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Vitamin D absorbtion through Skin?

Patient: I thought vitamin D is too large a molecule to be absorbed through the skin. Why are topical patches of Vitamin D a legitimate source of D? Does the patch contain DMSO as a solvent to drive the D into the tissue?

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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