Vitamin D Cream

by Jeanette

I have been using a vitamin D3 cream that I found at my local health food store. One press of the pump dispenses 10,000 iu of vitamin D to be applied to arms, thighs, or chest. Is this method a good source to get the adequate amount needed or am I wasting money?


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No Studies on Vitamin D Cream
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jeanette,

Unfortunately, there are no studies that have been done on vitamin d cream in order to know whether you are wasting your money or not. And unless you got your vitamin d level done before you started taking the cream, there is no way of knowing if it's working for you.

So you need to either switch to pills or get your vitamin d level done, continue with the cream, and get your vitamin d level checked again to see if it's coming up or going down in order to know whether it's working or not.

THEORETICALLY, the cream should work and I've been wanting to test that theory on myself during the winter when I don't get any sun in order to see whether the theory translates into reality or not.

Kerri Knox, RN

Vitamin D creams
by: Anonymous

Kerri, did you ever experiment with the cream to see whether it works?

by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Nope, I just spent much of this winter in the Central American sunshine, so the experiment would have been worthless if I was getting vitamin d all winter from the sun. Maybe someday, but I liked spending the winter in the sun... so I might not get around to it anytime soon. If there are any volunteers though...

Kerri Knox, RN

Would it be a bad idea to try applying my D3 in MCT oil on my skin?
by: Marilyn

I'm pretty sure I have leaky gut issues as I seem to have many food intolerances and allergies (according to my own experiences and a naturopath). I also have digestive issues that probably mean I have low absorption of nutrients.

I have been taking high doses of D3 for the past two weeks but have not noticed any health changes. I was wondering if I should try applying it to my skin, since I read that anything that goes through the skin bypasses the liver and therefore most of it gets absorbed into the blood.

I know you wrote that you haven't tested this yourself, but if you did, would you use liquid D3 or would you buy a cream? I don't really want to try a D3 cream because they tend to have ingredients that I don't want to put on my skin.

I have been researching D3 for the past few weeks and this is the best source of information I have come across. Thank you so much for making this information available.

Just use Liquid Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

Just use liquid vitamin d or squeeze out the vitamin d from capsules. Be patient with taking it, though, you may either not be taking enough or not taking it long enough. You need to get your levels high enough to make a difference and keep it there for a while. So don't lose hope that it will help you. You may just need to be more patient and/or check to make sure that you are actually getting your levels up, you may not be.

Kerri Knox, RN

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