Jump to content

Photo

Help With B5 And Fish Oil?


4 replies to this topic

#1 DarkDubzs

DarkDubzs

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 173
    Likes: 12
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern California
  • Joined: 12-January 14

Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

So i am planning to add Vitamin B5 for my oily skin and acne overall, and Fish oil for acne too. I am nearly totally clear after 8 weeks today on The Regimen, im sure the supplements im taking are helping a lot too. Im not totally clear yet, but im getting there, and i mostly just have dark spots (PIH) from past acne now, but oily skin is now a serious problem, it always has, but i am starting to care about it now, and i think my skin is just more oily now than it has in the past. 

 

I cannot seem to find Vitamin B-5 anywhere, only mostly B-12 and sometimes i see B-6, but absolutely no pure B-5. Do they even make B-5 alone? Why is this? I know B-5 is actually derived from Pantothenic Acid, but even searching for that yields very little results, the only places to buy it is online supposedly. Anybody seen it in stores, any store at all, please leave it in the comments below. I tried looking at Target, Wal-Mart, etc. but i still will try Trader Joes, CVS, and Mother's. 

Also, how much B-5 should i take each day? I cannot find a reasonable amount for acne anywhere, totally lost on that. How many mg's or IU's?

 

Lastly, what Fish oil should i take? I have very little knowledge on this supplement, should i look for just Omega-3 pills or liquid? Or should i look for Fish Oil pills/liquid specifically, if so, what kind, like Cod Fish Oil or what? How much should i take? Any brand recommendations? I had previously been taking THIS, one packet a day, but they are kinda expensive and run out fast, and mostly, i am not sure if that is enough or the "right kind" of Omega-3 or fish oil. 

 

Please help!! Thanks in advance.


Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky.

           1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Spot & patch treat with Dans BP and if necessary, Dans AHA+

            3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

         At Night ▼▼

            1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Dans BP - 1 index finger length.

            3. 1/2 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion & 1/2 Dans AHA+

~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~

     - 1000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - one 1000 Iu capsule a day

     - Target brand (up & up) Zinc 100mg - two 50mg cpasules a day

     - CVS Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 2000mg -two 1000mg tablets a day   -Was previously taking Trader Joe's Synergistic C Vitamin C Complex

     - Nature Made 16,000 IU Vitamin A -two 8000 IU capsules a day

     - Trader Joe's Natural Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes -1 tablet a day   -not really for skin, more for digestion

     - One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day   -more as a general multi-vitamin

     - Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day   -more for digestion

--Planning to add in some Vitamin B5, and possibly add Omega-3

 

Still trying to perfect my regimen. 'We all have different skin' ~YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!~ Customize your regimen/routine for your unique self.


#2 paigems

paigems

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 978
    Likes: 120
About Me
  • Joined: 24-October 08

Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

I've never looked for B-5 in stores, but I'd probably try looking at places like vitamin shoppe, GNC, walgreens, and HEB. I think something like 500 mg would be reasonable to take on a daily basis. For omega 3, I've heard good things about Nordic Naturals. I don't think omega 3 supplements are something you want to cheap out on. Also, when you start taking omega 3, I would watch your skin closely because for some it can actually make things worse. When I take omega 3 I break out and my skin becomes very oily.



#3 KAmanda

KAmanda

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 150
    Likes: 36
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Joined: 07-September 13

Achievements

     

Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

You can find B5 at GNC, Vitamin World, etc. I have never seen it at Walmart, Target or CVS. Any vitamin store should carry it though, sold as B5 or Pantothenic Acid.

#4 DarkDubzs

DarkDubzs

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 173
    Likes: 12
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern California
  • Joined: 12-January 14

Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

When I take omega 3 I break out and my skin becomes very oily.

Well my goal right now is to solve my oily skin problem, so should i not take omega 3? What are the benefits of Omega 3, exactly? Worth it to take it, even though i have very oily skin?


Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky.

           1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Spot & patch treat with Dans BP and if necessary, Dans AHA+

            3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

         At Night ▼▼

            1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Dans BP - 1 index finger length.

            3. 1/2 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion & 1/2 Dans AHA+

~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~

     - 1000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - one 1000 Iu capsule a day

     - Target brand (up & up) Zinc 100mg - two 50mg cpasules a day

     - CVS Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 2000mg -two 1000mg tablets a day   -Was previously taking Trader Joe's Synergistic C Vitamin C Complex

     - Nature Made 16,000 IU Vitamin A -two 8000 IU capsules a day

     - Trader Joe's Natural Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes -1 tablet a day   -not really for skin, more for digestion

     - One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day   -more as a general multi-vitamin

     - Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day   -more for digestion

--Planning to add in some Vitamin B5, and possibly add Omega-3

 

Still trying to perfect my regimen. 'We all have different skin' ~YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!~ Customize your regimen/routine for your unique self.


#5 paigems

paigems

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 978
    Likes: 120
About Me
  • Joined: 24-October 08

Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:20 PM

When I take omega 3 I break out and my skin becomes very oily.

Well my goal right now is to solve my oily skin problem, so should i not take omega 3? What are the benefits of Omega 3, exactly? Worth it to take it, even though i have very oily skin?

I don't think it will do much for your oily skin, and it might make it worse. I think you could probably get plenty of omega 3 through your diet. Even getting it in my diet makes me oily for some reason though. Vitamin C really helps my oily skin; I have no idea why though. I take 6 500mg tablets throughout the day and it works great. Eating a low fat low gl diet also really helps my oily skin. I hate, hate oily skin, and I'd do just about anything to have the perfect bone dry skin I had while I was on accutane. The vitamin C and my diet have gotten me as close to that as possible.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users