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Old 02-22-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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is high dose of Vitamin A bad??

i was taking 10,000 IU vitamin A daily.. and just recently i got sick, but i think it was just the stomach flu that was going on. My mom argues that it is the vitmain A that im taking.. cuz i vomitted some blood..

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Old 02-22-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: is high dose of Vitamin A bad??

its also in a fish oil form

Old 02-24-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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Re: is high dose of Vitamin A bad??

Too much of anything is bad. Too much water is toxic. So to answer your question, yes too much Vitamin A is bad for you. I can not tell you with certainty that your becoming sick was because of taking too much vitamin A. Is there any specific reason you eat so much Vitamin A? Vitamin A is one of those vitamins that are stored in the body and used as needed as opposed to vitamin c for example that gets excreted in the urine. So if you take 4 times the amount of vitamin a in one day, youll be good for this vitamin for 4 days.

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Old 02-24-2004, 04:26 AM   #4
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Re: is high dose of Vitamin A bad??

Vitamin A can be toxic if it is a synthetic. To be on the safe side take Vit A that is derived from beta carotene.

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