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  1. Hi, The way I understand it, acne is often a multi factorial symptom of some underlying issues that vary among different people, which is what makes it so hard to treat. I've managed to make a lot of headway in treating my own acne, and the more I read the more I recognize commonalities among the things that work for me, however I just don't have the knowledge to necessary to diagnose exactly why these things work for me. I feel like if I could better understand why, I could further improve treatment on myself. I was wondering if I could poke y'alls brain for some advice. I'm very acne prone. My face used to be a mess; 1-2 pustules a day, cysts every month. Comodones and red spots everywhere. Very oily skin and huge pores. I've since almost cleared my skin. Here's what worked for me: Ketogenic diet (<25g net carbs a day, high fat and high protein) - this has had, by far, the biggest impact Hygiene (fresh pillow case every night, finding the right cleanser and moisturizer for my sensitive skin) Supplements (omega 3, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D3, a multivitamin) - I'm not sure the efficacy of them individually, however I notice a significant difference when I don't take them all As someone very prone to acne, practicing all of these habits keeps my face >80% clear. I'd say it's 65% diet, 25% hygiene, and 10% supplementation. Long before this, I once had a lot of success treating my acne by megadosing (4-7g a day) on vitamin B5/pantothenic acid. My pores were noticeably smaller and my skin less oily. I still got breakouts occasionally, but at the time megadosing was my only method of skincare. My skin might've looked close to perfect had I been doing everything else I do today. I stopped megadosing after 7 months because I suspect it brought about other issues, like hair thinning and dermatitis on my scalp and face. Apparently this was caused by a deficiency in other B vitamins? Whatever the case, the side effects were enough that I don't plan on returning. The efficacy of pantothenic acid and a ketogenic diet suggest, to me, something involving fatty acid metabolization? Like, they work because they either improve the composition of my sebum or allow me to better break it down? Does that even make sense? I don't know what I'm talking about. I was wondering if any of you had insight to offer, like additional skincare methods based on what I've shared.
  2. How Much B5?

    Forums Diet & holistic health 6 replies

    Hello all, very new to all this. I have minor Acne. A 26 year old male. Have just purchased b5 pantothenic acid as the reviews look pretty amazing. It clearly states on the box to take 1 a day with a meal and not to exceed the stated dose. However having looked at this and various other forums I can see people have been taking much more. Is this safe? I am also worried about my hair as I have read hair loss is an issue. I have thinning hair as it is Any thoughts or commened will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Hazbomb
  3. Read the parts that you are interested to... I have some other post that said that I was clear, but it was the effects of accutane that were still in my system. Some background: 22 years old, half asian, tropical country, really bad skin family, oily (dehydrated) skin, maybe some facial hyperhidrosis, also I have what I call "seborrhoeic dermatitis prone skin" and obviously acne prone skin. My journey: 3 times on accutane: First time cured me during the dosis. 2nd time suspended: severe nose bleeding, some liver damage. 3rd time, minimun dose, suspended: some liver damage again x_____X My derm used to prescribe me: Peelings + harsh products (BP and others) + antibiotics = freaking dehydrated oily skin + seborrhoeic dermatitis + really bad acne + candida. 3rd time on accutane cured my dermatitis. Candida was cured on diet (no sugar, no carbohydrates for a while). Freaking oily skin was controlled thanks to "my personal Oil Cleansing Method". Now it is oily, but with some blotting tissues it is acceptable. What I know: I used to be a binge eater... The more I eat the more pimples I get. Eat bad = acne. Too much harsh products = dehydrated skin = acne. Hard water + hot water = dehydrated oily skin => acne and maybe dermatitis. 10g on acid pantothenic help me a loooooot. But it was too much dosis, so I quit it. Antibiotics used to cured me. I can't use any moisturizer/sun block. It itch, burn, tickles too much. Maybe due to my dehydrated sensitive skin. What I tryed and didn't work for acne: Dan's regimen (BP). It help a little but it dehydrated my skin too much. Low carb diet, no sugar. Alkaline diet. "Water only" wash regimen = horrible seborrhoeic dermatitis. Omega 3. A lot more that I can't remember. What I'm doing: Started 6 month ago. Important: low fat diet Low sugar diet. Eating healthy (or trying). No breakfast (I knoooow, this is baaad, but when I eat less I don't get pimples. Maybe I should call it acnerexia). Try to eat only 2 times a day (no snacks). 3x500mg pantothenic acid suplement. A lot of green tea (pantothenic acid theory => helps controlling hormones?). Wash 3 times a day. Some blotting tissues for oily skin. No topical products. How I am now: 90% clear. No pustules. Sometimes I get some tiny whiteheads that fade fast. Oily skin, but aceptable. Sometimes I get a pimple because my chinese family eat really bad :S Skinny T____T What I can do now: Get drunk a looot xD. Sometimes a get some pimples the next days, but they fade fast. Some days I didn't sleep at night (party or busy) and it didn't affect me too much. Some days I go to sleep at night without washing my face at all and nothing happens (next morning really oily xD) I am addicted to carbohydrates, so I eat them a lot.
  4. pantethine , diarrhea ?

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    i took pantothenic acid (b5) 10g for two weeks. nothing rly happend. it couldnt tell if it helped or not. but nor did i experience any side effects (chapped lip? loss hair, diarrhea). a few days ago, i started taking pantethine. 900mg/day. i have been having diarrhea for the last two days. any comments would be great.
  5. NAKED!

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    http://www.nakedjuice.com/main.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Juice My work just started selling these. I picked up one of everyflavor minus the protein because I hear it is chalky. Anyway they are DELICIOUS. What I want to hear is if you guys think it would be benificial to the skin. There are different flavors and each have its own blend of Fruits as well as Vitamins. This one for example is the BLUE MACHINE and it has 0 percent A 2 percent Ca 100 percent niacin 100 percent Folate 100 percent Pantothenic acid 100 percent vitamin C 6 percent iron 100 percent B6 100 percent b12 100 percent Vitamin E Different drinks have different blends of Vitamins. A downside I see is the sugar. While it says they are all natural sugar, it has about 30g a serving. (for this particular flavor) What do you think? Im not saying this is an alternative to any regimine.
  6. Hello guys and gals just to let you know i ve seen some vendors on ebay selling the kilo powder of pantothenic acid for about $50 bucks,looks like a deal, one vendor was in AUS 340g for 30 bucks (sold out) the other i saw was in California usp grade pure pantothenic acid powder, one kilo for $50 bucks best deal ive seen.
  7. The B5 Study...

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    Introduction I see a lot of 'experiments' posted in here. Basically someone says 'Okay, I think that if I use this and this on my face, my acne will clear up', or 'I did this, and this, and now I have perfect skin!'. The problem is, this doesn't give an accurate measure of how effective the purposed treatment is. Even Accutane, the most powerful treatment against acne we've got, doesn't work for everyone. That's why you need to look at a large sample base. The problem, of course, is that large studies cost money to run. B5 (AKA Pantothenic acid) is just one of many, many treatments that some people swear works great; and others swear can't possibly work. There was one study that suggested it does a pretty darn good job at fighting acne, but one study isn't enough. Since we all are sitting here, trying different things all the time...why don't we get a little more organized and really put together something more conclusive than 'I used this for a month and it's great!' My Proposition I've tried a lot of different things to treat my acne. The next thing on my list, is B5. I know there are lots of other people out there that have tried this, and that will try it in the future. Now, normally, I'd setup a website for this sort of thing, but with work and the holidays I don't have time (if someone else would like to, by all means go for it). But, what I'd like to do instead, is have people who are trying B5 all follow the guidelines posted here, keep a (moderatly) detailed log, and email me the results. I'll compile them, post them on this site and make them publicly available. Instead of saying 'B5 didn't work for me' - we'll be able to say '227 people tried this and 58% saw an improvement in their acne; 12% became completely clear, while 8% reported their acne was increased'. I know it's not perfect, but I think it would be a lot better than what we've got going on. The Guidelines 1.) Choose to take either 3g, 5g, or 10g of Pantothenic acid throughout the day (No less than 3 times a day, morning, afternoon, night). 2.) Each morning (or whenever you want, just keep it consistant) look evaluate the condition of your acne. Record a number between 1-10 (10=Perfect skin, 5=Your 'average' skin, and 1=OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!?!) 3.) Count the number of pimples/zits/etc you have. You can select a small area to keep track of, maybe only count the left side, or right side of your face. Or, the left side, below your nose, etc, etc...just stay consistant. The number rating in #2 is good, but this is a quantifiable number. 4.) Do not change your current acne treatment. If you use a face scrub, or BP, or whatever - continue doing it. 5.) Follow steps 1-4 for 6 weeks. Ideally, everyone would stick out the 6 weeks, but I understand how life is. If you decide to discontinue the B5 for whatever reason, still, send in your results. 6.) Send your results to the.b5.study@gmail.com - Be sure to include your age, sex, brand of B5, and your daily dose. Include any comments that you think are important, if you missed a few days, or whatever you feel like. Anyway, I realise that odds are, nobody will follow through with this (aside from myself, lol) but I thought I'd give it a shot. If you are at all interested in participating in our 'not quite' scientific study; please do so. I'll complie the results and post them up here. I'm also thinking of just creating a website that would allow people to create an account and log their treatment, then I could just let the website do all of the work; if there isn't any response to this.
  8. Some vitamins i'm taking

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    I've been on antibiotics for a long time about 11 years and i finally got off it recently because of the long term effects it might have and killing the good bacteria in your body. I've also been taking b5 for about a year and it showed pretty good results considering i only take about 1 g a day of it. But i finally had the guts to get off antibiotics because usually i would break out immediately after stopping it. What im taking now are these vitamins below and is working for me, i know many of you probably took vitamins and didn't work but for others out there that want to give it a shot try this combo. vitamin c 1000 mg milk thistle go by what it says on the bottle zinc 50 mg b5 (pantothenic acid) 1 g vitamin e 400 iu (i heard it is not safe to take this amt everyday so be careful) im thinking about taking a b-complex anyway even though the b5 amt i'm taking isn't that much. And a multivitamin. I'm also looking at vitamins strictly focusing on the health of the liver.