Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really figured out how to eat enough calories without using butter or downing cans of coconut milk...but that's besides the point.
Anyways! So...I started taking fermented cod liver oil and that helped but wasn't enough, and then I took a vitamin A supplements and my skin transformed along with paleo/primal. But I stopped taking my supplement for about a month and bing! my bumps came back...I know these vitamins are fat soluble...but can they really deplete that quickly...or in my mind...I feel like I was just starting to rebuild my stores enough that when I stopped they depleted right back...does this make any sense?
Cause if i'm defficient and I take the Vitamin A, my body is going to gobble it up cause it needs it so much instead of storing it away...it's like sugar right? If your body can't use it...it will store it, but if it needs it badly it's going to gobble it up, right!?
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on March 23, 2014
at 05:41 PM
Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a day, but that doesn't mean you absorbed all of that.
I don't know what you supplemented with, but carotenes, in my experience, only prevent overt vitamin A deficiency, hardly enough to be optimal though. Levels to reduce KP are quite high, and beta carotene just doesn't cut it.
Also look at Copper consumption for KP, KP is not caused by a single deficiency. For some, it's vitamin A… myself I noted a more pronounced effect with highly bioavailable copper sources.
on March 23, 2014
at 02:23 PM
They shouldn't deplete that quickly, and, being that they're fat soluable, they can be stored in fat and released as you burn off fat.
Be careful not to overdo vitamin A, the best way is to also take some D3. Make sure your A isn't "dry a" or "beta carroteen."
On the upside, you now have a built in testing mechanism, right? If you stop taking it, you get bumps. so take the supplemental A daily (or however often you've been doing) along with D, then a week later, try to remove one of the doses and see if any bumps show up, if not, remove another day, and repeat until you find your level.
You could also eat liver a few couple of times a week, so you'd get the B and other vitamins too.