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by 0 · about 4 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 432 · about 4 hours ago

I assume food is the best way to obtain all necessary nutrients (for the most part); however, for those of us recovering from the typical american diet, which vitamins, minerals, or other supplements might be beneficial for short term therapy? ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DHA/EPA: The reason is simple. Most people start off their lifestyle change with excessive omega 6/3 ratio???s in their diet and tissues. I strongly recommend everyone getting a O6/3 blood assay done prior to making the shift. I did and mine back... (more)

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by 418 · about 4 hours ago

Selenium Magnesium (Before Bed) 400 mg Vitamin D 5,000iu Cod Liver Oil Fish Oil Vitamin B Complex Plus C Opti-Zinc 60-90mg Probiotic (In Morning) Chromium Picolinate Niacin Multivitamin And please don't preach about getting it all from... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I'd ditch the multivitamin. Can't give you a great reason but I have a hunch we're probably better off without those type of supplements.

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by 2633 · about 4 hours ago

Following up on an earlier question contemplating the optimal "Paleo" vitamin dose, which foods would be good starting points for ascertaining recommended fat soluble vitamin ratios? Do you know the A-D-K-E ratio of any "whole" foods? (more)

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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · February 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM

As pointed out in the other thread, it makes no sense to include D in this, as paleo man got most of his D from the sun. The food that contains the most D, liver, probably contains too much A compared to D.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

What can I do about it? I have what I believe to be Sebhorric Dermatitis on my face and scalp (which can be caused by vitamin and mineral deficencys, particually biotin, magnesium and vitamin a) brain fog, bleeding gums and Im always very... (more)

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kitkat9 0 · March 09, 2014 at 11:42 PM

btw, i would suggest bone broth, everyday for two weeks. If not bone broth then some type of soup made with meat/bone stock. try it.

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by 245 · about 5 hours ago

Being as paleo is rather restrictive on foods that tend to be high on b1, would tea be a good way of supplementing...without the supplement? I know teas in general can be undesirable, and herbal teas in particular can have specific 'side... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Herbal teas are not pseudo-drugs, they're actually very effective drugs for many ailments. Don't take my word for it, here's a lot of research for the most potent herbal tea, the Greek Mountain Tea, aka Sideritis:... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

So I hear often that water-soluble vitamins must be consumed daily because excess amounts of them cannot be stored in the body. However, I've also heard that this is not the case. For example, thiamine, a water-soluble B-vitamin, can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Yes, we store water-soluble vitamins/minerals. The liver has stores of a number of vitamins/minerals. And this makes sense… why do we humans eat animal livers? Because the nutrients are concentrated/stored there. What's found there? Vitamins A... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 10 · about 5 hours ago

Hey Guys! So I've been primal for 2 years this coming Monday and now that I've got the eating down to a science, I'm ready to begin dabbling in vitamins and/or supplements. So my question is...where do I start? Which vitamins do I need to be... (more)

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paleot 0 · September 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I like the idea of supplementing as part of a balanced plan toward optimal health (+ an organic paleo diet and frequent exercise.) When adding a supplement, I think it's obviously pretty important to not make your health less than... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours 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 88 · about 5 hours ago

EDITS: I am understanding more and more how Methylation contributes to overall health, and a lot of the health problems I've been having are seemingly linked to it.. What I didn't know was how sulfur in the diet affects this. I eat a lot of... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · September 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I am delighted to see a post here on methylation!!! I was just diagnosed with MTHFR 1298 (homo: +/+) and am hopeful this might tie everything together for me. During the last 3 years of keeping a food diary, I eventually figured out that I... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Are vitamins that contain ingredients sourced from soy ok? I am trying you acquire an adult vitamin without the traditional adders like, soy, strarch, yeast, etc... Up until this point I have been using gummies as it was all I could find w/o the... (more)

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Gio_1 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Why take vitamins? You can nutrition from real whole foods like wild caught fish, pastured eggs, grassfed beef, bone broths, organically grown fruits and veggies. Besides most conventional vitamins like Centrum and One-a-Day do contain GMO fillers... (more)

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Hi folks, after reading this article ( http://www.westonaprice.org/dentistry/invisible-toothbrush ) on the connection between ascorbic acid and poor dental health, I'm wondering of how much value the measured Vit C content in the subject's blood... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

In terms of vitamin C: Our bodies do not like having excess vitamin C in circulation. If you megadose vitamin C, you get a spike in ascorbate concentrations, but that quickly is eliminated by the body. We have biochemical machinery in place that... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

I have my opinion formed but I wanted to see what you guys think! Do you take it? Why or why not? and if its not asking too much, what else do you take? Thanks!

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Cherice 0 · July 05, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I supplement vitamin D regularly, as I don't get out into the sun as much as I should. I've never had my levels checked, so I don't actually know if it's doing anything. I don't supplement fish oil, as I'm pretty convinced I get enough omega 3... (more)

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Okay, so I find that any multi-vitamins with too many b vitamins give me acne bumps, so I started taking KIDS gummies, cause they don't have nearly as much! But the one I have been taking has 30% the daily value of iodine in one gummy, and I only... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Maybe the skin issues stem not from the b vitmains but from inflammation associated with how your body might be dealing with all the sugars in cereals... (Or both)

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by 103 · about 5 hours ago

Likely a dumb question, but nutrition can be surprising so I might as well ask. Can one leach fat-soluble vitamins into oils (e.g. herb infusions) like one can with water with regards to the water soluble ones? Inquiring minds want to know if they... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 02, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Yes, but I wouldn't count on herb-infused oils providing any significant amount of fat-soluble vitamins (maybe vitamin E that was already in the parent oil).

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by 723 · about 5 hours ago

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · May 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats... (more)

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by 140 · about 5 hours ago

Whilst browsing this site I have noticed a lot of people take daily vitamin and mineral supplements. Is this something that is advised on a Paleo diet because of the 'restriction' of certain food groups? Or is there a specific vitamin/s that you... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 06, 2013 at 8:12 PM

To answer the original question, the vitamin and mineral prescriptions are NOT just because the Paleo diet limits certain food groups. A Standard American Diet requires over 30,000 calories a day to get adequate amounts of all the micronutrients.... (more)

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by 172 · about 5 hours ago

So this subject came up the other day on a FB group and I didn't really get any useful information... I know that for the average person wheat is likely to be less than ideal. Fructans, low-bio-availability of vitamins and minerals, gliadin... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Don't know about the long-term effect. Given that there have been no studies in this area, we can't even make well-educated guesses. However, my intuition says that if someone has good gut flora, there is no reason to suspect that they would... (more)

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by 20 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all, going on week 4 of paleo (haven't been 100% strict as I still cant stop my tsp of sugar in my coffee :( Working on it though! I'm going to see my new primary care doctor in a few weeks and I wanted to know which blood tests I should get to... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · February 03, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I wouldn't take a multivit. You would have to analyze each vitamin one by one. For example, vitamin E should be natural, not synthetic. It should be in the form of tocopherols, not tocotrienols, and it shouldn't contain just alpha-tocopherol, but... (more)

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by 343 · about 5 hours ago

I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There are water based vitamins and minerals, and there are fat based. Vitamins; Water soluble are like C and B complex Fat soluble are A, D, E, and K Minerals, You can definitely overdue Zinc, Magnesium, Copper etc... We can take quite a bit.... (more)

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by 1191 · about 5 hours ago

So, do you have to eat bone broth AND fat in order to get all the nutrients from it or does eating only bone broth (because the fat is discarded) works just fine? EDIT: What I actually meant: Can you absorb all of the minerals, amino acids, etc.... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · December 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I could be wrong, but I don't think broth is known as a good source of fat soluble vitamins. It's more for the easily absorbed minerals and amino acids (proline, lysine, and glycine, mostly). You can leave some of the fat in the broth, but it's... (more)

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by 2302 · about 5 hours ago

I am enjoying fasting for maybe 20 hours followed by a 4 hour "Feeding period" (also known as the Warrior Diet). The only problem is that I used to take some of my vitamins multiple times per day so the nutrients can all be absorbed...with only 1... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Just to offer some thoughts on a portion of your question: would MCT or Coconut Oil have any benefit over the other (fast and nutrient-absorption wise)? MCT oil is more ketogenic, since coconut oil is 58% MCTs, 42% long-chain fats. So, it... (more)

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by 1017 · about 5 hours ago

Is there any risk in taking 10mg of biotin per day (5mg morning and night)?

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daz 0 · November 25, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I found these two bits of info the last time i looked into Biotin. "Because biotin deficiency can produce acne-like symptoms, vitamin B7 (biotin) supplements may improve acne symptoms especially in people with this deficiency. This is... (more)

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by 1042 · about 5 hours ago

PaleoHacks, I am a 25 year old female that is new to Paleo. I will be starting a Crossfit Foundations course next week, and plan on regularly crossfitting from here on out. It should be noted that I have a 9 hour a day desk job. I also want to... (more)

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BadgerChris 0 · November 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

The Perfect Health Diet's Supplement Recommendations page is a good place to start.

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