Nature's Way : Vitamin A

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April 27, 2018
Doesn't work at all, at least not within 30 days
I once used roaccutane (some derivative of vitamin a) that cleared my acne completely. Now, many years later, I'm starting to relapse, so I thought I wanted to try over-the-counter vitamin a. I took 4400 micrograms/day (1500 IU) for 30 days with zero results. I took before and after photos each week or so and compared them carefully. Nothing, it's not working at all. I have superficial acne, not cystic.
November 14, 2018
That was a very low dose to show any effect on your skin.. up it at least to 10,000 IU per day (still you are in the safe side). I know girls who got good results combining 10,000 IU vit a With zinc for better absorption, for months and had fantastic results.. try vital nutrient (fish liver oil) or the now brand (retinyl palmitate + fish liver oil).. most people get good results taking 50,000 to 100,000 IU for 3 months.. I know megadosing!.. that's a personal thing, you have to do your own research before taking this step
November 14, 2018
Currently Im taking 60,000 IU per day (now brand, thinking to switch to vital) and my skin is purging.. I'm happy with the purging as it means that its working yaay! Im a lab tech so I can do my lipid profile and lft monthly to make sure that everything is fine
February 4, 2018
Did nothing for my mild acne
17 yo m . I Have taken 10k IU of vit A along with zinc and i believe they did nothing..
April 23, 2017
Broke me out!
After 4 days of taking it. I got very small pimples, BUT super PAINFUL ones. Since accutane worked for me in the past, I wanted this product to work for me but it just didn't. It actually gave me body acne while I was on it. I took 10K IU's per day. I stopped taking it, and my painful small zits went away.
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March 6, 2016
Not effective for Cystic acne
I've been taking 8000 iu per day (plus other supplements)for over two months and it has done nothing to make my horrible, sudden onset of cystic acne go away.
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June 25, 2014
Vitamin A supplements damaged my liver!
I ignored all of the cautions about vitamin A toxicity and thought that "they" wouldn't sell a product over the counter if it could be dangerous. And, I thought, it's just a vitamin so how much harm could it do?? The answer is A LOT. I took high doses of Vitamin A (can't remember how much exactly but somewhere between 25,000 and 50,000 IU, and within a couple weeks, I was getting nauseous after every meal. I passed out twice, once in a restaurant after breakfast and once in my parent's kitchen. When I went to the doctor, they discovered my liver was inflamed. The problem is that Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, no a water soluble one, so it only leaves your body when fat stores are burned. In other words, once you reach toxic levels it's not easy to detox. Here's some science to back up what I'm saying: [link edited out] Long story short, it's been years, and I only took it for a couple weeks, and I'm still showing signs of liver disease. And for those of you whose vanity prevents you from caring about your health, you should know that disease in the liver often manifests in your complexion and your nail and hair health. People who are dying of liver failure have gross, sallow, pasty complexions with large pores. Bottom line, it's NOT worth it. Stay away.
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October 12, 2015
How many pills were you taking each day?
January 28, 2010


Skin less oily. Didn't do much on my acne since I just used it for a week.


Using it for long period of time might cause liver problems.

I don't recomment using Vitamin A to cure acne. It is harmful and would cause liver damage if overdosed. It's safer than accutane, yes! but it's still not healthy. Think! die early with a beautiful face or live longer with scars/pimples on your face?
December 13, 2009


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Please be very careful when taking Vitamin A. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, vitamin A cannot be urinated out of your body because it is stored in your fat. Because of this, it's possible to overdose on this stuff, especially when you take it everyday. I tried vitamin A supplements myself for about a month and found no difference. If you get your daily requirements, getting extra from a supplement is not going to help - it can only harm. Like Ashley from Texas experienced, no change is going to happen because you most likely get adequate amounts of vitamin A on a daily basis. Even if you don't, remember that vitamin is stored in your fat, so you do not need to continuously replenish it - you already have some reserved! Please be careful, and I hope we all come across some luck soon.
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