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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Vitamin D Tablets - My skins best friend

It probably sounds funny that I live in Australia and need to take vitamin D tablets, but recovering from cortisone induced eczema has seen my shy away from the sun, rarely going out when it is bright and hot and never taking my shirt off to catch some rays.  As such, my vitamin D levels would be low I assumed, and after a few weeks of my skin playing up and being generally red and uncomfortable, I thought I would give them a go.

It's hard to know if it was cause and effect, or if my skin was just ready to improve, but since taking the vitamin D capsules my skin has been much smoother, whiter and much less itchy.  Of course I have nothing to compare this to, so I really don't know if it's fact or fiction, but reading through ITSAN, it seems vitamin D is a winner in the recovery process.

Sunlight is something that ITSAN regularly reports as a successful helper in the recovery process, so it makes sense that vitamin D in any form would be helpful.  Vitamin D helps the skin hold together with a whole realm of necessary functions.  Congruent with this, it's all about balance, and missing any key vitamin or mineral is going to slow down the healing process.

I'll keep you posted on my progress, but this is the best I have consistently looked and felt for some time.


  1. I found that the cod liver oil also include Vit A & Vit D, is it necessary to have extra Vit D capsules?

  2. I really don't know but it seems to be helping me so far.

  3. Hey Josh! A quick note...Geoff is also seeing marked improvement every day since starting in on Vitamin D as per your recommendation (4 or 5 days now)! Thank you!

    Also, a word of warning about Benadryl and the like...Geoff has been taking those on a regular basis for the duration of this (100+ days now) and he was NOT sweating, and he was not mentally as sharp as he was accustomed(no wise cracks here :) ) Come to find out from a pill book, that those are both known side effects of said anti histamine..has stopped taking them, except as absolutely needed (for itch) and he is noticing sweat AND clearer thinking...seriously! So the trouble he was having with temp regulation may have been as much from that as the red skin business? Anyway...just more to put in the ring there! Hope you are having a FANTASTIC day!!!! Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah,

      That's quite reaffirming, thanks for letting me know.

      I'm still having ups and downs, although I'm pretty certain that I am more stable than ever. In particular I need to focus on not scratching. When I scratch the skin gets thinner and redness can last or worsen for quite a while.

      Congruent with this, I think cutting back on sugar is helping as well. It seems like when I have a sugar binge I get quite red afterwards and when I eat really healthy I am much whiter.

      Hope this help.


  4. Hi i'm suffering from TSW and taking flax Seed Oil and zinc vitamins. This TSW is really difficult to Combat

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  6. Hi Josh
    How much Vitamin D are you taking?

  7. Hey Amanda,

    Just one capsule which I believe is 1000mg per day.

  8. Thanks Josh. We've actually been getting a bit of sun here in the UK, but have bought some for when the inevitable rain returns!