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Does Vitamin D from sunlight compete with Vitamin A?

Commented on August 08, 2013
Created August 07, 2013 at 8:11 PM

According to this lady http://www.ancestralizeme.com/2011/11/27/paleo-hacks-keratosis-pillaris/

Vitamin D can lower Vitamin A? So say I was already a bit deficient, being in the sun without getting enough would make it so much worse?

I am really trying to absorb vitamin A. Eating it with fat, like coconut helps. Cod liver oil is really good for it, but it's more expensive than carrots and I am confused about how A and D compete in cod liver oil too!

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on August 08, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Also! During this past Christmas...I got 50,000 IU of Vitamin D and I took it everyday for a week, or consecutive days...that must have drained my other vitamin levels, especially vitamin A!

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on August 08, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I gotta get some cod liver or something, cause I am not a skilled enough cook to make chicken or beef liver! I will try again to make beef liver! I made it really yummy with curry once! Once you get passed the American..ew organs mentality, it's yummy! The texture isn't even bad! Eating is all mental!

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on August 08, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Thanks so much! Cause I was eating a lot more Vitamin A down there in plant form, and my skin would be on and off, then really weird when I was in the sun all day! It's like my body couldn't keep up or something maybe. It may not even be an A deffish...but I don't get many fat soluble vitamins and am still trying to fix my vitamin stores from my childhood fastfood lifestyle that I ended when I was 16, I'm now 20, lol :) Thanks guys!

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on August 07, 2013
at 09:18 PM

Get a lot of "woo" in those search results. A lot of conflicting info too.

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on August 07, 2013
at 09:19 PM

Liver. Don't rely on carrots for your vitamin A. Beta carotene might protect against the worst forms of vitamin A deficiency, but it doesn't help clear up KP if you are prone (though KP is likely multifaceted in cause, I don't think mine responds solely to vitamin A, but rather copper.)

Vitamin D by sunlight is limited in production, so you're not likely to induce vitamin A issues from excess sun exposure, I don't think I buy that lady's hack.

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on August 08, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I gotta get some cod liver or something, cause I am not a skilled enough cook to make chicken or beef liver! I will try again to make beef liver! I made it really yummy with curry once! Once you get passed the American..ew organs mentality, it's yummy! The texture isn't even bad! Eating is all mental!

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on August 07, 2013
at 08:21 PM

It looks like they do compete for the same receptors, yes. Try googling "Vitamin A Vitamin D Compete" to see some of the links. However, according to one site (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/25/why-sunlight-is-your-best-source-of-vitamin-d.aspx) Cod Liver Oil is apparently more likely to cause Vitamin D deficiency, since it's much higher in Vitamin A than in Vitamin D.

I wouldn't recommend cutting all your sun exposure, but maybe cut back on tanning if you're trying to up your Vit A levels, yes.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 07, 2013
at 09:18 PM

Get a lot of "woo" in those search results. A lot of conflicting info too.

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(78)

on August 08, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Also! During this past Christmas...I got 50,000 IU of Vitamin D and I took it everyday for a week, or consecutive days...that must have drained my other vitamin levels, especially vitamin A!

Medium avatar

(78)

on August 08, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Thanks so much! Cause I was eating a lot more Vitamin A down there in plant form, and my skin would be on and off, then really weird when I was in the sun all day! It's like my body couldn't keep up or something maybe. It may not even be an A deffish...but I don't get many fat soluble vitamins and am still trying to fix my vitamin stores from my childhood fastfood lifestyle that I ended when I was 16, I'm now 20, lol :) Thanks guys!

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