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Orang Calluses on Hands

bradley

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Greetings, I seem to always have orange callused hands where the fingers meet the palm. Can't really find a definitive cause of this. Any ideas? Positive/negative? I assume Vit A/Carotene related?

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bradley said:
I assume Vit A/Carotene related?

Thx!

Most likely too much carotene. Your body isn't able to process it all, so it starts storing it.

Have you been eating carrot salads?
 

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Yes I eat a carrot salad every day. One med-large carrot. Do you think this is too much?
 

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Maybe that is what it is from. Have you been rinsing it really well?
 

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Nwo shreds a bunch, then puts in the fridge and he says even more of the orange goes away. So maybe you could try that to.
 

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it seems odd that only one carrot would be overloading me with so much beta carotene. I used to have a way higher intake with \ tons of carrots, sweet potato, orange squash, greens, etc.. and didnt seem to have the calluses.
 

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I dunno. Thats all I got. :( Hopefully someone else will chime in.
 

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that's ok, thanks as always charlie.
maybe i'll give the salad a break for a week and see what happens. though i do really enjoy it.
 
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Thyroid function and good levels of B12 help converting carotene into vitamin A. Try out a safe B12 supplement for one or two days?
 

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gabriel79 said:
Exactly. Carotenemia is usually a marker for low thyroid function

This.
 

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