Posted 18 October 2004 - 10:42 PM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:42 AM
im on tetra and my healing time is way low so i need it
Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:30 PM
i cant take zinc with tetra i dont think
Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:49 PM
I have a multivitamin with vit k in it, but it's 10 micrograms (mcg) 10% of the recoomended DV, so i don't know if that would help, would it?
Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:02 AM
Basic Elemental Minerals
I notice an big improvement with my face when I stick strictly to my diet and supplements. But I'd speak to your doctor before you buy any of those kind of supplements, because there is such a thing as having too much of it in your body. And, for me, I break out mostly because I've been exposed to chemicals or foods I'm sensitive to.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:58 PM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 04:12 PM
I'm not sure exactly what you were trying to say, but those supplements I listed off are def. not for acne, they're because I'm really low on all of those minerals and they help me become a bit more healthy and stronger, as I'm def. not as healthy as an average person.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 04:39 PM
i took 4 days in a row and now i'm paying for it stilll a week after!
Gives you fucked up pimples, i don't know why maybe because of the iodine.
anyways i took it because i wanted its ZINC since i couldn't get zinc at local pharmacy (they had none) but it back-fired and gave me acne instead of making it better.
Posted 21 October 2004 - 11:28 PM
Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:01 AM
True, which I why I have a list of how much I take of each one a day.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 08:45 PM
That's not entirely true.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Parmitate) in large doses will kill you- in small doses (above 100% RDA) it appears to cause osteoporosis long-term, or atleast increase the chances, and there are some worries about many other toxic effects. It seems safer in the Beta Carotene form, but even there was a report of greater incidence of cancer in smokers...
Vitamin D- again toxic in large quantities.
Vitamin B6- neurotoxic if you take a high amount over a long period.
Vitamin B12- taking more won't help or hurt- it's limited by the body.
Calcium can lead to kidney stones and worse, but magnesium you can take as much as you want.
Selenium in large quantities will kill you, in small doses it appears to be an antioxidant. There's no RDA on this one.
Iron- kills you dead, by destroying your intestinal tract if you take a whole bottle at a sitting, but take the RDA and you'll be fine.
Zinc- lowers iron, so can cause anemia. Anemia can kill.
Vitamin C- seems relatively safe even in extreme doses- although it can cause diahrea.
Basically, don't greatly exceed the RDA, particularly on iron, B6, vitamin D, vitamin A. And I would keep any vitamin A (Retinol Parmitate) supplement *well* below RDA- it's a scary chemical. The rest aren't so crucial.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 09:19 PM
I've found that garlic applied on the outside of the skin seems to help.
You crush a bulb thoroughly, leave for a few minutes (a chemical reaction is triggered when you crush the bulb, takes a few minutes), then rub the juice to the affected area before bedtime. It tingles a bit, but it shouldn't hurt. It's a bit fiddly, you may experiment on the best way to do this. Make sure there's no garlic chunks sticking to the skin- probaby too much of a good thing.
Wash off in the morning.
Be very careful the first few times you try this- some people are allergic to garlic. It can burn the skin, so test it somewhere (like inside of elbow or behind the ear) first.
The only downside is that the smell may linger a bit, even after washing; but it hopefully won't give you that really nasty bad breath. I think the smell lingers because it penetrates the pore and helps kill the bugs there, but the smell isn't terrible I think.
It seems to stop it getting any worse, and the prevents acne in the area. It also drys the skin slightly, but not like benzoyl peroxide can. YMMV.