• Sun. Oct 24th, 2021

What to Do About Vitamin A Toxicity

Vitamin A toxicity.  My blood work seems to support it, and I’ve actually been taking doses that make it plausible that I have a serious problem,” then you should definitely see a doctor. Because even though a headache can be resolved quite easily on your own, you could have serious problems in your liver or other organs where you’re doing damage that has caused the need to be addressed with medicine. So, you want to rule out that you have serious problems. And if you do, if you do have serious problems, you want to get them addressed with the proper medical care. Now, with that said,what I think is reasonable to do as a strategy regardless of what medical treatment might be needed is number one, take out the vitamin A supplements. Number two, if you have vitamin A-rich foods, particularly liver, take them out, but when you do so, be very mindful of the other nutrients that the liver is supplying and go through the checklist to see how you’re making up for that with the other foods in your diet. And then number three, I would say add supplements of the other fat-soluble vitamins.

The reason for this is that all of the fat-soluble vitamins are broken down and excreted in the urine by similar or even the same metabolic machinery. So, there’s a degree to which excess amounts of any one fat-soluble vitamin will encourage the breaking down and elimination of the others. You don’t want to add just vitamin D, or just vitamin K, or just vitamin E because then you will not only encourage the breaking down of the vitamin A, but you’ll also encourage the breaking down of whatever is missing in the — in the supplements.

The amount of alpha-tocopherol to shoot for I would say would be 400 IU. One milligram of vitamin K2 as menaquinone-4. And 4000 IU of vitamin D. I would just keep it to those amounts if you’re going to do this on your own. f you’re going to work with a qualified healthcare practitioner to monitor the levels of all of these vitamins, then I think it’s safe to use those ratios, but double or triple the amounts to see what’s most effective at reducing your levels of vitamin A and reducing other markers, as well as the signs and symptoms of vitamin A toxicity while not going overboard in creating toxic amounts of any of the other nutrients. This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements living collagen.

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