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BetaCarotine turns human skin orange like carrots

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http://gmuntz.tripod.com/vita.html

Vitamin A: When taken for a sustained period of time, vitamin A is toxic at doses as low as 50,000 IU (15,000ug of retinol) a day (10 times the RDA). Vitamin A is stored in fat, particularly in the liver, where it can cause jaundice and liver damage. There are many other toxic manifestations including: headache, nausea and vomiting, blurred and double vision, hair loss, bone pain and dry mucus membranes. On the other hand, carotenoids, which your body turns into vitamin A, are not known to be toxic even when ingested in large amounts for weeks to years, but they may turn your skin orange.

http://health.ivillage.com/eating/evitamins/0,,j2p,00.html

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Guest delta force operators

you come up with the silliest stuff man

first the monkeys now this!!!!!!!

i notice i look like a fkn carrot

ahahahahahah

eusa_clap.gif lets get clear

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Guest Amy Lee

No it's not silly, Vitamin A according to studies have side effects when taken in large excessive dosages, skin turning yellowish or orange for example.

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No it's not silly, Vitamin A according to studies have side effects when taken in large excessive dosages, skin turning yellowish or orange for example.

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Having your skin turn yellow or orange from a high beta-carotene (NOT vitamin A) intake is a side-effect only in a cosmetic sense.  It's not harmful, and may even be beneficial in some circumstances.

Bryan

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Guest delta force operators

it kinda is attractive...

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Ever tried large doses of canthaxanthin, another carotenoid substance that has a deeper, more reddish color than beta-carotene? I have. It turns you into a somewhat more deep-orange color! wink.gif

Bryan

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