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cod liver oil...

Commented on February 04, 2015
Created September 26, 2012 at 3:29 AM

i need to start taking a vitamin a supplement, is cod liver oil my best option? or should i supplement with a straight vitamin A supplment ?

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:16 AM

that sounds like a hard one to troubleshoot. hope you get to the bottom of it. the only mention of dry body/oily face i could find was here; http://www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-symptoms-matrix

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:02 AM

oily skin on face, dry skin on body, dry nasal passages, dry throat

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:45 AM

out of interest, why do you need more Vit A/what makes you believe that you are lacking Vit A or Vit A deficient?

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on September 26, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Is this a self diagnosis? Have your vit A levels tested before deciding that you need to supplement.

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on February 04, 2015
at 07:05 PM

+1, why do you think you need a supplement?

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:46 AM

Depends on what it's for and what you're goals are. I'd suggest being prudent as toxicity can be a concern.

http://www.westonaprice.org/cod-liver-oil/update-on-vitamins-a-and-d

Have you considered eating liver or sweet potato? Again, without knowing circumstances of why you want to supplement etc it's difficult to say what you 'should' do...

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on February 04, 2015
at 05:25 PM

I like Green Pasture Fermented Cod liver oil over vitamin supplements because it is actually a food source naturally high in vitamins A & D. The fermentation process is a natural process that does not involve heat, thereby the final product retains all the vitamins and nutrients that naturally occur in the fish oil. Most fish oils are extracted by an industrial process and pasturized. These processes use heat which kills off much of the valuable nutrients. Synthetic vitamins are often added in to boost the nutrient value up to acceptible levels. Synthetic vitamins are far inferior to naturally occurring vitamins and often pass through the body unused. The benefits of getting your vitamins from a natural food source far outweigh those of getting them from a vitamin supplement.

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:58 PM

Here, near Toronto, I've been taking Carlson (lemon flavoured) fishoil every winter, but now I'm re-thinking everything. I read some older stuff on PH re fish oil/cod liver oil and am looking forward to reading new comments too.

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