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Enriched Gluten Free Cereal Causing Acne?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 29, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Okay, so I find that any multi-vitamins with too many b vitamins give me acne bumps, so I started taking KIDS gummies, cause they don't have nearly as much! But the one I have been taking has 30% the daily value of iodine in one gummy, and I only take one day. Also, it has some b vitamins in it, but nowhere near 100%. Anyways, I was also eating TONS, like 3 boxes a week of the new gluten free vanilla chex cereal, which is enriched in loads of b vitamins. I would eat probably half the box in a sitting and that is 150% of b12 and b6...which are known to aggravate acne. I also noticed that my pee is neon yellow, which is usually from excess b vitamins. I stopped eating it today and stopped the kids multi-vitamin yesterday. I hope I clear up by Monday. My spots are healing. I'm in the caribbean and just don't want to worry about my skin when it was going so good.

My burdock root and milk thistle I believe are helping to detox my system. I feel like my bowels are finally working after a month and a half of heavy probiotics.

Enriched cereals, even gluten free, must certainly irritate the skin if they have excess of these non-whole forms of the vitamins. I mean if you ate food with the b vitamins it would be hard to get such an excess.

Any thoughts?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 30, 2013
at 04:13 PM

I'd wager its neither B vitamins nor sugar/starch. I'd wager it's the OP making tenuous links between unrelated things.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on June 30, 2013
at 07:24 AM

Agreed. What the hell are chex cereal questions doing on here?

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

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on June 29, 2013
at 08:42 PM

Sugar def causes me to break out.

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on June 29, 2013
at 12:49 PM

Maybe the skin issues stem not from the b vitmains but from inflammation associated with how your body might be dealing with all the sugars in cereals... (Or both)

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on June 29, 2013
at 08:42 PM

Sugar def causes me to break out.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on June 30, 2013
at 07:24 AM

Agreed. What the hell are chex cereal questions doing on here?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on June 30, 2013
at 04:13 PM

I'd wager its neither B vitamins nor sugar/starch. I'd wager it's the OP making tenuous links between unrelated things.

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on June 30, 2013
at 03:45 PM

How is this even relevant to whole foods eating? Eat whole foods, see beautiful, clear skin and healthy body.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on June 30, 2013
at 11:33 AM

Ingredients of Vanilla Chex: whole grain rice, rice, sugar, fructose, rice bran and/or canola oil, salt, molasses, natural flavour, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and BHT to preserve freshness.

No thank you!

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4a48f15832929931dc1ecaf1eb380ebb

on June 30, 2013
at 05:41 AM

My theory about acne has to do with the iron added to cereals etc. The iron gets excreted in sweat, and some bacteria (mostly the nasty ones) LOVE iron.

A lot of paleo foods are high in iron, but this wasn't a problem back then. Partly because they were also eating foods that block iron, and because most people had parasites. Tribal peoples usually have LOW iron levels in their blood, but Americans tend to have too much.

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