Vitamin A Deficiency and Beta Carotene Conversion
Now what about vitamin A? A is a player, too. Again, a great many people are deficient in vitamin A, maybe up to 75%. The problem we face in the vegan world is that there's about 9% of the people who really don't convert. I didn't say that right. There's like about 27 To about 47% of the people don't convert the beta-carotene to the active form of vitamin A.
Question: How do you know? That's what the research-- No, no, how do you know-- How can you tell-- How can you tell about a person?
Well, the one way to tell, in an honest, simple way, is check your vitamin A levels. But it's not so easy, okay? Short of lab tests, you can't, so what to do?
Vitamin A Palmitate Benefits
Vitamin A is really interesting. It's very important for many functions. The eyes. Besides the eyes. Some of the newer research is saying it helps most potently to dissolve the amyloid plaque in Alzheimer's. Particularly vitamin A palmitate, Now, listen to what I just said. Vitamin A palmitate is a synthetic. But they've been doing some research with that that it seems to help dissolve the beta amyloid plaque which is associated with Alzheimer's. That's very exciting.
Vitamin A Dosage & Potential Uses
What to do? I think that in the holistic community 10,000 of A is pretty safe. 25,000 if you have a cold, flu, upper respiratory, you can take, for a week or two, up to 200,000. I don't like to go above 100,000, but let's say 100,000 a day for a few weeks, and your liver will be still okay.
Question: Cold and flu? Cold and flu, yeah. Because what vitamin A does is activate the cilia, which are the little things that move in your lungs and your sinuses to push out the toxins. So, it's a very good thing to take, but know that's, remember that's the treatment level.
Question: Bronchitis often? All bronchitis, all sinusitis, all lung. Now, remember, we're not talking that way. We're talking optimal.
I think, again, you have to play with it a little bit. Because it's not so easily to test like vitamin D, you have to look at the percentages. Well, if 47% of the people can't convert beta-carotene, 27 to 47% can't convert beta-carotene, which is what you get in vegetable, it's a percentage game.
So, you may wanna consider taking, you know, 10,000 of the palmitate, and it may protect you against getting the, you know, senility and beta amyloid plaques, so it's not gonna hurt you, but they all work on the same gene complex, so they're all amplifying each other. They really come as a unit. Vitamin E is in there, too.