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by 53 · 9 minutes ago

One would have to eat a whole container of 10 oz spinach, have to eat nuts and vegetable oils, and eat massive amount of other types of foods to get the daily mg of Vitamin E? Is it just me that's having a tough time with this?

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM

One of the best sources of full spectrum vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) is red palm oil.  This is also a fat with a good profile.  However, it has a very strong flavor, but it's perfect for making into a chille or a... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

Is serum blood test reliable for testing minerals and vitamins deficity? I did hair analyze and serum blood test. Serum blood test showed opposite picture than hair analyze. I am not sure how should I test selenium. I am taking 200mcg of selenium... (more)

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rht 0 · September 26, 2014 at 2:20 AM

I thought iodine deficiency was relatively common, particularly if you avoid iodized salt.   This shows 15% in reproductive aged US women     http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18053275   Here's international info and an... (more)

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by 1523 · 10 minutes ago

Hello! I have trouble with acne and thought it could be down to low Vitamin D levels. (Just me self diagnosing me as usual) I started supplementing with around 8000 iu per day last summer and have taken Vitamin D every day since and last months... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

That's a bit low. Aim for a blood level of 125-150 nmol/L. (50-60 ng/ml) CLO is not an ideal source of D, since the ratio of A to D can be 10 to 1 or more. Take a separate oil-based D supplement, if you can't get enough sun.

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by 0 · 15 minutes ago

I've logged my diet, and it's a bit low in zinc and magnesium.. What foods can I include in my diet to improve this? :)

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schultz 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

A cup of coffee made with 15g of coffee beans provides around 20mg of magnesium. 1 Therefore 5 cups of coffee made with 15g of beans will provide somewhere around 25% of the DV for magnesium If you search "coffee magnesium" on google you'll... (more)

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by 0 · 19 minutes ago

Hi! I bought a 10,000 DUI vitamin D3 supplement that comes in a soft gel. The only ingredients are safflower oil, gelatin, and sunflower oil. The alternative was a tablet that only comes in up to 2,000DUI and contains far more ingredients,... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 09, 2014 at 1:28 AM

That's such a minuscule amount of vegetable oils, you're fine. I like thorne's products -- http://thorne.com/Products/Circulatory-Support/Cardiovascular_Health/prd~D168.jsp They're good about avoiding magnesium stearate. (more)

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by 0 · 22 minutes ago

In the process of trying to cure my Seb Derm! After looking into the condition I found out that alot of people have had succsess with supplementing Biotin, the other B vitamins, Vitamin K2 and Zinc. I take 44mg of Zinc a day, would I... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · October 04, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Put what you eat daily into Cron-O-Meter and see if you're getting enough copper. If not, then I suggest you eat liver instead-you'll get plenty of copper from it

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by 0 · 23 minutes ago

A long time ago I used to take 8,000 IU of Vitamin A daily. This stopped my acne 99% I since stopped taking it because I read about vitamin a toxicity and it scared me haha! Want to be healthy aswell as acne free! So my question is: ... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

You're not going to overdose on vitamin A from plant sources. The more you consume, the lower the rate of conversion in the body. Also goes that the conversion from beta carotene to vitamin A is also lower when you already have a high dose of... (more)

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by 53 · 23 minutes ago

So, I've noticed that although my skin has cleared up since the caribbean, antibiotic and then mega dosing on probiotics, that my skin has become dry and my kp bumps are returning. It's only been 3 weeks since i've been back in the US and out of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 31, 2013 at 5:37 PM

If you have KP, you need liver. Even if you hate it, eat it. Makes all the difference in the world for mine. Don't fret over non-grass-fed animal fat, it's not bad for you, it's only missing a few good fats. Olive oil and butter. So much more... (more)

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by 53 · 24 minutes ago

According to this lady http://www.ancestralizeme.com/2011/11/27/paleo-hacks-keratosis-pillaris/ Vitamin D can lower Vitamin A? So say I was already a bit deficient, being in the sun without getting enough would make it so much worse? I am really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Liver. Don't rely on carrots for your vitamin A. Beta carotene might protect against the worst forms of vitamin A deficiency, but it doesn't help clear up KP if you are prone (though KP is likely multifaceted in cause, I don't think mine responds... (more)

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by 53 · 24 minutes ago

Hey guys, I have really sensative tempormental skin, I have for years now. I changed my diet, witch helped so much to where I only have some hyperkeratonized skin on my arms and bum, face and then soul crushing acne, that just never stays away for... (more)

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stephanieroses 0 · August 06, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Hi- I feel for you. I really do. I have suffered through the same thing for so long. I have only now come to (mostly) conquer my acne through a multi-pronged approach. It is not dogmatically paleo in that everything I put on my skin is pure and... (more)

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by 53 · 25 minutes ago

Well, I've been reading about Vitamin A and such, and they say that even perfectly healthy people don't convert beta carotene in plants to Vitamin a very efficiently. We would have to eat SO many plants to get a wee bit of vitamin A...UNLESS we... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

A thing to keep in mind: Biology is not efficient. Why would we effectively need to absorb them? They likely ate manyfold as much pro-vitamin A as we do now. Even poor converters would have enough given that level of consumption.

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by 787 · 26 minutes ago

I like to eat some chicken liver pate everyday, it always boots my energy levels & I just love the stuff, i go for chicken as its tastier than beef or lamb liver but still high in nutrients, im getting between 6628.4IU & 13256.7IU vitamin... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 04, 2013 at 2:56 PM

That's not really at toxic levels (assuming all is normal). But if it was, this is a prime example why a varied diet is indeed important.

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by 0 · 27 minutes ago

so i was reading information about histamine intolerance and vit b6 many says vitamin b6 will increase sao so reduce histamine but i read some that says vit b6 synthesis histamine. isnt that gonna increase histamine? also citrus food are high... (more)

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by 570 · 28 minutes ago

I have been trying to take some vitamin C to help with adrenal fatigue, but even a very lose dose causes very bad gas. I've tried 200 mg of Liposomal Vitamin C, and 200 mg of a Vitamin C powder. I can take lots of Ester C, but I don't know how... (more)

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kristen_5 0 · May 11, 2013 at 3:08 AM

I suspect you may have a corn intolerance! Unfortunately, most vitamin supplements are derived from corn. My dilemma is vitamin d...when I take it I get weird neck and head aches that I get from getting some nasty corn in....and it usually causes... (more)

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by 40 · 31 minutes ago

I have always been a constant migraine/headache sufferer and been on constant medicine but lately I have been getting more than normal. I have been keeping a food diary to keep track and trying to find a new trigger and the only thing I can think... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 25, 2013 at 12:09 AM

That's basically impossible from beta-carotene since the conversion is so low. What you should look into though is magnesium glycinate, as many have stopped having migraines as a result of supplementation with it. For what it's worth, I've... (more)

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by 50 · 31 minutes ago

I swear pale people don't need Vitamin D as much or some people genetically don't need as much and have adapted to not needing it. Cause if I don't get enough my skin breaks out and I feel sick, but other people that eat shit and aren't healthy... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · March 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

"I swear pale people don't need Vitamin D as much" That's wrong. The paler you are, the less time you need to be in the sun to synthesize a specific amount of VitD. Even people who eat crap might get enough VitD, as many processed foods are... (more)

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by 50 · 31 minutes ago

Once summer comes and I spend more than an hour outside in the sun a day, will my Vitamin D levels be able to normalize faster than through supplementation? Or does it take a long time? I also was taking these mega doses of 50,000 Iu of vitamin d... (more)

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by 43 · 32 minutes ago

I've noticed that a few here supplement with Vitamin D. The curious thing it that they're taking megadoses of it (much higher than the RDA). What's the paleo justification for this? How would our ancestors have had such a high dose of D3? And... (more)

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PaleoRocks 0 · March 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The RDA is too low.

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by 120 · 33 minutes ago

I took a spectracell test and was found to be deficient in glutathione and retinol. I have begun taking retinol drops (10000 units per day) and also N-acetylcysteine. I was wondering if the vitamin a would clear up my acne, and if so after how... (more)

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daz 0 · February 25, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Make sure your Vitamin D3 level is good as well, or supplement. Supposedly (all refs listed below) Vitamin D is protective against Vitamin A toxicity (& vice versa). Its all one big balancing act, Vitamin K is part of the equation as well. ... (more)

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by 10 · 34 minutes ago

I have low levels of vitamin D: 27 (30-100) but it doesn't seem to help me at all when I supplement it. (I take NOW brand 5000ius) In fact I feel like it messes with my vision. Weird right? Why could this be? Am I low in minerals cal and mag? ... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin A, K2, and magnesium. They are all co-factors for D3. If your only source of Vitamin A is veggies and you aren't a good converter to retinol, then you will probably want to eat some liver. An A... (more)

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by 1242 · 35 minutes ago

I'm looking for a natural source of vitamin K2 other than natto and am wondering about the level in fermented bean curd and fermented black beans (both of which, like natto, are fermented soybeans). These two inexpensive items are available at any... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Except that neither beans, nor especially soy, are paleo, and are actually quite harmful. If you really want to know, you can try here: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ or if they don't have it, google similar terms. (more)

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by 912 · 36 minutes ago

Need I include ghee in my diet? Will I get enough vitamin K without ghee? Do leafy greens and vegetables provide adequate vitamin K? I know this vitamin has been getting a lot of attention recently in the treatment of bone related diseases like... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Vitamin k2 been getting a lot of attention recently in the treatment of bone related diseases like osteoporosis. Leafy greens and vegetables provide adequate k1 and no k2. Cheese NAtto and goose liver are good sources of k2. Goose liver has k2mk4... (more)

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by 1925 · 36 minutes ago

I'm making the assumption that like me, most of you eat a vast amount of vitamin A rich foods. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this thought about too much Vitamin A in our diets? I for one eat loads of oily fish, red meat, eggs, butter,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · January 09, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The plant forms of vitamin A can't cause retinol overdose. You're not going to get anywhere near overdose from oily fish (2000kcal mackerel: 30% RDA), butter (2000kcal: 130% RDA) or eggs (2000kcal: 154% RDA). But even eating nothing but eggs and... (more)

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by 825 · 37 minutes ago

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?

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scottts 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:10 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),... (more)

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by 53 · 37 minutes ago

Do you think it's possible that I have way too much Vitamin D in my body? I thought KP was because of a Vitamin A and D deficiency, so I had been taking 50,000 units of Vit. D once per week, and 25,000 Vitamin A a day, and eating a ton of Vitamin... (more)

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