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#1 Lily87

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

Hi,

A quick post to say that women who have PCOS very often have vitamin d deficiency too.

This was the case with me. A couple of years ago I was extremely deficient. My specialist put me on 3x the recommended daily dose of vit D for 3 months and my acne cleared up in a couple of months (for the first time in about 8 years!!). After 3 months I stopped taking any vitamin D at all- I thought my cure was down to the contraceptive pill Dianette.

Over a year ago I came off the pill and about a yea later my acne reappeared. I blamed this on coming off the pill, despite the fact I had managed to go a year acne free since coming off it.

I immediately started researching holistic treatment of PCOS and put myself on a low sugar, low GI diet. This helped my hormones but didn't really stop the breakouts.

So, eventually I put two and two together and decided to assume I might be vitamin d deficient again. Getting a blood test at my doctors is like trying to get blood out of a stone so I didn't bother, and just started taking double the recommended daily dose- 2,000 iu

I plan to take this dose for three months altogether and then reduce to the RDA of 1,000 iu.

I'm about two months in on my 2,000 iu dosage and my skin has finally stopped breaking out!

Just left with lots of red scars now but they will disappear- I hope!

And, if you don't have PCOS, as previous posts have shown, it's very likely that Vitamin D3 will still help you to cure your acne.

I desperately wish I'd tried this sooner and really encourage you to start taking supplements.

However, I'd say best to get checked out by your doctor first if you intend on taking above the recommended allowance.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

am not sure if my vit d is deficient.

is there a way of knowing without tests?

what veggies or fruits or any other food's rich in vit-d3?


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hi,

A quick post to say that women who have PCOS very often have vitamin d deficiency too.

I plan to take this dose for three months altogether and then reduce to the RDA of 1,000 iu.

I'm about two months in on my 2,000 iu dosage and my skin has finally stopped breaking out!

 

 

1) Congratulations and please add your story to the the Success thread so that others will find it months and even years from now.  http://www.acne.org/...ilation-thread/  You can summarize and link to this thread.

 

2) I would not drop your dose. Unless you are getting it from the sun, (and you should try to because another form is made that you cannot obtain from supplements), 1,000 IU is not enough.  If I were you, I'd be taking more like 3,000 now.  The RDA is too low.


Edited by alternativista, 02 April 2013 - 09:51 AM.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thank you! When i was first prescribed vit D, my endocrinologist did advise me to take 3,000iu, but i was wary of doing so again without knowing whether I was actually deficient again this time round. I will increase to 3,000 if you think that would be advisable- i went with 2,000 for a happy medium!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

I had no idea the RDA was that low. I've been taking 7500mgs a day for over 2 years now... no improvements or worsening of my acne either way.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

I had no idea the RDA was that low. I've been taking 7500mgs a day for over 2 years now... no improvements or worsening of my acne either way.

 

They just raised the RDA in the last year or so.  It used to be way, way lower. I wanna say, 90 IU. 


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Hey Lily, I have a few questions for you!
Hot summer, lots of sunshine and tanning makes my skin healthy, smooth and acne-free. The same goes for solarium - one winter I managed to keep my skin from breaking out by going to solarium regularly. Unfortunately I live in a country where it's always dark and grey so for the most of the year I'm struggling with my skin and tanning beds aren't too safe for health.
Do you think this means I have vitamin D deficiency? I also have PCOS. 
Right now I'm on a high dose of both A (30 000 IU) and D (15000 IU) vit. Should I reduce it? Or reduce just the vit A dose?  


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- Yasmin birth control 
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Skincare:

- Paula's Choice

Supplements:

- Innate Response Glucose Tolerance Factor Chromium, for blood sugar balancing 
- Innate Response DysBio-GI, against candida

Extra:

- Peppermint tea 2 cups/day
- Licorice tea 1 cup/day

 





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