(Closed) I cured my acne with $10 (and I'm not trying to sell you anything!)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What an awesome story! Glad it worked for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@turnanewleaf:  thanks so much for this.  I just got off my antibiotic for my acne.  You aren’t suppose to take it long term.  But now that my wedding is done, I’m not ready to let my acne come back (it’s already starting…)

 

ive have tried everything on your list as well.  I’m going to try this!!!

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

New question! I read that zinc is used sometimes to help gain weight… the last thing on earth i want is to gain weight (i’m desperately trying to lose). OP, did you experience this at all? anyone else?

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I did a little research, and from what I can gather, zinc doesn’t cause weight gain so much as zinc deficiency causes weight loss (the bad kind!! Please please please don’t avoid zinc, nearly every body process requires it!) so taking zinc supplements helps people with a deficiency get back to a healthier weight. For example it can be used to help people recovering from anorexia and malnourished children.

As long as you take a normal dose (no more than 100 mg daily, even that is a bit high) you should be ok.

On a related note, I got some zinc yesterday. I can’t seem to find any good research on a proper dose (anyone who knows please chime in here) but I’ve got a bottle of 50 mg zinc + 2 mg copper which will hopefully be ok.

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@turnanewleaf:  oh my gosh this is awesome, thank you! You say it helps with sweating/smell?!  have serious hyperhydrosis! Buying some tonight! Thank you! 

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@turnanewleaf:  I’ll definitely watch out for that ๐Ÿ™‚ The studies I looked at often used up to 600 mg (!) per day, which is apparently common for treating acne, also the zinc I’ve got is zinc citrate which isn’t the best with regards to absorption by the body, so I’ll probably be ok, but yeah, definitely looking out. Right now I’m trying to find some studies on the effects of a lower dose but it’s tough. Thankfully Google Scholar exists…

It’s hard to get exact research on this stuff because every body is sooo different. If it comes to it, I may just take it every other day; the half-life of zinc in the body is 4 months so that will probably work. This is what experiments are for ๐Ÿ™‚

…in case you haven’t noticed I’m kind of a biology nerd. I can (and have) write essays on this stuff.

edit: Apparently the 600 mg applied to the total amount of supplement given, which corresponded to about 135 mg of actual zinc metal. Still high, but not quite as bad as 600. 

Yeah I know no one but me cares about this nerd stuff but I believe in the need for scientific integrity. Nerd nerd nerd.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Nails_Polished:  Great thanks!

 

 

@turnanewleaf:  my job is completely sedentary and i’ve been workingn SO hard on losing weight so i don’t wanna throw it all away. do i wanna be chubby with great skin or skinny with bad skin? such a toss up haha. i’m definitely gonna try it out though and see what happens! Thanks.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Giving this a shot!  I’ve been taking it since Sunday…I have a metallic taste in my mouth!  I’m only taking 30mg.  Thought I was preggers (That’s a sign) but got a BFN this AM.  BUT, it’s been working (maybe a placebo effect!?!?) which is awesome especially since I’m getting my period soon.  

Thanks for sharing!

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@turnanewleaf:  I have been reading more about zinc this weekend. I actually picked up some chelated zinc. I’m going to take 50 mg of it daily. However I’m looking more into this elemental zinc and I wonder if I got the wrong zinc. 

Is is your aor zinc you buy sold online?  I want this to work for me!

 

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Post # 60
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Helper bee

@Ice_cream:  I just bought chelated zinc yesterday, because of this thread! Hopefully someone can tell us more about it. I got it from Whole Foods, because it has three different types of zinc and the same ratio of zinc to copper that the OP mentioned. Hopefully it works out for us!!

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