I'm taking them for overall health aswell as an acne remedy, it is so far providing some assistance at minimising & shifting the breakouts.
I alternate between the calcium & magnesium ascorbate daily, yes they are both forms of vitamin C or mineral ascorbates.
Mineral ascorbates: When mineral salts of ascorbic acid are taken, BOTH the ascorbic acid and the mineral appear to be well-absorbed, so it is important to take into consideration the dose of the mineral accompanying the ascorbic acid when taking large doses of mineral ascorbates.
Hence why I chose those two forms of mineral ascorbate's, to get my vitamin C along with a suitable amount of calcium & magnesium dosage.
So I answered yours...will you answer mine?
Patientx please forgive my last statement
"So I answered yours...will you answer mine?"
I thought it was AAAdrien that wrote that comment, which is why I said that, please diregard
According to my humble researches the Pantothenic Acid / hairloss connection might be explained by two mechanisms :
1) Hypercalcemia : 1 g Calcium Pantothenate = 90 mg Calcium, so taking very high doses like 10/20 g everyday will deplete Magnesium over time, and Magnesium deficiency is linked to hair loss.
2) Cysteine depletion : Coenzyme A is synthesized from Pantothenate and Cysteine, large amounts of Pantothenic Acid would bind to all the Cysteine present in the body and lead to its depletion. Cysteine being particularly important for hair, hair loss would occur.
I have insanely oily skin myself and I'm planning to tackle it like this :
1 g Calcium Pantothenate + 2 g Cysteine /day
1 g Calcium Pantothenate + 0.5 g Panthetine + 2.5 g Cysteine /day
1 g Calcium Pantothenate + 0.5 g Panthetine + 2 g Cysteine per day + 0.5 g NAC /day
The purpose of adding two cysteine derivatives like cysteamine (contained in Panthetine) and NAC is to increase the chance of absorption of that Amino Acid.
Tell me what you guys think. Thanks.
Adrien, from France
Hello Adrien & welcome, I'm also quite new to this forum
I'm very fascinated by your research & choices of dosage.
May I ask...
Why did you choose the 2:1 reatio in regards to taking more cysteine/nac then b5?
This forum mostly discusses a 1:2 ratio, which is what I have been following.
What is your opinion on the absorption of L cysteine to NAC?
As with the research I've done I've come to the conclusion that NAC is the best form to take, the least toxic, & the most binding,
I have attatched this info in previous quotes written in this forum.
Since you discussed magnesium as also being depleted while dosing on b5,
why have you not included it in your regime?
Oh & if you could please include the sources/links of you research,
would love to read into them myself.
Especially in regards to the doses of calcium depleting magnesium
as im taking high doses of calcium ascorbate along with the b5,
but I've also recently included magnesium ascorbate, but wasn't planing on staying on it long