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Vitamin A—5000-10,000 international units (IU) daily

Vitamin E—400 IU, with 200 milligrams daily

R-Lipoic acid—150 to 300 mg daily

Zinc—50 mg daily

EPA/DHA—1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily

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Definitely vitamin A. I'd suggest you read this article -- it gives a lot of good information about vitamin A and acne:

Oral Vitamin A in Acne Vulgaris

ALBERT M. KLICMAN, M.D., PH.D. , OTTO H. MILLS, JR., PH.D. , JAMES J. LEYDEN, M.D.,

PAUL R. GROSS, M.D., HERBERT B. ALLEN, M.D., AND ROBERT I. RUDOLPH, M.D.

From the Duhring Laboratories,

Department of Dermatology,

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and

the Simon Creenberg Foundation,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ABSTRACT: Oral vitamin A (retinol) is generally not considered

useful in the treatment of acne vulgaris. We conducted a

study which showed that retinol was indeed ineffective at the

usual doses of 50,000 to 100,000 IU daily. Retinol was highly

efficacious in doses of 300,000 units for women and 400,000

to 500,000 units for men, toxicity was slight and limited mainly

to skin (xerosis) and mucous membranes (cheilitis).

The danger of hypervitaminosis A in this dosage range has

been exaggerated. Retinol is a valuable drug for treating stubborn,

severely inflammatory acne vulgaris. It is administered

until the disease is brought under control, usually within three

to four months. Then the dosage is progressively reduced relying

on conventional drugs to keep the disease in abeyance.

vitaminA.pdf

vitaminA.pdf

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I'm a little confused about that study... I, for example, take 10,000 IU of retinol daily... that means they were taking 30x what I was taking? How is that even possible? I thought you started to lose hair and get really sick at like 20,000?

Edited by Mirrfiak

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