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fchawk last won the day on October 7 2018

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  1. Hi Y'all! Was just going to once again confirm that, for me at least, vitamin k2 supplementation = 99% chance of morning wood the next day. Order online and try to get your best value for money. Personally I'm taking it with vitamin D and magnesium, because they are also in my recovery protocol. Makes sense because fat soluable vitamins work in tandem, and having supplemented vitamin A and vitD already and not noticing a massive difference in the long term, it should be obvious in hindsight
  2. I hope it was due to inactivity and not a malevelont reason. It wasn't getting much responses, and i guess I can always create a new topic pretty easily +1 on the k2, whenever I take it I feel a small rebound. Been shown to improve mitochondrial dysfunction Oral Consumption of Vitamin K2 for 8 Weeks Associated With Increased Maximal Cardiac Output During Exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28646812 "Vitamin K1 and K2 are not typically common in a Western d
  3. Hello everyone, catching up on the forum and was wondering what has been working for you guys! I will say some of the things I've been doing, whats been working for me and what hasn't been working for me: Supplements Multivitamin: Took very consistently... Didn't notice much difference tbh. I would still recommend it early on because your body might have deficiencies at that stage Zinc: Recommend. Good for liver health and immune system, as well as mental health. Virgin Olive
  4. Isotretinoin is different from vitamin A. My personal opinion is that symptoms are exacerbated by having no vitamin A. Isotretinoin is usually 1-2% of the retinoids in your body, and is obtained from the body deriving it from vitamin A, but during treatment you in ingest up to 100x more isotretinoin then the RDA for vit A. Thus in some organs, such as the skin, there are signs of vit a toxicity, as in those organs Isotretinoin acts as a subsitute correctly but in others, such as the eyes, where
  5. If your body is converting beta carotene into vit A it means your body wants it. It is also why some people get mixed results from vitamin D. Isotretinoin can cause vit D deficiency, and certainly causes symptoms of vitamin A toxicity, but also symptoms of vit A deficiency, and going too hard on the vit D and exacerbate vit A deficiency. Just take some vitamin A, D, E and K so you are not defiicient in any of them, don't fully avoid any of them. The reason I talked about cayanne pepper is I
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22431270 "In this case report, the authors describe a 48-year-old male who complained to his primary care physician of abdominal discomfort and yellow/orange skin discoloration. Physical examination was normal except for some mild mid-abdominal discomfort (no observed skin color changes). An abdominal CT scan indicated a colon that was full of stool. Laboratory studies indicated elevated liver enzymes. Upon further questioning, the patient reported ingest
  7. Ahh, I'm on the "faction" that you shouldn't avoid vitamin A, especially beta carotene, as it is impossible to get vitamin A overdoses from beta-carotene(Though significant dosages can cause issues unrelated to vitamin A), and the reason I believe this is because Isotretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A, and can actually cause symptoms of vitamin A deficiency, such as night blindness, and I wouldn't be surprised the reason some of us got adverse reactions is because we were initally low in vita
  8. Hi y'all, think I'm doing pretty good with anxiety, mind fog, and depression. However, the ED still looms at large. I can get hard, but go soft in about 10 seconds. Back in November I did some fasting, a total of 12 days with 2 days keto in the middle (and had been keto for 6 weeks preceding this), and after that I got morning wood for 2 months straight, and libido seemed stronger. While I was fasting I would just have electrolytes, bi-carb soda, and cayenne pepper. Eventually it went back
  9. My main point is don't avoid it and vitamin A, because Isotretinoin is not vitamin A, and infact can cause vitamin A deficiency. Isotretinoin-Induced Night Blindness https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4533586/ Oral isotretinoin, neuropathy and hypovitaminosis A https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2008.03171.x The second link has case studies which suggests between Vitamin A deficiency pre treatment and suffering depression due to accutane, and by suppleme
  10. I've recently talked to others who’s PRSD makes mine pale in comparison, despite the fact that it was still completely life changing. I fantasised about suicide, but I guess I could still live if I lowered my expectations low enough, such as by dropping out of Uni and accepting I would never have a sexual relationship, and that I would never be particularly happy or successful, etc... while post recovery, I I think I can now achieve a good life, going to Uni, dating, having fulfilling relationsh
  11. I too wouldn't recommend Accutane. While the risk isn't great, there certainly is a risk of long term side effects. While I wasn't told these potential side-effects before I went on it, I was told it may affect my growth. I was already 16 years old and 6'4, so I didn't mind, but at 13 it would certainly be something to consider. Lastly, for some people this is worth taking, I have several friends who took it and don't regret it, but they all had very severe acne. Personally I regret taking it
  12. Not really, I did start getting a bit of acne back, so I occasionally get a few pimples, but I am always pretty dry so I moisturise these days, or my skin gets kinda flaky, especially after hot showers
  13. Isotretinoin (cis-13 retinoic acid) usually composes of ~2% of the retinoids in your body. During treatment it composes of 98+% of the retinoids in your body, as you are taking it at 100x your usual vitamin A dose. This is how it hijacks retinol metabolism
  14. Creatine and zinc would be the best safe/accessible supplements going by your theory.
  15. The specific retinoid poisoning Isotretinoin induces has been shown to cause Vitamin A deficiency, not vitamin A toxicity. Isotretinoin-Induced Night Blindness https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4533586/ That is why I megadosed it as my first attempt in treating long term accutane sides. The first week I felt good, thought more must be better, and ended up poisoning myself. So don't megadose, however taking a normal dose is fine, and avoiding it would be counterproductive I think.