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#1 darkacid

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 02:49 AM

How much is safe to take?

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:49 PM

I read recently that the maximum recommended dose is 5000 IU, which is also the RDA. The reason for that is, being oil soluble, vitamin A accumulates in the body, and it is toxic at high levels. The safest way to get vitamin A is by eating vegetables rich in carotenes, such as carrots, broccoli, yams, etc. Vegetables contain other carotenes, in addition to beta-carotene. The body only makes as much vitamin A as needed from carotenes, so there is no danger of overdose.


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Posted 26 December 2004 - 11:27 PM

the RDI for vitamin A from all scorces is 2, 500 IUs and the Maximum RDI for Vitamin A from all scorces is 5000 IUs.



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Posted 27 December 2004 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE(Mariaa @ Dec 26 2004, 10:27 PM)
the RDI for vitamin A from all scorces is 2, 500 IUs and the Maximum RDI for Vitamin A from all scorces is 5000 IUs.

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I'm getting like 25000+ IU just from my diet <_<, and I'm not eating anything specific, just an overall healthy diet.

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:33 AM

How are you managing that, Steve? Are you eating liver or kidneys regularly, or are you eating a large amount of vegetables containing beta-carotene?

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(Rossignol @ Dec 27 2004, 09:33 AM)
How are you managing that, Steve? Are you eating liver or kidneys regularly, or are you eating a large amount of vegetables containing beta-carotene?

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Lots of high vitamin A veggies mainly. Carrots, Kale, Mustard Greens, Romaine Letucce, Spinach and Brussel sprouts make up the majority of my veggie intake. Then there's also the smaller amounts of vitamin A from fruit like grapefruit(pink or red), and papaya.




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