I would so appreciate it if anyone would share their thoughts with me.
After good paleo diet with lots of liver, egg yolks, grassfed butter and heavy cream, and supplementing for over 2 years, my Vitamin A still comes back at 250 (range 300-1200). I've used Nordic Naturals CLO liquid and capsules, Bluebonnet Vitamin A and Country Life Vitamin A. The last two contain mainly retinol and partly beta carotene (which is a useless form, I know). I just ordered Carlson Lab Vitamin A+D as it's pure fish liver oil derived.
I'm lost as to what could cause this. I've heard malabsorption, but wouldn't that also mean all the other fat soluble vitamins wouldn't get properly absorbed? I used to be deficient in Vit D+K+E and zinc and iodine. I've recently done bloodtests and it proved that my VitaminD+K+E and zinc and iodine are in the normal/high range and have been so for a while. Except my Vitamin A, it's right where it was 2 years ago....
I'd like to get my levels up, as I'm almost 2 months pregnant and was already dealing with several auto immune issues. I'm aware how important Vitamin A is in healing from an auto immune disease as well as avoiding any birth defects in the baby :)
Thanks for any help, so appreciated!
asked byElisaar (309)
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on September 11, 2014
at 03:16 PM
try to always eat the liver together with olive oil or other high fat.
on September 13, 2014
at 01:04 AM
Vitamin D and A both compete for the same receptor - this is why both Vitamin A and D are both toxic in large amounts, but if you take them together, you can avoid toxicity. However, in some folks this receptor is broken - you can get your genome sequenced and look for your VDR TAQ/BSM status.
Either that, or you're taking too much D (since you say it's in the high range) or taking D at the same time as A. I generally take D in the morning and A at night.