VITAMIN DOSAGE HELP?
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June 24, 2019 / By Barnaby Question:
Okay, so I am beginning a daily dosage of 8000 I.U of Vitamin A. 1000 mcg of Biotin. And 800 mcg of folic acid. is this safe?
HELP PLEASEE:) any advice would me greatly appreciated
Best Answers: VITAMIN DOSAGE HELP?
Yiesha | 5 days ago
In a 15yr study there have only ever been 10 cases of a toxic reaction to vitamin A in the United States and they were all at doses greater than 100,000 I.U. Dr. Andrew Saul, a well known vitamin therapist recommends 25,000 IU per day of A. Instead of the biotin, have you though about taking a B-50? You will get the Biotin along with all of your other B vitamins. In my opinion what you are taking is perfectly safe. Why aren't you taking C?
As for the 1st answer the RDA is a joke! It is a minimum that was set up in the 1940's. It was what every soldier should have a minimum of. Do you think vitamins are a one size fits all for every person? That is ridiculous. I'm 6', 175lb, my wife is 5'1", 105lb so who is the RDA's figure for?
My daily vitamin plan is:
5000mg vitamin C
B-50 2x per day
multivitamin 2x per day
This could be completely different for you. I eat fairly health, other than the occasional pizza, or fried chicken, but you got live a little ;)
If I get a cold I up the C to 10,000per day.
If you go to high with the A you will turn orange like you had a fake tan. This is a sign to cut back but it is likely w/the 8000 I.U. you are fine. You never mentioned you height, and weight.
Natural Gal, has some good points, but I disagree. I has my M.S. Psych, and a post grad in alternative medicine so take your pick. Opinions on this will very just like diet. A nutritionist will still be going off the pyramid telling you it is good for adults to drink milk. We are the only living creatures that drink milk after we are able to eat. The D in milk is fortified! You can get D from other sources. A nutritionist will tell you that you need meat/fish daily. By eating corn, squash, and beans, well ask her if that is a good protein. I try to limit my meat/fish to 3 days a week and I feel that is a bit much. Mostly chicken, and Bison. (I live down the road from a bison farmer, very fresh).
@ Natural Gal, can you PM me please? I would be interests in buying some things from your store if I can get a link. Thank you. I currently shop at the Indiana botanical garden because it is local to me, but would be interested, in another source as they are limited.
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The naximum amount for Vitamin A/day is 10.000 I.U., so I think you are safe with that---the other 2, biotin and foliac acid would be something I would discuss with my doctor first. I know for a fact that Vitamin e should not be higher than 30mg and that all vitamins except for the b-complex and vitamin c are fat soluble, meaning they will build up in the liver over time and can lead to a host of problems. If in doubt, call your doctor's office before going on this regimen....
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Exceeding the recommended daily amounts stated on the containers is unwise.
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More than 4,000 IU of vitamin A per day can be regarded as overdoing it.
Large amounts of Biotin and Folic acid will be eliminated in your urine as your body only uses what it needs and the rest goes to waste.
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The Canadian Cancer Society recommends 1000 IU/day during the fall and winter for adults in Canada. For those with a higher risk of having low levels, this dose should be taken year round. This includes people who have dark skin, usually wear clothing that covers most of their skin, and people who are older or who don't go outside often.