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    Old 04-08-2001, 08:20 PM   #1
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    Evening primrose oil dosage?

    How much of this supplement should I take? I get about 3 breakouts a week. How long until I see results? Will I see an improvement with just this supplement or should I take it with other vitamins? I am scared to take B5 because I don't want to go through the initial breakout phase since my acne isn't that bad to begin with. Thanks.

     
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    Old 04-08-2001, 09:15 PM   #2
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    First of all, why are you supplementing
    with EFA's, why EPO, and what are you
    using now?

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    Old 04-09-2001, 02:48 AM   #3
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    I think Philaser said that using Evening Primrose Oil contains GLA (10% or so normally), which helps to regulate production of androgen hormones, which according to a lot of sites, are partly the cause of acne?

    I normally take 1000mg one day, 1500mg the next, then 1000mg, and so on..

     
    Old 04-09-2001, 05:48 AM   #4
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    I'm not saying that EFA's aren't very
    effective, I was just wondering what else is in effect here..

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    Old 04-09-2001, 11:48 AM   #5
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    Shost,

    Great to hear you are exploring Evening Primrose Oil.

    I take about 1 gm a day but my derm recommends between 1 - 2 grams. It doesn't change your hormones, it just normalizes the spikes we younger people get of androgens.

    Best-Phil

     
    Old 04-09-2001, 06:44 PM   #6
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    I have never taken any supplements for my acne, but now I am thinking about trying evening primrose oil and zinc. I am hesitant about the B5 because my acne is pretty mild and I don't want to take chances with getting an initial breakout from it. Are there any other vitamins that I could take that would help my acne but not cause an initial breakout?

     
    Old 04-09-2001, 08:37 PM   #7
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    B5 seems to do some good, then fade out,
    so I wouldn't recommend it..

    You *should* (as it sounds like you want to)
    take things that are not only going to help
    your acne, but a million other things as
    well, such as *Zinc* or EFA's..

    The only other thing I'd put in that
    category would be a decent strength (10-15%)
    glycolic acid product, maybe 1-2x per week..

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    Old 04-10-2001, 07:57 AM   #8
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    At the risk of sounding stupid here, what exactly are EFA's..?

    Peter

     
    Old 04-10-2001, 09:16 AM   #9
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    Re: Evening primrose oil dosage?

    i was wondering...does the evening primrose oil control oil production also?

    i noticed the b5 does fade out like infinity said. but then on another post, someone said thats when you know you have to increase the dosage, if you have to keep doing that pretty soon i'll have to take a whole bottle!

     
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