can an overdose of vitamins cause acne?
ive been taking hair skin & nail pills for about 2 months and i’ve been breaking out like crazy mostly on my chin and around my mouth. can the hair skin & nail pills be whats causing me to breakout?
No but they can damage your liver. Stop taking those vitamins. Some of those are fat soluble which means they are stored up in your fat and released over time. These types of vitamins are toxic in large amounts because the body doesn’t get rid of them like they do water soluble vitamins, like vitamin c, which you pee out.
Food, which types of food, should I eat to prevent acne, what vitamins are great for preventing acne?
I don’t have a serious acne problem, but I have little whiteheads that be turning into blackheads, then they dry out and come off. At least they don’t stay with me for long, but I would love to know which types of food I should eat to prevent acne and what vitamins are great for preventing acne?
I’ve seen a research study online that was done in China (I think) and it showe that taking high doses of Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) reduces acne. This research was done on a group of people with Acne Vulgaris (worse form of acne) and by taking 10gram a day, their acne was significantly reduced. The only downfall with this is that, in order to get 10g of this vitamin, you would need to take 20 pills a day since most places offer then in 500mg tablets. Now since you probably dont have Acne Vulgaris, you probably wont need so much but if you want a smooth face, its worth a try.
Will all these vitamins for my acne and such be good for me?
I am taking green tea extract 500 mg twice a day and drinking 4 cups of green tea a day to help acne. I also take 3 ALA supplements a day too. will I be okay if I add 2 50mg zinc supplements and vitamin e also? I’m hoping that this will stop breakouts and clear it up.
It’s so good that you’re willing to take supplements to treat your acne instead of going from product to product. I mean your not deficient in Clearasil or Proactive are you? I don’t know about the supps your taking now for acne, but I know vitamin A could help your skin A LOT. Zinc also helps the skin and has shown to in many studies but this is because it is involved in vitamin A utilization, retention and metabolism. So taking the two is a good idea just in case you’re deficient in one or the other, or both!
“Zinc and vitamin A interact in several ways. Zinc is a component of retinol-binding protein, a protein necessary for transporting vitamin A in the blood. Zinc is also required for the enzyme that converts retinol (vitamin A) to retinal. This latter form of vitamin A is necessary for the synthesis of rhodopsin, a protein in the eye that absorbs light and thus is involved in dark adaptation. Zinc deficiency is associated with decreased release of vitamin A from the liver, which may contribute to symptoms of night blindness that are seen with zinc deficiency (14, 15).
Taking large quantities of zinc (50 mg/day or more) over a period of weeks can interfere with copper bioavailability. High intake of zinc induces the intestinal synthesis of a copper-binding protein called metallothionein. Metallothionein traps copper within intestinal cells and prevents its systemic absorption (see Copper). More typical intakes of zinc do not affect copper absorption and high copper intakes do not affect zinc absorption.”
Taking zinc in a multimineral formula would be better than taking it alone because of the above situation. Also you want to be taking the right vitamin A. Only vitamin a from fish oil is as RETINOL and this is the natural vitamin A that only causes toxicity at VERY HIGH doses compared with the synthetic versions that are toxic even in smaller amounts. All vitamin A in multivitamin preparations are SYNTHETIC. According to the study below, doses between 300,000 and 500,000 IU are only effective for acne but also caused a little overdose which only caused dry skin and chapped lips. I would suggest possibly 100,000 IU each day for a few months and look out for hypervitaminosis A (too much vitamin A). But please do your research. Also vitamin C reduces the toxicity and vitamin D should also be taken with vitamin A and is usually found together in fish oil caps. Vitamin E is very important also because it also extends the life of vitamin A in the body. Without enough vitamin E, vitamin A is destroyed by oxygen. See it’s complicated every nutrient interacts with another so it’s always best to get a bit of everything.
It’s very important to get your vitamin D levels checked BEFORE you take supps of it. Hope this helps.
Oh one more thing, you will only absorb vitamins A, D and E if you take them with some sort of fat (butter, crieeam, cheese, oilive oil) otherwise you’re just wasting your money. When you eat fat, bile is released which is ESSENTIAL for absorbing these nutrients. If there’s no fat they are not absorbed and you will think they aren’t working. Good luck
What pill(s) or vitamins help with acne?
I know vitamins help with acne but which vitamins do? Preferably something I could get at Wal-Mart but there is a health store here so it doesn’t really matter where. Thanks in advance for any help.
I use a good whole food multi-vitamin daily. I developed acne problems as an adult in my mid twenties, I also used milk thistle which helped but it did not completely disappear. Acne is usually due to a hormonal problem. I am now on Yaz birth control which has almost completely cleared it up. My son who is 15, has horrible acne and we are trying EpiDuo. He has been using it for about 2 weeks, it is really helping. It did get worse but now it is starting to heal. Hope you can get it taken care of, it is hard to do.
FYI: For my son we have previously tried Retin A (horrible stuff) and monocycline anti-biotic (didn’t really help).
Whats the best vitamins for acne?
if I was to take any type of vitamin tablets for acne, what would be the most effective?
Thank you in advance
Fish oil and Zinc- they help a lot. You should also think about changing your diet like eating more fruits and veggies because junk food and crap like that really do not help acne. Or go to http://www.acne.org they have a lot of information their.
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