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Actually it's not CLO I'm taking (vitamin A from fish oil and liquid D3) but the principle's the same. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was safe to take 50,000 IU of vitamin A for a few months, or 100,0000 IU for a few weeks, but I've searched the WAPF site and I can't find a reference to this. Anyone remember, or have a link?
 

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Is there any way to tell if the vitamin A is synthetic or naturally occuring?<br>
Synthetic vitA is dangerous, but I do not believe that naturally occuring vitamin A is. I have heard that the synthetic molecules are a mirror-image of the genuine molecules.
 

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Most fish oil has the vitamins stripped out and replaced with synthetic vitamins. There are a few brands that preserve the natural vits and add them back in (more expensive).<br><br>
You can overdose and get toxic levels of synthetic vitamin A with the second kind of fish oil (most on the market today).<br><br>
see:<br><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/modernfood/codliver-manufacture.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/modernfo...nufacture.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/clarifications.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...fications.html</a>
 

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It comes in capsules and I called the company and specifically asked if all the vitamin A in the capsules was from the fish oil, and they said yes.
 

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<i>Individuals under stress or wishing to use cod liver oil to treat a disease condition may take much larger doses, even up to 90,000 IU vitamin A per day, for a period of several weeks.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/clarifications.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...fications.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><i>Individuals under stress or wishing to use cod liver oil to treat a disease condition may take much larger doses, even up to 90,000 IU vitamin A per day, for a period of several weeks.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/clarifications.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...fications.html</a></div>
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That's what I was looking for...thanks!
 

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Glad to help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It comes in capsules and I called the company and specifically asked if all the vitamin A in the capsules was from the fish oil, and they said yes.</div>
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What company is it? I'm keeping a list since the Dr. Ron's are seriously expensive.
 

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NOW brand...very cheap, around $6 for a bottle of 250 at <a href="http://www.iherb.com" target="_blank">www.iherb.com</a> (each capsule has 25,000 IU)...they also have one that has both A & D but they were out of stock on that one so I got Bio-D-Mulsion Forte (2000 IU of D per drop, 750 drops per bottle) for the vitamin D...that one was around $20 after shipping but will last DH and I almost a year.
 

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Dr. Ron's article says longer in times of serious disease:<br><br><b>Diet and Recovery from Chronic Disease</b><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndiseases/chronicdisease.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndi...icdisease.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dr. Ron's article says longer in times of serious disease:<br><br><b>Diet and Recovery from Chronic Disease</b><br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndiseases/chronicdisease.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndi...icdisease.html</a></div>
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From the article JaneS linked:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The dosage of X-factor oil Price used to treat a four-year old boy suffering with rampant tooth decay and an unhealed fracture is instructive--a "large spoonful" five times a day! When I became ill with Lyme disease, I had for many years used cod liver oil daily, but not the high-vitamin type, and X-factor oil was not available. (Also, intense exercise depletes vitamin A and I was doing that on a daily basis.) I switched to high-vitamin cod liver oil, and when it became available about a year and a half ago, I added X-factor oil to my supplements. <b>I’ve since used 2 large tablespoonfuls a day of high-vitamin cod liver oil, providing about 70,000 IU of vitamin A and 7,000 IU of vitamin D, and two or three teaspoons of X-factor oil.</b><br><br>
"High vitamin" cod liver oil is something of a misnomer, for it actually is "normal-vitamin" cod liver oil. Most popular brands of cod liver oil today have been molecularly distilled to remove up to ninety percent of the vitamin A and D. This is in response to the general fear of overdosing on these vitamins, a fear which has been magnified to the point that many doctors now tell their pregnant patients not to eat liver. This fear is based on misinformation, for it is the synthetic forms of vitamins A and D that are toxic in even moderate doses. The natural forms of these vitamins, as found in cod liver oil, liver and butterfat from cows grazing on green grass, are not toxic even in amounts far greater than the substantial amounts that I and many of my patients take. The "high vitamin" cod liver oil we use is actually cod liver oil that contains the normal content of vitamins A and D that naturally occur in this oil, a superfood that has been used for centuries as an elixir.</div>
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He said later on that he has been taking this doage for over a year now, and that was when this article was published.<br><br>
ETA: I have permission to copy.
 
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