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#1 IDK111

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Hi all,

 

I have posted how magnesium + calcium + d3 + zinc had cured my acne in the nutrition holistic forum.   (Specifically magnesium + calcium because I have been on D3 and zinc for a while and it never really made a difference.  Well, vitamin D3 helped temporarily and minorly and it never helped for my back acne). 

 

But just in case you guys do not go there (I know that sometimes I avoided that forum because despite eating a healthy diet, my face and back were a wreck and it was frustrating).  So I am posting here.

 

Magnesium cleared my BACK acne.  I had cysts and pus filled ones.  It affected my whole back and shoulders.  Please consider taking it... magnesium is important if you have too much calcium in your diet.  Magnesium is also needed for PROPER calcium absorption.  Plus, many people are lacking in magnesium.  I tried magnesium oil but that never worked for me.  I had results from taking it internally in an absorbable powder form  (natural calm plus calcium). 

 

I don't wash my back with any soaps or nothing.  Just let the water hit my back when I shower.  That is all.  I don't even have to think or worry about it.

 

Good luck!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

How long did it take you to see results?



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:15 AM

How long did it take you to see results?

 

Hi Mark,

 

It took me about 3-4 days to realize I was not getting any new ones.  After 1 week, I knew my back had stopped getting new ones.  After 2 weeks, my back was clear (of even little small ones).  But the cysts went away fast. 


So 1-2 weeks to get rid of the acne, and then a few months to get rid of the scarring.  I stil; have hyperpigmentation scars and I've been on the magnesium since mid-October.  So...  But then again, my back acne was pretty severe.  I was offered Accutane and declined.

 

I also did not mention it, but it helped with my chest acne too.  My chest acne was mild though.  Nothing major.  But it still got rid of it.

 

Good luck!



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

How long did it take you to see results?

 

Hi Mark,

 

It took me about 3-4 days to realize I was not getting any new ones.  After 1 week, I knew my back had stopped getting new ones.  After 2 weeks, my back was clear (of even little small ones).  But the cysts went away fast. 


So 1-2 weeks to get rid of the acne, and then a few months to get rid of the scarring.  I stil; have hyperpigmentation scars and I've been on the magnesium since mid-October.  So...  But then again, my back acne was pretty severe.  I was offered Accutane and declined.

 

I also did not mention it, but it helped with my chest acne too.  My chest acne was mild though.  Nothing major.  But it still got rid of it.

 

Good luck!

Thank you. I will be trying this.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

Awesome! :)

Let me know how it goes!



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

Any new acne since you started?

What was your dosage of magnesium per day? 


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

Update? Are you still clear?



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 04:23 AM

Interesting, because I've been taking Magnesium for a few days now, and it decreased my blood pressure. And I think it increased my insulin sensitivity. I have no new pimples at the moment. We'll see in a couple of weeks if it really works or not.

 

I promise I will come back with results, good or bad.


Edited by BlackTrashbag, 29 September 2014 - 04:46 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

Okay, I'm back.

 

In the past 2 months I've been experimenting with a whole spectrum of supplements.

 

  • Magnesium
  • Zink
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • L-Carnitine
  • Chromium
  • Omega 3
  • and some other stuff that I don't remember

 

Seemingly none of the supplements made any difference, except for Magnesium.

 

It did reduce my acne (I wouldn't say it cured it), and it also stopped my hair loss. I get the feeling that my hair loss and acne is related. So I had been on magnesium for a few weeks, and then stopped and experimented with other supplements, but my acne came back, and my hair started to fall out again. So a week ago I went back to Magnesium, and no surprise: acne stopped once again, and so did my hair loss. I'm going to continue supplementing with Magnesium for an extended period of time.

 

Will report back in a month or so.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

BlackTrashbag, any update on the magnesium.  I am thinking of using for acne as well as the beginning stages of hairloss.

 

Thanks!!



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

Well, unfortunately I didn't stick 100% to Magnesium. In December I started applying topical ACV, but it mostly just broke me out and left red spots and scars.

 

In the meantime I stopped with the Magnesium. But I reintroduced it a couple of days ago.

 

I'm sorry I can't give you a proper update.

 

And since I am 100% sure my acne and my hair loss is connected, I researched it more, and now I'm sure it's caused by DHT overproduction. If you're interested, check out this post: http://www.acne.org/...-men-and-women/

 

So now I'm also taking a prostate supplement which contains a little saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil and stinging nettle. I also drink two cups of stinging nettle tea a day, and approximately 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil.

 

Also, I decided to go on a gluten and dairy and nightshade free low fat vegan diet for February (I've been on a paleo diet for 6 months now, and it made a big difference - didn't cure me though).

 

I'm thinking of making a separate post to log my progress.


Edited by BlackTrashbag, 30 January 2015 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:32 PM

thanks for keeping us posted on all of this....what was your acne like, cystic?  and where is it concentrated

 

Well, unfortunately I didn't stick 100% to Magnesium. In December I started applying topical ACV, but it mostly just broke me out and left red spots and scars.

 

In the meantime I stopped with the Magnesium. But I reintroduced it a couple of days ago.

 

I'm sorry I can't give you a proper update.

 

And since I am 100% sure my acne and my hair loss is connected, I researched it more, and now I'm sure it's caused by DHT overproduction. If you're interested, check out this post: http://www.acne.org/...-men-and-women/

 

So now I'm also taking a prostate supplement which contains a little saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil and stinging nettle. I also drink two cups of stinging nettle tea a day, and approximately 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil.

 

Also, I decided to go on a gluten and dairy and nightshade free low fat vegan diet for February (I've been on a paleo diet for 6 months now, and it made a big difference - didn't cure me though).

 

I'm thinking of making a separate post to log my progress.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:55 PM

also, what dosage?  thanks!!



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:15 AM

I stopped all supplements and vitamins almost exactly a year ago.

 

I manage acne by applying 2.5% BP every few days and also washing every day with 10% BP soap. This keeps my face clear.

 

The 10% BP soap mostly keeps my body clear too, but not completely, and recently, my chest starting to break out a lot. 

 

So a week ago, being pretty certain that I have some degree of vitamin D deficiency, I started taking 5000iu per day.

 

Within days the inflammation on my chest stopped completely and is healing fast. Still a few new spots on my back though.

 

I noticed something else when I started taking vitamin D, mild anxiety.

 

I searched "vitamin d anxiety" and I find a few articles saying if you start taking vitamin D, and are deficient in magnesium, you may experience anxiety.

 

So I am for sure deficient in magnesium. 

 

Out of interest, I also googled "magnesium acne", and I find this thread and other writings like it.

 

I'm going to start taking 600mg per day and monitor the effect, not rush in to taking everything that helped the OP, just one thing at a time and monitor.

 

This combo seems promising though.





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