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Is it a good idea to Supplement Vitamin-D with Cod Liver Oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I take a 4000iu capsule of Vitamin-d every morning with 32-oz of carrot juice and 2 Green Pastures Cod Liver oil capsules (shooting for 40000 iu of Vitamin-A). I also throw a Vitamin-K2 capsule for good measure!

But while I've read a 10x ratio in favor of Vitamin-A is fine, it doesn't seem to be universally agreed, so I'm wondering if I'm doing more harm than good. ( http://www.tanplusforhealth.com/news/december/cod_liver.htm )

I'd love to hear people thoughts on this!

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Ben: You are not likely to do any harm by taking a truly natural dietary "supplement" such as a non-concentrated cod liver oil. It is when you venture into taking "therapeutic" doses of isolated/synthetic vitamins (lacking the normally-accompanying co-factors and enzymes, etc) that you run the increased risk of creating imbalances and deficiencies.

Here is a link to a very well-reasoned .pdf article with references. Note: It is from a vendor of Cod Liver oil also, so he promotes his product, but his reasoning is very sound re. Vite D.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CGQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.innatechoice.com%2Fuploads%2Fnewsletters%2Fvitamin_d_what_everyone_needs_to_know.pdf&ei=MLOiT52CMuWViALEvYjMBw&usg=AFQjCNHbxt6UKA9A6tmAfkElamyVpFDWGA

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