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Vitamins E, C & calcium deficiency

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

What might be the reason for vitamins Vitamins E, C & calcium deficiency assuming that one eats paleo with lots of sources of these nutrients (broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, almonds, etc) and takes a very strong multivitamin which has loads of C & E?

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on July 20, 2011
at 06:01 PM

They are a good source of vitamin E but also a concentrated source of PUFAs. That was speculation on my part, I'm not too sure tbh

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on July 20, 2011
at 04:32 PM

How can nuts deplete vit. E if they are the major source? Almond is the second best after sunflower seeds: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=111

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Do you eat a lot of Polyunsaturated fat(nuts?), that could deplete your vitamin E. The Vit C one seems weird maybe as the poster above said try increasing carbs if your VLC.

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:18 PM

...considering the particular vitamins I'm deficient in and considering that others are ok?

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:17 PM

Exactly, blood test. Everything else (all minerals, all vitamins are fine). The only ones that were lower than minimum ranges are D, C, E, calcium and sodium. With D it's pretty much clear. Sodium too. Calcium is also less of an issue (~70% of minimum) but E (~35% of minimum) & C (~65% of minimum) left me confused as I actually consume lots of natural sources + supplement with multi that has LOTS of both. I also thought about malabsorption, even read that vitamin E deficiency might be connected with fat malabsorption. But I'm looking for specifics :) What exactly might it be

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:14 PM

Didn't have a cold for longer than one evening for at least couple of years already. I supplement with Animap Pak but usually take only half of dose which in regards to Vitamin C means 500mg daily. Carb intake is average, I east some fruit and potatoes occasionally.

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I recently started supplementing vit c after reading the beginning of this series. So far so good. +1

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on July 18, 2011
at 09:01 PM

In regards to the Vit C:

What's your carb intake? If you are very very low and have also fought an infection or a cold, then you could have pretty low vitamin C stores.

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?cat=87

What Is the Cause of Low-Carb Scurvy? So what causes scurvy to develop on low-carb diets even with vitamin C intake well above the US RDA?

It seems to be a confluence of two factors:

An infection or some other stress (e.g. injury, cancer) leads to the oxidation of extracellular vitamin C; and On a low-insulin or glutathione-deficiency-inducing diet, oxidized vitamin C is not recycled.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:14 PM

Didn't have a cold for longer than one evening for at least couple of years already. I supplement with Animap Pak but usually take only half of dose which in regards to Vitamin C means 500mg daily. Carb intake is average, I east some fruit and potatoes occasionally.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I recently started supplementing vit c after reading the beginning of this series. So far so good. +1

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on July 18, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Poor absorption would probably be the biggest factor. Minerals work together so if your getting too much of one(phosphorus for example) it can inhibit calcium absorption.

Did you come up short in these nutrients in a blood test?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on July 19, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Do you eat a lot of Polyunsaturated fat(nuts?), that could deplete your vitamin E. The Vit C one seems weird maybe as the poster above said try increasing carbs if your VLC.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on July 19, 2011
at 12:17 PM

Exactly, blood test. Everything else (all minerals, all vitamins are fine). The only ones that were lower than minimum ranges are D, C, E, calcium and sodium. With D it's pretty much clear. Sodium too. Calcium is also less of an issue (~70% of minimum) but E (~35% of minimum) & C (~65% of minimum) left me confused as I actually consume lots of natural sources + supplement with multi that has LOTS of both. I also thought about malabsorption, even read that vitamin E deficiency might be connected with fat malabsorption. But I'm looking for specifics :) What exactly might it be

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on July 19, 2011
at 12:18 PM

...considering the particular vitamins I'm deficient in and considering that others are ok?

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on July 20, 2011
at 04:32 PM

How can nuts deplete vit. E if they are the major source? Almond is the second best after sunflower seeds: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=111

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 20, 2011
at 06:01 PM

They are a good source of vitamin E but also a concentrated source of PUFAs. That was speculation on my part, I'm not too sure tbh

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