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Minocycline And Beta Carotene ?

I want to start taking 20,000 IU of beta carotene with my meals.

The bottle of Minocycling says you can take supplements just 2 hours before and after taking minocycline.

But is it still a risk to take beta carotene (which i hear is safe) with minocycline?

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I would say probably not. You also wont see much results from beta carotene. From my understanding only a certain amount is converted to actual vitamin A and this takes place in the stomach. This conversion can also be affected by the liver which releases vitamin A based on need for it. So essentially a person reaches a plateau effect. Excess becomes stored in fat until the fat is burned which releases this excess.

Beta carotene is still safer than ordinary vitamin A and would like i said assume that it would be safe with minocycline. However, Zinc on the other hand can decrease antibiotics effectiveness.

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I want to start taking 20,000 IU of beta carotene with my meals.

The bottle of Minocycling says you can take supplements just 2 hours before and after taking minocycline.

But is it still a risk to take beta carotene (which i hear is safe) with minocycline?

The best and most convenient way I've found to get vitamin A (and vitamin D and omega-3's) is cod liver oil. That stuff has done wonders for me. Just make sure it has a decent vitamin A-vitamin D balance. For more info, go here.

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Beta carotene is a very important antioxidant which means it's anti-inflammatory and therefore beneficial for acne. Your body will make the vitamin A it needs, then use the rest for the antioxidant purposes.

And I don't know or care what you should or shouldn't take with minocycline, but I do know I wouldn't take any drug that meant I was to avoid nutrients unless it was for a very serious condition.

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