It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 776
dfwgoodguy HB User
Vitamin B5 / My main question..

I have really oily skin and cystic acne. I want to know how much is the dosage of b5 that should be taken. Also i hear about dryness of skin and hair and also hair loss. I DONOT want to be losing my

So how do you people take this vitamin and at the same time make sure ur keeping ur hair? Would you condition your hair a lot? please help me im so frustrated with this crap and i bet reducing my oil would help me out tremendously.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-13-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 232
blank HB User
Re: Vitamin B5 / My main question..

from what i've read:

just like any other acne medications/acne "miracles"

everyone's different.
some people take 2 grams a day and it works in a week.
other people take 20 grams a day, and it starts working after 2 months
and other people it doesn't work.
and everywhere inbetween.

from what people say on this board you should try 8-10 grams a day.

Old 01-13-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 72
zahradream HB User
Re: Vitamin B5 / My main question..

Hey, Im thinking of taking it as well. My acne isn't sooo bad but I hope that this will clear it up. My face gets very oily very fast. Ugghhh I hate it. Lets hope it works. Im gonna start with around 8g a day and see what happens. Let me know how it went. I will research the side effects. I think i heard the hair loss only occurs when u take in excessive amounts but im not sure. Let me know if u find out anything new. I'll check up with you soon. Good Luck! Lets hope it works for us both.

Old 01-13-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 776
dfwgoodguy HB User
Re: Vitamin B5 / My main question..

thank you for your replys

zahradream : Ya my skin gets real oily like maybe an hour after i wash
but i think ima give it a try and start with the 8g.. good luck with yours, ill let you know about mine.

Old 02-13-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 72
zahradream HB User
Wink Re: Vitamin B5 / My main question..

I started taking it then I just quite....why? I have hormonal acne..
I discovered some herbs, chasteberry, saw palmetto which help with hormonal problems..they seem to be starting to work....
anyhow..howz the b5 going?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Vitamin D Supplementation Looly Vitamins & Supplements 17 09-15-2011 10:03 PM
vitamin c iv infusions daphne51 Cancer: Prostate 2 12-02-2008 04:39 PM
Iron supplement and vitamin C question... littlebunnyfoo Anemia 10 09-10-2007 12:43 AM
Vitamin D and MS orion Multiple Sclerosis 32 12-12-2005 01:56 PM
Vitamin E Scare [tactic] heart44 High Cholesterol 27 11-24-2004 02:27 PM
Vitamin A a cheap miracle! NineLives Acne 19 08-29-2004 05:22 PM
How much Vitamin A is too much???? rywilli25 Vitamins & Supplements 2 08-11-2004 07:06 PM
The Right Vitamin/Supplement Combo? Amby Diet & Nutrition 4 04-08-2004 12:45 PM
Best Vitamin for Men & Woman Kia3238 Vitamins & Supplements 1 11-22-2003 06:27 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!