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What is Vitamin A for?

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

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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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?

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  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 But I Look So Good.

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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 But I Look So Good.

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    @Hip With it without food?
     
  5. Hip

    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?
     
  7. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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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 But I Look So Good.

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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.
     
  10. heapsreal

    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 But I Look So Good.

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    @heapsreal What does that have to do with Vitamin A? I've heard good and bad about colloidal silver
     
  12. heapsreal

    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 But I Look So Good.

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    For immune system?
     

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