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B12 Deficiency And Acne?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

i've looked it up before but lately have been seeing more mention of b12 and acne. I know that a side effect from a b12 injection is acne but then a lot of people are saying b12 deficient is why one might have acne.
is there a way to ever completely fix pernicious anemia? im not sure if i cant absorb vitamin b12 from food but i did have to take some shots (need to go back and check my levels) Im fairly sure they already tested and said I didnt have that intrinsic (?) issue.
does anyone know how b12 deficient might occur if im already ingesting a lot of foods each day with b12 in it? i feel that whatever caused this could be a huge issue as to why i have acne but im confused if its even fixable? thanks :)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

Look into supps that help with absorption, mucilaginous foods (going to make some gumbo with okra tonight), and digestive enzymes? There's a lot of mention of hydrochloric acid on here, the name scares me so I'm not really into trying it. But msm and either colostrum or glucosamine (one of them helps with absorption I believe, both are good for digestive stuffs) are things I can get down with.

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If you treat your self/symptom with a lot more compassion, you'll find your skin heals much faster when it's not constantly in store for a thrashin'. Rather than blasting the sound of what you're currently treating your face with, the case may be you just need to change the station and re-evaluate you and your skin's relationship . It's easier than you think to relate with, because much like mainstream radio emotions always make for underrated yet relevant statements.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:09 AM

does anyone know how b12 deficient might occur if im already ingesting a lot of foods each day with b12 in it?

Impaired digestion. Do as Corgi suggested.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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