“Is Vitamin B5 Acne Treatment Safe In Such High Doses?”The proponents of the vitamin b5 acne treatment theory claim that since b5 is a water-soluble vitamin any excess would simply be excreted from your system.
And in any reasonable dose I would agree with them.
But think about this…
Your body has to excrete the excess vitamin b5 from your system, and to do that takes time. And while the excess vitamin b5 is in your system it’s going to have an effect .We’re not talking about a little excess here, but were talking about many times what is normally in your system.
Secondly, the balance between various nutrients in your system is very important.
The balance between calcium and phosphorous is very important… so important that if you ingest excess phosphorous your body will leach calcium from your bones to keep the ratio of these key electrolytes in balance in the blood.
The same is the case with b vitamins…
The b vitamins work WITH each other in a complex and synergistic relationship. For them to work properly they have to be kept in proper ratio to each other.
If you ingest excess of any one b vitamin your body will try to balance things out by leaching the other b vitamins from anywhere in your system it can.
So what you are doing by ingesting these extraordinarily high doses of vitamin b5 is leaching out of your system key b vitamins like b3, b6, and b12.
This is why I believe fatigue was the most common side-effect on the vitamin b5 acne treatment. Because these other b vitamins are so key for metabolization of nutrition for energy.
B5 does not exist in ANY foods in these high of doses out of balance with the other b vitamins. In my opinion it is dangerous to be taking it in such high doses long-term.
If the b5 acne treatment worked I would be the first to tell you. I’d shout it from high heaven, but it doesn’t work. As convincing as the theory sounds IT DOESN’T WORK , and is DANGEROUS in the doses that are being recommended!
My prediction is the vitamin b5 acne phenomenon is going to burn out real soon because it doesn’t work.
Hear me now, believe me later!
A Better Alternative to Mega Dose Vitamin B5
B vitamins are only a small piece to a much more complex acne puzzle. I unravel the whole acne puzzle and how b vitamins (including b5) fit into the acne puzzle in The Acne E-Tutorial .In it you will find the ONLY approach I’ve found for natural acne treatment that works, and the only approach that actually corrects the ROOT cause of your acne.
If after reading it you’re still bound and determined to test the vitamin b5 acne theory yourself, then I would suggest you AVOID pantothenic acid. But instead use pantethine. Pantethine is much more readily absorbed form of vitamin b5, and would work much better for b5 acne treatment.
And I STRONGLY suggest you take it in no more then 1 to 1 1/2 grams a day. If a vitamin b5 deficiency is in fact contributing to your acne then that would be a more then sufficient dose to compensate for any deficiency.