Hey guys, like the topic says I got some bloodwork done. I had a complete metabolic analysis, vitamin levels checked, lipids checked, Test. and Est. levels checked, and thyroid hormones checked. I was mainly interested in the hormone levels, but I was pretty surprised to hear with the results that everything was great except Vitamin D! The doctor said my Vitamin D was low, which is odd because I eat TONS of milk and greek yogurt (high in Vit. D) for their protein content; so I have to wonder if for whatever reason my body doesn't process it well. Also, it could have just been a bad test and the numbers slightly skewed.
Now most people have probably read the 40 page thread that started after one guy claimed a Vitamin D supplement helped his oily skin; I was one of them. I tried 2500 IU for a week, then got really sick. No whether it was a result of the Vitamin D or just a coincidental bug/virus I have never been able to determine. But, ever since then I have not tried any more Vit. D.
At the recommendation of my doctor, I am starting on a low (1000 IU) daily vitamin D3 supplement to see if it helps my oily skin. Many of you may have read my posts before on the boards, but for those that haven't I am a 20 year old male with very mild acne but sensitive and extremely oily skin. My diet is perfect, I exercise like an athlete, and I have tried numerous oily skin remedies with little to show for it.
I'd recommend anyone having a similar problem to get some blood work done. It's a simple process, just have your family doctor or a general practitioner write you an order (mention the items you want checked, the list in the first paragraph is pretty comprehensive), and then find a medical facility that does bloodwork (your doc will know local ones). The process takes about 10 minutes, and then results usually come in 2-4 days after they've sent them to be tested. It's a good idea because you can get a lot of information from it, and you may catch something important.
I'll post anything notable here with the supplement; good or bad