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somebody pointed out as i sat down and happily at an entire avocado, half a red pepper, a carrot and some yogurt, that i probably eat 'too much vitamin A'. i know that you can get too much..but i thought that was only if you were taking those supplements, to the extreme?<br><br><br><br>
anybody feel like putting my mind at ease?<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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Vitamin A actually comes from animal foods and supplements. What you get in carrots, sweet potatoes, greens, etc is pro-vitamin A. Your body will convert it to vitamin A, but you cannot get too much of it because your body will only convert the amount you need to vitamin A. The worst thing that can happen is that your skin can get a little yellowish from all the carotene. No worries though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rawgirl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Vitamin A actually comes from animal foods and supplements. What you get in carrots, sweet potatoes, greens, etc is pro-vitamin A. Your body will convert it to vitamin A, but you cannot get too much of it because your body will only convert the amount you need to vitamin A. The worst thing that can happen is that your skin can get a little yellowish from all the carotene. No worries though.</div>
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this is true. veggies have beta carotene, which is converted to vit a as needed. the only worry is if you take a supplement with a hight level of vit a (3000mcg seems to be the upper limit).
 

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thank you!!! i know better these days than to freak out and assume im going to die. but i thought id check. how interesting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> you're too wise!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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The carotenes are good against free radicals, might prevent cancer, might slow down ageing. I go for them!
 
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