Is Vitamin A Toxin Or Is It Excess Of It What Makes It Harmfull?

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by Astolfo, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Astolfo

    Astolfo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2018
    Messages:
    558
    Gender:
    Male
    I have pssd and im one of the low ceruloplasmin case. I heard that vitamin A is a literal toxin to the body, to the liver, etc. How true is that? I just took a capsule of 30 mg retinol palmitate (30.000 IU) and im bit scared to be honest. If i really have low copper, does it mean that i just posined myself a few minutes ago?
     
  2. tankasnowgod

    tankasnowgod Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,262
    Gender:
    Male
    Seriously?

    In the future, if you think something may be a toxin or poison, I suggest NOT ingesting it before researching it.

    I think the fact that you are posting on a forum and not calling poison control indicates you don't really believe that you actually poisoned yourself.

    Many people, myself included, have taken larger doses than you mentioned, sometimes for weeks or months at a time, and reported no issues. You can find several studies posted to the forum were people took doses that high and had no ill effects, or very mild ones.
     
  3. commas

    commas Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Messages:
    834
    Gender:
    Male
    Youll be completely fine. dont stress at all. Its not a poison, but months/years of too much can have ill effects.
     
  4. james2388

    james2388 Guest

    PSSD, oh boy that's going to be a tough one to figure out.
    You got low ceruloplasmin.. Try eating liver a source of copper, and look into Morley Robbins who is all about copper...
     
  5. bzmazu

    bzmazu Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    1,365
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Corozal, Belize
    A voice of reason!
     
  6. mrchibbs

    mrchibbs Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,098
    Not a poison. But you don't need to supplement it. Except maybe topically it can be helpful. It can accumulate in liver and tissues and oxidize when thyroid is low. There may be an hypervitaminosis A epidemic @tim333 has some good info. It's a sign of the times, as previous generations with their higher metabolic rates didn't have any problems with it.
     
Loading...