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#1 hazbomb

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

Hello all, very new to all this.

I have minor Acne. A 26 year old male.

Have just purchased b5 pantothenic acid as the reviews look pretty amazing. It clearly states on the box to take 1 a day with a meal and not to exceed the stated dose.

However having looked at this and various other forums I can see people have been taking much more. Is this safe?

I am also worried about my hair as I have read hair loss is an issue. I have thinning hair as it is



Any thoughts or commened will be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

Yea I, like many people who tried the b5 route experienced hair loss. So thats one thing to look out for. Yes, on the one hand there are the theories that it will only work if it is taken in high amounts, then there are the possible side effects that may occur because of the high amount. By personal opinion is to start out slow with the directed amount, and then work your way up.

Out of curiosity, since you say you have minor acne, have you already tried a topical route?

Morning

light wash with Acne.org cleanse

Aveeno Daily SPF 15

Aczone (As only spot treatment)

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1000mg Omega-Complex

 

 

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Shower

medium wash with Acne.org Cleanser

Medium application of Aczone

layer of Acne.org lotion

Evening Supplements

50mg Zinc


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Random1,
Thanks for your reply.

I used oxytetracycline tablets which I got from my doctor. They did work well to be fair but I kept getting rashes on my body so I had to stop. I then moved onto Panothen which I didnt think were great at all and noticed no difference after 2 months use. So have now started on b5

I dont know whether to take more than 1 tablet a day.

And dont know what else I should take to possibly combat hair thinning?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

Taken from A Stone that Kills two Birds: How Pantothenic Acid Unveils the Mysteries of Acne Vulgaris and Obesity:

They were given 10 g of pantothenic acid a day in 4 divided doses. To enhance the effect, the patients were also asked to apply a cream consisting of 20% by weight of pantothenic acid to the affected area, 4-6 times a day.


Some information about using both Pantothenic acid (at a much lower dose) and Cysteine to boost synthesis of Coenzyme A: http://elqalatawy.hu...-Cure-Guarantee and http://elqalatawy.hu...ented-For-Years (forget about the ads and the guarantee, there is no guaranteed cure).

There's anecdotal evidence saying that B5 causes hair loss, there's just as much evidence saying it initiated hair regrowth, apparently it's something personal. Make sure to eat a balanced diet, so you'll get all the nutrients needed for strong hair follicles. If you intend to use B5 for a long time, consider taking a B-complex as well, so you'll limit the chances of an imbalance.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Taken from A Stone that Kills two Birds: How Pantothenic Acid Unveils the Mysteries of Acne Vulgaris and Obesity:

They were given 10 g of pantothenic acid a day in 4 divided doses. To enhance the effect, the patients were also asked to apply a cream consisting of 20% by weight of pantothenic acid to the affected area, 4-6 times a day.


Some information about using both Pantothenic acid (at a much lower dose) and Cysteine to boost synthesis of Coenzyme A: http://elqalatawy.hu...-Cure-Guarantee and http://elqalatawy.hu...ented-For-Years (forget about the ads and the guarantee, there is no guaranteed cure).

There's anecdotal evidence saying that B5 causes hair loss, there's just as much evidence saying it initiated hair regrowth, apparently it's something personal. Make sure to eat a balanced diet, so you'll get all the nutrients needed for strong hair follicles. If you intend to use B5 for a long time, consider taking a B-complex as well, so you'll limit the chances of an imbalance.


AKL, thanks for the info,

Im currently taking 5 tablets (500mg tablet) a day spread over the whole day (1 tablet every 3 hours), taking with meals and also trying eat healthy too.

I will invest in some B-Complex vitmains.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

I been taking 6g for 6 weeks now
First 2 weeks broke out from then on oil production has gone down I got 1 zit ( small ) per week
Currently on week 6 I got another break out just 3 small zits but since thanksgivving and all the holidays I been drink soda alcohol pork pizza burgers cheese and all the bad stuff so I guess I'm paying the price now... Will see how week 7 th goes. Those 3 zits are on the healing process now.

Also I haven't notice any hair thinning if anything I think my hair has been growing at a much faster pace. I notice my hairline was receding at the age of 19 am 23 now and it has stay the same so far.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

You should be taking L-cysteine if you don't want to experience hairloss. See my b5 hairloss cured thread, i added pictures.




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