Supplements Help

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I have been eating pretty well (no sugar, no bread, no pasta/rice/potatoes, no dairy etc.), but I read a lot about supplements and I think I need a few. I just have no idea which one to get, and I don't want to take 10 different supplements every day. And also no idea about the dosage..
I am definitely going to pick up vitamine D3 supplements since I live in the north of Europe and the sun is basically always hiding, and I was thinking about zinc and magnesium maybe? And vitamine C?
And help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Hi,

I have been eating pretty well (no sugar, no bread, no pasta/rice/potatoes, no dairy etc.), but I read a lot about supplements and I think I need a few. I just have no idea which one to get, and I don't want to take 10 different supplements every day. And also no idea about the dosage..

I am definitely going to pick up vitamine D3 supplements since I live in the north of Europe and the sun is basically always hiding, and I was thinking about zinc and magnesium maybe? And vitamine C?

And help would be greatly appreciated smile.png

If you take vitamin D3, take it at the same time as a high quality fish oil supplement. Vitamin D3 capsules are not absorbed in the body very well unless they are accompanied by good fats, like the omega 3s in fish oil.

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Definitely take D3.

Magnesium is great. I take it even though I eat a lot of magnesium rich foods like greens & seeds. Take it in the evening. It relaxes muscles and helps with sleep.

Zinc can make you nauseous. Take with food. I no longer take it, but other than figuring out my food intolerance, a supplement that included zinc was the first thing I ever noticed helping me after years of dermatologists & their drugs. It made my skin a lot less oily & I rarely had inflamed acne on my face. Then i changed my diet & my skin cleared for the first time.

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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”)*

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Give herpanacine a try, it might save you money on separate supplements (although it doesn't have vitamin D, so that might be extra for you). I have been taking it in place of my regular multivitamin, and for some reason the combination of vitamin A, E, zinc, l-lyseine &proprietary blend is working along with another supplement I take for hormonal acne and digestive enzymes. I didn't think it would work because any time I took those vitamins & zinc separately I didn't notice a difference. I got herpanacine from the vitamin shoppe, and the salesperson told me to try it for a month and return it if it didn't work, which I thought was a fair deal.

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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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Thanks a lot!
Fish oil seems like a good idea, I read something about the omega 3:6 ratio, should read some more :P
And I'll remember taking zinc with food.
Never heard of herpanacine, I'll look into it :)

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