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After the absolute worst breakout in my life and feeling extremely hopeless (after being clear for the first time since I was 12...grrrr), I discovered vitamin D from one of the posts on this forum. I started that about...3 weeks ago? So here's a pic of me from 3 weeks ago vs like 2 days ago. Both are with the same makeup on...I couldn't bare to show my skin without it. Blah. Anyway, vitamin D is cheap and definitely worth a shot.

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And if anyone has any awesome scar remedies, that'd be....awesome. Lol. The scars from this stupid breakout are super deep.... :/

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Did you take vitamin D3?

What was your dosage?

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Yes! D3. 6,000 iu per day, but just bumped it up to 10,000 iu and have noticed a significant decrease in oil production. Sorry left that important part out!

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Yes! D3. 6,000 iu per day, but just bumped it up to 10,000 iu and have noticed a significant decrease in oil production. Sorry left that important part out!

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6,000 and 10,000 iu seems quite a lot. Is that safe? I've been doing 2,000 a day for about a week or so.

Also, have you had problems with oily skin and if so, have vitamin d helped?

Thanks and great progress.

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6,000 and 10,000 iu seems quite a lot. Is that safe? I've been doing 2,000 a day for about a week or so.

Also, have you had problems with oily skin and if so, have vitamin d helped?

Thanks and great progress.

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6,000 and 10,000 iu seems quite a lot. Is that safe? I've been doing 2,000 a day for about a week or so.

Also, have you had problems with oily skin and if so, have vitamin d helped?

Thanks and great progress.

Yep it's definitely helped tremendously with oil. I used to have to blot a LOT with or without makeup on, and now I don't (maybe once as opposed to 5 or 6 times a day). I've read that too much vitamin d3 can be harmful, but only if 40,000+ IU per day is taken for 3 months or more. You'd see some side effects during that time, as well (tiredness, nausea, headaches, and some other things). But from everything I'm reason, 10,000 IU seems to be pretty safe. That's the general consensus anyway.

Thank you! i need to take a new picture today because my face has improved a lot since last week!

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6,000 and 10,000 iu seems quite a lot. Is that safe? I've been doing 2,000 a day for about a week or so.

Also, have you had problems with oily skin and if so, have vitamin d helped?

Thanks and great progress.

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Great, i also noticed improovement in my acne by getting by getting more natural vitamin d (sun exposure). What will you be doing regarding your scars?

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Guys, that's too much Vitamin D if you don't have a deficiency. The official government recognized upper tolerable limit is 4000 IU per day, anything higher than this dose and it could cause problems in certain people.

Many get confused on the maximum dose because they read things like "your body makes 40,000 IU from 30 min in the sun" or something similar. The difference is your body will down regulate any excess vitamin D gotten from the sun (it just neutralizes it somehow) so those high levels are not harmful. Now when you take a supplement, your body processes ALL of it without regard to the quantity.

Just to put it in perspective, I was diagnosed as vitamin d deficient through a blood test and my doctor told me not to take more than 3500 IU per day. Just be careful with those really high doses; there's not a lot of research on doses that high so you are taking a gamble.

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Guys, that's too much Vitamin D if you don't have a deficiency. The official government recognized upper tolerable limit is 4000 IU per day, anything higher than this dose and it could cause problems in certain people.

Many get confused on the maximum dose because they read things like "your body makes 40,000 IU from 30 min in the sun" or something similar. The difference is your body will down regulate any excess vitamin D gotten from the sun (it just neutralizes it somehow) so those high levels are not harmful. Now when you take a supplement, your body processes ALL of it without regard to the quantity.

Just to put it in perspective, I was diagnosed as vitamin d deficient through a blood test and my doctor told me not to take more than 3500 IU per day. Just be careful with those really high doses; there's not a lot of research on doses that high so you are taking a gamble.

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Ms, you do understand what the Vitamin D Council is right? It as an organization designed entirely to promote the use of Vitamin D. Their recommendations are only loosely based on research, and it is counted as a credible source by only a few in the medical field. Ask you doctor, or go onto the national institute of health website (search NIH or FDA in google) and see what they say.

It's like asking a company trying to sell/promote apples how many apples you should eat per day. Do you think you're going to get an accurate, unbiased answer LOL?

Fantastic username by the way :)

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

You were tested hypertoxic?? What was your level before supplementing?

My level is 28, and the doctor put me on 100,000 IU (yes, that's right) of prescription D2 per week for 2 months, with a 3rd refill after that if needed. Should I be worried? So far, it has helped a lot with depression and a bit with skin texture, and I have been taking it for 1.5 months.

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

You were tested hypertoxic?? What was your level before supplementing?

My level is 28, and the doctor put me on 100,000 IU (yes, that's right) of prescription D2 per week for 2 months, with a 3rd refill after that if needed. Should I be worried? So far, it has helped a lot with depression and a bit with skin texture, and I have been taking it for 1.5 months.

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D2 and D3 are different forms of the same vitamin, once they are ingested they are turned into vitamin D; so you wouldn't have to worry about D2 vs D3 levels because there is only D to measure. It doesn't work like the B vitamins do, where B5 is a different vitamin from B6; D3=D2=D once inside the body.

Glad it's working well for you :)

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6,000 and 10,000 iu seems quite a lot. Is that safe? I've been doing 2,000 a day for about a week or so.

Also, have you had problems with oily skin and if so, have vitamin d helped?

Thanks and great progress.

A demonstration of you not knowing about proper dosing of vitamins, yet you make statements of such knowledge in other threads. Please put your ego aside and accept the facts.

Vitamin D safety

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10232622

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18844846

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

You were tested hypertoxic?? What was your level before supplementing?

My level is 28, and the doctor put me on 100,000 IU (yes, that's right) of prescription D2 per week for 2 months, with a 3rd refill after that if needed. Should I be worried? So far, it has helped a lot with depression and a bit with skin texture, and I have been taking it for 1.5 months.

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nice. i found 6 months ago that vitamin D was used in a study in the 1930s and cleared 70% of patients from acne after 4 months. hopefully you were reading my study but a few other people have seen that too. I took D3 10000 iu a day as well and tested hypertoxic after 2 months at 118. now i only take 2000. watch out! congratz on it clearing you

You were tested hypertoxic?? What was your level before supplementing?

My level is 28, and the doctor put me on 100,000 IU (yes, that's right) of prescription D2 per week for 2 months, with a 3rd refill after that if needed. Should I be worried? So far, it has helped a lot with depression and a bit with skin texture, and I have been taking it for 1.5 months.

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