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Orange Poop and Vitamin A Abosrbtion?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2013 at 6:52 AM

If my poop is always orange after eating anything with beta carotene, does that mean the Vitamin A isn;t being converted or /and absorbed?

cause I know I am Vitamin A deficient because I took too much Vitamin D, but I don't know if I am absorbing it.

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on January 11, 2013
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Wow! That makes me feel better! I just probs have to eat a ton more and with more fat to absorb the right amount even if it comes out in my poo

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on January 05, 2013
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Beta-carotene absorption is quite a challenge because it's an extremely water-insoluble compound, which is why it's best consumed with fats. It's probably likely that you're absorbing some of it, but not all, that's what most people do. Most people don't absorb 100% of nutrition. 100% efficiency is not what nature does.

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on January 11, 2013
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Wow! That makes me feel better! I just probs have to eat a ton more and with more fat to absorb the right amount even if it comes out in my poo

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