Vitamin A From IHerb (7/17/2013)

Discussion in 'A' started by j., Jul 17, 2013.

  1. j.

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    Whole list

    Without soy or silica:
    Country Life
    InterPlexus Inc., NutriSorb A,
    Carlson Labs
    Solgar (not the dry one)

    With soy (might or might not have silica):
    Nature's Way
    Now Foods
    Bluebonnet Nutrition
    Natural Factors
    Nature's Plus
    Thompson
    Sundown
    21st Century Health Care

    With silica (might or might not have soy):
    Thorne
    Solgar Dry Vitamin A
    Source Naturals
    Nature's Plus

    Of those without soy or silica, Carlson and Solgar do have safflower oil, for those who want to go to extreme degrees to avoid PUFA. I think that would leave NutriSorb and Country Life as the two best options, the latter does contain cod liver oil.
     
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    Anyone know anything about Polysorbate 80? Carlson's Vitamin A has it.
     
  3. Dan Wich

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    j. and I found a couple things out about Polysorbate 80:
    1. When injected, it caused health/reproductive problems in rats: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8473 ... t=Abstract
    2. This one's way out of my depth, but it sounds like polysorbates can be applied to nanoparticles (which are generally a concern of Peat's) for the purposes of keeping them in the bloodstream longer. That is, assuming I'm reading this correctly.
     
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    I can't find the reference right now, but I believe polysorbate 80 can cause cancer, from animal data.
     
  5. cartman

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    What I don't like about the Carlson is that the oil smells/tastes fishy. I don't now if that applies on all vitamin A from fish liver, does somebody tried one of the others? It's anoying if you want to put it on topically and also when you swallow them you get a fishy taste after a while. I didn't have the problem with the nutrisorb as it contains no fish oil.
     
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