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What Cured My Acne - Alive Multivitamin

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Growing up I had very severe cystic acne. I would get huge pimpels on my face and back. About 3 years ago I went to a dermatologist and was put on amoxicillin. This antibiotic killed the bacteria that caused acne, thus while on it I didn't expeirence any breakouts, and my skin was finally able to heal.

Recently my new dermatologist was looking to take me off amoxicillin, but the problem I kept running into was my acne would start to return within a week of being off amoxicillin.

In my mind there was only 1 of 2 ways to be completely acne free - Constantly have an antibiotic in my body that would actively kill the acne causing bacteria, or create an environment in my body in which acne couldn't thrive. I tried doing the latter through taking vitamins.

I tried vitamin d, e, a, zinc by themselves, but none of them ever kept my acne away. Because the vitamins by themselves weren't working I decided to try Alive Multivitamin. I read somewhere that vitamins work together or something, that the body uses them in various ways, and was thinking that even though i was taking e or a specifically for acne, maybe my body needed more than just these.

I started taking Alive about 2 months ago and haven't had a single breakout yet. My acne hasn't returned, and I haven't had a single pill of amoxicillin. I am also taking 30,000 IU of Vitamin A daily with my 3 Alive pills as well.

So, this is what's worked for me. I would suggest that anyone who has acne or is on an antibiotic and is looking to get off of it, to try a multi vitamin like Alive because your acne could be related to a major vitamin deficiency.

Feel free to ask any questions, or let me know how Alive is working for you. I get mine from IHerb:

http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Way-Alive-Whole-Food-Energizer-Multi-Vitamin-Max-Potency-No-Iron-Added-180-Tablets/4120

- SuperGao

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It is probably Vitamin A that has a positive effect on your acne, not the multivitamin.

Maybe, and it's a possiblity, but I'm more inclined to belive that its the mutlivitamin. Before I started taking it, I was taking my normal 30,000 IU of Vitamin A, 800 IU of Vitamin E, 30 mg of Zinc, 5,000 of Vitamin D, some alcillinpill, and none of those things by themselves or in combination with one another was enough to stop my acne from coming back once I stop taking my daily amoxicillin pill. It wasn't until I started the multivitamin that I didn't have to take the amoxicillin anymore.

Normally in less than a week of trying something, my acne would come back. But a week pasted of me being on my multivitamin, and nothing. 2 weeks pasted, and nothing. 1 month, 2 months, and still nothing.

I believe vitamin A is playing a role in it, that's why I continue to take the 30,000 IU along with the multivitamin.

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