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Good transdermal supplementation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2011 at 9:05 PM

For anyone with experience in transdermal supplements: what vessel do you use to make absorption quick and efficient, but that it's also Paleo?

I want to get transdermal vitamin D without buying a cream, so I figure I'll put some drops of liquid D3 into coconut oil and rub that into an area with little to no hair. Any thought on what kind of absorption I'll get from this?

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Thanks for the informative answer. Taking a few thousand IUs of Vitamin D in liquid form sometimes gives me diarrhea, hence my search for a transdermal solution.

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on March 20, 2011
at 05:23 AM

By far the most effective transdermal carrier is DMSO, which is a product of wood processing. But it is by no means paleo.

DMSO will take most anything right through your skin, and your breath will smell like garlic/oysters within a couple minutes after using a fair amount because of rapid absorption into the bloodstream.

But using DMSO, (or any transdermal carrier) for vitamin D is like using a sledgehammer to test your knee reflexes. It's a tiny pill or oral drop, no need to take it through the skin.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Thanks for the informative answer. Taking a few thousand IUs of Vitamin D in liquid form sometimes gives me diarrhea, hence my search for a transdermal solution.

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on March 06, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Vitamin D is best orally or made by sun. But skin conversion is very variable on geograpphy and skin type. Transdermal vit D is not a good way to raise your level. Fastest way is sublingual with a popped capsule. That is how my daughter takes it with a tablespoon of heavy cream that follows.

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