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I eat vegetables with Vitamin A all the time. I've been eating a couple salads a day. I've even taken Vitamin A.

But nothing clears my sinuses up or gets my stomach working in a more normal manner like Retinol Vitamin A supplementation. I'm trying to avoid eating tons of eggs, cheese, meats, that all contain it. No plants do.

I had this speculation awhile back but figured since my body is better that it's probably not an issue but that isn't true. Just today I decided to take some more Retinol since I've been supplementing some calcium so I'm not as worried about the competition between them... Nearly instantly parts of my body start working better, all of the ones that are mucus dependent. (Vitamin A is used for making mucus, people that lack it get dry mucus, like my sinuses that end up with blood/infection constantly without retinol)

I don't understand why I'm not making the conversion in my body, or what I could take/eat to influence it?
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If I were trying to avoid eating so much of the items you mentioned, I would simply take the supplement and not worry about it. Maybe eventually your body will sort it out.


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Not helpful...

In no way do those explain why the conversion isn't happening. Plus none of the vitamins of retinol in them.

Right now I plan to keep supplementing it. But it'd be nice to figure why hordes of leafy greens etc don't work.
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What cultural back ground do you have.?

Aprox 70 % of women with British/scottish background could only use retinol
- not convert betacarotene unto A
Scientists in Denmark guess it is the same in Scandinavia- their guess is people with North European background used to get plenty of retinol from animal products like fish eggs, liver , codliver oil, eggs and fullfat dairy so maybe it is genetic.

Situations where the convertions can be bad/less ideal;
small babies and children don´t convert very well
Diabetic
bad thyroid funktion
Bad liver funktions
Problems with gutflora
High intake of nitrate/nitrite
High intake of pesticides
low fat cuisine
and interesting enough also people who have a very high intake of carotenes.

I must admit that I make sure I get retinol from animal products
- but that is easy as a B- where i can eat plenty of grassfed butter, cheese, eggyolks, codliver oil etc.



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Hi Dos, what is on your swami that is relevant to this in food. it's not something I'm familiar with so can be no more help other than to check the basics first.

do you get enough sunlight, does this get better any time of year. is there something in your environment or body that is working against you.

forgive me i can't remember if you have ever done a liver flush, even a mini one?


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I have been taking milk thistle pretty often (many times a week, almost daily).

As a Warrior I only get a few eggs a week. That and a couple yogurts are the only retinol in it.

I get outside a fair bit.
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One of the docs that worked at the clinic mentioned once that some people do not convert it.


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googled "SNP beta carotene conversion"


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