Ok, I am now convinced that the supplements I was told by the doctor to take for my anemia (basically a good b-complex with folate and iron) are not helping my skin. I switched several b-complex fomulas, and I am now taking one with the lowest % of B12 and B6 I could find (as those are typically the b vitamins associated with worsening acne) - it's called solgar stress formula b-complex with vitamin c. I thought the % of B vitamins was the best comparatively speaking (the highest % was B5). Everytime I introduce a b-complex into my routine, I break out in little spots in parts where I don't normally breakout. This also happens with iron-rich foods like lentils.
But, I feel MUCH BETTER with these supplements and with eating iron-rich foods. What should I do? Since I am anemic, there is no way I can fix my deficiencies solely through food (unless I eat a gallon of lentils and such every day!). Any suggestions? Should I just keep taking the b-complex and hope that I will eventually stop breaking out from it? My acne is mostly hormonal, and I read that b-complex stress formula can help with that as well. So many benefits, yet my skin doesn't get it!