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I have been following alot of the threads here, particularily regarding nutrition and incorporating many of the suggestions and advice. In doing so I have managed to got off the plateau and have lose 2 sizes in the last 6 weeks! Anyway, just wanted to say thanks.

Also, I began incorporating ZMA about two weeks ago after someone (can't remember who, Marc MacDougal maybe) suggested it as a sleep aid. It has definetly helped me in that area, and it seems to have also had an added benefit. I developed moderate adult onset acne several years ago. Not a horrible case, I have certainly seen much worse, but enough to be uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Also, very persistant. I tried every topical, antibiotics, holistic and alternative remedies, and lastly and most recently, accutane. My skin was pretty clear while on accutane but as soon as I went off I started to break out again. However, over the last few weeks, it has become amazingly clear. Not just clear, but porcelain baby smooth, absolutely perfect. I assume it has something to do with the ZMA as it is the only thing that has changed in terms of my diet. Has anyone else had this type of result with ZMA?

ZMA contains B6 vitamin. I’ve heard many people say that their acne has gotten better after they started taking B6 vitamins. I’m not sure if this is the case but who knows?

You can rule out the zinc; I’ve come across several studies that show zinc supplementation has benefits in terms of treating skin disorders (or at least those disorders studied). I’ll check into it when I get a chance.