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Thanks for your reply, I will continue taking it although its been a month now and I still have oily face but I think I must increase the dose. What is the dosage that you use?
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Thanks for your reply, I will continue taking it although its been a month now and I still have oily face but I think I must increase the dose. What is the dosage that you use?

I'm taking 10 grams a day spread out over 4 doses, which I take with my meals. I take the B-100 complex about mid day (once) because it's time released over 6 hours.

My skin is becoming less oily, which anyone with oily skin can easily observe and I've experimented with foods that I know break me out and found that I can "cheat" without the dreaded consequences of a massive breakout.

I would encourage anyone who takes this route to read the study carefully so you can fully understand the theory behind it, it will put your mind at ease and you may find that it makes sense given all the information you read about other people's issues right here on acne.org. Also, you can help speed things up by minimizing your consumption of sugary, fatty foods. My diet is a lot better than it used to be and I probably would've cleared my skin 100% a long time ago if I had known more about all the junk I was taking in.

I plan on taking 10 grams until I'm satisfied with my skin and then slowly reducing the amount depending on how well I'm doing. I plan on posting pictures when I clear because these results have to be seen to be believed, I'm talking going from lots of inflamed bumps/scars to completely clear. It's a shame I didn't catch my skin at it's worse but what I can take a picture of should be significant enough.

Also keep in mind that it takes time, depending on how severe your condition is it may take quite a while. My improvements began after about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks and that's just the beginning, it's gonna take some time for my scars to heal.

I am planning to also reach to 10 grams aday. now I'm on 7 and my skin is much less oilier except my nose! which Im hoping by reaching to 10 that also will be solved.

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I was interested in this. I have a few questions:

1) Can you use this with the DKR? Would BP have an effect with the usage? I'm switching to only doing the BP at night cause of dryness/flakiness.

2) Would these pills be ok?

http://www.amazon.com/TwinLab-Pantothenic-...1384&sr=8-3

3) I'm already taking a B-complex vitamin in the morning, would that have any effect on the dosage I would need?

4) Should you take them right after a meal?

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I was interested in this. I have a few questions:

1) Can you use this with the DKR? Would BP have an effect with the usage? I'm switching to only doing the BP at night cause of dryness/flakiness.

2) Would these pills be ok?

http://www.amazon.com/TwinLab-Pantothenic-...1384&sr=8-3

3) I'm already taking a B-complex vitamin in the morning, would that have any effect on the dosage I would need?

4) Should you take them right after a meal?

1. Yes you can use it with the DKR, no BP wont have an effect on the usage of B5.

2. I've never noticed a difference with brands and I've used 3, so I'm going to say they are fine.

3. No it wont have an effect on the dosage, and you should continue to take the b-complex.

4. You probably should take them with food to avoid an upset stomach.

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I was interested in this. I have a few questions:

1) Can you use this with the DKR? Would BP have an effect with the usage? I'm switching to only doing the BP at night cause of dryness/flakiness.

2) Would these pills be ok?

http://www.amazon.com/TwinLab-Pantothenic-...1384&sr=8-3

3) I'm already taking a B-complex vitamin in the morning, would that have any effect on the dosage I would need?

4) Should you take them right after a meal?

1. Yes you can use it with the DKR, no BP wont have an effect on the usage of B5.

2. I've never noticed a difference with brands and I've used 3, so I'm going to say they are fine.

3. No it wont have an effect on the dosage, and you should continue to take the b-complex.

4. You probably should take them with food to avoid an upset stomach.

Thanks for info, it just seems kind of pricey buying the pills every month I'm 98% clear but it's due to the BP but it get's annoying putting it on

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As you can see in my signature i started B5 on the 20th of May, now I've read a lot of the comments on this post and people seem to be giving up after a short period of time? Why. With everything you try you have to give it three months. I take tetralysal. Doctors Recommend 3 months. I use BP, doctors recommend 3 months. I read about B5 and have now got this far. At one stage i thought its working, my face started clearing etc, after about a week. Then it started getting worse. I was then going to stop, but then thought about the 3 month thing, and persevered with it. Its now been about 2 and half months, and the past 2 weeks I've noticed my skin hasn't got any worse. and slowly started to clear. I think i now have like 3 spots. This by far is the best its been in time. Ill post back in a month and see where we stand. Wish me luck. And please give it a while to kick in. I mean look at all the success people have had with it. Just stick it out. Peace Out .

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I have been taking B5 daily now for about a week and my acne has got worse. Initial breakout maybe? I have only been taking about 1g/2g though because the tablets I have are very hard to swallow and i'd probably puke if I tried to take 50. I will carry on, but I hate this IB. I will carry on though, and up the does soon when I finish these 200mg tabs.

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I have been taking B5 daily now for about a week and my acne has got worse. Initial breakout maybe? I have only been taking about 1g/2g though because the tablets I have are very hard to swallow and i'd probably puke if I tried to take 50. I will carry on, but I hate this IB. I will carry on though, and up the does soon when I finish these 200mg tabs.

When you're taking such a low dose as 1 or 2 grams a day it won't do much. You won't get a substantial IB on such a low dose and your acne getting worse probably has nothing to do with you taking B5.

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OK. quick question to anyone thats reading.

What is the daily amount of vitamin B5 that you're taking at the moment. ?

Just want an overall view on what people are taking.

I'm currently taking 10 Grams... :think:

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OK. quick question to anyone thats reading.

What is the daily amount of vitamin B5 that you're taking at the moment. ?

Just want an overall view on what people are taking.

I'm currently taking 10 Grams... :think:

I took 10g for the first 90 days before I slowly began to reduce my dosage. I'm currently at 6 grams.

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I suffered with sometimes moderate to sometimes severe acne for eight years and tried everything under the sun! But vitamin B5 is the only thing that has worked and I am soooo happy now :)

Everyone on here should give it a try. It even works with cysts.

But don't stop taking it! I went off it for a week and got three big cysts when I hadn't gotten any since I began the B5.

Also, alot of times vitamins work together so I additionally take a multivitamin.

Good luck everybody!

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does any one know is this ok for me to take b5 and having laser treatment at the same time? because when taking the tane, u have to wait at laest 6 month because having any laser. i wonder what is the case of b5?

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I quit this crap, I just can't be bothered with it.

does any one know is this ok for me to take b5 and having laser treatment at the same time? because when taking the tane, u have to wait at laest 6 month because having any laser. i wonder what is the case of b5?
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ok, any1 experienced this ? I started B5 on the 20th May, as in my sig, now the effects started really about 1 week ago, and after 2 and a half month of it my skin was clear. Now the past week, it started gettin worse again ? kinda one here there and everywhere. I'm on 10grams of it. So i have basically 4 days left untill the 3 month period. Any ideas?

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Has your routine changed at all andy? eating, drinking, sleeping, exercising, bathing/washing?

do you take any other vitamins with the b5? If you dont perhaps taking b complex, zinc, fish and olive oil might help the initial success continue?

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Hmm, Well it started clearing really after id come back from spain for 2 weeks, where i ate cheese, milk loads of bread, which i dont usually eat. But it was ok, then i carried it on when i got home and its been fine, just recently its become like this? I drink plenty of water, erm. thinkin about it the week when my skin was good, my parents were away and i went to sleep like 2 or 3 in the morning everynight, gettin up at 6:30. So 4 hours sleep max. Maybe that could be a reason. Does sleep affect it really ? Im gonna lay off the foods maybe. See wot happens. I take 10 grams of b5 and a complex. But i havent took the cmplex since i went on holiday. so like 3 -4 weeks without. I start back up on it yesterday.

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Hi All, New to the forum, but been browsing it for ages!!

Finally decided to set myself up an account!

I have been on B5 about a month now, and had mixed results, aswell as a huge initial breakout.

My acne has never been THAT bad but I'd say mild - moderate.

In the last week or so my oil production has dramatically dropped.

I stopped using a B complex vitamin because I believed that to break me out,

Now I read about all this hair loss Im quite scared,

My hair is becoming quite brittle already, I mean, Its never been this texture before, its almost gone wirey..

Now Im sure thats due to the lack of oil production...

Should I start taking the Bcomplex again?? I am worried this will lead my oil production to increase again due to the Biotin that is in it?

I am purchasing my B5 from here :

The stuff Im buying is just cheap generic pantothenic acid, does anyone know if this is any good or should I be buying a higher quality product?

I started on time release B5 from holland and barrett, but from what I've heard, Time release is no good?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jamie

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my name is brad and ive been on b5 for over 2 years and i dont come back to the forums at all anymore just rarely to read some peoples stuff. the reason i dont come anymore is because im not seraching the site in and out anymore for a cure to my acne.

but u probly read some of my previous post.

but i just wanted to say honestly to all the people that dont think b5 works.

it really does.

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1.) With any treatment your going to have to breakout first b4 it gets better so you have to get over that.

2.) You can do something to cause a pimple and not get it until 3 weeks later so keep that in mind.

3.) If you deciding to take b5 you have to understand you have just under about 2 weeks before the b5 fully works with your system(sometimes if i couldnt buy my next bottle and i would skip a couple days i would still be clear until about 8 or 9 days later)

4.) You honestly have to stick with 10 grams for 3 months ( I know that sounds long and hard but you wont regret it i PROMISE.)

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A couple things to know specially if you want it to work to its full potential.

1.) 10GRAMS A DAY (some have done 12 Grams FOR SERIOUS ACNE)

2.) If your doing 5 pills four times a day and you have been dooing it for 2 to 3 months and its worse then before YOU should take 4 pills five times a day.( With vitamin b5 its a water soluble vitamin which means you piss out any excess that your body doesnt asorb.)

3.) Now if your just taking them whenever you have time thats understandable but try and space them out evenly. if your taking the dose 4 times a day take it every 4 hours.

4.) One of the reasons people dont see that awesome results with it is usually they dont stick with 10 Grams a day or dont get the full potential of the b5.)

5.) So with every dose you have to get something in your stomach try and eat a decent meal and your b5 will be fully absorbd.)

6.) AND i found out the hard way if you didnt read my post about it before, TAKING a b-complex pill is very important. Not taking one will result in defiecinecy in all your other b vitamins because they ALL work together. And that has millions of problems GOOGLE IT>>.

7.) But what people dont understand is taking to much or with you b5 dose will lose a lot of the b5 effect which will not get you your full potential. So my suggestion is take it when you dont take your b5 dose. And some skip a day of taking your b-complex. Oh and all those websites like vigilante or whatever that have the b complex and shit in the dose so u don't have to take your complex isn't as well as doing it with pure b5 (own experience and heard from others).

8.) Personally i take mine right b4 bed (seeing that i dont take my b5 at bed) Now ill explain that the reason I don't take a dose b4 bed is because I usually don't eat a good enough meal to fully absorb it AND I ALWAYS WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE TO PEE CUZ ALL THE EXCESS B5 I DIDN'T ABSORB(WHICH IS A WASTE OF MONEY AND PERFECTLY GOOD B5 LOL).

9.) Also we go to the brand or what kind of b5 you buy YOu have to remember that you want the most of the b5 as possible to be absorbed, now if you have a lower quality or expired or whatever your not going to. I PERSONLLY have tried many different brands and types of b5 and have had some missshaps. The best in my opinion is GNC. Vitamin Shoppe is cheaper and just babout as good. But the ones you find at some grocery stores and some vitamin stores are horrible so find one that works and stick with it.

10.) And leave your bottle in and regular room temp and close cap. I have taken Ziploc baggies backpacks with my bottle in it in my car ETC. But the HEAT ALWAYS! makes them lose its potency. So keep that in mind.

11.) My last thing I want to tell you with my experience is That the first 3 MONTHS ARE THE HARDEST but after its definetly down hill so keep some of my experience and TIPS in mind and stick to it WHAT CAN YOU LOSE? PIMPLES?..

Let me know if any of this HELPS.

-Brad

ps. excuse my spelling im 19 and im just trying to get my point across to everyone if possible cuz i wish i knew all this 2 years ago.

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Hi brad, Thanks for your input, its been very helpfull and usefull to me.

I will start taking my b5 with food and at regular 4 hour intervals.

I have just taken 2 of the bcomplex tablets, they have 100% of the RDA of each b vitamin.

Is it best to take 1 of these, or two? As obviously I am taking a LOT of B5.

I have just taken them before bed, so I will start doing that.

Thanks for your help Brad, its very encouraging to speak to someone who's been on this treatment for a while now.

Thanks

Jamie

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Hi brad, Thanks for your input, its been very helpfull and usefull to me.

I will start taking my b5 with food and at regular 4 hour intervals.

I have just taken 2 of the bcomplex tablets, they have 100% of the RDA of each b vitamin.

Is it best to take 1 of these, or two? As obviously I am taking a LOT of B5.

I have just taken them before bed, so I will start doing that.

Thanks for your help Brad, its very encouraging to speak to someone who's been on this treatment for a while now.

Thanks

Jamie

Hey Jamie,

thats all i was looking for was to be able to help someone out because I'm not any scientist lol. i just have been through all the in's and out's with b5.

To aswer your question.. Honestly i took no b-complex for the first year. I thought everything was fine but then i started relizeing i was having problems from all my defienciencies. So i researched it and come to find out i was right so i started taking it. My suggestion is to take one a day complex-100 or every other day. Or take 2 100-Complex every other day. What your trying to do is no have a defiencey so if you are steady with it you will be totally fine. But what sucks is if all your b vitamins are the same with your b5 then your not getting its effects ( YOUR MEGADOSING ON PANATOTHENIC ACID B5 ) So the more b vitamins you take the less effects you get. From my knowledge and experience i could be wrong like i said im speaking from experince.

But go ahead and look at my post its i dunno 10 pages back or something it talks about me finding out about my deficenicy.

And i feel like everyone thinks im BS about being clear from b5.

but my name is brad and here's a pic of me

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Now i wish i had my old pics from when i was broken out.

but whoever is think about quiting DONT its worth the try TRUST ME

PS. I FUCKIN HATE ACNE

<3

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Hey Brad, thanks for the advise your giving everyone. Not many people that get clear and come back to share the tale.

Just a few questions to yourself and anyone who feels like they can answer.

I take B5 at the moment, i take them 4 times a day.

9 in the morning - 6 pills

12 in afternoon - 6 pills

3 in afternoon - 6 pills

6 in the evening - 6 pills

In all it equates to 12Grams(24 pills at 500mg each)

The pills i use are the same as urself GNC.

Now i started these on the 20th May. Now its been 3 months and 2 week. Now about 2 weeks ago my skin got clear, not like perfect which i could only dream for, but like lil tiny things that you can see. Now after a week of this is started gettin worse, and now its kinda steady, but with the pimples. What am i doing wrong. Thanks

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Maybe your not doing anything wrong, maybe it just is not working for your skin type compared to others. B5 is not a cure and does not work for all people. The 2 weeks you mentioned could have just been a time when your acne was not so bad, we all have these times irrespective of B5.

B5 has worked for me but my acne was very mild mostly back, shoulders and chest and I am 35 so the peak of my acne was long ago but the pesky hormones are still letting me know they are here lol. Maybe this is a good sign I say to myself that I am ageing slower as as my acne is still here therefore my hormonal levels and testosterone is still quite active ,some strange science I have going on here.

I only take 5-7 grams, mostly 5grams for 8 months. It is working for me without a doubt.

Michael

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