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Does Vitamin D create more of the cathelicidins that cause rosacea?

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  • Tmon912
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    Response from the lab

    I did actually get a short response from the lab. I'm not gonna copy and paste it here or devulge the exact person who responded for privacy reasons. To paraphrase the person: "alternatives to SCTE regulation are being looked at" and "the work is going slow but steady". That's great news! I'm glad they're still working on it, but no real answer as to the role of vitamin D in regulating cathelididins in rosacea.

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  • Tmon912
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    I'm gonna contact the researcher

    I found this article while browsing around.

    http://www.medinewsdirect.com/?p=594

    It states that cathelicidin is also suspected to be involved in other skin disorders. If D3 can regulate (push up or down depending on quantity) cathelicidin as is implied in this and other articles, then maybe it can do so for rosacea in the proper doses.

    It's from the same researchers at UCSD. My brothers went there and I'm gonna transfer there soon, so maybe the guy will respond if I email him (or maybe I'll find him in person). It's worth a try. I'll post the results.

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  • Does Vitamin D create more of the cathelicidins that cause rosacea?

    Almost everybody is low in vitamin d, and that fact is of special concern to those of us who don't go into the sun much, or who do so with tons of sunblock. I've been reading every study I could find on rosacea and the one that seems the most promising as far as determining the cause is this one: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/hea...RosaceaDK-.asp

    The cause seems to be cathelicidin and SCTE in quantities that are too high, which leads to some beast molecule that causes rosacea symptoms, including response to triggers. Blocking histamine, cytokines, and prostaglandins seems to be nothing more than catching the beasts little friends after he lets them out of their cells. Having said that, I read on the net many, many accounts of cathelicidin being INCREASED when taking D3. Is that the same cathelicidin that we already have too much of? I took vitamin D liquid for a while and it definitely didn't help me. It's hard to tell if it hurt, though, given all the other variables.

    Anybody else notice vitamin D3 making their rosacea worse? Anybody know if the cathelicidins that cause rosacea are the same ones raised by D3? Thanks in advance for the response.
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