Help with B-5 dosing for oily skin

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    Help with B-5 dosing for oily skin


    Hey, so I have really oily skin and heard that megadosing vitamin B-5 could really help clear it up. Has anyone else used B-5 for this purpose? How much should I use daily? Is 2g daily too much?

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    I tried this for a few months and noticed no difference. Dosing usually starts high around 10 g a day for a few weeks, then taper down every few weeks by a few grams. e.g. 10, 10, 8, 7, 5, 5,...down to about 2 g a day I think.

    If you've bought the bottles, you might as well give it a shot. Otherwise, I wouldn't waste your money. I did research on other's experiences and most users experienced the same as me...I just didn't want to believe them.
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    Thanks man I appreciate the info. Probably won't waste the cash on it then.
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    what works,then? i have the same problem. even if i take a second shower in the evening, a couple hours later its bad again
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    Is this only for bodybuilding, or can it pertain the adolescents as well?

    I don't have a problem with acne, but my 13 year old son is starting puberty, and the acne monster is attacking him. I would like to help him out and was thinking of giving him some b-5, but I wasn't sure if it was advisable giving a megadose of b-5 to a teen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathDealer View Post
    Is this only for bodybuilding, or can it pertain the adolescents as well?

    I don't have a problem with acne, but my 13 year old son is starting puberty, and the acne monster is attacking him. I would like to help him out and was thinking of giving him some b-5, but I wasn't sure if it was advisable giving a megadose of b-5 to a teen.
    Like I said, I don't think B-5 has any real world evidence for working. I would take him to a dermatologist if he's already been using face washes containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide without seeing results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathDealer View Post
    Is this only for bodybuilding, or can it pertain the adolescents as well?

    I don't have a problem with acne, but my 13 year old son is starting puberty, and the acne monster is attacking him. I would like to help him out and was thinking of giving him some b-5, but I wasn't sure if it was advisable giving a megadose of b-5 to a teen.
    Yeah I'm not sure if B-5 megadosing could cause issues for teens. But as the other poster said, a dermatologist will definitely help your son and you could ask him/her about the b-5 as well. When I was going through puberty, my dermatologist put me on an anti-biotic called Minocin which REALLY helped keep the acne at bay. And if that doesn't work, Accutane is usually the last resort. It's incredibly effective, but has some nasty sides. I was fortunate enough to respond well to the anti-biotics.
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    yea all the cyclines: Doxy Tetra mino all work well,

    dynacin (generic i believe) worked well for me at 100mg 2x perday
  

  
 

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