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Old 03-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Overdose on Vitamin A?

So I have been taking anywhere between 8k - 40k of Vitamin A (cod liver) on and off for a few months, I have stopped in 1 week break hiatuses.

Anyways, I have started getting stomach aches, so I have discontinued the use. How long should it take to level out to more normal levels of Vitamin A? How much will be disposes from my body everyday.

Are there any ways to speed up the process of getting rid of this Vitamin A?

Note this Vit. A, is from Cod liver not Beta Carotene or Synthetic.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: Overdose on Vitamin A?

Vit A is fat soluble and stored in the liver. It is possible to overdose on it and the condition is then called hypervitaminosis A. You can research this online. I can't answer your specific questions, but Vit A blood levels can be done to see where you stand, and my guess is that it will take a few months for your levels to come down. Why were you taking so much to begin with, if I may ask?

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