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#161 WishClean

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

Too much vitamin D can cause liver toxicity. Don't overdo it. Build up your levels gradually. 

Anyone tried vegan D3 supplements? That might be my only option besides D2 :/



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

I'm taking a supplement right now that has Vitamin D in it, working well, but maybe I will try supplementing with extra vitamin D like your saying.. Anyone out there had any bad reactions from taking too much vitamin D??

 

You can overdose from taking too much vitamin D.

 

 

How much Vitamin D would you have to take to overdose?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

 

I'm taking a supplement right now that has Vitamin D in it, working well, but maybe I will try supplementing with extra vitamin D like your saying.. Anyone out there had any bad reactions from taking too much vitamin D??

 

You can overdose from taking too much vitamin D.

 

 

How much Vitamin D would you have to take to overdose?

It depends on what your levels are right now. My levels were extremely low and so I got some vitamin D from my doctor. That brought my levels up to normal and I continued to take 1000 iu every day. Eventually when my doctor checked my vitamin D levels again they were too high so I had to cut back on my maintenance dose.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:04 PM

Hey WishClean,

 

Do you still suffer from oily skin?

No I don't actually. But I don't think it's the vitamin D that helped with oil...I was taking D2 which is not as effective as D3. Inositol is what helped with oily skin and oily scalp. 

 

 

 

I'm taking a supplement right now that has Vitamin D in it, working well, but maybe I will try supplementing with extra vitamin D like your saying.. Anyone out there had any bad reactions from taking too much vitamin D??

 

You can overdose from taking too much vitamin D.

 

 

How much Vitamin D would you have to take to overdose?

It depends on what your levels are right now. My levels were extremely low and so I got some vitamin D from my doctor. That brought my levels up to normal and I continued to take 1000 iu every day. Eventually when my doctor checked my vitamin D levels again they were too high so I had to cut back on my maintenance dose.

Did your doctor give you D2 or D3? I think D2 can't help with acne... Also, D2 and D3 levels are measured separately and then a combined result is calcuulated. It's possible to have high D2 and low D3 or the opposite, but still be within the "normal"/ high range. 



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:10 PM

Hey WishClean,

 

Do you still suffer from oily skin?

No I don't actually. But I don't think it's the vitamin D that helped with oil...I was taking D2 which is not as effective as D3. Inositol is what helped with oily skin and oily scalp. 

 

 

 

I'm taking a supplement right now that has Vitamin D in it, working well, but maybe I will try supplementing with extra vitamin D like your saying.. Anyone out there had any bad reactions from taking too much vitamin D??

 

You can overdose from taking too much vitamin D.

 

 

How much Vitamin D would you have to take to overdose?

It depends on what your levels are right now. My levels were extremely low and so I got some vitamin D from my doctor. That brought my levels up to normal and I continued to take 1000 iu every day. Eventually when my doctor checked my vitamin D levels again they were too high so I had to cut back on my maintenance dose.

Did your doctor give you D2 or D3? I think D2 can't help with acne... Also, D2 and D3 levels are measured separately and then a combined result is calcuulated. It's possible to have high D2 and low D3 or the opposite, but still be within the "normal"/ high range. 

 

I can't remember what my doctor gave me, but I took D3 for maintenance.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:17 AM

Has anyone experienced any problems with taking vitamin d3? I've been reading the great things about d3 and acne so I had my levels checked and I am low. I decided to start out conservatively at 1000IU per day but after a few weeks noticed that I was actually getting more cystic acne, indigestion and an odd taste in my mouth. At this point I decided to stop and a week later my acne has improved slightly, the taste in my mouth is gone and so is the indigestion.

 

I am obviously not overdosing and I don't think the oil in the capsules could have gone rancid because I have followed the storage instructions and the expiry date isn't until April 2015. The bottle doesn't actually tell me what the oil in the capsules is so maybe I am having a reaction to the oil rather than the D itself?

 

Any advice from someone who has experienced similar would be greatly appreciated as I am really confused.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

Has anyone experienced any problems with taking vitamin d3? I've been reading the great things about d3 and acne so I had my levels checked and I am low. I decided to start out conservatively at 1000IU per day but after a few weeks noticed that I was actually getting more cystic acne, indigestion and an odd taste in my mouth. At this point I decided to stop and a week later my acne has improved slightly, the taste in my mouth is gone and so is the indigestion.

 

I am obviously not overdosing and I don't think the oil in the capsules could have gone rancid because I have followed the storage instructions and the expiry date isn't until April 2015. The bottle doesn't actually tell me what the oil in the capsules is so maybe I am having a reaction to the oil rather than the D itself?

 

Any advice from someone who has experienced similar would be greatly appreciated as I am really confused.

 Yes, I'm one of the few here whose skin got worse on vitamin D3. Not sure if there's supposed to be an initial breakout phase, but probably not. I discovered I either can't digest the oil in the supplement, or the yeast, or -- most likely -- the lanolin. Non-vegan D3 supplements are derived from lanolin, and some people can be allergic to it. When I took D2 I didn't have any issues, but D3 is the type that helps skin, not D2 based on my experience. 

Try to find a dry vegan D3. I found a country life vegan D3 but haven't started taking it yet because I'm trying out some other things at the moment.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:34 AM

Hey thanks WishClean - I think I'll give some vegan d3 a go.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

thank you for sharing this option, I would let you know if it worked for me



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

I'm gonna jump on board with this. In the past, I've always had some success with taking semi large amounts of vitamin A, but never enough to keep with it. So I went to the store yesterday and bought 5,000 IU caps of D3 and 10,000 IU caps of A. I'm going to take about 15,000 IU of D and 30,000 IU of A a day. I'll keep everyone posted with any possible results (or lack thereof).



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

jayboy take care for the dose you are going to take, I think people who have the vitamin d3 deficiency take a 200 000 UI each 6 months, not more.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

A month later:

 

I've been taking 4,000 IU of D3 daily, but I also changed a whole lot of other things:

  • stopped using Tazorac (which made my skin insanely greasy, making me look sweaty--like I'd just spent half an hour on a treadmill. Stopping Taz cut lots of the grease right off the bat)
  • got back on Dan's regimen, following it to a T
  • Other supplements: 60 mg of zinc picolinate daily, 500 mg Magnesium daily, popping a handful of baby carrots for the vitamin A, sporadic Niacinamide pills (planning to ramp these up, though)

 

Results: definitely less grease (back to pre-Tazorac levels), acne is a little bit better, but cysts are still inviting themselves to the party on my face. So, it's impossible to gauge whether D3 supplements have been doing anything, because of all the above. I panicked, and being scientific about testing D3 went out the window. Good luck to the others here, though, haha.

 

Also, I took a vitamin D blood test about three weeks into the 4k IU, and my results were 40 for D3, and <4 for D2. D3 seems okay already, the low end of the normal range. Not sure if the three weeks of D3 brought it up to that, or that's what it's always been. Shrug.


Edited by baloo, 07 February 2014 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:44 AM

So far so good for me, tomorrow will be my 5th day on Vitamin A & D. Since I've always had some success with A, it's hard to tell if it's both or just the A that's helping, but either way I'm happy. No new major breakouts, just small whiteheads from bad diet and a vitamin E moisturizer that I use on my face sometimes (this definitely clogs my pores). If you haven't had any sucess with vitamin D, I'd definitely give A a try.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:00 AM

Hey, this is really interesting. I've had a hideous breakout recently, and been put on lymecycline and Duac, which has seen some improvement. However during the base blood tests I gave on starting Duac, I found out I have a Vit D deficiency think my level was 35 so I started on 3200IU D3 each day. I had previously been taking D2 but stopped.
It's only been 2 weeks since I started the supplements, so not enough time to tell really. It seems to be quite a bit better but I don't know if that's the antibiotics which I have been taking for around 6 weeks now kicking in. I'm certainly not clear but the acne on my jawline has gone. This post have given me hope. Will let you know how I get on in the coming weeks.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

I take 1200 iu for my skin... it's been a week..and I don't see a difference in my skin....my skin is a disgusting oily mess...what am I doing wrong? Do I have to be more patient?

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:24 PM

I would take more. 1200 IU isn't much compared to what most people are taking (or what you would get from being in the natural sunlight). I've been taking 15,000 IU daily for about 2 weeks. I haven't seen a ton of reduction in oil yet but it has helped my skin overall. I would up it to at least 5000 IU and see if it helps you any.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:06 PM

For those who break out more from typical vitamin D supplements, here are 2 more options (besides the vegan D2). Please update if you try one of them. 

1. NuMedica bio-identical D3

2. NuMedica Micellized vitamin D3 

 

I haven't tried either of them. Just putting them down as options.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:56 AM

During the winter time my skin gets more oily and redder than usual. Probably due to irritation from the cold and (perhaps) lack of sunlight. Right on cue with winter, after a relativity problem free eight months (my personal best since age 13), I had an unexpected breakout in November and have been seeing the usual winter harshness in my skin since.

 

I remembered this thread and thought I'd give Vitamin D3 a go. I went with the aforementioned Holland & Barrett variety (http://www.hollandan...did=886&cid=163). It's more expensive than I would have liked but H&B are a trusted UK brand and it came with the promise of "No added Salt. No Milk, No Corn, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, No Porcine, No Soya".

 

I started on December 2, so it's been a week so far (one supplement per day with breakfast). I've actually noticed a slight improvement already. My face is less oily and is not as red as it was last week. I'm hoping to be able to achieve the normal skin tone and oil balance that I get in the summer, hopefully Vitamin D3 will help with this. I'll post back in a month with an update.

 

FYI: 24/M/London, I perform "the regimen" every day, take a daily Vitamin C + Zinc supplement, and eat a mostly pescetarian diet.

 

 

After two and a half months of Vitamin D3 (from Holland & Barrett) I can say that this has worked for me. I now have very few problems on my face (was already doing fairly well with the above quoted regimen) but the D3 has helped my back considerably. I don't do Dan's regimen on my back and the Vitamin C + Zinc wasn't helping it, the D3 has given me 95% clearance on my back so it must be doing something right!



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

just wanted to say i tried taking 1 pill of 5000 a day for atleast 2 month and no effect. still have sh1tty oily skin no matter what. sucks to be me and this is defently not working.


Edited by mazgan, 24 February 2014 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:25 AM

I've been on my vitamin regimen for almost a month now and have seen substantial results. The vitamin A & D seem to be a power team for clearing up acne and I really wish I had known before that I could take 6 pills a day and enjoy mostly clear skin. In addition to the vitamins, I try to eat healthy and drink lots of water. Also started on a new skin care routine with Paula's Choice products which are really nice. Alternating between BHA and AHA as well as some topical vitamin C to hopefully clear up some of these red marks.






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