What are some of the best vitamin A supplements for acne, or in general (i.e brands, sources, forms, etc)? I know getting it from food sources is obviously more ideal, but supplementation is more convenient and ensures I'm getting enough each day.
I'd say the nutrisorb A supplement (from InterPlexus) is probably best. It has no PUFAs from soybean or safflower or cod liver oil, it is water-soluble, but it is not cheap.
You could use it topically if you want to play it safe. Some people have had problems with too much vitamin A.
Possible natural and convenient "supplements" are dessicated liver pills or fermented cod liver oil. These are sources of natural vitamin A which I understand has a lower toxicity compared to synthetic A.
Another food possibility is something like US Wellness Meats liverwurst. All grass-fed beef including liver, heart, and kidneys. Provides a lot of A and doesn't really taste like liver. Its amazing actually. You only need to cut off an ounce or so a day and eat it. Not too difficult.
Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil capsules are tasteless and convenient, but expensive. They do have alot of vitamin A in them.
The other thing about vitamin A is you should also make sure your vit D is high as well. Higher D levels allow for higher A levels without toxcity.
The Weston Price website has a lot of info on A and D and the proper A/D ratio.
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