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by 303 · August 19, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Anyone know of several good sources of vitamin B6, preferably low-carb? I know bananas are good, but they're not really my thing. I'm trying to get over a cold and apparently vitamin B6 helps with that....wondering where I can get some without... (more)

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paleot 0 · August 19, 2014 at 12:58 AM

143% daily value for b6 in 8oz of salmon. 142% daily value for b6 in 6oz of liver. Decent amounts in meat, throw in a few lbs of plants and you should be good.

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by 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

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 · February 09, 2014 at 1:28 AM

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 · October 09, 2013 at 4:32 AM

how long does it take for you to reverse being deficient in a vitamin when supplementing?

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JenJen 0 · October 09, 2013 at 4:32 AM

One thing to note - if you have become deficient despite eating foods that should have provided the vitamin or mineral, you may have some digestive problems. Heal the gut first otherwise no amount of supplementation will help!

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by 0 · October 04, 2013 at 7:56 PM

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 · September 15, 2013 at 1:03 AM

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 5 · September 10, 2013 at 1:57 AM

I have been reading up on vitamins and wasn't aware that the vitamins that most people purchase are synthetic vitamins derived from other things and therefore are pretty much useless. I keep hearing about supplementing with K2 or supplementing... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 10, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Many vitamins are not a single molecule, but a number of related molecules that have similar function. B12 is a good example, you can have methyl-B12, cyano-B12, hydroxy-B12, or adenosyl-B12. They all get converted to active B12 in the body,... (more)

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by 43 · about 19 hours 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 90 · about 19 hours ago

I have a mild Protein S Deficiency (A Clotting Disorder) but not enough to warrant blood thinners. Can I up my intake of Vitamin K foods and Vitamin E to help naturally thin the blood? I take Cod liver oil/butter oil blend (which has K2) Eat... (more)

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by 697 · about 19 hours ago

So whenever I take Vit B complex even the smallest dose of 50 complex, my pee turns neon. Even when I drink odawalla juice with vitamin b this happens Am I not absorbing Vit B correctly? Do I already have enough Vit B and this is putting it at... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 13, 2013 at 4:01 AM

B vitamins are water soluble, so if you get too much, you'll pee them out. I also get neon pee when I eat liver/kidney, which are very high in B vitamins..

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by 43 · about 19 hours 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 43 · about 19 hours 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 43 · about 19 hours 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 777 · about 19 hours 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 476 · about 19 hours ago

I've gone through 2 bottles (GEL not caps) of fermented cod liver oil and my vitamin D status is still incredibly low. (below 20) I think possibly the vitamin A in the supplement is antagonizing the vitamin D? I started using it for cavities... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 03, 2013 at 1:22 AM

FCLO has only ~ 1000 IUs per serving. You are much better off eating liver, eggs and cheese for A and K2 and taking an oil-based D3 supplement/sunning. If you are that low , then 10,000 IUs for 3 months should get your levels up. No, fish oil... (more)

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by 145 · about 19 hours ago

Or, how long do healthy stocks of Vit D 'last' in a body? Quite a while I imagine but just wondered if there were any studies.

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Vitamin D's fat soluble, so as long as you have bodyfat, it'll be stored indefinitely. In terms of levels, I've not seen any studies on it, too many individual variables (starting point, inputs of sun/food, ending point), etc. However, in... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 hours 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 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hello, I'm new here so please forgive me if this has been answered and if so please advise me where to look. I'm an Australian 39 year old female and a long term shift worker of 18 years. I've recently started paleo in the last few weeks. I was... (more)

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by 496 · about 19 hours ago

Lets make a list of vitamins/minerals that work together and a list of vitamin/minerals that don't work together. Plus which vitamins/minerals to be balanced.... Thanks in advance

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Tess_4 0 · April 21, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Vitamin C enhances iron absorption There are a lot that need to be balanced: Zinc and copper Selenium and iodine Potassium and sodium Calcium and magnesium (and vitamin D plays in there too, somehow) Plus many more that I'm not thinking of or... (more)

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by 496 · about 19 hours ago

Hi what is the best sources of Vitamin C and E as i am struggling to reach them daily? Thanks

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Robin_10 0 · March 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I have no problem reaching the RDA for C with fruits. Chris Masterjohn has some interesting writing about Vitamin E and why you may not need as much in the absence of significant vegetable oil intake. Supplementing is problematic unless you find... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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.