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Vitamin A supplement for acne

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Created June 03, 2012 at 1:52 PM

What are some of the best vitamin A supplements for acne, or in general (i.e brands, sources, forms, etc)? I know getting it from food sources is obviously more ideal, but supplementation is more convenient and ensures I'm getting enough each day.

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on June 05, 2012
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It's all a matter of finding the right balance, but I would always do a blood test if you're using it orally in high(er) doses.

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on June 04, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Liver abnormalities, central nervous system disorders, and lower bone mineral density (which can result in osteoporosis) are the main consequences of taking too much vitamin A. It is wise not to exceed the daily recommendation. Besides, coconut oil is great for treating acné too. Just saying. :)

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on June 04, 2012
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I will try to look it up. Sorry.

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I appreciate the concern but it would be great if you could provide something more useful than what you wrote.

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Just a word of caution - I read somewhere, don't remember where that if you have too much vitamin A... it is not very good for you... Gosh, I wish I could remember but it was like really something bad. So one of my doctors even told me to go easy on vitamin A. For more Paleo Diet hacks: Vitamin A supplement for acne - PaleoHacks.com http://paleohacks.com/questions/124892/vitamin-a-supplement-for-acne#ixzz1wjzq0i9b

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:54 PM

I'd say the nutrisorb A supplement (from InterPlexus) is probably best. It has no PUFAs from soybean or safflower or cod liver oil, it is water-soluble, but it is not cheap.

You could use it topically if you want to play it safe. Some people have had problems with too much vitamin A.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Grass fed beef liver, nothing else come close.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:23 PM

Possible natural and convenient "supplements" are dessicated liver pills or fermented cod liver oil. These are sources of natural vitamin A which I understand has a lower toxicity compared to synthetic A.

Another food possibility is something like US Wellness Meats liverwurst. All grass-fed beef including liver, heart, and kidneys. Provides a lot of A and doesn't really taste like liver. Its amazing actually. You only need to cut off an ounce or so a day and eat it. Not too difficult.

Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil capsules are tasteless and convenient, but expensive. They do have alot of vitamin A in them.

The other thing about vitamin A is you should also make sure your vit D is high as well. Higher D levels allow for higher A levels without toxcity.

The Weston Price website has a lot of info on A and D and the proper A/D ratio.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Just a word of caution - I read somewhere, don't remember where that if you have too much vitamin A... it is not very good for you... Gosh, I wish I could remember but it was like really something bad. So one of my doctors even told me to go easy on vitamin A.


I cannot find the specific information, but I believe it was related to either your liver or being toxic in large dosages.

Sorry, that's all I can remember.

Here is a link, not sure how helpful you will find it http://bestnaturalfoods.com/newsletter/vitamin-a-too-much.html

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on June 03, 2012
at 10:43 PM

I appreciate the concern but it would be great if you could provide something more useful than what you wrote.

1e443a3241f80129faa05125ce346e47

(734)

on June 04, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Liver abnormalities, central nervous system disorders, and lower bone mineral density (which can result in osteoporosis) are the main consequences of taking too much vitamin A. It is wise not to exceed the daily recommendation. Besides, coconut oil is great for treating acné too. Just saying. :)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on June 04, 2012
at 03:14 AM

I will try to look it up. Sorry.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 05, 2012
at 08:53 AM

It's all a matter of finding the right balance, but I would always do a blood test if you're using it orally in high(er) doses.

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