Help with B-5 dosing for oily skin

  1. 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?


  2. 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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  3. Thanks man I appreciate the info. Probably won't waste the cash on it then.

  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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