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Jofo

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In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

24 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Jofo, what would your opinion be on this Vitamin A supplement? http://www.nowfoods....00-Softgels.htm

 

I'm just about to start taking them, was wondering if I should be worried about anything?


Thanks a lot

 

That's the brand that I'm taking (except mine is 10,000 IU per pill), and it's also the exact supplement that FredTheBelgian said he has been using for a couple of years with no side effects. I emailed Now Foods and they said that it is 100% fish oil sourced Vitamin A, not synthetic. So I think it's a pretty safe bet as far as vitamin A supplements go, but if you have any reservations you can of course let me be the guinea pig here and see how my body responds to the supplement before trying it yourself.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

17 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

On July 2 I started taking 1 tsp. of cod liver oil per day, then one week later I decided to add 20,000 IU of Now Foods Vitamin A (the brand that FredTheBelgian uses) to help speed up the process. I haven't seen any changes yet, but back when I was on isotretinoin it took 3 weeks for the sebum-reducing effect to kick in, so I'm going to be patient with this regimen.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

07 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Yes, I just started taking cod liver oil. There's no way to tell exactly how much vitamin A I'm getting but I'm shooting for at least 20,000 IU. I'll definitely update with my results in the coming months.

 

Have you had a look at these Vitamin A drops, Jofo? http://www.amazon.co...words=vitamin a

 

The 'Most Helpful Customer Review' explains why he/she thinks this is one of the best types of Vitamin A available and it's quite convincing- just wanted to know your opinion on it? smile.png

 

To be honest, I only just started looking into vitamin A a few days ago so I'm not an expert by any means. That particular supplement may very well be totally safe in large doses. Personally I'm trying to stick mostly to natural sources for my vitamin A, at least until I can do some more research.

 

 

 

Jofo, do you plan to try taking vitamin A? If so, please let us know how it goes! I was concerned about toxicity, but now it sounds a lot less harmful than I thought.

 

Yes, I just started taking cod liver oil. There's no way to tell exactly how much vitamin A I'm getting but I'm shooting for at least 20,000 IU. I'll definitely update with my results in the coming months.

Are you concerned at all about vitamin D toxicity? I was deficient in vitamin D and started taking it every day and my levels became too high. I'm nervous the same would happen with the cod liver oil.

 

No, I'm not concerned. As a general rule, your body handles vitamins from natural food sources much better than it handles synthetic vitamins in supplements, so the toxicity threshold is much higher. Most vitamin D overdoses come from the synthetic supplements.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

03 July 2014 - 08:05 PM

Jofo, do you plan to try taking vitamin A? If so, please let us know how it goes! I was concerned about toxicity, but now it sounds a lot less harmful than I thought.

 

Yes, I just started taking cod liver oil. There's no way to tell exactly how much vitamin A I'm getting but I'm shooting for at least 20,000 IU. I'll definitely update with my results in the coming months.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

02 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

Would you happen to know approximately how much Vitamin A is in each Green Pastures supplement that you've started using? I can't seem the find any actual amount in units on their site :/

 

Green Pastures stopped listing vitamin content on their labels because it varies from batch to batch, but I did find this snippet from an article on their website:

 

"The final category is the fully cleaned and deodorized product with natural vitamins added back in. This is the so-called high-vitamin cod liver oil, standardized at 2340 IU vitamin A per gram (11,700 IU per teaspoon) and 234 IU vitamin D (1170 IU per teaspoon). This is the type of cod liver oil I imported into the U.S. and sold under the Blue Ice label"

http://www.greenpasture.org/fermented-cod-liver-oil-butter-oil-vitamin-d-vitamin-a/update-on-cod-liver-oil-manufacturing-returning-to-traditional-production-techniques-for-the-quintessential-sacred-food/ 

 

My guess is that the amount is probably less precise than that, so I emailed the company and asked if they could provide a general range of vitamin A content. If I hear back from them I'll give an update.