?We must not forget that Vitamin A is fat soluble?
Dr Harold Hawkins ? Applied Nutrition
Which oil is the best oil to blend with Vitamin A?
At Epigenetics we have taken the above statement and further refined it to determine the optimal carrier oil to obtain maximum absorption and utilisation of vitamin A in the body.? Vitamin A is commonly blended with sesame or olive oil but in such mediums vitamin A rarely tests as positive in muscle testing.? Following our clinical testing the optimum oil to mix with Vitamin A is pesticide free cold pressed Hemp seed oil.? This blend has proved to be extremely effective and responds much more frequently to muscle testing, indicating that our patients do need Vitamin A but it has to be in the correct medium.
What are the best sources of Vitamin A?
The only source of Vitamin A is in foods of animal origin, namely in order of concentration, turkey liver, beef liver, pork liver, fish liver and chicken liver ? naturally these must be of an organic source.? The dairy sources ? butter, cheese, eggs and milk rarely test well with muscle testing as being a viable source of vitamin A.? The absence of organic liver in the average diet points to a possible deficiency of this vitamin in many cases.
In foods of animal origin, the major form of vitamin A is an ester (i.e. fat soluble), primarily retinyl palmitate which is converted to retinol in the small intestine.? The retinol form functions as a storage form of the vitamin and can be converted to and from retinal. The associated acid, retinoic acid, can be irreversibly synthesized from retinal.
Vitamin A obtained from fruit and vegetables in the diet (carotenoids) have a poor conversion rate to retinal. Newer research has shown that the absorption of provitamin-A carotenoids is only half as much as previously thought.
When to consider testing for Vitamin A?
????????? Viruses and bacteria
Vitamin A plays an important role in the immune system in regulating the white blood cells.? During the recent spate of viral infections Epigenetics? Vitamin A has tested very well and has been effective in eliminating the virus when taken in high doses for a short period of time.
????????? Skin problems
Spots and acne conditions respond very well to Epigenetics? Vitamin A. Any skin conditions e.g. dryness, cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis can respond to vitamin A since vitamin A, and more specifically retinoic acid, appears to maintain normal skin health by switching on genes and differentiating immature skin cells (keratinocytes) into mature skin cells.? For this reason Epigenetics? Vitamin Moisturising lotion contains Vitamin A.
????????? Collagen synthesis
Test for Vitamin A if patients strengthen to collagen in skin or bone issues, in arthritic conditions or at signs of osteoporosis. Vitamin A features in glycosylation, in the first part of collagen synthesis.
Test for Vitamin A if patients strengthen to oxygen then vitamin A could be a possibility. Vitamin A plays a role in the maturation of red blood cells.? Checking for hypoxia is part of the protocol for treating malignancy cases.
The role of vitamin A in the visual cycle is related to the retinal form.?? Retinal will bind to opsin to form rhodopsin in the retina.? Rhodopsin is needed to see in low light as well as for night and peripheral vision.? It is for this reason that a deficiency in vitamin A will inhibit the reformation of rhodopsin and lead to one of the first symptoms of visual problems, night blindness.
????????? Antioxidant activity
Vitamin A can be of benefit in cases of high free radical activity, in chronic inflammatory conditions where inflammatory markers are high e.g. C. reactive protein, prostaglandins (PgE 2), superoxide, hydrogen peroxide.
What are the appropriate doses of Vitamin A?
During clinical experience the dose of Vitamin A which muscle tested was between 20 to 30 drops on average.? This should be taken for short periods of time, approx 3 to 4 weeks.