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Old 03-23-2002, 09:47 AM   #1
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Question for Crzyakta...

Hi there! I read in another post that you were adamant about not taking B5 again. I recently went off of an antibiotic to start taking B5 and ofcourse I am anxious to know as much about it as possible. I have only read good things from people, but I would love to hear your experience and know why you wouldn't want to take it anymore?? Thanks in advance for you response.. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
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Old 03-23-2002, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: Question for Crzyakta...

One note when you start B5, alot of people complain about the brand name making all the difference. Me personally, i change brand name every few weeks because the store i go to (a thrift store type thing) just buys whatever is cheaper, they dont stick to a certain brand name. I have noticed some brands are better than others. Stay away from the time released B5 too, I noticed that to get the worse results.

 
Old 03-23-2002, 12:00 PM   #3
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What brand do you recommend?

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Old 03-23-2002, 12:18 PM   #4
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The best brand I used was called "herbal roots". it is just a no name brand, but it worked far better than any other kind. GNC i found worked ok, same with solray. But herbal roots was the best. Im trying a new brand now that is capsule B5, ive only been using it for 4 days so its a bit early to tell how good it is.

 
Old 03-23-2002, 04:08 PM   #5
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Hey Jestergirl,

Ok, well to start I did antibiotics too, about 3-4 years ago, BIG waste of money, and can permanently damage your body, so trust me stay off them, and try to never use them (unless really needed), plus B5 works less potently (real word?) when using ab's, cause it relies on internal flora bacteria found in your intestines to work...

I started B5, about 3 weeks after getting off accutane last summer, I went straight into 5g a day (10 500mg pills a day, spread evenly throughout with a glass of water each time), it was like MAJIC, cleared and less oily (much less oil!) within 3 weeks after that, great results, and the pore shrinkage evened out my skin, made it look really nice. I was very happy with the results, I even took them to college and took them during classes, I'd say they worked great until Nov 01', then I noticed there effect to be less potent, for some off reason I was gettin cysts again, I have no idea why (plus I ate REALLY healthy at that time, very similiar to wai's diet, you can search for posts about her diet), still got acne breakouts, very weird...I connected it to the fact that I was breaking out whilst on accutane too the previous year, even with the dry skin and 40-60mg a day on accutane, now I have come to the revelation that my horomones are crzy from the early winter to late spring time frame..and they case increased oxidation and oily skin, thats wen I tried adding fat soluble antioxidants to stop that process, and like magic it worked, but the oily skin was came back, just no more zits (though I still HAVE to eat really healthy)...I stopped B5 mainly cause its 10 pills, and its alot to take in of a single vitamin, and if I missed say 3-4 pills accidentally, it usually meant a few spots...dont know, in summer on B5 i was 95% clear AT ALL times, but in fall and early winter that slowly changed...If you go on B5, Im sure it will work great, as long as your horomones arent as crzy as mine, you should be set year round

Also try twinlabs, that brand gave me the best results and was the cheapest one I could find, good luck!

 
Old 03-23-2002, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: Question for Crzyakta...

Thank you so much for replying! I actually have crazy hormones too. I react badly to any and all BC pills. I went on Yasmin, the one that is supposed to help clear acne, and it gave me the worst cystic acne. It was horrible. Now that I'm off it, I still get a few cysts, but not nearly as many. I actually haven't had any (knock on wood) since going on the antibiotic and then switching to B5. I think I'm having my initial breakout right now, but they are mostly small zits that seem to go away pretty quickly. I really hope this works for me. I live in Florida so it is like Summer year round. It's always hot and humid! (YUK) <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> Anyway, thanks again for your reply and best of luck to you as well.

 
Old 03-23-2002, 06:24 PM   #7
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Hey thanks for the wishes, give it a try at 5g a day and take a 50mg zinc tablet with it (right before you goto bed). I love the hot weather, too bad its like that only 3-4 months over here, it always helps my skin, oh well

 
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