Vitamin Overdose?

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Hi everyone, I 'm hoping someone can help me figure this out. I started taking clearetto pills (herbal supplement) to balance my DHT/androgen production (I have PCOS and androgen dominance symptoms) and address possible vitamin deficiencies. The main ingredient in clearetto is saw palmetto, but it also contains other vitamins. I started with a low dosage, but because I needed to take more saw palmetto, I increased it to 3 pills a day now (the recommended max is 4 a day for severe acne). Along with the saw palmetto, though, I'm inevitably taking more vitamins plus zinc and copper in each pill. I started experiencing some headaches, dizziness, and trouble concentrating and I'm wondering if it's the saw palmetto or if I'm taking more vitamins than I need. Is there such a thing as vitamin overdose? Or maybe it's a saw palmetto overdose? I was once advised to stop taking my multivitamin for a while because I didn't need it, so I'm wondering if my body just doesn't need all the extras that come with saw palmetto in clearetto. Please let me know what you think. Here is a list of the ingredients (gelatin capsule).

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

DV% Amount per Serving

Saw Palmetto Berry Extrac:t 650mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid: 25mg, Vitamin A (as Beta-beta-carotene) 2000 IU 40%. Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 800 IU 200%, Vitamin E (as DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 30 IU 100%, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 2 mg 100%, Folic Acid 165mcg 41%, Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 20mg, 133% Copper (as Cupric Oxide) 0.5mg 25%

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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Have you tried b5?

I'm on week 8th and its finally working.

I haven't ...this clearetto supplement has B6. Is B5 better for acne than B6? I didn't have any luck with B12, that's why I avoided B-complex supplements that have all 3 Bs.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Have you tried b5?

I'm on week 8th and its finally working.

I haven't ...this clearetto supplement has B6. Is B5 better for acne than B6? I didn't have any luck with B12, that's why I avoided B-complex supplements that have all 3 Bs.

I heard b6 and b12 are bad for acne.

To my knowledge b5 is supposed to stop oil production there for acne bacteria has no food thus no zits.

My first 2 weeks I broke out after that oil went down and pimples started receding.

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I haven't ...this clearetto supplement has B6. Is B5 better for acne than B6? I didn't have any luck with B12, that's why I avoided B-complex supplements that have all 3 Bs.

I'd be careful about taking B6, which has been linked to causing acne:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/130553

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/1834437

To my knowledge b5 is supposed to stop oil production there for acne bacteria has no food thus no zits.

My first 2 weeks I broke out after that oil went down and pimples started receding.

Good to hear that b5 works for you. I'm considering taking b5 myself.

Do you take your B5 together with compounds like L-cysteine or L-carnitine?

What dosage do you use?

Did B5 cause any hair loss?

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I haven't ...this clearetto supplement has B6. Is B5 better for acne than B6? I didn't have any luck with B12, that's why I avoided B-complex supplements that have all 3 Bs.

I'd be careful about taking B6, which has been linked to causing acne:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/130553

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/1834437

To my knowledge b5 is supposed to stop oil production there for acne bacteria has no food thus no zits.

My first 2 weeks I broke out after that oil went down and pimples started receding.

Good to hear that b5 works for you. I'm considering taking b5 myself.

Do you take your B5 together with compounds like L-cysteine or L-carnitine?

What dosage do you use?

Did B5 cause any hair loss?

The first 2 weeks I took 10g of b5 I broke out, after that week my face oil production reduced and pimples were receding. I'm on week 8 right now taking 6g

After this month I'm gonna lower to 3g see how that goes for me. I take b5 only nothing else , no hairloss so far.

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Thanks for the info. It's a bit strange that B6 is included in an acne pill, since it's bad for acne. I wonder why they didn't include B5 in clearetto. I might try it and hopefully no hair loss


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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