everytime i seem to pop 5000IU of D3 or spend time in the sun, i seem to develop small red pussed spots on my thighs the next day. i am not sure why this happens as i thought vitamin d was an important vitamin?
just a bit of background, i have been supplementing D3 for 2/3months at 5000IU a day previously with no problems until recently. I eat around 200g calf liver weekly. i supplement zinc,magnesium and k2. and eat a typical paleo diet.
any thoughts why the sun/d3 might be causing keratosis pilaris on my thighs and arms? am i already at optimal d3 level?
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Are you sure it's KP? If they are pus-filled or liquidy, they could be something else too. Some celiac's dermatitis herpetiformis can flare from sun exposure and things other than just gluten.
A lot of skin issues are related to gut bacteria too. Try upping prebiotics/probiotics.
This also happens to me. I remember when Vit D first became popula ra few years ago. I've been taking 10,000 iu a day for months on and off, and it's a a staple suplement except during summer. So, I recently figured out from reading that magnesium helps Vit D work and too much D without a steady source of magneisum can greatly depelete magnesium levels. then Vit A needs D to work. So, I'm lowering my D levels and increasing my magnesium levels until I notice I get the runs or something (which is a signs of taking too much magnesium). This could be why my KP never stays clear eventhough my supplements don't change.
Could you be vitamin A deficient ? You're consuming more than the RDA of vitamin A from liver but maybe you were vitamin A deficient, you may not be able to absorb fat-soluble vitamins for some reasons, you may be one of the people not able to convert carotenoids to vitamin A as well.
Vitamin d and vitamin a are supposed to be taken in a ratio range not to cause deficiency or excess symptoms.
I get red pussed rashes on my thighs when I eat seafood, nightshades and gluten contaminated food. When I first started supplementing D3, I used Whole Foods brands and I used to get these rashes. Then I switched over to a brand that specified itself as "gluten free" and I stopped getting it. I suspect that the WF D3 was contaminated with either fish oil or gluten. Hope that helps.
I get KP once in a while, and find applying coconut oil as a moisturizer clears it right up. No idea why. Other moisturizers make it worse. Haven't noticed any connection with my vit D intake though.