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Magnesium Supplements And Vit D

25 March 2014 - 02:01 PM



 after taking 5000IU of Vit D for 8 months and still my number was at 41, I decided to up it to 10000IU.

After a week of increasing the dosage I started breaking out like I had 5-6 active acne at any given time. This from being almost clear. At the most 1-2 acne around my period. I thought it was around my period and tried not to stress out too much about it. Now its been about 10 days since my period and I am still breaking out. I have decided to go back to 5000IU vit D. THis week I am not taking any at all. Next week will start taking 5000IUs. My diet has not changed at all.


I then read about how Vitamin D supplementation in excess can cause magnesium deficiency, which can cause acne and a myriad of other symptoms. Some say vit d supplementation also unmasks the magnesium deficiency.

I do have a few hours of discomfort during my period..not too bad but it is there.

I am going to start supplementing magnesium from Saturday. Chelated magnesium glycinate from vitacost.

I am hoping this is the last missing piece in the puzzle


I have regular comfortable bowel movements every morning as soon as I wake up and would like to keep it like that. I have heard magnesium can give you loose motions. I do not want that. How much do you think I should supplement and when should I take that?





5000 Iu Vit D Supplemented Daily From June Last Year..still Low

07 February 2014 - 04:00 PM



I went to get my Vit D levels tested this week. I am brown skinned. I walk at about 12pm everyday for 30mins around a canyon behind my workplace and also supplement with the Now Brand 5000IU Vit D3.

After 7 months of supplementation my number is 41!!


Before that I took 3 months of weekly Vitamin D2 and it raised my Vit D levels from 13 to 51.


Should I bump it up to 10000IUs. By the way I live in San Diego..I wonder why I am so deficient!!



Some Questions

07 January 2014 - 07:39 PM



Its been about 9 months since I started the holistic route. I am about 95% clear now. 

There are weeks where my skin is absolutely flawless. But at other times it is not clear. I did cheat around thanksgiving with eating desserts on the indian new year, and I cheated repeatedly for few days. December was payback time and I got 4 inflamed pimples. Typically I seem to be getting 1 or 2 inflamed acne at the most in a month, which is much better than my 50 active ones at one time which were deep and painful.


I identified citrus as an acne trigger  for me. However last month between moving homes (will get a cooktop in my new home only this weekend)and travelling , I have had to eat out for almost 20 days now (From Dec18th). Though I eat healthy still, I am not able to be as strictly as I want to about lemons, limes other citrus being used in some food. I am getting minor breakouts, though they seem to heal quickly. Is there something I can do about this? 


Also I have quite a bit of peach fuzz on my face, so I wax it. Threading is an absolute no for me as I really breakout bad. But with waxing  I seem to get some small whiteheads which last couple of days and go.

Anything I can do about it?


I use an AHA cleanser at night and wash my face in the morning in the shower with just water. 

I follow a strict routine of going to bed by 10pm and awake at 6:30am. Did the travelling which was a time shift by few hours upset my cycle? 


I pretty much drink only water and herbal teas. 


follow a strict lotsa veggies and fruits diet, with rice, lentils, veggies in 1 of 3 meals, oats/lentils/ greens in one meal, and one meal with only lentils and veggies.


I snack on almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates.


Only dairy I consume is homemmade raw goat milk yogurt.


I  walk for about 40-45 mins a day.




I really want to go from 95%clear to 100% clear. But I dont know what should I change up. 











Deficient In Pantothenic Acid Vit B5 , Reaction To Citrus?

09 September 2013 - 05:15 PM



I see quite a few people having an increase in acne with consumption of Citrus.

Is it due to a deficiency in pantothenic acid? That is what I read about.

I see the top 10 sources for Pantothenic acid listed and I realise I do not consume most of them in large quantities.


I am planning on taking bee pollen as it is high in pantothenic acid. Any suggestions?



Finally Found It! Citrus I Hate You!

04 September 2013 - 08:03 PM



So I have been eating an extremely clean diet for about 5 months..I was still getting the ocassional big bump.

I methodically eliminated, dairy, gluten , nightshades and also citrus.

I can have raw dairy (usually fermented with no issues).

I dont consume much but can have gluten without issues.

I can have peppers and potatoes without issues, but not tomatoes. They break me out on my cheeks.


Pineapples and oranges give me cysts.


I ate some pineapples yesterday and can feel deep cysts forming undernneath, though not nearly as inflamed as I used to get back in March, they are big and it really looks like an eyesore as my skin had started clearing up very nicely. 


I hope it goes away soon without leaving scars my orange comsumption left me with..I know this has been mentioned many times but citrus is a possible allergen. Please please check for it. And my allergy tests do not say I am allergic to citrus.