Lower dose B5

Hey you guys who know about the B5 stuff!
Ok, im just about finishing my second course of accutane very soon, and i wondered about taking a lower dose of B5 when im done. Would this help to maintain the clear (touch wood!) skin from accutane? Rather than having to start off at say a high amount of 10g/mg whatever the measurement is to get clear in the first place before dropping the dose? Does that make any sense? I hope so lol

Natty :angel

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18 thoughts on “Lower dose B5

  1. Everyone responds differently to B5 and Accutane may make your system respond even differently. I doubt anyone could tell you the answer. I can say, that after getting clear on B5 I maintain on 3 or 4 grams per day. I up to 4 during PMS to avoid hormone related cysts. My personal take for you would be that a low dose would probably help since you’ve gotten clear already. There are reports of B5 causing initial break-outs, but I don’t know if its really the B5 or the fact that many of us quit a lot of other things while starting B5. I’ve heard so many people say that they remain clear after Accutane, some for life and some anywhere from months to yrs. Maybe you should not put anything in your system unless your acne starts reappearing. If you do B5 right after, you aren’t going to know if Accutane kept you clear or the B. Sounds like you’re scared it will come back. But my choice would be to take the risk and see? Good luck.

  2. Hey annie! Well the thing is, on my first course it did come back quite quickly, i know second courses are supposed to help more but im starting uni so it coming back would be the worst thing that could happen, while im trying to make new friends and live away from home and all that! I figured id ask because as a poor student, lol, i couldnt afford to be taking the 10grams a day, so taking the maintenance would be cheaper right, and while my skins already doing ok i thought that would bt the place to start? I also wanted to try some vitamins such as the zinc ive heard people talking about, can you take vits with b5 safely?
    Natty :angel

  3. i read on the b5 site that low dose b5 after accutane is a great way of keeping it under control
    they said u should start taking b5 a couple of weeks BEFORE u come off accutane

    check out http://www.b5supplements.com
    u can email them and ask, their quite helpfull

  4. HEY LILNAT! made it 2 uni! well done. hehe

    yeah… know what u mean bout the 10g B5 being expensive!! does anyone know where i can buy it cheaper?? i get it from H&Barret for £8 for 100 pills!!! expensive!

    yeah zinc is good 4 skin. ive been usin it too.

  5. I take other vitamins for various things. I take a multi B and a multi twice a wk. I have had rotten luck w zinc. It breaks me out everytime I’ve tried it. Unless you know its okay for you, I wouldn’t add it. But other things would only be helpful, unless you have a known allergen.

  6. Hey guys

    thank you for your replies, thanks kamal, yep, uni here i come!
    So, what dose is considered low dose? What should i start at?
    Kamal, you said you got yours £8 for 100 tablets, how many tablets are you using out of those a day?

    Natty :angel

  7. Yeah girl i would give a 6 month break after accutane before you jump into supplements. I tell by experience. Just take it easy now after accutane, I doubt it will come back in a big while now!!!

  8. i found 3g of B5 per day was more effective than the 9 i use to take for 3 months, could be my body reacting differently than others… just givin my 2 cents…

    the GNC brand of b5 worked best for me (capsule form)

  9. hey lilnat…. im usin about 6 grams sooo thats about urm… 12 a day. (500mg each) shit it sounds like a lot but i didnt find it made any difference when i took 2-3grams.

    uve just finished accutone (sp) right? maybe u should do what mari says cos shes been where u r!

  10. lol, i’ve been where i am too…This is my second course.

    I’ve just looked at the holland & barrett site, it says they sell 100 for £4.69, pantothenic acid (thats the same right?) which wouldnt be too bad if i was only taking a low dose would it?

    How many dya reckon i’d need a day? Im really bad at calculating this kinda stuff out! It does say to not exceed the one a day dose though! lol, guess theres a lot of people doing that!

    Oh, just looked, the potency of those on the site are only 200mg whereas kamals are 500mg, thatll be why its cheaper then! lol
    Hmm, puzzled on how much to take?

    Natty :angel

  11. Oh, and do you need to take any other vit with the b5? i heard about taking another b vitamin with it?

    Nat :angel

  12. yeah i heard that too so i started takin B complex wih my B5. i also take Zinc and Vit E. (once u start takin one u cant stop taken em al!) but i think they’ve had a really good effect on my skin.

    some people also say that u sd take a multi vitmains with B5 too. but im no expert…

  13. how much of the b complex do you take? think theres another thread where it says one or two times a week, not sure?

    Are you clear with the b5 then? Hope so!

    Do you think id be ok to start on 2grams? or is that too low? What is the lowest someone could take effectively? Bearing on mind im pretty much clear (touch wood – bet ive jinxed myself now!) with the accutane.

    Natty :angel

  14. Oh, sorry for all the questions! Does anyone know if b5 is effective on hormonal acne?

    Annie – i get hormone related cysts at the time of the month too (well, around ovulation time), how did you know that 4g would be enough to help that? Trial and error?

    Natty :angel

  15. I STARTED ON 2GRAMS (B5) AND THAT BROKE ME OUT. THEN I LEARNT THAT IF U START ON A LOW DOSE THEN IN SOME CASES THIS BREAKS U OUT… ITS RECOMMENDED U START ON A HIGHER DOSE. SPEAK TO SOLOMIO OR MARI!!! OR DO A B5 SEARCH ON THIS SITE!!!

    ABOUT THE B-COMPLEX I USUALLY TAKE ONE A DAY… CANT REMEMBER WHAT AMOUNT THAT IS RIGHT NOW.

  16. Kelly kel! Its done the same as the first course! Cleared me up for now (except for the occasional spots at the time of the month etc) but i have a feeling itll come back a few weeks/months afterwards, like with my first course, which is why im considering the B5. I might just take a really low dose n see if it helps, and if it did come back, raise the dose of b5 up. Anyone think this is a good idea?
    I also read the low dose accutane post, about taking a dose as low as 10mg a week over a long period of time, but i think itd be too hard to get the accutane.
    Natty :angel

  17. Maybe it’ll stay clear this time 😀 Hope so… 😀
    Hope you’re well.I haven’t PMed you for ages!When you going to uni? 🙂

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