Are These Ingredients Triggering Cystic Breakout?

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In the beginning of January, I purchased Rebuilt Mass Gainer, a mass gainer containing the following ingredients:



Calories  850.00  
Calories from Fat  90.00  
Total Fat  10.00 g  15%
Saturated Fat  5.00 g  25%
Cholesterol  80.00 mg  27%
Sodium  860.00 mg  36%
Total Carbohydrate  130.00 g  43%
Dietary Fiber  4.00 g  16%
Calcium  500.00 mg  50%
Sugars  10.00 g  
Protein  60.00 g  0%
Potassium  500.00 mg  14%
Advanced Creatine Complex  10.00 g  **
Creatine HCl     **
Creatine Citrate     **
Micronized Creatine Monohydrate     **
Creatine AKG     **
Creatine Ethyl Ester HCl     **
Micronized L-Arginine     **
Micronized L-Methionine     **
Micronized L-Glycine     **
Micronized Guanidinoacetate     **
Micronized AKG     **
Leucine  6.20 g  **
As Whey Protein Concentrate Whey Protein Isolate Calcium Caseinate Soy Protein Isolate Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides and L-Leuci     **
Betaine Anhydrous  2.50 g  **
Quercetin  1.00 g  **
Fenugeek Extract (Trigonella foenum)(seed)(standardized for fenuside)  600.00 mg  **
HMB powder  500.00 mg  **
Sustamine™ (L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine)  100.00 mg  **
BioCore Edge™ (Protease [from Aspergillus oryzae Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus mellus] and Peptidase [Aspergillus oryzae])  100.00 mg  **
Brown Seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus)(whole plant)  100.00 mg  **
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients:  Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch), Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides), Fat Blend (CLA Powder, Medium Chain Triglycerides), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose 


***I have regularly been taking this everyday using water not milk since about January 3rd and experienced no acne increase whatsoever until about January 17. It started out as a small pimple under the skin and then over the course of the next few days, about 3 cysts emerged. I usually tend to only get one at a time, so could this product be aggravating my acne? I really want to keep using it, but ever since this breakout, I stopped altogether, and my face so far has been getting dramatically better as no new cysts have appeared, but that also could be due to my antibiotics working. I also have been using veltin (tretinoin plus antibiotic) since early January and it seemed to work initially, but do you think that could be responsible as well?

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Sorry to hear that man, yes, junk protein powders cause breakouts :(


Avoid sugar, fat or go for something like GEAR-Adanced anabolic activator it is just pills but very poweful, look into them. And use your own carbohydrates that you know won't break out. :)

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