Pantethine is safer and works the same. It is the active ingredient in Vitamin B5. If you have -any questions, feel free to ask me and I'll respond in this thread.
Jul 16 2007, 12:44 PM
I wish I had seen the info on pantethine before starting b5 powder 10 days ago. I have had moderate acne for 30 years... had 4 rounds of accutane. Currently on minocycline, tazorac, % benzoyl peroxide. This minimized my acne to 2-3 small lesions at any time.
So far, the b5 is affecting my skin AS WELL AS accutane. My oil slick of a face is almost at normal sebum levels already. My nose isn't shiny after all day at work. I'm excited, because if I can back off the dosage after 3 months, it could be a maintenance drug!!! No more oily skin and zits!
I think I'll maintain the b5 and watch for posts from people who have switched over to the pantethine.
BTW: I am an inorganic chemist and medical researcher. This stuff is not without side effects (diarrhea-common, hair loss-rare). From what I've read, you need to take a multi-b vitamin while megadosing b5. Since it's water soluble (not fat soluble) the excess will be excreted from your body. Compared to accutane (stores in the liver) risks are minor.
Aug 13 2007, 01:25 AM
No, I mean “desktop app”. Adobe now has two almost-unrelated desktop (MacOS/Windows) apps with the name “Lightroom”. One is the venerable app now in its 7th major release, now called “Lightroom Classic CC”. This desktop app can upload your images to the “Lightroom Cloud” if you like, but the master copy of images are what you have stored locally. The other desktop app is one that keeps the master copy of the image in Lightroom Cloud, and is more integrated with that cloud and the other interfaces to it (mobile apps and Lightroom Web). This new desktop app used to have the code name “Nimbus”, but has now been given the name “Adobe Lightroom CC”, which is what the first desktop app had been called. It’s confusing. —Jeffrey