Spectracell #1: Antioxidants have a relationship with Acne

*This site is very new, so bear with me as I get a better format.  All the tests are in chronological order, so ideally start from the oldest posts and work your way back!

Test Date: 1/25/2013

Number of Lesions at time of test: 13


  • Beginning Gluten-free diet (otherwise Standard American Diet)
  • Viibryd (SSRI) 20 mg.
  • Zyrtec 10 mg most days
  • Animal Pak multivitamin (contains ginseng)
  • vitamin D 5000 IUs
  • B-12 1000 mcg.

Spectracell Jan 2013 online (Click to see blood test results – pdf form)

Retinol (Vitamin A) and acne: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/139912
Retinol Binding Protein may be a smart blood test to get done (I have not had a serum vitamin A test yet, but would be interested in results).
Started eating calf liver weekly due to the semi-low levels of Retinol after this test.

There are quite a few studies on low levels of antioxidants and acne.
Here is one discussing the low glutathione and acne: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21896138
By simply taking antioxidants there is very little benefit to acne, although as antioxidant status declines acne increases (over time).

After this test and discontinuation of Viibryd the antioxidant levels diminished (6 months later).



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