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preciousia



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Vitamin D2 Ergocalciferol in skincare Reply with quote

i searched the smartskincare website but did not find anything on Vitamin D2. I am vitamin D deficient and Dr Dennis Gross Vitamin D serum has come to my attention, a plant-based source of vitamin D, , which Dr. Gross argues is already an active form of vitamin D.

Any thoughts of the efficacy?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, as a treatment for vitamin D deficiency, topical vitamin D is generally used only for people who cannot tolerate supplements. Also, as far as I recall, D3 is a more effective form for supplementation. Anyway, check with your doctor and make sure to monitor your vitamin D levels (with vitamin D both deficiency and toxicity are possible).
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preciousia



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dr Todorov. I have vitamin D deficiency and am consuming Vitamin D3 currently. I have read that D3 is more effective for the body to absorb too. Have just done an updated blood test and will find out if there is an improvement from my supplements..

Dr Dennis Gross has vitamin D2 in his Vitamin D serum which is supposedly better for topical absorption. Have noticed some other skin ointment with vitamin D as well.

Do you know if we can DIY our own vitamin D in creams the same way like Vitamin A / E?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, there are no well documented anti-aging skin benefits of topical vitamin D creams (albeit they are used for certain skin conditions).

So, if you are using vitamin D to treat vitamin D deficiency and can tolerate supplements, I don't see why you need a cream unless you have problems absorbing vitamin D from the GI tract. In that case, you should check via blood tests if supplementation is working first.

Either way, talk to your doctor.


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preciousia



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noted. Perhaps oral supplication of vit D is sufficient.

Will check with my doctor.
Thank you Dr T.
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