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Question On Taking Vit. B 5/pantothenic Acid With B-Complex

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I have decided to supplement with Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) as I have heard this vitamin can dramatically help acne. (I'm starting with 3 grams and will work my way up to 5 grams. Once I am clear, I plan to reduce the dose back down to 3 grams. I understand that in order for Pantothenic Acid to be effective and to prevent deficiency in the other B vitamins, I need to take a B-complex. However I have also read that B-complex is a huge acne trigger??? I am hoping though that that the higher dose of pantothenic acid will compensate for any negative affects the B-complex may have on my acne... I'm not sure what to think. What's your take on this? Anyone know anything about this topic?

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If your gonna take b complex

Cut the pill in half and take in 3 days interval or twice a week as b6 & b12 tends to make acne worst.

FYI

Ppl report hairloss so keep that in mind.

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If you megadose b5, you will most likely go bald within a few years. I suggest you go here and see how you will look bald before proceeding. No girl should be using B5, at least guys can shave.

http://virtualheadshave.baldlygo.com/FreeVirtualHeadShaveGallery.htm

Here is my thread on the issue.

Here is a link to b5 induced hair loss that has continued for 8 years.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Hair-Loss-1012/2012/10/b5-hair-loss.htm

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i took vit b complex(which also had vit c and zinc - brand zevit) for 6 weeks(as preacribed) plus 6 more weeks(on my own) and i have only seen good effects.

i used to use a hair tonic but i stopped using it for my derma said it might have side effects.

but i have not seen hair fall.in fact i am better than i was before the tonic.

i dnt have much hair fall,*touch wood*

this could be because i have been eating very well and living healthy.

but even if thats the case,the capsules dint have any negative effect at least!!


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Last week i bought 'Now Pantothenic Acid B-5 500mg' I started breaking out bad on the 2nd day, and on the 3rd day i decided to stop taking it. I also bought 'Now Vitamin A 25,000 IU' and to be honest, I'm kinda anxious about taking that, it seems a lot and I'm anxious it might break me out, even worse. I'm thinking of waiting till my acne clears up, and then starting to take it.

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The most balanced b-complex I found so far is solgar's b-complex stress formula with vitamin C. It doesn't have as high a % of B12 and B6 (the Bs that break most people out), and yet it still gave me a few tiny breakouts in places I don't normally break out crazy.gif


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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I have decided to supplement with Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) as I have heard this vitamin can dramatically help acne. (I'm starting with 3 grams and will work my way up to 5 grams.

I take a very, very low dose of vitamin B complex (with vitamin C) which makes the skin texture amazing. Sometimes, I get a bit greedy and try to up the dosage and have the worst cystic breakouts. I also stop the intake every now and then, and mix the powder(by opening the capsule) along with my mud face masks( I have oily skin).

I also agree with itsoveryes about megadosing with B5. I tried it almost 6 years ago, and I started losing hair like crazy. And my skin went super dry, and yet oily(if that makes sense). I stopped it immediately. I have been on a trial and error method for so long, and the very few things that helped are as follows: 1. Eliminating dairy products

2. BP

3. Zinc+Mg+low doses of Chromium supplements

4. I also supplement with other vitamins every now and then, to correct the losses brought about by the vitamins I take on a regular basis.

5. Gallons and gallons of water early in the morning.(this has helped me tremendously since I haven't yet found the moisturizer for my oily skin).

6.I also take B complex(very low dose) + vitamin C

7. I try my best to avoid sugar.

8. trying to get away from tea and coffee addiction.

9. Peels every 4 months or so. I give a lot of time for my skin to heal. (I never do a peel when I have an active pimple)

10. Retin-A whenever I feel the need.

11. Facial steam every week. Sauna once a month.

Note: This is what helped ME. I have made my mistakes, and I have the scars to show for it. Everyone's skin is different, so go by what fits your regime.

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I see that you take Inositol. What kind do you take? How has it benefitted you?

I was wondering if I can take it since I have PCOS.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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I see that you take Inositol. What kind do you take? How has it benefitted you?

I was wondering if I can take it since I have PCOS.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Check out my thread with all the information here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/334249-inositols-impact-on-hormonal-acne/

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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...

 

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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i took vit b complex(which also had vit c and zinc - brand zevit) for 6 weeks(as preacribed) plus 6 more weeks(on my own) and i have only seen good effects.

Yes, Several years ago, before my diet changes, I took a similar supplement with good results. My skin was less oily & I rarely had any inflamed acne on my face.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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