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Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

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Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  young trunks on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 pm

I am deficient in vitamin D from working indoors daily. My skin compared to my siblings is a shade lighter now (nothing dramatic but noticeable). Can this be changed if my vitamin D levels are restored?

I know for fact that I have been deficient in Vitamin D for years as I have hair loss and other symptoms.

Currently I take the majority of IM supplements. I'm only missing MSM and Vitamin D (as weird as it sound). I take Magnesium with D3 in it and High Vitamin Butter oil and fish oil blend with it as well.

Help me figure out how to restore my skin back. Will sunlight really help? I am black btw.

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Post  harechallenge on Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:24 am

I do not believe Vitamin D supplements will change your skin tone/color. But Vit D supps do have benefits and you are likely better off taking some rather than relying solely on sunlight. Alot of men w/ mpb have lower levels of Vit. D as well as bone density issues than those with less mpb issues. I had blood tests done and have been taking D every since. Maybe you should get blood work done.

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Re: Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  CausticSymmetry on Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:39 am

young trunks wrote:I am deficient in vitamin D from working indoors daily. My skin compared to my siblings is a shade lighter now (nothing dramatic but noticeable). Can this be changed if my vitamin D levels are restored?

I know for fact that I have been deficient in Vitamin D for years as I have hair loss and other symptoms.

Currently I take the majority of IM supplements. I'm only missing MSM and Vitamin D (as weird as it sound). I take Magnesium with D3 in it and High Vitamin Butter oil and fish oil blend with it as well.

Help me figure out how to restore my skin back. Will sunlight really help? I am black btw.

There's a good chance *it will* change your skin color. How do I know this? It's based on some research an empirical observation.

Of course, it's preferable to get real UV rays, but this time of year it is nearly impossible unless you live in the southern hemisphere.

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Re: Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  harechallenge on Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:14 am

CS, I live in Fla. and the only tan areas are my neck, lower arms and legs The body parts concealed from sun have no tan whatsoever. That's my empirical observation. Do you have a citation? I'm taking 1 or 2 of the 5000 IU daily. Maybe I could be even lighter without the D supplements.

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Post  young trunks on Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:31 am

Thanks CS I thought it was possible. How much D3 should take per day? I read that black people require more vit D as it is harder to absorb but then I read the opposite as well.

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:50 am

harechallenge wrote:CS, I live in Fla. and the only tan areas are my neck, lower arms and legs The body parts concealed from sun have no tan whatsoever. That's my empirical observation. Do you have a citation? I'm  taking 1 or 2 of the 5000 IU daily. Maybe I could be even lighter without the D supplements.

Plenty of citations, but not directly because it covers other factors.

For example erythropoietin (plenty of references here). To understand why that is important, it relates to that, which is a factor. Vitamin D drives erythropoiesis.

Without enough erythropoietin, there is less color in the skin (without that, hair will be limited).

To put it in another way, iron metabolism (not being able to use the iron we already have) is dependent on erythropoiesis. Low facial color is indicative of this.

Beyond that, low Vitamin D will negatively affect ACE (Angiotensin-converting enzyme) in the kidney.

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:51 am

young trunks wrote:Thanks CS I thought it was possible. How much D3 should take per day? I read that black people require more vit D as it is harder to absorb but then I read the opposite as well.

Everyone's got a different level. Not everyone will need it either. But the darker the skin, the more you'll benefit if you've been without direct sunlight.


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Re: Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  young trunks on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:21 pm

From the people you have seen improvement in. How long was it before their pigmentation returned?

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:43 am

young trunks wrote:From the people you have seen improvement in. How long was it before their pigmentation returned?

At least a few months. There are sometimes other reasons for this that have nothing to do with hormone-D, so if nothing changes in about 4 months or so, would consider other culprits.


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Re: Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  harechallenge on Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:57 am

young trunks, is your diet low in fats? This could be part of the problem as D is fat soluble. Whole or 2% milk has fat. A little coconut or olive oil might help. just a guess.

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Re: Vitamin D and Skin Pigmentation HELP

Post  young trunks on Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:54 pm

No my diet is not low nor high in fats. I guess it's average. I am low in vitamin d for not being outdoors due to depression for years.

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