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by 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 58 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 548 · about 9 hours ago

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 723 · about 9 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 9 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 18 · about 9 hours ago

Serious answers only. I don't need a noob answer like its found out in nature because that is BS. EDIT: The science says that 99% of the B12 produced industrially is for animal feed. Naturally.. there wouldn't be enough B12 in animals for us? (more)

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Ucan 0 · April 04, 2013 at 10:59 PM

"Cows that are grass fed are able to get enough B12 from the soil that is naturally found on grass and grass roots." http://www.321natural.com/2012/09/vegan-b12-sources.html "Cows are ruminants, as are bison, buffalo, goats, antelopes, sheep,... (more)

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by 2097 · about 9 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 172 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 252 · about 9 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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by 329 · about 9 hours ago

Today while in a pharmacy I was offered a free test for vitamins and minerals. It was performed as a quick electro-dermal screening. It seems my Omegas are low. I've been supplementing with fish oil (2000 mg a day) for about a month. Is this test... (more)

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Richard_10 0 · January 07, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Your basing your mineral and vit intake on fish oil...vit d3 and vit d 6. If your not taking multi vits then yes your prolly low especially in your vit b's, if your vegan then in iron as well

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by 91 · about 9 hours ago

So the multivitamin I used a couple of months ago is called Pure Synergy Organic MultiVitamin Herb For Men Heres a list of the vitamins and minerals in it http://www.thesynergycompany.com/v/pop_vmhm_vitamins.html I've been taking another... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 21, 2013 at 7:31 AM

I'd advise against MULTI-vitamins. I'm not against supplementation at all, on the contrary. Our soils and water are deplete of nutrients, and even on Paleo we might need supplementation (especially people with gut issues who can't absorb food... (more)

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by 2302 · about 9 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 9 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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