My attempt to clear my acne internally:
Okay everyone! After hours upon hours of research to find other ways to cure my acne internally I have come to conclusion that certain vitamins do it best. First I went looking on amazon for acne pills and came across one called Clearzine Acne Solution. It is a supplement and contained wonderful ingredients, however there was a big problem with it because it was really expensive for the amount given and meant I would need to reorder every 10-20 days, which in completely unacceptable on a college student budget, albeit I still splurge on my skin every now and then. So because I was not going to order this so called "acne pill" I decided to examine its label and purchase each of its vitamins and minerals myself. This option is much cheaper in the long run. I opted out of purchasing two of the vitamins, as they did not have much scientific evidence regarding their effectiveness to control and prevent acne.
I purchased the vitamins then continued my search for more acne fighting vitamins. I found many good things on our wonderful site and others as well.
So I just want to give people quick synopsis of my skin. (Check out my gallery to see my pictures from before starting the acne.org regimen). I use the regimen still to this day. It has been about a year and a half since I started. I still breakout our every once and a while, but I manage to stay about 90% clear most of the time.
Okay now to the fun stuff. There are much more link than I have posted below for you all to read up on but these are important ones to me. Here is what I am currently taking:
-Chromium 500mg ~ http://www.acne.org/...c-and-chromium/
, http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/69254-i-- beg-all-of-you-to-try-zinc-chromium/
-Vitamin B5 3000mg ( I take 1500mg in the morning and again in the evening and I plan on dropping this to 1000mg after a couple months) ~ Read this link I beg of you:http://www.acne.org/...after-10-years/
. (B6 and L carnitine have been called accutane vitamins!!)
-L-carnitine 500mg ~ This is mentioned in the B5 link. The function is to "boost" vitamin B5 absorption in the body. This means that you do not have to mega-dose B6. Which is good news because severely mega dosing B6 can lead to hair loss.
Vitamin C 1000mg - Antioxidant. Many people with acne have inflammation in their bodies, which antioxidants can help with.
-Selenium 100mg ~ Very powerful Antioxidant
-Niacin 500mg ~ I use the flush version because it is the active version. I have heard of people with success using the non flush version but I wanted to stick to this specific form. helps tremendously with cystic acne. http://www.acne.org/...in-reviews-677/
-Biotin 200-250mg ~ B6 can deplete other B vitamins, especially biotin, so I take this amount is enough to keep levels normal. I have heard of individuals getting acne taking insane doses of biotin so I stick to the amount that my body needs to function.
-Chelated Zinc 60mg ~ Heals skin. http://www.acne.org/zinc-reviews-200/
-vitamin D3 ~ sunshine vitamin. Claims to cure acne. Will find links soon.
Search these vitamins yourself to see the benefits and whether or not you are willing to try a combination of these vitamins yourself. I do understand that I am taking a bunch but this is out of desperation lol. So, frankly, I do not care
Meanwhile I am still going to use BP for the time being to give these pills a chance to work their magic (hopefully) and then I will come off of BP! Hopefully I stay wonderfully clear! Anyway I hope this post provided you with some interesting reads and let me know if you have any questions. My laptop charger is currently not working and I am waiting for a replacement, so I have to use the family computer. This means it may take me a little longer to respond than I would like, but bare with me
Also sorry for grammar I do not have much time writing this!
I will update my pill progress periodically and whenever someone requests me.
Love you all ~ thereisalwayshope
Edited by thereisalwayshope, 09 January 2014 - 07:32 PM.