I recently saw a youtube video (http://youtu.be/2sF1Ky1jcYE) on vitamin supplements that have helped someone's acne. I have heard of using vitamin supplements before (and I have tried it somewhat) but I am always overwhelmed by all the different supplements to take. I am also usually not diligent enough to take them everyday because I usually forget if I have already taken them, and then I then just choose not to take them in fear of overdosing ha. The guy in the video is currently taking 9 supplements and he has also given the top five vitamins that he suggests.
These are the vitamins, dosages, and breakdown of the supplements he is taking are
* Fish Oil 1200 mg x 2â€¨ (helps with hormonal acne, supplies omega-3 fatty acids)
*Zinc Picolinate 50 mgâ€¨ (proven to help reduce acne)
Magnesium Malate 1250 mg (helps hormonal)â€¨
Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg (very strong antioxâ€¨idant)
**Vitamin A 10,000 IU (*10,000 is the upper limit by the way*)
Vitamin C 500mg
â€¨**Vitamin D3 2000 IUâ€¨ (makes skin "luminous" and "keep acne at bay")
*Niacin 500mg (start with 250mg because you develop a "flush") reduces inflammation and helps circulation
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 500 mg (helps with oily skin)
* Part of the top three he suggested
** Part of the top five he suggested
I thought I would start off slowly. Right now I already own Zinc (50mg), Vitamin A (8,000 IU), and Natural Fish Oil (1000 mg), Niacin (500mg), and a women's multivitamin. I figured I would start with those and slowly increase the vitamins I take.
It is best to obtain these vitamins from food sources, but sometimes that is not always practical. I eat healthy (maybe a little to much sugar I have a sweet tooth) but even while eating healthy I find myself to be deprived of vitamins that may help fight acne. I figure it's worth a shot and it can't hurt as long as I am careful not to overdose on a vitamin.