“Mega Dose Vitamin B5 Acne Treatment? Is it Safe? Does It Work?”
Being an investigator of natural acne remedies it’s my job to check this kind of stuff out. And I’ve always been willing to give anything a try despite how crazy it sounds. But I don’t take ANYONE’S word for it… I’ll always put it to the test.
I had my reservations with such extraordinarily high doses of vitamin b5 for acne, but I went ahead anyway. I followed the guidelines exactly as the paper suggest… between 10-20 grams a day divided up in a minimum of 4 doses per day. The vitamin b5 acne theory was tested with several women and men and athletes as well.
When the initial experiments did not work to cure acne I tested various doses and several different brands of pantothenic acid. I really, really wanted this to work.
But sad to say…It did NOT work on anyone I experimented with, despite the dose or brand of pantothenic acid they were using.
What’s worse is it caused nausea, and chronic low energy and fatigue in virtually everyone. In several people it caused cracks in the corners of the mouth that would not heal. Others reported poor wound healing in general. And still others reported headaches.
Granted, this was far from a formal scientific study. I simply purchased b5… showed a few volunteers the study, and took their word for it that they were taking it as directed. But despite my best efforts over several months, I could NOT duplicate any of reported benefits for acne sufferers .
So from my own personal experience I’ve come to the conclusion…
Vitamin b5 does NOT work for acne treatment and is DANGEROUS in the doses advocated by the vitamin b5 acne theory and the vitamin b5 acne theory is flawed. Here is why I think that…
Why I Believe The B5 Acne Theory is Incorrect
If acne was in fact caused by a vitamin b5 deficiency then it wouldn’t take nearly as much of the dose being advocated to correct the deficiency. B5 is used as a treatment for several diseases, yet well under 2 grams and usually less then 0.5 grams are typically used with results for these other various diseases.
If a vitamin b5 acne theory was correct as proposed then virtually EVERYONE deficient in vitamin b5 would have acne to some degree or another. This ISN’T THE CASE.
If a vitamin b5 deficiency was the cause of acne then simply supplementing with b5 would cure acne. WHICH IT DOES NOT DO . Believe me I’ve tested it again and again.
Despite how convincing the sales pitches are, despite what studies you may read on the net the bottom line is RESULTS. Does b5 produce results?
And I’m telling you I’ve tested the b5 acne theory again and again and not ONE person I’ve tested this on cured their acne .
No dose or brand of b5 had a positive effect outside of the initial placebo response!
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