i have liver damage from long-term retinoid use and drinking too much cod liver oil in college. i feel pretty crappy when i eat anything. should i avoid vitamin A until my liver heals?
asked byJonas_1 (835)
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on December 24, 2012
at 03:10 PM
Vitamin A dosing can really no longer be looked at in isolation. We know now that Vitamin A, Vit D, and Vit K2 are synergistic and each protects from overdoses of the other.
I try to get 5000 iu Vit D daily, 10000 iu Vit A (retinol from food), and 1000mcg K2-MK4 and 100mcg K2-MK7.
This combo seem pretty adequate and the A and D work together and prevent toxicity due to either.
If you have liver damage make sure you get enough choline (at least 550mg per day if your male). Eat eggs yolks and beef liver. Choline has been shown to cure fatty liver disease.