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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 2
 (helps with hormonal acne, supplies omega-3 fatty acids)

*Zinc Picolinate 50 mg
 (proven to help reduce acne)

Magnesium Malate 1250 mg (helps hormonal)

Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg (very strong antiox

**Vitamin A 10,000 IU (*10,000 is the upper limit by the way*)

Vitamin C 500mg

**Vitamin D3 2000 IU
 (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 :think: 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. :wall:


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