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RobustMist

Member Since 10 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Diet Is The Cure For Acne.....rofl

18 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

@alternatevista.
Correct one molecule can make a difference.
But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.
So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:
1. Similar molecular structure.
2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)
3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.
Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.
Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?
Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

That vitamin and accutane are similar is fact and common knowledge. Not your discovery. And I've no idea why you feel the need to argue that point.

You were the one who began arguing that they weren't. What on earth are you smoking?

In Topic: Diet Is The Cure For Acne.....rofl

14 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

@alternatevista.

Correct one molecule can make a difference.

But the general rule of thumb in my pharmacy class is that we predict the actions of the drug based on the molecular structure. And it works pretty damn well most of, but not all, the time.

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.
2. Nearly identical efficacy in treating cystic acne. (At their respective doses.)
3. Both share many of the same side effects such as: birth defects, dry skin, depression.

Do I even need to go on? At this point you are just being ignorant if you aren't seeing similarity between accutane and vitamin A.

Furthermore, one must ask themselves. If taking a certain amount of an essential vitamin shows a statistically significant reduction in the illness, wouldn't the cause be referred to as a deficiency?

Edit: fixed some grammar mistakes

In Topic: Diet Is The Cure For Acne.....rofl

14 January 2014 - 07:52 AM

The reason we are replying is because you know brings up a TON of good points. We always need someone to criticize the common belief for the sake of new ideas.
But I believe that acne is caused by diet. Here's why:
First, ask yourself this. What is the most effective treatment for acne on the market? The answer is obviously accutane. Accutane clears up about 95% of acne sufferers by the end of the cycle. Accutane is the only treatment available that is known to work and completely clear up skin. Now you're probably wondering: what the fuck does accutane have to do with the diet-acne link?
Accutane is very, very similar to vitamin A. Vitamin A was actually used in high doses to treat acne before accutane was developed. Vitamin A is also very, very effective at treating acne (read link at bottom of my post). I believe that acne is caused by a lack of vitamin A. Nowadays, our diet consists of such little vitamin A that it makes my point even clearer (a pun, hahha) as to why we are seeing increased rates of acne. The half-life of vitamin A is 6 months so if you are a salad daily your levels would steadily increase.
My post probably doesn't even make sense. I am doing a terrible job at backing up my point. But seriously, do some research on vitamin a and acne. I believe the cause of acne is lack of vitamin A.http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/6453848/

 
No. Accutane is as a synthetically produced chemotherapeutic retinoid, it is not just high dose vitamin A. Neither does a diet rich in vitamin a cure acne.
Okay I'm not sure if you're serious. First, where are your sources? That's right you're just making things up.

Look at the chemical structure of vitamin A:
http://www.ganfyd.or...e:Vitamin_A.png

Now here's accutane's chemical structure:
image.png

Are you really trying to tell me that these chemicals aren't similar?

In Topic: Diet Is The Cure For Acne.....rofl

06 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

The reason we are replying is because you know brings up a TON of good points. We always need someone to criticize the common belief for the sake of new ideas.

But I believe that acne is caused by diet. Here's why:

First, ask yourself this. What is the most effective treatment for acne on the market? The answer is obviously accutane. Accutane clears up about 95% of acne sufferers by the end of the cycle. Accutane is the only treatment available that is known to work and completely clear up skin. Now you're probably wondering: what the fuck does accutane have to do with the diet-acne link?

Accutane is very, very similar to vitamin A. Vitamin A was actually used in high doses to treat acne before accutane was developed. Vitamin A is also very, very effective at treating acne (read link at bottom of my post). I believe that acne is caused by a lack of vitamin A. Nowadays, our diet consists of such little vitamin A that it makes my point even clearer (a pun, hahha) as to why we are seeing increased rates of acne. The half-life of vitamin A is 6 months so if you are a salad daily your levels would steadily increase.

My post probably doesn't even make sense. I am doing a terrible job at backing up my point. But seriously, do some research on vitamin a and acne. I believe the cause of acne is lack of vitamin A.


http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/6453848/

In Topic: Low-Fat Primitive Diet Is Working!

25 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

I would just like to thank the OP for this thread. I've been researching the Kitavins and it is abosulely amazing. They examined 1200 people in the Kitavin Islands (children, teenagers, adults) and NOT ONE HAD ACNE. Now, it could be genetic, but I think I am going to try to mimic the Kitavin diet and see what happens. Those results are something worth revamping my diet for.