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Vitamin D?

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Hey guys! So I have moderate acne, and have been doing some research. last summer I went to Croatia, where it was something like 30 degrees everyday. I spent about 2 weeks in the beach and my acne was completely gone. Then I came back to non sun existant england and my acne slowly returned :(. So I'm thinking I could be low on Vitamin D, which may be why I'm getting acne? Has Vitamin D worked for anyone? Would this supplement be okay to try?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Healthy-Origins-Vitamin-000-Softgels/dp/B002LC1INI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330116838&sr=8-1

Thanks :)

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Did you go in the ocean? Cause it could also be the ocean's salt water. I know i always clear up when i go to the ocean

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5000 iu might be too high, try 1000 iu. over time fat soluble vitamins build up in your tissues and take some time to be excreted, making them fairly toxic. one sign of vitamin d toxicity is kidney pain which may signal kidney calcification due to high blood levels of calcium, therefore the body mismanages calcium.

on sunny days, do not take any vitamin d supps.

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Just get your D levels checked and go from there. You should be fine starting out with 5000 iu to help bring the store up faster, but make sure it's D-3 and oil based. I'd recommend getting your levels checked once every couple months after you start so you can find a maintenance dose. The other thing about sun exposure is that the UV exposure has been shown to kills the bacteria (P. acnes) on the skin, so acne clears up. However, as DRKP mentioned, many have found success from supplementing vitamin D. It's hard to find a doctor anymore that doesn't recommend supplementing vitamin D so go for it.

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