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by 0 · about 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 8 · about 6 hours ago

Hey, so after supplmenting with magnesium glycinate after a suggestion from someone on here (and having it relieve my muscle cramps almost entirely), I'm very interested in learning more about how and in what combinations vitamins and minerals... (more)

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moors 0 · July 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM

I recently searched acu-cell's claim that excess pyridoxal-5-phosphate makes spinal/nerve degeneration in google scholar and there doesn't seem to be anything that confirms it.I also would benefit from a good source of information about... (more)

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by 53 · about 6 hours ago

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 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 50 · about 6 hours ago

I have recently (in the last 8 months or so) started eating a paleo type diet. I'm not trying to lose weight (trying to add strength through crossfit in fact), I just want all of my meals to be nutritious and sugar free. I've noticed that the... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · October 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

In general, no. I would worry about: Excessive amounts of PREFORMED Vitamin A. NOT the kind you get from kale; the kind you get from liver. Unless you're eating liver more than a few times a week, don't sweat it. Excessive calcium,... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 83 · about 6 hours ago

supplements are expensive. Am I better off just eating egg yolks than spending $$ on processed vitamins?

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · September 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Absolutely you're better off eating egg yolks! They're one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! Supplements are really for more if you're allergic to an ingredient that contains a nutrient or if your diet is so low in calories you... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 529 · about 6 hours ago

Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)

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glib 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:04 AM

If you are focusing on K2 alone, natto is off scale. For zinc, by far the best common source is beef. It is not nearly as high as oysters, but when you compare daily eating of beef with once a year oyster platter, beef dominates. You want to make... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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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by 10 · about 6 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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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

On the 30 day challenge and I was wondering how many of you take suppliments? I know I do but before I go further into it I was wondering if I should stop. I take a One A Day Multi-Vitiamin, Biotin, Fish Oil (dry climate in Colorado), and Acai... (more)

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Marcy_5 0 · June 05, 2013 at 5:21 PM

My Doctor has me on a whole slew of suppliments that I have not stopped taking. I am on Day 16 of my 30 day challenge. I have a whole host of problems that I am hoping a combination of Paleo and the supplements will take care of.

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by 103 · about 6 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 6 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 327 · about 6 hours ago

Apparently people are sunbathing mushrooms and it produces vitamin d2. Does anyone know if it's worth the five dollar price ?

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andrew 0 · May 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I routinely place vegetables and fruit - mushrooms, greens, salads, onions, strawberries etc etc - into a sunny place a few hours before I plan to eat them. I am so pleased to read that mushrooms develop vitamin D from doing this! I just feel that... (more)

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by 2097 · about 6 hours ago

Ive pared down my supplements as im on a budget and prefer trying to spend more on quality foods. Currently i take vit D, vit C *with cal/pot/mag, fish oil, Sea Kelp for iodine, and 5http for sleep. I have tried tried various other sups such as... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 09, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I can say for sure that I don't get sick anymore because of D3. Sick jerks with whom I have close contact can cough and sneeze all over everything and it makes no difference. I don't have anxiety anymore because of magnesium. I take a... (more)

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by 343 · about 6 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 76 · about 6 hours ago

Okay so I saw a sign at the grocery store claiming that 1 slice of Dempster's Bread has as many vitamins and minerals as 2 apples. Lies. THEN I went online to get the nutritional info to actually compare them and I see all this other real food... (more)

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Monte 0 · January 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM

After reading the poster I will now start eating bread and believe that paleo is flawed.

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by 252 · about 6 hours ago

Hey all just a quick question. I've been supplementing with 5,000iu's of liquid vitamin d-3 for the past couple weeks. I've been putting it in my coffee mixed with organic pasture raised (not raw) heavy whipping cream or grass-fed butter + mct... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Vitamin D is very heat stable: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157599908281 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf801316q I wouldn't worry about it. (more)

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