I had my blood serum test for Vitamin A and it came back at 178? not sure what that means..but I looked it up and normal levels are from 50 to 200 micrograms? well isnt my level elevated? my doctor says its normal, but somehow I tend to get side effects from too much vitamin A even in my diet.
In 2000 I started taking supplements and the vitamin A was 5000IU, the supplements were from a health food Store. I took those for a year and noticed my hair was shedding more than normal, but still continued the pills..as I had a very good diet, and then stopped taking them when I got pregnant and took Materna instead. Shedding subsided a little. After the baby I started taking Centrum Forte for almost three years and I felt fine physically, but I always had such oily skin and hair shedding all the time. I would eat lots of dairy too, and on top of the supplements I already had a good diet. I stopped taking the supplements in 2005. My hair grew in again and my skin wasnt as oily..., until late 2006 started taking the childrens chewables as I got pregnant again and didnt want too much vitamin A. I had a miscarriage in 2.5 months. SO I took the Serum test in the winter of 2007. I noticed that whenever I stop eating foods rich in vitamin A I dont get the side effects, but as soon as I do , it starts over again. I guess I must have overloaded all those years on it and now its become like toxic. I wasnt really aware of the high levels of vitamin A and its side effects until now.
Now I am trying to avoid foods with this vitamin, especialy dairy, salmon and carrots.
Can I ever bring this down to a normal level again?
What do you think about this?