Diet on Accutane
The next area I wanted to talk about is diet. When you're on the drug, and you really want to make sure you're absorbing the drug as best as possible, because you really don't want to have to do this a second time, so, the best way to do this is by taking your pill with a source of fat. Each tablet should be taken with a meal, and make sure that you’re eating a high amount of fat with that meal. It’s really important, because Accutane is a derivative of vitamin A. So, it's like a synthetic version or vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, so in this case you need to make sure to absorb that and have a source of fat. You can absorb it and your body can use that.
What I was doing is making sure that whenever I took my tablet I would make sure I had either peanut butter or as eating it with my fat meal of the day. While I was doing this, I was making sure that the fat source, which was eaten, was super healthy at the same time.
I reduced carbohydrates and sugar I was eating, because that would be spiking my blood sugar, and I knew that I'd have a negative effect on my hormones, which is why I was overacting in the first place, because my hormones were out of whack, and therefore it was giving me acne. So, it went hand in hand really.