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#121 Zimi27

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Day 4 on D3 

 

Hi guys,

 

This is my fourth day on D3. I am taking 3,000 (dry tabs) iu per day with a meal. I've not noticed any difference in the breakouts yet (still really early), but I think there has been a slight difference in the production of sebum. My skin is usually severe with oil and gets slick within one to two hours every morning after washing my face, but the last couple of days the oil doesn't appear until the afternoon. I'm hopeful it's a result of the D3, although, I live in Phoenix, AZ and it might also be that the weather isn't as humid...

 

I might try upping my dose to 5,000 iu in a few days to see if there's any difference in the breakouts. Still getting newly formed pimples all over, but I'm hopeful that my body just needs to adjust to the new supplements and purge the all the bad congestion in my pores.

 

Will update again in the next few days.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Just started taking these:
 
Link removed no links allowed acne.org moderator
 
They are 25ug (1000 ui)
 
I have very oily skin that has led lots of blackheads and large pores on my face. My complexion is also poor.
I have been reading this thread and seen that some people are taking up to 6000 ui a day.
I've read from some that this could lead to toxicity since they say it's a very high amount.
I also read that you can get around 10,000 ui from the sun within 15-30 minutes but the intake won't lead to toxicity since it is absorbed in a different way to supplements.
 
Could someone expand on any of this as I'm not sure of all the information.
 
Thank you.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:46 AM

Post pictures then , I dont believe unless I see it

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:28 AM

I accidentally stumbled upon this thread some time ago and decided to give it a try. Because why not, over the years I've tried things that seemed even less plausible.

I've been taking 5000-7000 IU a day, today is day 9. I take one dry capsule after each meal, sometimes I don't really count the pills and possibly end up taking more, but I guess it's no big deal since there's virtually no risk of toxicity.

 

Over the past year I managed to clear like 80% of my acne by using 5% BP and staying away from wheat and dairy, nevertheless, my skin was still ridiculously oily. Normally I'd blot my face like every 30 minutes.

 

The D3 has been the only recent change in my diet/lifestyle, and while it's still early, I can definitely say there's actually quite a noticeable improvement in terms of the amount of oil my skin produces. I was definitely surprised to see the sebum reduction was so fast. I'm still oily and get 1-2 new pimples every couple of days though, especially around my lips, nose and in the scalp - those seem to be the most stubborn ones sad.png I wouldn't call it a major success (yet) but I can definitely say it's doing something. 

 

I'll report back let's say in a month or two. I don't wanna jinx it but it looks promising. 

Just wondering... should I ramp up the dosage even more or is there a chance too much vitamin D3 would cause a breakout? Any experiences?

 

Also, I did some research on D3 and it looks like it's also used as a treatment for psoriasis. My mother has suffered from psoriasis pretty ever since she can remember. I've never had a single spot but it leads me to think that the problem might be some sort of genetic issue, our skin not producing enough D3 naturally, which is then externally demonstrated as acne or psoriasis.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Hi everyone! So ive been on 2course of accutane and it didnt cured my acne. I am 29, asian, male and had acne since my teens. My face now is very oily (im blotting every 15minutes, no kidding!) and have moderate (that is 2-3 acne) cystic/big pus acnes. I have read this post and decided to make an account here so i can reply.

I am on my 2nd day takin 10,000 iu of vitD. Before hand i am taking Zinc at 100mg dosage for 2weeks. The zinc indeed reduced my acne from 5cysts altogether in a week to now just 3cysts, but my face is super super oily, reason why im trying to add vitD.

I am VERY, very, very desperate!! T_T

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

So its close to a month of around 4,000 IU and although I did notice slight improvement, its seems as if its come to a crashing hault. I am going to continue taking 4,000 and maybe bump to 5,000 but also I have question. Someone here mentioned its very important to take co factors K2 and Magnesium which I havent been taking at all. I was thinking about going to the vitaminshoppe and purchasing these today. Do you guys think that it will help? And also, why is it very important to take Magnesium and K2 in conjunction with vitamin D? I guess Im nervous taking all these different supplements.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

First of all, it's better to get your vitamin D levels tested to see if you have a deficiency and how serious the deficiency is. 

Second, it's best to start with a lower dose and work your way to a higher one if you can tolerate it. Be patient, it can take up to a few months to see results.

Third, if your acne actually worsens while taking D3 supplements, consider visiting a doctor to measure your levels and give you prescription D2. As I already mentioned before, I couldn't tolerate over the counter D3 supplements due to the yeast and oil they put in the capsules (even in dry tablet form, I tried several kinds). I did some research and discovered that D2 - which is slower acting than D3 - is plant-based and more suitable for people who cannot fully absorb D3 supplements (lanolin based). I don't really like the idea of taking the prescription strength synthetic D2, but this is the only form that is working for me. When the prescription is over, my doctor wants me to keep taking D supplements at lower doses, so I will need to find an over the counter D2 supplement rather than D3. I also try to get my D3 from fortified soy milk and sunshine, as those are the only forms my body accepts. There are separate tests for D2 and D3, and usually doctors tell you your cumulative so you need to ask them what each level is so you can figure out if D2 can work for you. 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

after reading this post i started taking 2000IU of d3 1 week ago and i can feel my face is less oily then before d3. i think its a good sign. I just worried about can d3 also cause hair loss like accutane becox while on accutane i face hair loss problem or it is safe taking d3 without any side effect for long term



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:35 AM

I gave this a second try and can confirm it doesn't do anything for me. I took between 10,000iu and 20,000iu of vitamin D3 every day for 3 months without any results. It's still worth a try but it doesn't work for everybody.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:50 AM

I been too taking D3 for 3 weeks now and I think is helping haven't had a zit since and the oil production has slow down it takes longer to get a shine face than before.
I take 6 k ui daily.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:14 PM

First of all, it's better to get your vitamin D levels tested to see if you have a deficiency and how serious the deficiency is. 

Second, it's best to start with a lower dose and work your way to a higher one if you can tolerate it. Be patient, it can take up to a few months to see results.

Third, if your acne actually worsens while taking D3 supplements, consider visiting a doctor to measure your levels and give you prescription D2. As I already mentioned before, I couldn't tolerate over the counter D3 supplements due to the yeast and oil they put in the capsules (even in dry tablet form, I tried several kinds). I did some research and discovered that D2 - which is slower acting than D3 - is plant-based and more suitable for people who cannot fully absorb D3 supplements (lanolin based). I don't really like the idea of taking the prescription strength synthetic D2, but this is the only form that is working for me. When the prescription is over, my doctor wants me to keep taking D supplements at lower doses, so I will need to find an over the counter D2 supplement rather than D3. I also try to get my D3 from fortified soy milk and sunshine, as those are the only forms my body accepts. There are separate tests for D2 and D3, and usually doctors tell you your cumulative so you need to ask them what each level is so you can figure out if D2 can work for you. 

 

Probably should have mentioned this: I get a physical once a year and last year (September) my vitamin D levels were low so my doctor prescribed D2, 50,000IUs once a week. At the time I was taking minocycline prescribed by my dermo and I wasnt able to determine if it was helping with my acne or not. I did notice however, that when I took D2 a couple months back when I stopped taking anti biotics that no new pimples had formed for 3 days or so. Dunno if it was coincidental or not but my D2 prscription is up and my doctor works basically by himself so trying to get a hold of him is kind of hard. Then I read the OP around the same time so I thought Id give it a shot. I started at 2,000 and the first 7 days or so seemed like I was on my way to improvement but now after almost a month a new one comes up just about everyday again. Im at 5,000 now but was considering upping to 10. But then I also was going to try what that one poster recommended about Magnesium and K2. Does anyone else take Magnesium and K2 with their vitamin d3? Also the Magnesium I bought from Vitamin shop is Magnesium Citrate complex.

 

Any and all help is appreciated. Im going out to visit a very good friend of mine in another country in 3 1/2 months and Im already nervous that I won't get this controlled in time. I really dont want to do it but if I dont see improvement in another month im going to bite the bullet and go back to the dermo. From what they said, if what they suggested a couple months ago wasnt working (which was just a topical and no antibiotic) they were gonna put me on accutane again.

 

I know there are more pressing issues in the world so I shouldnt let this bother me too much but it really sucks knowing how nice you look when there is no acne vs when there is.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

I registered just to thank you for posting your story.  First, I had/have acne but never used anything but over the counter products. I had acne and just dealt with it.  Finally, went to a licensed esthetician who put me on a vitamin c skincare plan.  My acne was finally calmed but my skin was still oily and rough textured.  Oily, orange peel like skin was what I was left with, even the esthetician was stumped.  I was in my late 40's and just thought, "its just old age." So, I just bought heavier makeup and dealt with it.  My skin was so oily, blotting paper didn't work - I had to use tissues and paper towels to blot the oil off my face.

 

Last week I went to a routine physical and my doctor simply said, "You're extremely Vitamin D deficient. Start taking about 1,000 units of vitamin D3 a day."  I'm 53 now and worry about being/staying healthy.  So I went out and got some Vitamin D3 (on sale at my local drugstore-buy 1,get 1 free).  When I got home, I started searching the web about vitamin deficiencies - I stuck with professional sites like WebMD and Mayo Clinic.  According to WebMD the upper safe range is 4,000 units a day.  So I started taking 4,000 a day - just to get my levels up for my next physical.

 

After just four days I noticed that I didn't have to blot my face!  I went out, did errands, then came home to do my exercises and

some household chores.  After a day like that, usually my makeup has slide off from all the oil - but nothing.  In fact, after doing my skincare routine, I noticed my pores appeared smaller/tighter and the rough texture along my cheeks was much smoother.  After a month I'll try to post an update.

 

I did more web research but didn't find anything about vitamin D improving skin, until I widen my search from the professional sites. There really should be some research done in this area, especially in regards to young people.  If just taking some supplements can improve not just health, but cure skin conditions, it would save a lot of money and angst for many teenagers/young adults.

 

Thank you for posting and good luck on your clearer, healthier skin.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

Are you taking a dry or oil form? I've been taking 10,000iu of d3 chewables every morning, but I don't know if it's less potent than an oil capsule.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:02 PM

I will try this!! Thank you!!!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:01 AM

Was wondering if anyone else had experimented with vitamin D and acne.  I noticed a long time ago that my acne seems to get better during the summer when I'd be outside a lot more.  During the cold winter months, my skin would breakout a lot.  Probably about a year ago I decided to buy some vitamin D since I figured maybe that was what helped my acne.  I had a huge decline in new pimples.  A couple months ago I decided not to buy any more vitamin D because my skin looked good, and I wasn't sure if I needed it.  Over the last month, my skin has been bombarded by new pimples.  I decided last week to start taking vitamin D again, and within days my skin has cleared up.  No new acne, and the acne that was there is quickly going away.

 

I'm taking 400 iu of D3 daily.  I don't see any reason for me to increase my dosage, and never have.  I'm just glad I finally found something that truly helps without me having to put all kinds of lotion on my face.  I've had acne for probably about 13-14 years now, and it has always been a pain to deal with.  Glad others have found success with vitamin D!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:50 AM

I`m not willing to test if D3 / D2 are good or bad for me, since you guys said d3 might cause acne. Any ideas if d2 is sure not to cause acne to some people ?

 

 

s 3 .....x idk if pharamas sell it


Edited by al13, 16 October 2013 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

D2 converts to D3 in the body provided all your processes are working (if you have thyroid or adrenal issues, that conversion process may not be working very well). D3 is the "active" form your body needs. You won't get the benefits of D2 unless it is converting to D3, so it doesn't make any sense to avoid D3 for that reason.


Edited by Green Gables, 16 October 2013 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

I was one of those few people who got more acne from D3 supplements. If you are fine with oils and yeast, you shouldn't have a reaction. I haven't had any more acne from D2 supplements, but they do contain gelatin in the capsule as well as soy if you have allergies. I haven't heard of anyone breaking out from D2, but I also haven't heard many people seeing dramatic results from D2 either because it converts to D3 at a slower rate

I`m not willing to test if D3 / D2 are good or bad for me, since you guys said d3 might cause acne. Any ideas if d2 is sure not to cause acne to some people ?

 

 

s 3 .....x idk if pharamas sell it



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

I went to my derm a couple of weeks ago to get started on Accutane. Since I'm a female I have to wait 30 days to submit my second pregnancy test to confirm I'm not pregnant which will be two weeks from now. In the meantime, my PCP found that my vitamin D levels are low and told me to start taking supplements. I started Vitamin D3 2000IU supplements over a week ago, NOT FOR ACNE, and all of a sudden my acne has cleared up! I have the residual scars from the pimples I had a couple weeks ago but not a single pimple on my face today! I was so surprised and confused how my skin could be looking this good when the only thing I've changed is taking vitamin D supplements. I found 4 research studies on my school's database that confirms vitamin D is effective for acne treatment in people with vitamin D deficiency if that's the cause of your acne AND for women with PCOS with or without vitamin D deficiency! Amazing! I just so happen to have PCOS and vitamin D deficiency so it makes sense why this would work for me.

 

I've always had break outs in the winter, more so than in the summer. Which makes sense since I'm spending most of my time indoors and the sunsets earlier in the winter. Hence why I'm more vitamin D deficient in the winter and have significantly worse acne. I also HATE milk and can't stand to drink it so I'm definitely not getting this in my diet. I'm also half African American so I can't synthesize vitamin D from sunlight as easily as fair-skinned individuals. I totally agree with your hypothesis and like the whole idea of a "negative feedback system" causing your sebaceous glands to over-compensate a vitamin D deficiency without correcting the problem.

 

I never knew that Vitamin D and acne were related and I stumbled across this completely on accident like you! This is no placebo effect! I had no intentions of my acne clearing up from vitamin D but it did! And it's great to see that this has been the "cure" for other people too. I hope that this is going to work for me long term and that I'm not just having a good couple of weeks. I'll probably end up cancelling the accutane I'm supposed to start in two weeks if all continues to go well. Thanks for your post!



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

Just found this thread yesterday and thought I'd give this a try. I'm a 27 year old woman, had acne since about 14, and have tried everything. Some things have worked really well but only for a limited amount of time - accutane, Dianette, Dan's regimen. Others have not worked at all - antibiotics, omega supplements, other topicals.  I've got very oily skin and have been on Dan's regimen for about 4 years which usually keeps the worst of my acne at bay, and up until a couple of weeks ago, my acne hadn't been that bad. I could go outside without make up and not be self conscious. But over the last 2-3 weeks my skin has broken out really badly and I don't know what to do anymore! So I've started taking 6000iu of D3 a day so see if that will stop my skin being so oily. I'll post my results in a couple of weeks.






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