Beta Carotene Questions
http://healthybabycode.com/why-you-cant-get-vitamin-a-from-eating-vegetables I don't quite understand how come? I'm sure not everyone is eating liver? (more)
For the past few years, I've noticed (and so have others) that my skin has gotten a slight yellowy/orangey tinge to it. It's mostly noticeable on the palms of my hands, soles of my feet and on my face (laugh lines on side of mouth mostly). It's... (more)
Speaking as a person who has a genetic condition known as Gilbert's syndrome, which causes mild jaundice, I am very familiar with this topic. You say you liver enzymes are elevated, if so which ones and by how much? What is your direct bilirubin... (more)
Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)
Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.
If my poop is always orange after eating anything with beta carotene, does that mean the Vitamin A isn;t being converted or /and absorbed? cause I know I am Vitamin A deficient because I took too much Vitamin D, but I don't know if I am absorbing... (more)
So I do weight lifting 4-5 times a week and I really need my carbs to fuel up and recover properly otherwise my performance sucks. I've been drinking a lot of vegetable juice and eating a lot of sweet potatoes and carrots. But all the damn... (more)
I came across this article in the newspaper a few days ago about the dangers of excess beta-carotene. http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/2012/05/Potential--Dark-Side--Found-for-Diets-High-in-Beta-carotene/ I eat large amounts sweet... (more)
Hello, guys. So, I'm on a LC diet, with around 65% fat, 25% protein, 10% carbs. I'm pretty happy with it, but I'm trying to address some of the deficiencies caused by not eating so much fruits/vegetables. These are the values of vitamins &... (more)
4 months ago I started having rashes at random moments. I never understood what it was. Now it looks like it's a retinol supplement I was taking sporadically. I know I don't tolerate pumpkin and carrots very well, and I also know I was severely... (more)
Lately the color of my urine has been darker in the morning. I disregarded it at first but this has been ongoing for the past month and decided to do some Googling regarding this issue. According to a few websites darker urine can be a result of... (more)
How do we now if LOW conversion of ALA to DHA and beta carotene to retinol means POOR conversion... Couldn't it be optimal conversion? I have always beens suspicious of this, and there seems to be more and more evidence that having a proper ratio... (more)
Supposedly Vitamin A can be toxic to the liver if taken in excess. Except in the form of beta-carotene. This had me nervous because I'm currently eating 2 sweet potatoes along with 6 cups of chopped broccoli a day. I've been doing this for months.... (more)
I'm making the assumption that like me, most of you eat a vast amount of vitamin A rich foods. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this thought about too much Vitamin A in our diets? I for one eat loads of oily fish, red meat, eggs, butter,... (more)
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