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susank
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I don't do well with the pills.

I had bought a bottle of oral Thorne VD3 drops - but never took them. I bought Thorne because a review on Amazon.com - a gal said she used it topically to help with her VD3 levels.

I am wondering if these drops could be absorbed and used by the body. Correct molecular weight - or whatever - like with essential oils?

Topical VD3 creams are sold on Amazon.com. Stating specifically to use topically.
I guess I did not see that when ordering - but would like to use what I already have - if would work.

Have any of you used VD3 topically and felt results? Levels raised?

Along with everything else I am deficient in - I was recently reminded of my low VD3 levels. Perhaps that's another reason I feel so dreadful.

FWIW my labs from a few months ago:

D,25 Hydroxy 26 (30-100)
Magnesium Serum 1.7 (1.6-2.6)
Magnesium RBC 5.2 (4.2-6.8)

(Curious the levels Serum vs RBC).

TIA.

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Razzle
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Yes, Vitamin D can be absorbed topically.

When I put Vitamin D drops on my skin, I get the exact same side-effects (mostly, severe insomnia) as taking it orally, without the horrible fish flavor.

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susank
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Tks. Do you use a "carrier" oil? Or apply directly? (fish flavor with VD3 - confused about that.......). ??

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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Razzle
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The product I have used is Vitamin D3 (derived from fish) based in vegetable oil. It is an oral liquid (not softgels), so yes, it tastes (and smells) like fish to me.

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Don't forget that Vit D3 will lower magnesium levels.

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susank
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Razzle - gotcha - thanks. Had to think about that one - confusing it with fish oil supplements.

Tutu - yeah - I know. That's one reason I have not been taking any VD3 supplements. But I realize I have to. I have been infusing Mag. Sulfate IV - I seem to tolerate that the best.

Doing VD3 topically seems best for me. I would hope the liquid made for oral use would be effective in raising levels - applied topically.
I'm going to try it. Will see.....

Has anyone done this - and had levels tested?

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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Like molybdenum reduces copper...hmm...biotics makes sublingual thats ok, magnisium works topically as does my hormones.so it think it might ..

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Tincup
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I use a very very thick Vitamin E oil on my skin. Almost so thick I need to smear it on with a putty knife. Very concentrated.

Used the Vitamin D cream also for a while, but not faithfully. (Didn't check levels at the time, but am typically VERY low- almost nonexistent) My bad for not using it more. But, I found the cream nice to use.

Like you I am sick of pills, pills, pills.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lymetoo:
Don't forget that Vit D3 will lower magnesium levels.

I didn't know this!!
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