Apple Cider Vinegar and Acne: What You need to Know

If you go through any health related message board or blog, one of the supplement recommendations you’re guaranteed to come across is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). People say it will cure anything from a sore throat to warts. A lot of these claims made are quite lofty. People claim that apple cider vinegar can even cure cancer and diabetes.

I always find it hard to believe that one single supplement can have such a dramatic impact on health, and don’t believe that taking Apple Cider Vinegar alone will get rid of acne, rather it plays into a larger picture of overall healthy and lifestyle.

My Story

When I began to take my health seriously a few years ago, ACV was one of the first products I bought. I use it all the time, and have even acquired a taste for it (yes, it is possible).

From personal observations I’ve noticed that ACV has improved my skin slightly, enhanced my libido and blood flow (if you catch my drift), and helped me fight off colds.

Yes, this stuff is good. Really Good.

What Makes Apple Cider Vinegar so Great?

One thing I hate about most health blogs is that don’t tell you why something works, rather they just shove it in your face and tell you to buy it. I guess I fell into that trap when I fist bought it, although it worked out well. To understand the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, especially when it comes to acne, we must understand the nutritional and chemical properties of this substance.

Many say that Apple Cider Vinegar is so great because it is chock full of vitamins and minerals. This is false. In fact, ACV is pretty devoid of nutrients. And even if it was nutrient rich, it would be unlikely that you would get more nutrients from a tablespoon of ACV than a whole glass of freshly made fruit and vegetable juice.

Maybe I’m wrong; If I am please provide a professional research study supporting the opposing viewpoint. The studies I have are posted below.

So we still haven’t found the reason why ACV is so great. I’ll let Dr. Mercola answer that:

“It could be partially related to the fact that vinegar is a diluted acid, specifically acetic acid, which is responsible for its sour taste and pungent smell. The pH changes it induces may contribute to some of its actions.

Some of the dramatic benefits may also be derived from yet-to-be-identified phytochemicals (beneficial compounds in plants) that scientists are now discovering in a number of different foods. In fact, many of your strongest weapons against cancer are the phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables.

One thing that apple cider vinegar is high in is acetic acid. Like other acids, acetic acid can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat. Therefore, it is possible that drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water just before meals might improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods. Apple cider vinegar might help you get more out of your leafy greens!” (Mercola)

So essentially, ACV’s health benefits are derived from helping the body to more effectively absorb nutrients that we get from other foods, as well as possibly being full of phytochemicals, similar to ones found in plants.

How does Apple Cider Vinegar directly fight acne?

Based on the evidence we’ve seen so far, ACV fights acne in a few different ways:

  • Phytochemicals
  • Digestion
  • Insulin

Is Anecdotal Evidence Enough?

There aren’t too many studies out there abut Apple Cider Vinegar; that’s just how the health industry works. The problem that arises from this s that when major health organizations fail to study alternative health treatments, people can spout off whatever they want about a substance, because there are no studies to refute their claims.

Is it possible that ACV could cure cancer? Of course, but there isn’t enough evidence out there to prove it entirely.

How to Take ACV

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I do believe in the power of Apple Cider Vinegar and think it should be a staple in people’s health regimen’s, especially for people who suffer from acne. I take it everyday and recommend you do as well.

Here’s what I do:

First you’re going to need some Apple Cider Vinegar, but not any kind will do. It needs to be raw. I use, and always have used, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar  (Affiliate Link). It’s what everyone uses, and they do a great job of manufacturing it.

Once you’ve got a bottle on deck, pour a tablespoon into a large glass. The smaller the glass, the less diluted it will be, which means that it will be easier to palate. If you’re not used to this stuff, it is pungent. As I said earlier, I have an acquired taste for it so I can drink it in a medium sized glass.

If you want, you could put in a teaspoon or two, and use the same glass, but just have two glasses. Or you could find a giant jug and fill it with water. Whatever works, as long as you’re getting around a tablespoon.

Next, fill the glass with lukewarm water. I do this because it aids with digestion, and is easier on the stomach.

Finally, slowly sip it.

Yum!

I prefer to do it after meals, others say do it before. As long as it’s around meal time you should be fine.

Remember folks, this isn’t a miracle suplement. It’s good, but not life saving.

I think that covers it . Try this out, and I think you will be happy with the results.

photos: mindbodygreen; toofullforschool

Further Reading

NCBI: Apple Cider Vinegar

Why Dairy May Cause Acne

I tend to scoff at the idea that making a single lifestyle change is enough to improve one’s skin dramatically. I’ve made plenty of changes in the past with hopes of getting better skin, and there wasn’t one change by itself that totally transformed my skin. Yet, over and over again I see people on internet forums write something like:

“I stopped eating dairy and now my skin is great!”

Ha! If only it were that easy. It definitely wasn’t that easy for me, but maybe there is something to this. Maybe for some people getting rid of dairy is just what they need to stop acne. Let’s look at this a little further.

My Experience With Dairy

I try to no longer consumer dairy. I say “try” because foods that I eat in my everyday life often contain traces of cheese or milk. And honestly, is life worth living without chicken parmesan?

That said, the amount of dairy I consume is limited. You’ll never find me chowing down on a block of cheese or chugging a glass of milk.

Overall, I just view dairy as one of the least important food groups, and for many people it may have a negative impact on their health. Personally I find that I don’t tolerate dairy well. I often get stomach aches, bloating, and gas after eating something such as a few slices of pizza. I also don’t tolerate whey protein, which is a milk derivative, well. I would  get terrible headaches and nausea. If dairy was causing these symptoms throughout my body, it wouldn’t be a surprise that it may have been contributing to acne as well.

Why Might Dairy Cause Acne?

It’s only in the last few years that the medical community has begun to recognize a link between the food we consume and the acne on our face. One of the worst culprits is dairy:

“A 2005 article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examined the diets of 47,355 women and found a strong connection between milk and milk product (like cream cheese, sherbet, instant breakfast drinks and cottage cheese) intake and breakouts. Another study, of 4,273 teenaged boys also found an association between milk and acne flare-ups.” (Doctor Oz)

On top of the studies out there, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that says that: Yes, traditional dairy contributes to acne.

But why?

When you think about it, the answer is pretty obvious. Milk is created in mammals as a means of providing essential nutrients and hormones to newly born animals. When you’re consuming a glass of milk, you’re drinking something that was designed for a  baby cow, or goat or whatever. Wile milk does have nutrients that humans can tolerate and can make use of, this milk contains hormones that are designed to proliferate growth in small cows.

Ya, really.

Does that mean I should give up dairy entirely?

As I said before, I still eat a little dairy here and there, but only because it’s found in so many foods. What my suggestion would be is that if you do your own grocery shopping, stop buying dairy products altogether. If you live with your parents or someone else is responsible for your food, let them know you want to cut back on dairy.

Keep in mind though that dairy is in many store bought products, as well as restaurant menu items. Milk and it’s derivatives are common ingredients so to try and cut out all dairy is going to be difficult. Just do the best you can to keep dairy out of mouth.

How to Replace Dairy Products

If you’re the type of person to drink milk everyday, fret not as there are many milk substitutes. I personally use and love almond milk, and have also used coconut milk in the past. Both are great options,although keep in mind these are a little pricier than regular store bought milk.

Note: Do NOT buy soy milk. Soy may even have more detrimental effects on your hormones than regular milk. That’s just my opinion, but I don’t touch soy with a 20 foot poll.

As for products like yogurt and cheese, you can look for some non-soy substitutes, but personally  don’t know any. One option you do have is to find raw or organic milk products. This is something I haven’t touched on yet, and don’t plan to because I know nothing about it and have no personal experience with these products. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on everything, so if you’re interested in learning more about the different types of milk, check out the links provided below.

Further Reading

Does Milk Cause Acne? from Clear Skin Forever

Eating Dairy When You’ve Got Acne from The Love Vitamin

 

 

How Vitamin D Fights Acne

I’m a firm believer that certain vitamin deficiencies are the main contributors to acne; Vitamin D is one of those. If you’re ever in doubt of just how important vitamin D is, just remember that we manufacture vitamin D by being in the sun. Think about that….

While humans don’t manufacture their energy via the sun as plants do, vitamin D is still essential for human health:

“Being ‘D-ficient’ may increase the risk of a host of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, and multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and even the seasonal flu.” (Harvard School of Public Health)

Unfortunately,

“Worldwide, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood, and deficiencies can be found in all ethnicities and age groups. (13)  Indeed, in industrialized countries, doctors are even seeing the resurgence of rickets, the bone-weakening disease that had been largely eradicated through vitamin D fortification.” (Harvard)

That’s 1 billion people as in 1,000,000,000. And your odds of having a vitamin D deficiency are even higher if:

“If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia and Athens to Beijing, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D. The same holds true if you don’t get outside for at least a 15-minute daily walk in the sun. African-Americans and others with dark skin, as well as older individuals, tend to have much lower levels of vitamin D, as do people who are overweight or obese.” (Harvard)

How Vitamin D Fights Acne

It’s clear that vitamin D is one of the most important substances for human health. In terms of healthy skin, vitamin D does the following:

  • Lessens inflammation, and thus reducing the onset of acne,
  • Keeps circadian rhythm in check, and in turn deep, restful sleep,
  • Boosts the immune system so that the body can more effectively fight of acne bacteria,
  • Reduces the onset of depression and stress, lowering cortisol levels.

All of the above are related to overall wellness and skin; that’s not a coincidence.

Witness the Power Of the ‘D’

Have you ever taken a vacation to the beach and your skin miraculously looked great? This has happened to me several times. The combination of the sun and salt water do wonders for your skin. If only there was a way to replicate the beach at your home…

Fortunately that big yellow thing in the sky is always around, so whether you’re at the beach or at home you’re bound to be exposed to it. The problem that arises is that a.) It’s stronger in climates closer to the equator and b.) The sun is weaker in the winter.

The ideal means of getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D is via the Sun. So if it’s the time of year when the sun is out, aim to get at least 15-20 minutes of sun (preferably with as little clothing as possible) without sunscreen.

If the sun is weak, or it’s too cold out, then you’re going to have to get vitamin D via supplementation. Depending on the time of year (less sunny/colder months) I take about 5000 IU of vitamin D daily, but synthetic vitamins have a terrible absorption rate in the body, so I truly have no idea how much my body is really absorbing.

Fortified Foodstuffs

Originally done to prevent the onset of rickets, foods such as milk are still fortified with vitamin D. This fortification seems to be for the most part ineffective, consuming foods fortified with vitamin D are not nearly enough.

So what’s your recommendation Seth?

In Summer (or sunny months) get 15-20 minutes of sun without screen daily, and continue to supplement with Cod Liver Oil.

In Winter (or grayer months) take at least 5000 IU’s of Vitamin D daily, and continue to supplement with Cod Liver Oil.

There you have it. Remember that your vitamin D should come from the sun first and foremost, but where that’s not possible supplement via synthetic vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil.

Feel free to post any comments or questions below.

Further Reading

Vitamin D, Nutrition Source from Harvard Public Health

Vitamin D Council

 

 

Your Skin Care Products May Be Causing Breakouts

Have you seen those Epiduo commercials lately? The ones where the teens are using ridiculous  “home remedies” to treat acne. I can relate, I bet you can too.

When faced with acne, some of us will do nearly anything to get rid of it. Go search online for some natural remedies to see what I’m talking about.

Because acne is an issue that shows itself on the surface, it would seem that it would be treated by topicals. There an innumerable number of creams, masks, topicals, lotions, oils etc. that we are told that if we put them on our face, our skin will look better. I’ve tried more than my fair share of these and rarely did I notice a significant difference from these products. Actually I take that back; sometimes I did notice a significant difference, but for the worst.

Have you ever considered that maybe your skin care products may be causing breakouts?

The problem with treating acne as a “cleaning problem” is that it’s not actually an issue of cleanliness. Acne comes to fruition largely as a result of what’s going on inside the body. And because of that we should be more concerned what we’re putting in our body, than what we put on it. This is why the top items on my Products I Use are meant to be put in your body, not on it.

I’m not a dermatologist; just a keen observer. And for over a decade I’ve paid close attention to what works and what doesn’t and I can say that without a doubt that acne comes from the inside. Sure, if you touch your face, pick and pop pimples, or roll around in grime and dirt yeah, count on your skin reacting poorly. But for most people who do everything right with their skin, it often seems to go so wrong.

If you suffer from acne, take some time to reflect on your skin.

When did it start?

How have you tried treating it?

What made it better or worse?

From my experience and observations, acne can usually be boiled down to two main underlying causes:

  1. Hormonal Imbalances
  2. Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Sure, for some people Salicylic Acid may be just what they were looking for, bu they likely only had a few blemishes here and there. For people who have more than a few spots on their face, it’s likely a result of the above two reasons.

Putting different products you bought over the counter will never heal your acne for good because your only attacking what’s on the surface. Essentially it’s a band aid for a much larger issue. Heal your insides and you will truly cure what’s ailing you.

Not only do these products usually fail to make a difference, but they often exacerbate the problem. Putting numerous products on your face can cause several issues:

  • Disrupt the ph balance of your skin
  • Cause you to have an allergic reaction
  • Dry your skin
  • Irritate your skin

There are only several topical products that do neither the above, and tackle the original two problems. Those products, however, are rarely found in your local pharmacy, rather you’ll need a prescription for them.

I bet your tired of trying a new product every other week from a suggestion from some dork on an internet forum. Read my Quick Start Guide and get your skin taken care of once and for all.

Oh and stop putting $#!& on your face.

In fact, for the next 4-6 weeks stop putting anything on your face that wasn’t prescribed to a dermatologist. I’m sure you’re freaking out because you just $40 on some snake oil, but in the long run your skin will thank you.

Instead of worrying about the next best product to put on your face, starting worrying about what’s going on inside your body. You won’t be disappointed.

Photo courtesy of epiduo.com

 

Time and Consistency: The most important aspects of an Acne Regimen

It’s the worst feeling in the world: Waking up in the morning, staring in the mirror and knowing that you have to face the world with a face full of acne.

“Screw You Acne!!!”

I know, I dealt with this for a decade, and I’m sure you have to.

Nobody will ever know the length we go to take care of our skin, they will only be able to judge us for what they see on the surface, and this haunts us.

We try everything and nothing seems to work. It’s the same day in and day out.

We cry, kick, scream and curse the world and our genetics for making us suffer.

When will it end?” is the question we always ask.

This website was created in order to help people get rid of acne once and for all. I’ve suffered mild to severe acne and used everything from Accutane to Zinc. There are several things that help, but most don’t. I hope that with this site I can’t cut through the bogus and help you find what really works.

Over the years I’ve found that the one of the most important facets of any acne regimen is consistency. Without consistency, we are vulnerable to allowing acne to rsurface. This means that in order to get rid of acne you are going to have to be extremely dedicated and disciplined. There is no quick fix for acne, nor is there a ‘one size fits all’ method, but there is a way.

The other most important aspect is time. While I have found supplements like cod liver oil do wonders in days, that may not work for everyone. Maybe you’ll need Accutane (although both contain high levels of Vitamin A). Whatever it is that works for you, stick with it!

How long will it take to get rid of acne?

Like I said, it could be a few days, but more likely it will take a few months. Most people don’t have the willpower to do something consistenly for that long and therefore still suffer from bad skin. Although, in many cases people just don’t know what to use. Either way, this site will ‘cure what ails ya’.

 

Does Oil Pulling Get Rid of Acne?

If you’re wondering what in the heck oil pulling is, I don’t blame you. It sounds like a process used in the refining process of natural gas.

Of course though, when one is on the path to acne nothing stands in their way of finding a cure. So like a good guinea pig, I bought a jar of coconut oil to really see if oil pulling gets rid of acne. I opened the jar and took out a little less than a tablespoon and licked the spoon clean. I then had a lovely, lumpy, gooey blob of coconut oil on my tongue.

The oil soon melted in my mouth (coconut oil is liquid at room temperature) and I then swished it around for about 10 minutes or so. Throughout that time I forced myself to not swallow any. I also felt on like I was on the verge of vomiting towards the end.

So after the time was up I spit int in the trash can, as the oil can clog drains over time. There was no way to tell if my skin had improved immediately, but my mouth felt incredibly fresh, but we’re not worried about oral hygiene in this article (although it’s important!).

The question is, does oil pulling help get rid of acne?

In my humble opinion, most likely not.

To understand how to get rid of acne, we have to understand what causes it. I believe that two of the main causes of acne are hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficienes. Oil pulling doesn’t directly resolve either of those issues, and therefore its role in curing acne is likely  to be limited.

Don’t worry I won’t leave you hanging. Let’s look a little more in depth at this practice.

What is Oil Pulling?

The practice of oil pulling is a health remedy that has it’s origins in India as part of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It was commonly used because:

“Practitioners of oil pulling claim it is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and acne, as well as whitening teeth. Its promoters claim it works by pulling out “toxins”, which are known as ama in Ayurvedic medicine, and thereby reducing inflammation.” (Wikipedia: Oil Pulling)

How To “Pull Oil”

Take about a tbsp. of either sesame, coconut, or olive oil (I prefer coconut, traditionally sesame was used and is commonly recommended) and gently swish (or ‘pull’)  it around for 15-20 minutes.

That sounds disgusting.

At first, yes… yes it is, but after the first few times you don’t even notice it.

What Are the Benefits?

If your going to swish oil around your mouth for 20 minutes there better damn well be some benefits right?

Well, like I said, I don’t think oil pulling will create any miracles for acne, however, the idea behind oil pulling is that it is supposed to ‘pull out’ toxins lodged in the mouth. These toxins accumulate over time and can have deleterious effects on the body. Oil Pulling is a means for pulling them out. In terms of acne, the logic would be that these toxins contribute to inflammation, and in turn, acne.

Here’s a few answers to some questions you might have:

Where do I spit it out?

Glad you asked. NOT in your pipes and drains. The oils will solidify over time creating some issues. Spit it out in the trash.

Is this difficult?

Oil Pulling is not difficult per se. It’s not like your trekking 100 miles through the Amazon or anything. However, swirling around oil in your mouth is definitely not my favorite pastime. I did experience a bit of nausea, but that faded fairly quick. Plus, since you DON’T want to swallow it, you have to breath carefully.

Do I need to do it for 20 minutes?

Nope. Some say 10-15 minutes is good enough to see results. necessarily.

How many time a week?

I would say at least every other day, so around 4 times a week. I don’t believe doing it everyday is necessary.

Is it worth it?

Like I said, I don’ think oil pulling will revolutionize the complexion of your skin for the better, but it’s worth a try. If not, you’ll still end up with numerous health benefits.

If you’re interested in buying Coconut Oil I recommend Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

How many times a day should I wash my face?

Washing our face has become synonymous with treating acne. Because we associate good skin with being clean, and bad skin being dirty, the natural assumption would be that washing our face would help get rid of acne, and the more times the better.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In order to understand how to get rid of acne, we must understand what causes it. I believe that acne is caused by either hormonal imbalances, exposure to harmful toxins and substances, and vitamin deficiencies; science supports this for the most part. Nowhere in medical journals does it advocate that acne is caused by excess exposure to dirt. If acne were caused by dirt and soot a lot more people would have pimples.

So not only is advocating washing your face multiple times per day unncessary, but it’s also harmful for two reasons:

  • Dry Skin/Imbalance: Excessive washing of the face will both dry out your face and….
  • Excess exposure to chemicals: I like to limit the amount of man-made products that go on my face. Wherever I can afford to cut back I will, and in this case I wash my face with Cetaphil once a day, if that.

(all derms agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and a lack of moisture. The rule is to use common sense: Always wash your face after a workout to prevent breakouts, and wash excessively oily skin morning and night. For very dry or sensitive skin, stick to cleansing once daily in the evening.)

Also, please note that when I’m using the term washing your face it assumes that your using a cleanser. You can wash your face more often with just water, but again, more doesn’t mean it’s better.

So should I stop washing my face altogether?

No, and here’s why.

While  I don’t think dirt, soot and things of that nature cause acne, exposure to harmful chemcias can. You may not realize it, but anytime you set foot outside you are potentially being exposed to these chemicals.

Things like exhaust fumes are everywhere and definitely do not have a positive impact on the body. This is something people a hundred years ago didn’t have to deal with.

In addition that, excessive sweating and use of makeup are unnatural to an extent and therefore have the potential to cause acne.

This is why I don’t entirely dismiss washing your face, I just want to set the record straight in that excessive face washing does more harm then good?

So how often should I was my face?

It depends of course, but my recommendation is 0-2 times per day. Here’s what I do: On days I workout I’ll wash my face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser directly after the workout (I usually finish in the early afternoon), and then if I feel like I need it I’ll splash some cold water on my face at night.

So when I say wash your face 0-2 times per day, that’s a maximum of one time per day with a cleanser.

I never understood the concept of washing our face in the morning. It’s not like we’re rolling around in our own filth, assuming we regularly clean and change our bed sheets. And even if we were rolling around in our filth that probably wouldn’t impact our skin much anyway.

 

Cod Liver Oil for Acne: The Best Skincare Supplement Ever

 

There have been many noble explorations and qestis throughout human history.

Christopher Columbus’ search for the new world.

Ponce de Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth.

And of course my search for the world’s most effective acne supplement.

This search me has taken me all over the world, from the depths of the Peruvian jungles, to the steppes of Mongolia. Okay, not really. Most of my search has conciststed of scouring the internet for information about acne, but little results have been yielded for the past decade.

Accutane has probably been the most effective drug I’ve used to treat acne. Unfortunraly, Accutane is not something you can everyday for the rest of your life. Accutane is a substance that can only be used uner doctor supervision for a short period of time (3-6 months). If only there were a way to mimic the effects of Accutane by finding a substance that naturally exists that is similar to Accutane.

We can start by looking at what looking at what Accutane is, a retinoid.

What the heck is a retinoid?

Glad you asked. Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are related chemically to vitamin A.

I’m no science whiz, but Accutane is essentially a synthetic retinoid which mimics high levels of Vitamin A. And thus, Cod Liver Oil is brought into the picture.

What’s So Great about Vitamin A?

One of the effects of Vitamin A is the proliferation of new skin cells to replace damaged skin by encouraging the maturation of cells in the epidermis.

Durrr….

Ahem. Let’s put that in layman’s terms: Our skin is always being shed, although it’s not as pronounced as some animals like snakes. We lose some skin cells, but then they’re replaced by new ones. This is the ideal case, but sometimes our skin cells won’t budge, so we can use  Vitamin A to get things going.

Have you ever heard of Retin-A?

It’s a retinoid like Accutane, but instead of taking it orally, it’s a cream you rub on your face. It’s known to cause red, flaky skin because it’s causing the body to strip off the top layer, but over time a rejuvenated layer of skin is brought up.

Taking Vitamin A orally has similar effects as Retin-A, it just happens beneath the suface.

So can’t I just take Vitamin A pills?

Perhaps, yet I have a strong disdain for synthetic vitamins. The reason for my disdain is that after years of taking Vitamin D pills daily (5,000 IU), I learned that only a small percentage is actually absorbed into the body. In other words, it’s bologna.

When we get our vitamins from a substance that’s naturally existing like food, those nutrients are absorbed much better by the body. That’s why I recommend getting these nutrients from food, or minimially processed supplments like Cod Liver Oil.

Speaking of Vitamin D, Cod Liver Oil contains that as well.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin (many call it a hormone). It’s so important that our bodies manufacture it by being in the sun. (Need more detail).

How much should I take a day?

Directions should be on your bottle. My Carlson’s CLO says take 1 tsp. a day.

When should I take it?

Again, directions should be on your bottle. Carlson’s CLO says at meal time.

Can’t you overdose on Vitamin-A?

Yes, as Vitamin-A is fst soluble there’s only so much your body can tolerate. With that said, I think vitamin toicity is extremely overexaggerated. I’m not going to say to chug the whole bottle, in fact, there’s really no need to take more than 1-2 servings daily. If you stick to that, there shouldn’t be a possibility of any sort to overdose.

I heard you need to take Fermented Cod liver Oil?

I’ve heard that too. I use Carlson’s CLO which is not fermented and I’ve seen amazing success. As they say, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

Plus, the only fermented brand of CLO atound is Green pastures which is quite pricey.

How soon can I expect to see results?

Within two to three days I saw amazin results, seriously. I can’t guarantee the same thing for you, but if you feel that you may have a vitamin-A deficienycy, expect results shortly.

Maybe you don’t have a deficiency, and this won’t work at all. I can’t tell you what will 100% work for you, only what has worked for me, and I’m telling you that Cod Liver Oil is the single best supplement I’ve ever taken to help treat acne.

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