Ray Peat says Vitamin A helps acne and allows dairy to be consumed? How much should be taken?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Hi guys,

how much retinol from liver do i need to be getting to prevent acne from drinking raw milk?

According to Ray Peat and other members on here such as Cliff and Korion, high vitamin A can help acne sufferers...

But doesn't dairy contribute to the overall retinol consumption so how would this not help like liver in preventing acne from dairy itself?




on May 12, 2013
at 02:24 PM

Ack, Ray Peat! Have you drank the koolaid already?



on May 12, 2013
at 12:03 PM

You might get better answers here: http://www.raypeatforum.com/forum/index.php .

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on May 13, 2013
at 01:42 AM

About 3 ounces of liver a week. Too much liver can actually make things worse. Also, your thyroid needs to be working well. Low vitamin A is a frequent cause of acne but not the only one.



on May 13, 2013
at 08:10 AM

I most definitely notice a change in my skin texture after I started eating vegetables with vitamin A. I went with carrots, and it's been pretty easy. When I start turning too orange, it's time to back off.

I remember reading about plant based provitamin A and animal based. It seems like green tea helps the absorption of the plant base.

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