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In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

29 July 2015 - 06:02 AM

Which supplements do you use? Cold you provide links?


Vitamin D - http://www.iherb.com...-Softgels/18341

Vitamin A - http://www.iherb.com...0-Softgels/1886

Magnesium - http://www.iherb.com...e-120-Vcaps/698

The zinc I use is a brand I bought in Thailand, zinc gluconate. 

I have recently ordered this K2 - http://www.iherb.com...60-Softgels/256

This different Vitamin A - http://www.iherb.com...Soft-Gels/15282

I'm yet to try them but I'm confident the vitamin A will be just as good, and I want the K2 for its synergistic effects with my other sups. 

Also, to update, I no longer wake up with those tiny spots on my face, I get no acne on my face now at all, ever. 

I've had a few on my back and one on my chest recently when I dropped back down to 10,000iu vitamin A, but once I went back to 20,000iu they are disappearing quick. 

I'm amazed at how well this has worked for me, after 20 years of battling, this is all it took?

In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

19 July 2015 - 01:03 AM

I still use the BP soap, but once this bar is done I most likely won't buy a new one, I don't think I need it now.

And I pretty much don't apply BP gel/cream any more, maybe once a week or so as I have it here and want to use it up.

An initial breakout with vitamin A is possible, but give it a couple of weeks to gauge how it's working, it really has been a miracle for me. 

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane For Mild Persistant Body Acne?

19 July 2015 - 12:52 AM

Vitamin A 'cured' my acne, accutane is just a vitamin A derivative. 

Try this daily regimen...

Vitamin A - 10,000 to 20,000iu
Vitamin D3 - 5,000iu
Magnesium Citrate - 500mg
Zinc Gluconate - 30mg

You could also add vitamin k2.

I'm fairly confident this regimen will 'cure' your acne.

In Topic: Stubborn Chest Acne

07 July 2015 - 03:51 AM

Have you noticed increased anxiety since taking vitamin D3? Vitamin D3 should ALWAYS be taken with magnesium, because your body uses up a lot of magnesium to convert D3 into its usable form. Common side effects of depleted magnesium are poor sleep, constipation and anxiety. Other vitamin D3 cofactors are zinc, K, and A.

Here's what I recommend, and I'm pretty certain you'll be very happy with the results...

Upon waking:
Vitamin D3, 5000iu
Vitamin A, 10,000iu (from fish, NOT beta carotene) 
Magnesium Citrate, 200mg

Before bed:
Zinc Gluconate, 30mg
Magnesium Citrate, 400mg

You can add vitamin K, I plan to because of what I've red, but something similar to the above totally cured my almost 2 decades of nasty body acne (I tried everything else under the sun). The vitamin A was the game changer. I stopped all supplements for 1 year before very systematically arriving at my current regimen. I started with vitamin D3 and got noticeable improvement but noticed magnesium deficiency, so I added magnesium and got all round improvement in me but not a lot in my skin, then I added zinc and noticed faster healing, then I added vitamin A and that's when the miracle combination clicked. 

My regimen is pretty much the same as I've outlined but I take an extra 10,000iu of vitamin A at night, but from your description I don't think you need to, I had very inflamed, very serious body acne.

Also it goes without saying to make sure you shower immediately after working out and immediately every time you ever become drenched in sweat, letting sweat dry on your body creates an acne breeding ground. 

I really urge you to try this, I'm 33 years old and am only now for the first time in my life able to take my top of at the beach. 

Interestingly, I just found this - https://www.vitamind...-and-minerals/#

In Topic: Magnesium Cured My Back Acne

02 July 2015 - 02:37 AM

I didn't get an initial breakout, and I think the type of magnesium and zinc you take is important, in my nighttime vitamins I mention the types. Vitamin d3 is important, but for sure the turning point for me was vitamin A. My back broke out again but it was due to letting sweat dry in on my body, I live in the tropics and for a few days in a row my back was getting soaked with sweat and was drying in before I could shower, once I stopped that happening my back healed again really quickly. I still wake up with some spots around my chin if I don't use BP, but they're tiny, not inflamed or the type that cause scarring, and they're gone after I have a shower. I now take 10,000iu vitamin A in the morning AND another 10,000 at night. Once my back is completely clear I'll drop down to 10,000 once per day. I really recommend you give vitamin A a try, it should be from fish oil, not the beta carotene type.