Accutane Alternative

Posted on January 23, 2011

Can acne really be treated through an all natural supplement when other treatments have failed? The answer is yes and the truth is that the popular acne drug Accutane is based on a natural source.The popular acne drug Accutane is actually from vitamin A, but don’t rush to the drug store! Vitamin A is only safe in small doses, and small doses of vitamin A are not effective enough to treat acne. Taking Vitamin A in doses large enough to fight acne could be deadly. That is why it was redeveloped into Accutane. Even though Accutane is safer than vitamin A, it is still has many negative side effects.

Fat Soluble Vitamin A

Vitamin A belongs to a class known as “fat soluble.” This means the vitamin can only be broken down and stored by being stored in fat cells. The body will store fat soluble vitamins in fat until it uses them.If the body gets to much of a fat soluble vitamin such that it cannot use, it stores it in fat cells, such as in the liver. The only way the body can dispose of this vitamin is by using it. If the body no longer has room to store the vitamins it can’t use, the vitamins will remain in the system until it can. Where there is to much of a substance in the body, that substance then becomes toxic.That is why drugs like Accutane have so many side effects. Doctors often use Accutane as a last resort. Fat soluble vitamins are generally stored in the liver. This is why blood tests to check the liver are occasionally preformed on those who are on accutane. To ensure the safety of their patients, Accutane is given sparingly and monitored closely.The fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K(think of an addict, or ADEK). All other vitamins are known as “water soluble”. They can be taken in large amounts because the body cannot store them in fat. In the body, water is disposed of quite often, along with the water soluble vitamins that are not used by the body.

d-Calcium Pantothenate

A class of vitamins known as d-Calcium pantothenate taken with a B complex is proving to be a safe natural alternative to Accutane. It works in much the same way as Accutane, but is water soluble, which makes it much safer to take in higher dosages.The two work by decreasing the production of oil. Accutane can completely dry out the oil on a persons skin while d-Calcium pantothenate doesn’t dry oil so drastically. The advantages to this method in treating acne is that it will address acne over the entire body including back, neck and face.

Side Effects

There are some side effects to consider with d-Calcium pantothenate, such as stomach irritation, softening of the stool and in some cases head aches. These side effects can be considered mild compared to it’s prescription alternative. Often the stomach irritation can be avoided by taking it with meals.Another draw back is that d-Calcium pantothenate is required in large dosages at first to have any impact on acne. However, over time these dosages can be decreased to a lower amount, allowing a person to remain acne free.

Where to get it

Vilantae.com sells Vilantae, a supplement of d-Calcium pantothenate mixed with a B complex and provides support and directions on how to take d-Calcium pantothenate for treating acne.If you are interested, you can read more about the way d-Calcium pantothenate works on acne from Vilantae.com.

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Reduce Enlarged Pores

Posted on January 23, 2009

Are you concerned about pore size? It is easy to be self conscientious about your skin. Even though it is said “true beauty comes from within” (and it’s true) we sometimes can’t help worrying about our appearance.Why do pores get enlarged? Betterbodz.com reports that oily skin is to blame.

The pores get bigger to handle the increased output. You’re most likely to notice enlarged pores around your nose because that area has more oil glands per square inch than any other part of your body. They stay enlarged until middle age when they shrink into the perfect, totally unnoticeable size that you’ve always wanted. 

Patience is a virtue, isn’t it? However, waiting until your middle ages for the “perfect pore size” may require more patience than most people have. If we could somehow stop oil from secreting through the pores, its size would become smaller. Yet, having some skin oil is healthy.The key is to stop only the excess skin oil from reaching the skins surface. It is recommended to use topicals and creams, but they only address the oil after the fact. Stopping excess skin oil internally would be the best solution.There is a drug that does just that. The radical acne drug Accutane completely stops your body from producing oily skin. This will shrink pore sizes. However, Accutane is considered a last resort because of Accutane’s side effects.The other all natural(drug free) choice works just like Accutane, but it is much safer. It is called Vilantae. Like Accutane, it works internally, stopping oil before it can reach the skins surface. The key differences between Vilantae and Accutane are the side effects and the amount of oil each one stops. While Accutane completly shuts off oil, Vilantae only stops the excess oil.With less skin oil, pore sizes will become much smaller. An added advantage to Vilantae is its safety. Vilantae is all natural. It is not a drug and can be taken without a prescription. It can be ordered online. Unlike Accutane, it is guaranteed to work, or your money back. Not even Accutane does that. Vilantae has much fewer side effects as well.A third party study on Vilantae in the late 90’s confirms the effect it has on pore size.

The pore size becomes noticeably smaller within one to two weeks, very often much sooner. Like sebum excretion, the pores will continue to shrink until the skin becomes much finer, giving the patient a much more beautiful skin.

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