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!
asked byRobert_13 (777)
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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.
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.
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.