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Vitamin A Deficiency As The Cause Of Acne (Hypothesis)

14 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

So here are the similarities between accutane and vitamin A:

1. Similar molecular structure.

(Vitamin A)

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

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?

Quitting Dairy Is Difficult...

14 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

Alright so after reading up a lot on the diet section here, I decided to quit dairy about 5 days ago. I noticed something. Dairy is in EVERYTHING. Ranch dressing, cheese, butter, ice cream. I never noticed how much dairy i've been ingesting all along.


My skin is looking great by the way, but that may be from the supplements I've been taking (Vitamin A, Sesamin, Saw Palmetto...) and the antibiotic I started a few weeks ago.


Back to the point, is anyone else having trouble stopping dairy?

Tackling Acne On Every Level = Clear Skin?

05 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

In the past few days my face has been clearing up AMAZINGLY. I've only been taking the saw palmetto supplement for 2 days, so it might not be that. Basically my new method it to tackle acne on every level.


For maintaining hygiene, I am using a Salicylic Acid based topical once every night.

For fighting bacteria, I am using topical Clindamycin twice a day.

For regulating hormones, I am taking a supplement containing Saw Palmetto and other hormone regulating herbs.

For regulating PPAR, I am taking Sesamin.


Am I doing this right? I have been clearing up tons the past few days but it may just be because I started Clindamycin. Has anyone else tried to beat acne by tackling it at every level?

My Breakouts Are In Patterns. Can Men Get Hormonal Acne?

04 September 2013 - 08:23 AM

So I break out about once a week. In between then I usually get very few pimples. It's almost alway on the 5-7 day mark I will have another breakout. My question is, is hormonal acne even possible in men? I only see women having success in fixing hormones to treat acne on this forum.


Would Saw Palmetto help at all?