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by 53 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 hours 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 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

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 53 · about 20 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 697 · about 20 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 53 · about 20 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 53 · about 20 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 53 · about 20 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 787 · about 20 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 20 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 570 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 40 · about 20 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 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.

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by 120 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 53 · about 20 hours 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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