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Chicken Liver & Vitamin A Toxicity

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 04, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I like to eat some chicken liver pate everyday, it always boots my energy levels & I just love the stuff, i go for chicken as its tastier than beef or lamb liver but still high in nutrients, im getting between 6628.4IU & 13256.7IU vitamin A (according to chronometer) per day

I don't know if the organic free range/corn fed chickens would even boast this much vitamin A, but i'm just wondering if this is bordering on toxic levels?

I don't supplement with vit D but eat sardines everyday & mackerel/salmon regularly, about 3 eggs daily, averaging about 500IU vitamin D per day

Thanks for any advice!

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on July 05, 2013
at 09:05 AM

I make the pate myself so use 'chicken liver simmered' but work out the grams in each portion, for example I use 400g livers for a batch, and generally split that batch into 1/8th portions, so each portion is about 50g liver. I eat plenty raw butter, raw cheese, grass fed beef/lamb (cooked rare) so hopefully my K2 levels are good.

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on July 04, 2013
at 11:01 PM

I get my vit. D3 from Costco.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 04, 2013
at 04:10 PM

I use Carlsons Solar D Gems. Cheap on Amazon.

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on July 04, 2013
at 04:07 PM

For what it's worth I ate 8 ounces of beef liver or 10 ounces of chicken livers weekly for the last 3 months. I've seen only positive effects, and that's 1000% DV per week.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on July 04, 2013
at 04:01 PM

appreciate any advice on good brands for D3 ;)

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on July 04, 2013
at 04:01 PM

I think im going to start supplementing with D3 as my sun tolerance is zero (im very fair) and mineral suncreams burn my skin more than the sun

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on July 04, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Yeah I mean there's only one liver per chicken so it makes sense I shouldn't be eating loads of them, I just love the energy it gives me

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 04, 2013
at 02:56 PM

That's not really at toxic levels (assuming all is normal). But if it was, this is a prime example why a varied diet is indeed important.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on July 04, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Yeah I mean there's only one liver per chicken so it makes sense I shouldn't be eating loads of them, I just love the energy it gives me

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on July 04, 2013
at 04:07 PM

For what it's worth I ate 8 ounces of beef liver or 10 ounces of chicken livers weekly for the last 3 months. I've seen only positive effects, and that's 1000% DV per week.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 04, 2013
at 03:49 PM

Not toxic, but you would may want to get your D3 blood level tested and make sure your D3 is optimized via sun/ supplementation, since D3 and A balance is important.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on July 04, 2013
at 04:01 PM

appreciate any advice on good brands for D3 ;)

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on July 04, 2013
at 11:01 PM

I get my vit. D3 from Costco.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on July 04, 2013
at 04:01 PM

I think im going to start supplementing with D3 as my sun tolerance is zero (im very fair) and mineral suncreams burn my skin more than the sun

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 04, 2013
at 04:10 PM

I use Carlsons Solar D Gems. Cheap on Amazon.

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on July 05, 2013
at 05:29 AM

That sounds like a lot of pate per day to get those vitamin A numbers...
in cronometer, did you make sure it was Pate (chicken liver) you added & not just 'straight' chicken livers.

Anyway, here's one view on A & D intake,
Jaminet in his latest book suggests an optimal A to D ratio should be less than 5 to 1.
Then he guestimates for example purposes, 2.5 to 1,
He suggests an optimal daily D value of 4,000 IU from sun, food & supp (i have also seen him say 4,000 for women & 4,500 for men).
Which then suggests an optimal average daily intake for Vitamin A of 10,000 IU (4000 x 2.5) from food sources only.

& make sure you get some Vit K2 as well.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on July 05, 2013
at 09:05 AM

I make the pate myself so use 'chicken liver simmered' but work out the grams in each portion, for example I use 400g livers for a batch, and generally split that batch into 1/8th portions, so each portion is about 50g liver. I eat plenty raw butter, raw cheese, grass fed beef/lamb (cooked rare) so hopefully my K2 levels are good.

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