen filled panzy...screw that. mad.gif


Haha, I don't think the effect applies to men. It said it has something to do with converting estrogen into some other compound so it doesn't build up in the body. If you don't already have it in there I don't think it makes it or anything! But I don't really know smile.gif

The regimen that cleared me 100% in one month:
http://www.acne.org/...ci-t242960.html

I'm finally free from chemical goops, artificial hormones, and antibiotics.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:17 PM

I think I might drive down to CVS tomorrow and see if I can get my hands on this stuff. I've been reading up on it and there seem to be no serious side effects (besides the flush) if it's taken in the instant-release, 500mg-or-under form. And apparently it's helped a lot of people with their acne. Sounds too good to be true, but it's worth a shot.

EDIT: On the older niacin thread they were talking about a potential for developing rosacea in the long run, from the constant flushing? What's that all about?

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

Like with any higher than normal dosing of a B-vitamin, is it advisable to supplement with a B-complex?

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (blessthefall @ Jul 21 2009, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Like with any higher than normal dosing of a B-vitamin, is it advisable to supplement with a B-complex?


I'm not sure, but I do take a B-complex, which seemed to give me a little improvement before I started taking the larger dose of Niacin. I just continued taking it, and I've recently stopped taking a multivitamin because I don't want too much stuff floating around in my system all at once. Mine only has 10 mg of Niacin so it doesn't add a substantial amount to what I'm already taking, since I don't want to go much over 500 mg.



Also, if anyone's interested, I posted progress pictures in the thread in the Adult Acne forum.
The regimen that cleared me 100% in one month:
http://www.acne.org/...ci-t242960.html

I'm finally free from chemical goops, artificial hormones, and antibiotics.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hey guys, you don't need to take the flush kind of B3. eusa_naughty.gif
The improvement of your acne is due to the antinflammatory action of the niacin, not the dilatation of capillares !
So I suggest to take the Inositol Niacinate (Niacin Flush Free). You will have the same effects on your acne without any bad reaction.

Suggested doses : 250-500mg max daily

http://www.acne.org/...SH-t239889.html

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:17 AM

I've been using 50-75mg Niacine for 1,5 weeks now, but my acne only seems to be be getting worse. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

I took 500mg of the flush two hours ago, and the flush now is by far the worst I've ever had. My whole face, upper back and arms burn so bad. Has anyone else experiences this? It actually hurts.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (blessthefall @ Jul 22 2009, 09:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I took 500mg of the flush two hours ago, and the flush now is by far the worst I've ever had. My whole face, upper back and arms burn so bad. Has anyone else experiences this? It actually hurts.


Yeah yesterday night was my third time taking Niacin 500 mf flush kind and it was also the worst experience so far. My whole upper body got red and burnt. I also got some rashes on my leg. It was pretty cool though. HAHA.
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