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Zinc And Vitamins For Acne
Can you take to many vitamins? At the moment I take 2, 000mg vitamins c daily, omega 3 (heard it helps memory) zinc and vitamin a (heard they helped acne
Not too many: You can't take too many vitamins- it is safe to take them all- thus the concept of a multivitamin. You can take too much of a particular one, but there is a wide margin of safety. What you are taking is safe, but doses of zinc above 60 mg/day may harm some. While it is safe to take 25, 000 units a day of vit. A it may be harmful to take more than 6, 000 a day in early pregnancy, so be cautious. ...Read more
Does zinc (20mg to 50mg a day) from the vitamin store help decrease acne? Is it worth a trying for a few months, in an otherwise healthy person?
Neither of these medications is likely to help with acne. You may take a multivitamin if you like. You may consult this site for home remedies for acne. You may need to try more then one treatment.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can I use oral vitamin a/b5/zinc to reduce acne? I know vitamin a can be toxic in large doses, but Accutane sounds equally toxic at therapeutic doses.
Is vitamin C and zinc good for adult acne? I'm tired of meds from the doc. And mary kay products not working or maybe im doing something wrong?
What to do if I have acne. I take 400iu of vitamin e, 500mg niacin, 50mg zinc, multivitamin and fish oils, what order should I take them through the day?
Use a real Rx: Forgive my frankness. Beyond an economical multivitamin-with-minerals, these "health pills" are worthless for acne and are probably not doing you much good in any other way. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth
Consider a better: Approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor. Com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with ↑ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good ones:
There are many vitamins and minerals proven to help acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium ; chromium ; fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets.
An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/acne. Html
here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. ...Read more
Not helpful: Vitamins not for acne as a general rule. Vitamins are designed to be used to replace things that are not present in your diet or you don't get normally. In the us and most developed countries vitamins provide a nice yellow color to your urine and are excreted. Nutraceutical industry is bigger than pharmaceutical industry and don't require scientific proof to advertise. Save money eat healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing: No such vitamin exists.Get a more detailed answer ›
There aren't any: Forget all the nonsense about magic vitamins that you read online. Acne is a non-lifestyle, non-hygiene-related illness that's a serious personal and professional liability. You owe it to yourself to prevent / treat flareups with topical benzoyl peroxide 5%. If this isn't effective, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
No, but...: I'm among a minority of physicians who believe it's wise for everyone to take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement daily, because of the way our world is. You'll also do well to get with a scientific physician; acne can be treated effectively, usually at little cost, and the medicines (vitamin a analogues, antibiotics) are mother nature's gifts. ...Read more