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Zinc has been shown to be a beneficial vitamin in the

treatment of both Alopecia Areata and Androgenic Alopecia. Oral zinc

has been shown to be of benefit in Alopecia areata and seems to have

an immunomodulatory effect.There have been studies in which zinc is

shown to inhibit 5 alpha reductase activity, and it is therefor

concluded that zinc is beneficial in diseases and disorders related to

an excess in dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

such as Androgenetic Alopecia, Benign Prostratic Hyperplasma and acne.

There have been studies that have shown that vitamin b6, zinc and

azelaic acid combined together, even at very low concentrations caused

a 90% inhibition of 5 alpha reductase activity. Zinc is a vitamin that

is used in other disorders related to excess dihydrotestosterone, such

as acne and prostratic disease. One may be likely to assume that as it

is of benefit in treating these types of androgen dependent conditions

then it may be of some benefit in the treatment of androgenetic

alopecia. Topical application of zinc has shown to reduce sebum

production and acne. Also some people suffering from acne have been

found to have zinc deficiencies in their skin, despite of the fact

that they may have normal levels within their bloodstream..."

([LifestylesNews] Lifestyles Newsletter, 02/2002 Vol. 2, Issue 2)

http://www.pcolist.org/pipermail/lifestyle...ary/000042.html

Vitamin B6 has been widely reported to control acne, especially

premenstrual outbreaks due to hormonal imbalances. By metabolizing

fats and fatty acids, vitamin B6 balances oil production in the skin.

http://www.healthwell.com/naturallook/5_00...=54&mcat=58

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Anybody else have any knowledge on this? There are several threads on Vitmain B-5 (pantothenic acid). However, I have never heard of using Vitmain B-6 to reduce oil reduction and hormonal imbalance. Anyone ever tried it?

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My GYN had suggested taking 50 mg of B6 daily for hormonal issues due to BCP, but I haven't noticed any affect on oil production. Still as oily as ever!

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My GYN had suggested taking 50 mg of B6 daily for hormonal issues due to BCP, but I haven't noticed any affect on oil production. Still as oily as ever!

Did you take it along with Zinc? Or just on its own? I wonder if it only works when taken in combination with the other 2 supplements.

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Anybody else have any knowledge on this? There are several threads on Vitmain B-5 (pantothenic acid). However, I have never heard of using Vitmain B-6 to reduce oil reduction and hormonal imbalance. Anyone ever tried it?

It comes up all the time in zinc discussions. I took a b-complex that had zinc and vitamin C along with some Saw Palmetto and my skin became a lot less oily.

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My GYN had suggested taking 50 mg of B6 daily for hormonal issues due to BCP, but I haven't noticed any affect on oil production. Still as oily as ever!

Did you take it along with Zinc? Or just on its own? I wonder if it only works when taken in combination with the other 2 supplements.

It's in a multi vitamin, 60 mg B5, 20 mg of zinc. That's a considerable low dose of zinc compared to what some folks take daily.

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There have been studies that have shown that vitamin b6, zinc and

azelaic acid combined together, even at very low concentrations caused

a 90% inhibition of 5 alpha reductase activity.

Actually, there's been only one such study (by Stamatiadis et al), and it was only an in vitro study. To the very best of my knowledge, there's never been an in vivo trial showing that those three substances inhibit 5a-reductase when applied topically to the skin of living animals. In fact, there's some clear evidence in both humans and animals that topical azelaic acid does NOT have any effect on sebum production, which would be the expected result of reducing DHT.

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