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|Vitafusion Vitamin D3, 2000 IU, Gummy Vitamins, 150 ea
updated: 03/29/2015 23:42 UTC
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All right, let's get this straight. I've suffered from moderate acne for 7 years now. Im 19, and I've tried every acne remedy you can think of. From over the counter/perscription stuff to homemade remedies like egg yolks and honey and sea salt. Even supplements like fish oil and zinc. Nothing worked. I had been seriously considering accutane until I came across a post by a guy on a fitness board I go to, claiming vitamin d to be the greatest supplement ever pretty much. I decided to give it a go.
let me tell you, it hasn't even been A WEEK and my face is nearly CLEAR. That's 100% clear, in less than a week. Not even exaggerating. This stuff is amazing. Seriously. I take 12,000 IU a day and it works great. I split it at 4000 3x a day. Keep in mind that the RDA is usually full of $#!t when it comes to accessing your daily values for things. Your body absorbs roughly 10,000 IU of vitamin D just from being in the sun for a half an hour. So take what they say with a grain of salt.
My whole life I've had very good skin, maybe
3 pimples a month and I've always had very
slight problems with dryness. 5 months ago when my senior year started in the fall I started consistently breaking out and getting horrible dry skin at the same time. I cant use topical acne treatments because they make my skin so sensitive, so I just bought an aloe Vera plant and cut open the leaves and rubbed the gel on like lotion, which helped the dryness and flaking a little. But it got to the
point where my skin was constantly peeling
like a sunburn and I was breaking out horribly,
in places I've never broken out before in my
life like my forehead and chin. I had constant
anxiety ranging from a general sense of dread
to heart pounding semi anxiety attacks. I also
had sensitivity to blood sugar spikes after
I went to the doctor and she did blood tests. I was vitamin d deficient, and had been ever
since fall started. I took vitamin d and within half an hour I felt my mood just lift. It started slowly helping my skin. A week later I started
taking the capsules that come with vitamin d
and calcium together and the good results
tripled, my skin cleared up it's dryness and my
pimples were all gone. Unfortunately I started
birth control (still taking vit d and calcium at
the same time throughout) two days after my
skin got perfect and it made me break out
again. But I'm about to go off the BC and I
know my skin will go back to perfect and the
good mood the vit d gave has maintained
throughout taking the BC (about the only side
effect I haven't had with BC is mood swings,
I'm a poster child for all the others)
Actual bottom line:
Take the pills that come with vit d and calcium
together, otherwise your body won't absorb it
It only worked for me cause my acne was
caused by d deficiency, if it doesn't work it
means you already have
today is my 5th day taking 2000iu of D3 once a day and for the first time since I began puberty I feel like something's worked. I'm a 21 year old male and I live in Minnesota where we have cold long winters and at least for me, my acne gets bad in the winter and clears up in the summer and I've honestly tried everything and after trial and many errors I went to a derm who prescribed me with minocyclin, differin 3.0 for night and clindagel for morning and I don't use any moisturizer because I don't like all that sh*t on my face. I still use all of the above....
Vitamin D3=lack of painful cysts
Try it. Bottom line, vitamin D is good for you as long as you don't OD on it and if it could cure your acne like it has mine there's no risk unlike accutane.
If you think you might be lacking sunlight this is DEFINITELY worth your time.
In July 2010, I had gotten a huge, painful pimple just below my nose and couldn't figure out what caused it. Then, over the next 3 months, I had been breaking out even more on my nose and in that area below my nose but above my upper lip. Every time I had gotten a pimple under control, a new one formed. After coming across one of the message boards on this site in October 2010 ("Vitamin D... I'm finally clear!!"), it occurred to me that I hadn't been getting enough sunlight so I decided to start taking Vitamin D3 tablets. Well, they started working right away! I started out by taking 1,000 I.U. per day and the day after I started taking them, I hadn't broken out on my nose (pimples were popping up on my nose nearly every single day). I realized that the Vitamin D levels in my body were very low, so I upped the dosage. I also had to keep increasing the dosage because I kept getting pimples in the area between my nose and my upper lip. Right now, I take 13,000 I.U. per day because it's the winter time and there is practically no sunlight here, plus I'm usually at home all day since I'm looking for a job, so it's tough to get Vitamin D from the sun. As the weather gets warmer and I get out more, I'm definitely gonna lower that dosage, but for now, it works perfectly. In the past month and a half, I haven't gotten anymore pimples at all, so I know that a Vitamin D deficiency was causing my breakouts.
I would definitely recommend this to people. I don't think that it would hurt to try it, but I'd suggest starting out with a low dosage (maybe 1,000 or 2,000 I.U. per day) to experiment. If you notice that you are getting breakouts when you don't get enough sunlight, a Vitamin D deficiency could be the cause.
I had acne for ten years. Four times I had prescription medical treatment supervised by a dermatologist (twice Iso-tretinoin (accutane, roacuttan) and twice tetra-cyclin) with little or no help. I washed my face with anti-bacterical soaps till it was dry as a sand paper. I made an excel sheet to try to figure out causality of foods causing white heads or cysts. I've spent nearly 1000e to fix this.
Then this $12 little jar of Vitamin D 125µg (5000 IU) fixed it all. :))
Here in Finland we get very little sun light. The summer is short and I am at work during day-light hours. The state had made everything possible to ensure I don't get this vitamin. They lied, they put barriers.
The official recommendation for Vitamin D is 10µg/day. 50 is Toxic!! I read that doctors are legally bound to follow these recommendations. They can't prescribe more! (Not that they would even think of). The official recommendation is based on a pretty incompetent research decades old.
Pharmacies cannot sell pills with more than 10µg. Internet orders have sometimes been confiscated by customs: "Illegal! Contains Horse Dosages!"
o Vitamin D Rocks!!!
o Incompetence everywhere.
o Do not trust anyone who claims to be an expert.
o Trust only good quality knowledge.
Also, I read from a research that vitamin D helps only in every third acne case. I guess it depends on what the source of the problem is.
Many who live in northern countries have a chronic deficiancy of vitamin D in the winter, so it's definitely recommended if you don't get enough sunlight. I've been taking vitamin D (80-140µg per day) for about two months now and was hopeful it would work for me because my face always clears up in the summer. Sadly it hasn't improved my acne at all.
I'd say give it a shot, it might work for you.
I had a blood test recently to screen for an overproduction of testosterone in my body, which might help explain my acne. All levels came back normal EXCEPT for a deficiency in Vitamin D. My doctor prescribed a weekly dose of 50,000i of Vitamin D. It has done wonders, not only for my acne, but for my overall wellbeing. Depression and fatigue are symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency. Since I've been taking this prescription (3 weeks), I've noticed a considerable improvement in my mood and energy level. I call these my "happy pills." :)
You're crazy if you don't supplement Vitamin D. Most people in today's life styles don't get enough exposure to the sun. Typically your skin can absorb as much as 10,000 IU of vitamin D in 15 minutes. Note this does not mean you should take 10,000 IU. Pill form is absorbed very differently from direct sunlight.
Vitamin D is critical, emphasis on critical for cellular functions, it's one of the most important single supplement you can take. If you don't get enough sun exposure or you typically find yourself in doors, maybe you should think about supplementing D. Sitting behind a window in a car doesn't work for sun exposure, people.
I leave you with this.
"I believe I may say that at no time in my dermatological experience have I felt such complete satisfaction with a treatment as I have with the cases of this series. I know that vitamin D is an imperfect weapon to slay this disfiguring disease, but it undoubtedly gives one a feeling of being well defended. From the patients’ viewpoint, it has left little to be desired, as they find themselves improving, both in appearance and in general well-being. Many have expressed the sentiment, “Never felt better.”
Everyday people are injecting their bodies with chemicals they have no idea about. The body is a marvelously clever mechanism, it express dissatisfaction in physical and mental symptoms. The only supplements you should ever put in your body are the ones that come from nature. Period. "
I'm taking Vitamin D pills together with Fish Oil and it's working really well. In just about a month and a half I went from from moderate acne (yellow zits and a few big bumps/cysts) to a "completely" clear face (about 95% clear I'd say)
My dosage is,
1000mgx4 Fish Oil pills per day
800 IEx2 Vitamin D per day
(Only 35% of each Fish Oil pill is Omega 3)
Just generally feeling more alive every day, less stress so less breakouts. Was suprised there was nothing about it in the reviews section. This is one of the few vitamins everybody should look into.
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