Two weeks ago I read a study on Pantothenic Acid aka Vitamin B5 and its ability to cure acne. It’s been compared to the prescription-strength acne treatment Accutane as they both attack acne at their root stage, where the sebum is produced.
After reading about it in studies and forums I decided to give it a try myself.
In the beginning, I gradually increased my dosage from 1 gram a day to 2.5 grams a day over a period of two weeks. Now, I’ve found my sweet spot dose where I’ve effectively diminished the amount of acne I get by 97%. I only really get whiteheads now, which I take care of with homemade apple cider vinegar spray.
Since taking pantothenic acid, I’ve experienced a HUGE improvement. Now, my left cheek, nose, chin, and most of my forehead are acne-free – leaving only hyperpigmentation to treat.
Current Daily Pantothenic Acid Schedule
* Since publishing this article, my daily dosage of pantothenic acid has changed. The following is what my regimen looked like when I first started taking pantothenic acid. If you want to see my updated routine, read my How to Clear Acne With Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) article.
My daily Pantothenic Acid intake schedule looks like this:
|Morning (after breakfast)||2 x 550 mg pills|
|Afternoon (after lunch)||1 x 550 mg pill|
|Evening (after dinner)||2 x 550 mg pills|
It’s a simple routine and I don’t have difficulties with swallowing pills so this wasn’t a deterrent for me.
Since starting my regimen, I’ve noticed a decrease in the number of breakouts that I usually get. Like I said above, I only really get a couple of whiteheads every now and again.
To me, the results of this vitamin have come extremely fast but I do want to test it for a longer duration. Honestly, I just could not wait to publish a more in-depth article so I’m posting this one to keep track of my progress and keep you all up-to-date with where I’m at.
I’ll be posting an update in about a month to see this treatment out through a full skin cycle!
As of today, if you’re struggling with acne and haven’t tried this, I suggest giving Pantothenic Acid a try. It has been well studied with positive outcomes for acne sufferers.
Also, the consumption of pantothenic acid has a small list of adverse effects. In fact, the only issue I’ve read people complains about is they experienced diarrhea. They did disclose that they took an extremely high amount of supplements.
So, if you’re worried about diarrhea, just be sure to gradually introduce this to your body so that it can get acclimated and also, so you can gauge how much you need for you to reap the benefits!
Get the exact bottle of Pantothenic Acid I take from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2w9lQLP
For Those Curious, Here’s My Current Skincare Regimen
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%
CeraVe Face Moisturizer with SPF 30
You can purchase The Ordinary products I mentioned by visiting their site. They offer free shipping with orders of $25+. They also sell their products on Amazon, though sometimes they go out of stock. At the time of publishing, on Amazon The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser and The Ordinary Niacinamide are available.
Be sure to price-check between the two to make sure you’re getting the best price!