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Hi all, just doing a bit of research. If any of you who have been taking vitamin B5 for a long period of time (several months) could help me out I would be much obliged.

1. Have you noticed any sexual differences, in any respect? Sexual organs/orgasm etc.

2. Any difference in weight? Easier/harder to gain/lose weight?

3. Substantially more frequent toilet visits or not?

4. Difference in hair? More/less dry, thin etc?

5. Difference in skin colour? Darker? More/less redness etc?

6. Anything else unusual or of note?

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My Story

I am a 44 year old female (in Canada) and have had acne since age 12. I found this website about 1 month ago and starting taking timed release B5 (brand: Swiss Natural Sources). I started with one 500 mg pill and increased the dosage gradually. I have been taking two 1 gram pills three times a day (6 grams a day) for about 3 weeks.

When I started taking B5, I immediately noticed a change in the skin around the T-zone on the face. It felt less grainy. As the days have progressed the facial skin has felt smooth! The area of smoothness is increasing and the pockets of fat under the skin seem to be melting away.

Side effects: I had some flatulence at first and an initial small breakout.

It seems that for some reason I have not been able to metabolize B5 and have a shortage. I am a self-diagnosed celiac (intolerant to gluten/wheat). I am wondering if there is a connection between celiac disease and an inability to metabolize B5. An earlier poster who claimed success with B5 also mentioned that they were on a wheat-free diet. If someone who has celiac disease eats gluten/wheat, it destroys the villa in the small intestine and affects its ability to metabolize. Celiac disease is an underdiagnosed condition. In Italy where they have mandatory testing, 5% of the population is celiac.

Has anyone here been diagnosed as celiac?

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I'm going to try the GNC brand, but I have no idea which to get because there are so many and none of them just say 'B5'- I'm assuming I should get one of the ones on this page, but can someone point out which is the correct one to get? Thanks-

http://www.gnc.com/family/index.jsp?catego...2626023.2691507

None of them oddly enough, try http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?produ...rentPage=search as B5 = Panto Acid.

You may want to hunt about a bit though as can prob get it cheaper via other vit places (try ebay for places, make sure they have a good rating).

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I'm going to try the GNC brand, but I have no idea which to get because there are so many and none of them just say 'B5'- I'm assuming I should get one of the ones on this page, but can someone point out which is the correct one to get? Thanks-

http://www.gnc.com/family/index.jsp?catego...2626023.2691507

None of them oddly enough, try http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?produ...rentPage=search as B5 = Panto Acid.

You may want to hunt about a bit though as can prob get it cheaper via other vit places (try ebay for places, make sure they have a good rating).

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do not take excess b5 it is not safe and wont adress the root cause of ur acne. The amount in the average multivitamin is all u need unless u go see a natural doctor who says otherwise.

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do not take excess b5 it is not safe and wont adress the root cause of ur acne. The amount in the average multivitamin is all u need unless u go see a natural doctor who says otherwise.

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Ok first of all, I have not tried b5 or I don't currently plan to.

First a question, Has anyone who has slowly grudually elevated their dosage to a complete 10 g a day routine and continued it for 3 months achive great results? Also after completely clearing up their skin, has anyone gradually de-elevated their dosage to 3g or less per day and still have clear skin and no sife effects? what about 0 grams and still no acne or sideeffects?

If your answer is no to the lasty two questions, it means we have to keep taking the b5 forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that's not a good thing folks.

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Ok first of all, I have not tried b5 or I don't currently plan to.

First a question, Has anyone who has slowly grudually elevated their dosage to a complete 10 g a day routine and continued it for 3 months achive great results? Also after completely clearing up their skin, has anyone gradually de-elevated their dosage to 3g or less per day and still have clear skin and no sife effects? what about 0 grams and still no acne or sideeffects?

If your answer is no to the lasty two questions, it means we have to keep taking the b5 forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that's not a good thing folks.

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I have been on GNC pantothenic acid now for about 2 weeks... and i don't notice ANYTHING!!! If anything I have gotten a really bad breakout, but none of the great oil reduction at all that everyone talks about. I'm starting to wonder if I am one of the 10% of people that this doesn't work for... which is really depressing me.

Did it take anyone over 2 weeks to notice any results at all? Maybe I should switch to a different brand of b5? I was doing pretty well on Dan's regimen but I was just an oil slick, with dry flakes from the bp... it was just frustrating me so I thought i would give this a go.

Any feedback would be great. Thanks!!

~DESPERATE! :redface:

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I have been on GNC pantothenic acid now for about 2 weeks... and i don't notice ANYTHING!!! If anything I have gotten a really bad breakout, but none of the great oil reduction at all that everyone talks about. I'm starting to wonder if I am one of the 10% of people that this doesn't work for... which is really depressing me.

Did it take anyone over 2 weeks to notice any results at all? Maybe I should switch to a different brand of b5? I was doing pretty well on Dan's regimen but I was just an oil slick, with dry flakes from the bp... it was just frustrating me so I thought i would give this a go.

Any feedback would be great. Thanks!!

~DESPERATE! :redface:

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I started with the recommended 5grams... then bumped it up to 10g after 2 days... after a week and a half at that and no results (not even slight oil reduction) I started taking 15 grams... I take 5 pills 6x a day.... I have been at the 15 g for about 5 days now and still no difference at all....

praying I just need more time... but so many people said they noticed oil reduction (even slightly) within the first 2-7 days.

Thanks for your help...

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I started with the recommended 5grams... then bumped it up to 10g after 2 days... after a week and a half at that and no results (not even slight oil reduction) I started taking 15 grams... I take 5 pills 6x a day.... I have been at the 15 g for about 5 days now and still no difference at all....

praying I just need more time... but so many people said they noticed oil reduction (even slightly) within the first 2-7 days.

Thanks for your help...

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I started with the recommended 5grams... then bumped it up to 10g after 2 days... after a week and a half at that and no results (not even slight oil reduction) I started taking 15 grams... I take 5 pills 6x a day.... I have been at the 15 g for about 5 days now and still no difference at all....

praying I just need more time... but so many people said they noticed oil reduction (even slightly) within the first 2-7 days.

Thanks for your help...

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For those asking about success rates and whatnot, I'll talk about mine briefly.

I started B5 last year, went up to 10g a day for about 4 months, dropped it down progressively over a series of months after that. For nearly a year I was clear from it. However, after some time I began to notice some adverse side effects, such as dry thinning hair. I also noticed my hair would fall out easier, not to the point where I was getting bald spots, but just individual pieces of hair falling out more often than normal.

Now, I am off B5 and starting the fish oil regiment. I'm hoping to have success with this, as it does not seem to have any downsides.

Long story short, it does work, just be careful, and if and when you begin to notice these effects, I think its time to give it up. Unfortunately nothing that good can last forever. If I didn't have these effects and worry about more serious ones in the future, I would still be on it.

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For those asking about success rates and whatnot, I'll talk about mine briefly.

I started B5 last year, went up to 10g a day for about 4 months, dropped it down progressively over a series of months after that. For nearly a year I was clear from it. However, after some time I began to notice some adverse side effects, such as dry thinning hair. I also noticed my hair would fall out easier, not to the point where I was getting bald spots, but just individual pieces of hair falling out more often than normal.

Now, I am off B5 and starting the fish oil regiment. I'm hoping to have success with this, as it does not seem to have any downsides.

Long story short, it does work, just be careful, and if and when you begin to notice these effects, I think its time to give it up. Unfortunately nothing that good can last forever. If I didn't have these effects and worry about more serious ones in the future, I would still be on it.

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For those asking about success rates and whatnot, I'll talk about mine briefly.

I started B5 last year, went up to 10g a day for about 4 months, dropped it down progressively over a series of months after that. For nearly a year I was clear from it. However, after some time I began to notice some adverse side effects, such as dry thinning hair. I also noticed my hair would fall out easier, not to the point where I was getting bald spots, but just individual pieces of hair falling out more often than normal.

Now, I am off B5 and starting the fish oil regiment. I'm hoping to have success with this, as it does not seem to have any downsides.

Long story short, it does work, just be careful, and if and when you begin to notice these effects, I think its time to give it up. Unfortunately nothing that good can last forever. If I didn't have these effects and worry about more serious ones in the future, I would still be on it.

So after u got off acne came back that's y ur on fish oil now?

So 10g was the highest u got 2 and side effects came?

How long did u start seeing results?

thx 4 the reply

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Just got some b5....the woman in the health shop asked what it was for, I just went 'oh general use' :lol:

Its time released, does that matter? 500mg

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Just got some b5....the woman in the health shop asked what it was for, I just went 'oh general use' :lol:

Its time released, does that matter? 500mg

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Just got some b5....the woman in the health shop asked what it was for, I just went 'oh general use' :lol:

Its time released, does that matter? 500mg

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