Vitamin B5 long term
Hello there, i'm looking for some tips/guidance. I've been taking 500mg B5 / Pantothenic Acid for about 3 months now with amazing results and no side effects. I very rarely get any spots anymore (if I do its because my diet/alcohol consumption had a bad spike and even then it'll be 1 or 2 tiny ones). Just wish I'd discovered it about 15 years ago :). Anyway do I keep taking 500mg daily forever? Should I now try moving to a lower dosage? Or do i stop altogether until my skin starts playing up (would really rather not do that..)?
This is a good question. I ChatGPTed it. Here's the link: https://chat.openai.com/share/92d7a0c3-89bc-47b5-8356-376ddc93163d
However, are you certain it's from the B5? There's very little research behind it, so I'm surprised to hear someone saying it's working so well.
Hm interesting ChatGPT response, I think I'll try dropping down to 250mg and see how it goes for 3 months or so. Yep I am 100% certain it's the B5. I did originally start with a combo of B5, Zinc (50mg) and cod liver oil but I didn't tolerate zinc well at all (even after dropping the dosage to 12.5mg) and ended up dropping it early. Yet the acne kept on reducing, then I stopped the cod liver oil and it still kept on reducing still till I am now currently spot free. Honestly nothing had ever really worked for me so completely until taking B5. Not sure if I'm allowed to link Youtube videos here but the core reason I even tried that original combo of supplements in the first place was because of one particular video from a guy called Dr Eric Berg.