Vitamin A Questions
What supplements or vitamins are good for acne treatment?I've read that vitamins A and C are good, as well as zinc. This was from Chris Kresser's website. Any suggestions? I really need some help!
I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)
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)
I was on accutane for about a year - low dose 20mg. However I have been left with dry eyes and either dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. I believe it is the latter. Accutane is a form of vitamin A. I read a few things on Vitamin D... (more)
If anything Accutane appears to ramp up active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxy) production. I don't think you can draw any conclusions about whether vitamin D treatment will clear Accutane faster than normal.
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/2196/2 according to this website, 100g of pork liver has 360% the RDA of vitamin A. would that to be too much to take on a daily basis? (more)
A long time ago I used to take 8,000 IU of Vitamin A daily. This stopped my acne 99% I since stopped taking it because I read about vitamin a toxicity and it scared me haha! Want to be healthy aswell as acne free! So my question is: ... (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.
I bought a pound of liver yesterday and just over 1/3 pound of it today, but its probably going to go bad in a few days. And, I'm the only one in my family who likes liver. My question is, is it ok to eat 1/3 pound of liver tomorrow and the day... (more)
I've got 2 questions that are driving me batty because of some conflicting information I'm seeing, and I'm hoping to get some clarity here. 1) I eat wild Alaskan salmon every day - either a can or a 6 oz. filet. Is this too much PUFA? (I avoid... (more)
I've been reading about concerns regarding the ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D (particularly in the context of cod liver oil, but more generally as well -- it might explain the inconsistent findings about vitamin A and harm to health). To my... (more)
Has anyone else experienced sweet potatoes being great for skin conditions? Is the only explanation the high vitamin A? I've had spots come & go on my right cheek for years, nothing massively nasty but consistent none the less, with the... (more)
Is anyone here supplementing with hefty amounts of the fat soluble vitamins A (Retinol) D3 and K2-MK-4 (Activator-X)? I know that Weston Price emphasizes this as rather important and I know that Vitamins A and D up-regulate the opposites... (more)
I use Green Pastures cod liver oil and butter oil. I'm not sure what you would consider large amounts, but I take a few teaspoons of each daily. I believe in the WAPF position on vitamin A and D. And I believe that the cod liver oil helps with... (more)
A slightly different take on the question than this one: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1096/cod-liver-oil-and-vitamin-a-are-toxic#axzz25bPKjtWe I keep seeing folks recommending Cod Liver Oil (fermented CLO is especially popular) and wonder if... (more)
A couple of weeks ago I started adding liver back into my diet mainly sheep's liver and I started to notice my improvements inside the gym and my recovery time was faster as well. I was just wondering anyone experience the same thing on organ food... (more)
Can anyone give advice on how to get good vitamin A supplements and/or retinol supplements? I am 24 and have struggled with acne since age 12. I have gone through nearly treatment with disappointing results (topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics,... (more)
I've read in numerous places that people have success with high doses of vitamin A keeping their skin clear. I've also read in a lot of places that it's dangerous, but have never read of any cases where people actually suffered problems due to... (more)
My mom is a dermatologist and yes it definitely works. If you have ever heard of the drug Accutane, that is all it is- high doses of vitamin A. The side effects could be large with this drug but mostly because the doses were like 5x what you are... (more)
What were your experiences? Would you recommend keeping your diet on the low, so as to avoid arguments with medical staff? Would you ever mention that you eat liver or take cod liver oil (given the fear of Vitamin A), or mention that you're... (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)
hi everyone! i have a constant, nagging craving for orange foods. . . particularly, carrots, pumpkin, and butternut squash mostly, but i can never seem to get enough. i thought i might be lacking vitamin and that is causing the craving ....but i... (more)
Eat some liver. 3-4 oz per week should be sufficient. Sounds like you need some retinol and your body isn't able to convert all the beta-carotene you are consuming.
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)
what would be the current best practices for an individual looking to optimize their fat soluble vitamin intake? what are the best blood tests? would you start with knowing d levels and then tweak a & k based on d? i hear an a:d ratio of... (more)
I've been taking a couple of tablespoons of cod liver oil each day, but it was recently brought to my attention that the vitamin A levels in it could be a problem. Could anyone shed some light on this for me? I would really appreciate any input. (more)
If my acne and skin become noticeably improved with 15,000 IU of vitamin A daily from cod liver oil, can I reasonably conclude that I need 15,000 IU of it daily for improved health? Or does vitamin A mask a deeper cause of acne? Edit: grammar (more)
I wanted to see what the Hackers think of my supplements. One caveat: I take 100 mcg of Synthroid daily, as I was diagnosed when my TSH was 171. Beyond that, I take: Bluebonnet Vitamin A and D3, (25,000 i.u. and 1000 i.u respectively) which is... (more)
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