Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
aridus46

High Doses Of Vitamin D3 Has Nearly Cured My Acne

Recommended Posts

I have been a long time acne sufferer and have done a ridiculous amount of research and self tests to see what might permanently cure my acne. You could call it a Borderline obsession when it comes to looking for ways to cure my acne.

Anyways, Largely I feel like a proper diet and a healthy ratio of omega fatty acids are what it largely takes to maintain mostly good skin. You may or may not be aware of Leo from clear skin coach but that was the first step I took to permanently healthy skin. Granted I'm always skeptical of those types of sites but he laid out a program that is very rigorous and shows that their is no single magic cure that can cure your acne. You have to do months of hard work to fix your internal problems and while some of his methods are a bit much and his recommendations for supplements can really add up in price, his principles are what should be followed. Anyways, I'm not trying to sell you guys on his program ;) I'm just saying nothing can replace healthy living and following strict guidelines if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from adult acne like myself. It takes hard work. Antibiotics are simply a band aid that only make the problems worse in the long run. It amazes me how little dermatologist know when it comes to the overall harmful effects the pills they're pushing on their acne suffering patients. Trust me, it causes way more problems in the long run including worse acne returning.

For a couple of years, I have dealt with 85-90% clear skin which is huge considering where I was before. What seemed to bring on pimples though still was intense lifting (mainly affected my body only), ejaculation, and large amounts of certain foods that trigger breakouts for me. Granted, the last one is within my control but the other two are things I can't willingly give up ;)

about 3 months ago, I got my blood work back from a check up that said I was low in vitamin d3 (I live in MN) and I noticed I felt like I was suffering from seasonal depression so I went on a mega dose regime of 50,000 IU of vitamin d3 a day and 5,000 IU of vitamin k2 (used to counterbalance the effects of large amounts of vitamin D3). Now I know after reading that you all think I'm crazy for going on such a crazy high dosage and how unsafe that is and blah blah blah... I have done a ton of research over it and the claims of vitamin D3 overdosing have been FAR exaggerated. Some studies have people taking as high as 1,000,000 IUs a day with no side effects whatsoever. I know many of you will disagree with me and that's fine. I am not sharing this post to start a debate but to let you all know what worked for me. When I first started the high dosage, I had no intention on helping my acne. However, even though I didn't attribute it to the vitamin d3 at the time, my acne had dramatically cleared up and for the first time in forever, I did not notice one new pimple forming, even though I was doing all 3 things that trigger breakouts for me more than ever. I at the time thought it was because I had stopped using sucralose which later proved not to be a factor. After using all of my vitamin d3, I stopped and started breaking out again. Still, I hadn't connected the pieces yet. A month and a half later, we went to Sanibel Island for a week where it was sunny everyday. After just a few days in the sun, all of my acne faded away and no new ones where showing (I had noticed this on vacations past but didn't think vitamin d3 could be the cause). This caused me to ponder why these effects happened whenever I was in the sun and than I had an aha moment. When I was taking large doses of vitamin D3, my acne was nearly non existent.

I started back up again when I got home from vacation but this time taking doses of 30000 IU for D3 and 3000IU for k2. Almost immediately I noticed changes in my skin and very rarely do I have a new pimple show up now. I even feel like I can get away with being a little lazy with my eating and still be just fine. I have done a little digging online and have found a few other people who have noticed similar results with also some articles that shed some interesting theories why acne seems to be cleared from taking vitamin d3. I would encourage you all to do the same and do some digging on your own.

Again, I am not looking to get into an argument and get attacked by others saying how what I'm doing is dangerous. I understand that initially it can appear dangerous. However, I have done my thorough research and feel quite confident and safe with what I am doing. If you would like to try but are worried about starting with such a high dose, I would suggest beginning with 5,000 IUs of D3 a day along with 1000 IUs of K2 and seeing how that works.

If you do decide to give this a try, I would appreciate hearing from you how it goes. It only took a few days for me to notice results so after a week of trying this out, I would love to hear how it worked for you all!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

now i am trying 5000IU D3 per day.I have a lack of vitamin D3 so i decide to try.I went to doctor and he thinks that D3 would not help me,and ofcourse prescript me Accutane.However i wondered if to start accutane or vitamin d3 or both of them,but accutane have many side affects,so i think vitamin d3 is better.
I want to ask you with your dosage when your skin cleared(week,month) and with my dosage when to expect affect (btw i am with olily skin) ?
Have you ever tried accutane ?

Thank you in advance !

Edited by maxam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×