Supplement facts for ACNEtane
Vitamin A (as Retinyl Acetate)
As an antioxidant, vitamin A can help promote better skin and overall health by fighting free radicals. Vitamin A may also help ward off inflammation, an underlying factor in acne vulgaris.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that belongs to the group of compounds called retinoids. The active form of vitamin A is known as retinol. It is essential to the normal shedding of dead skin cells that build up inside the pore - this build up and excess production of skin cells is one of the main causes of acne. In other words Vitamin A works by preventing the buildup that would have otherwise caused a clogged pore. Additionally, the antioxidant properties of vitamin A act as an anti-inflammatory for the skin and help to calm swollen, red and sore acne breakouts.
(Just Vitamins, 2014)
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)
Niacin goes by many names—niacinamide, nicotinic acid and myristyl nicotinate, just to name a few—but these are all just fancy terms for different forms of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient which just so happens to do wonders for your skin.
Niacinamide heals acne by targeting the first step in the acne cycle, reducing the inflammation that would otherwise lead to sebum oxidation, clogged pores, bacteria growth and eventually an angry pimple.
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)
Pantothenic acid is a major component of Co Enzyme A (see diagram above). CoA is used at the cellular level for fatty acid oxidation and in many other biochemical reactions in the cell. Taking additional B5 increases the amount of Coenzyme A available for use in the cell. The more Co-Enzyme A, the more fatty acids can be metabolized, which means they are oxidized or burned up as energy production.
CoEnzyme A is actually a Pantothenic Acid molecule attached to an ADP molecule (see diagram above, ADP=adenine triphosphate). ADP is widely available throughout cellular biochemistry as the currency of energy in the cell.
Biotin (as D-Biotin)
Biotin is a part of the B complex family of vitamins. B vitamins are crucial to our overall well-being. Biotin itself is just a fancy word for a type of B-vitamin, vitamin B-7 to be exact. This vitamin is linked with healthy hair, nails, and nerves.
Selenium (as Selenomethionine)
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that can help decrease scars caused by acne, increase skin elasticity and help protect the skin from the effects of oxidative stress.
Chromium (as Chromium Polynicotinate)
Chromium helps fight acne by reducing the rate of skin infection. Many people are chromium deficient as the form of chromium found in foods is easily destroyed during processing. Furthermore, eating excessive sugar depletes your body's level of this important mineral. Supplemental chromium in the form of chromium picolinate produces best results.
L-Carnitine (as L-carnitine tartrate)
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that helps enhance the metabolism of fats and oils, which ultimately reduces excess sebum produced by the skin. Less sebum means less food for acne-causing bacteria, which means less acne.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a mucolytic and nephroprotective agent and is also the antidote to acetaminophen overdose.1–3 However, NAC is now showing potential for use in other disorders. More recently, NAC has been used in various dermatologic conditions. The review of available literature suggests that N-acetylcysteine could potentially serve as a safe, tolerable, and effective therapeutic option for a variety of dermatologic conditions, including acne vulgaris.
CoQ10—also known as ubiquinone or coenzyme Q—is an enzyme that’s produced naturally in the body, found in every cell and tissue. Involved in a number of biological functions, it helps produce energy, neutralize free radicals, and keep cells in both skin and body healthy.
For those confused over the differences of Piperine vs. Bioperine, just know that Bioperine is Piperine’s trademarked name, so the two terms are often interchangeable.
Of the many Bioperine benefits offered, the one most talked about is its ability to increase the level of absorption of nutrients within your body. Sometimes referred to as “bioenhancement,” this ability means you get more out of other nutrients that you consume.