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What is Vitamin A for?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by minkeygirl, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    I bought some Vitamin A (10,000 iu) by mistake and it's not worth it to send it back. I might as well take it vs. tossing it out but I don't really know what it's used for. Anyone?

    Thanks
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    I have found that vitamin A at a dose of 25,000 IU daily helps reduce the inflammation I get in my sinuses and head, which in turn reduces my anxiety and "wired" symptoms. Vitamin A is not the most powerful anti-inflammatory I have come across (some more powerful ones I list here), but I find it useful nonetheless. It's one of the supplements I take every day.
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    I'll give it a shot since I'm dealing with sinus issues right now. Thanks @Hip
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  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    @Hip With it without food?
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    Hip Senior Member

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    I think vitamin A is best absorbed with food, as it is a fat soluble vitamin.
  6. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Which form of vitamin A is it?
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    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Eyes, skin, hormones, immune system.
  8. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    good for mucus membranes, so things like sinuses, lungs etc

    I have been taking 25000iu of both vit A and beta carotene twice a day for last few months. Cant say i have noticed any major changes. was hoping for immune function improvement with sinusitis, but need to rely on other measures still.
  9. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    @Thinktank It's Vitamin A as cod liver oil and retinyl palmitate.

    @heapsreal, I just bought some Allimax Rescue Spray for my sinuses per my doctor. It got good reviews. Not sure if it would a serious issue like yours.
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    A few people in the past have mentioned a colloidal silver spray, so i recently ordered one to try.
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  11. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    @heapsreal What does that have to do with Vitamin A? I've heard good and bad about colloidal silver
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    nothing to do with vit A only that after no success with vit A im going to try the spray(col silver)
  13. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    For immune system?

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