Q. I have been taking 5000 IUs of vitamin D3, and my psoriasis has seriously improved as a result. If only I had known about this 15 years ago, it would have saved me so much anguish. I can’t understand why doctors don’t recommend vitamin D along with their creams.
A. Both oral and topical vitamin D can be effective against psoriasis (International Journal of Dermatology, online Jan. 20, 2015). People with eczema may also benefit from vitamin D supplementation (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, March, 2012).
You are not the only visitor to our website to report success. Here are just a few stories to support your experience:
“Thank gosh I found that vitamin D3 has helped my psoriasis a lot. I have only been on it less than one week and already I can tell a difference!”
Sergie shares a personal and professional story:
“As a doctor with long-standing past psoriasis, particularly on elbows, shins and scalp I am fully at ease in recommending Vitamin D for the condition. I have been practicing medicine for 45 years.
“I have been taking 4000 IU per day (I formerly had low serum Vitamin D levels). All flaking, scaling, plaques, irritation and bleeding that followed whenever I was tempted to scratch have vanished, leaving only pale residual inconsequential fading of the skin at its former sites.
“Effect on morale: terrific!”
Hady shared this interesting experience:
“Hello all, thank you for your feedback on this website. I have had psoriasis for a few years too. I did the vitamin D blood test and of course I was deficient.
“I took Euro D 50,000 per week for 10 weeks. My psoriasis was 90% gone and my vitamin D levels came back to normal. I stopped and my psoriasis came back.”
Speaking of low vitamin D levels, a surprising number of people have inadequate levels of this vitamin, especially during the winter. Read more about this crucial nutrient and its role in helping control blood pressure, easing arthritis pain and preventing fractures in our Guide to Vitamin D Deficiency. You will learn:
- All the various conditions linked to low levels of vitamin D
- How to tell if you’re D-ficient
- How to access a home blood test for vitamin D
- How you can increase your vitamin D levels naturally
- How much is enough and how much is too much.
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