Hi, I have broken capillaries on my ears and it looks awful :(
I have been taking 1000mg each of vitamin C tabs and L Lysine (2 of each) morning and night for nearly 2 weeks now. However, they don't seem to be helping :( any suggestions??
This Really Works!!
I have been using this formula for about two weeks and am So Delighted to see the capillaries fading each day. They actually started diminishing after the First ingestion. I am taking 1000 VC & appr:4000 Lysine 2X daily. This is so affordable and after years of trying other modalities I am totally Thrilled!! Go For It, Zoe
Hi, I've had two bright red spots (each around the size of a canadian dime) on my right cheek since birth. Over time, this area has become prone to acne due to the concealer I usually wear to lighten the spots. I've been told these are clusters of broken capillaries and have tried several laser removal procedures, all of which were unsuccessful.
I've been taking 1000mg of both lysine and vitamin-c in the mornings and evenings for 3 the past days and am noticing that the spots are lightening. I still see individual blood vessels but the overall patches are fading significantly. I can tell because it's taking less concealer to fully cover them on a daily basis. I used to have to apply 3-5 layers on the area and then would feather it out with a makeup brush. For the past few days I've been fine with a light layer. I'm going to continue the treatment and might actually increase to 2000mg twice daily if the progress slows down.
I've had broken capillaries on my right cheek since I was a child. My dermatologist said it most likely was sun damage - makes sense since I grew up on the beach. I cannot begin to describe how much I loathe the appearance of it. I tried the laser treatment twice. Both times had AWFUL bruising on my face for a minimum of 2-3 weeks. After the bruising healed I noticed there was a slight difference but not much - debatable whether it was worth the terrible side effects from the laser... but I thought this was my only option.
My friend told me about this site last weekend so I decided to take a gander. I saw the Vitamin C and Lysine combo and started taking it immediately. It's been 5 days and I already notice the red capillaries are disappearing! They aren't 100% gone yet but very faint. I am noticing more of a difference with the vitamins than I did with the laser treatment - no doubt. Since it's only been 5 days I am hoping to see a bigger difference as time goes on? We shall see. If it starts to plateau, I think I will look into taking vit K and adding the bioflavanoid concoction from Kathy.
DOSE: I took 1000mg of Vitamin C and 1000mg of L-Lysine 2x daily. (once in the morning and once in the afternoon)
I have had broken capillaries around my nose from as far back as I can remember. I think I got them from picking at little tiny blackheads on my nose when I was an obsessive teenager. I've used concealer and foundation in various strengths over the years and I am just tired of covering it up, or looking like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. There is nothing in the world like beautiful skin that's got absolutely minimal make-up on it. Oddly enough, I'm a make up artist, but having excellent skin and wearing minimal make-up is very important to me.
I'm now in my 30's. I do have very minor skin unevenness and a few little broken capillaries on my cheeks that you can't really notice unless I puff my cheeks out. I am taking better care of my skin than ever... but these pesky broken capillaries are making me crazy!
I tried the Vitamin C and Lysine thing... I was taking Vitamin C anywhere from 5000mg to 8000mg a day, with 3000 or 4000mg of Lysine (both spread out throughout the day) for about 3 or 4 weeks. I didn't notice a speck of difference. Maybe my body was really depleted and needed it for longer, so I'm starting it again and I'm going to see how much longer I need to go before I see results.
I also read a lot about Vitamin K. In Canada you can't buy a Vitamin K... you need a prescription for it (it's a coagulant) and in skincare, the strongest you can get it is 1%.
I recently found a seller on eBay who was selling 100mg Vitamin K capsules so I'm hoping they make it through the border okay. I also found another seller who is selling a face cream that is 5.5% Vitamin K. I recently bought a 20% Vitamin C face cream. I bought these all based on what I read here about the combined use of them and how it helped so many people with their broken capillaries.
I also bought organic oranges and yoghurt to make the Bioflavanoid Brew which I put together tonight...so I guess it wont be ready for a few more days, but I do have Citrus Bioflavonoid pills to get me through.
I'm very excited to try this regiment and see the results I have been wanting for years!
Mays Landing, Nj, Usa
I tried 4 grams vitamin c and 4 grams of lysine daily for one month and saw no results for my broken capillaries.
Nanuet, Ny, Usa
Nay - I tried 4 mg of Vitamin C and 3 mg of Lysine daily for a month and did not see any positive results for my broken capillaries. I am not going to continue on this treatment. I am disappointed that it didn't work since a couple others had posted positive results.
Broken Capillaries (cure)
I have suffered with rosacea for almost 20 years and have several broken blood vessels across my nose and cheeks - I have had laser surgery to get rid of them, but they always come back. I was actually going to schedule another expensive laser appointment, but decided to check Earth Clinic first. I have started the Pauling Therapy and have been taking sodium ascorbate vit c and lysine for about two weeks and amazingly the diffuse redness is fading and the broken cappilaries are going away! My fiance has noticed too! I am just thrilled to have found this treatment. I started by taking 4grams Vit C and 3grams Lysine once a day during the first week and the second week I started taking it in the morning and evening.
This is feedback for the VITAMIN C AND LYSINE COMBINATION treatment for broken capillaries. I've had a few broken capillaries since childhood - around the nose from excessive nose blowing due to hay fever, a small one under an eye, and one on a finger. For about 2 years I was taking 1-2 grams of vitamin C per day as a general health booster and one standard lysine pill (can't remember the dose) per day to prevent cold sores. I didn't notice any change in the broken capillaries. My doses were a lot lower than yours, but I took them for such a long time that you'd think there'd be some improvement. Oddly, the broken capillary on my finger disappeared spontaneously a few years after that. Lysine and vitamin C are both cheap though, so it's worth a shot. But if you try it, I'd recommend taking the huge doses described.
Haiku, Hawaii, Usa
I have had broken capillaries on my face and neck since I was in my teens. Recently I read that broken capillaries anywhere on the body could be a sign of heart disease as they show that smaller capillaries in the body are under stress and possibly blocked with plaque. Since I have a family history of heart disease (mother, grandmother, grandfather and two great aunts) I started taking 6 grams of vitamin c and 3 grams of lysine daily. This is the basic Pauling protocol for the prevention of arteriosclerosis. It has been three weeks since I started taking this and the thread veins on my face and down near my ankles have nearly disappeared. Also my feet are warmer. Both of these supplements can be bought cheaply in bulk powder form, so for anyone who has a family history of heart disease or broken capillaries this may well be worth trying. For the record, I have taken large doses of vitamin c, complete with biovflavanoids and rutin, for years. The vitamin c by itself has never helped. It was only after I added the lysine that they virtually disappeared.