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I have had moderate acne for years and had a cystic breakout from cod liver oil. Do you think that would happen from taking vitamin a fish liver oil?

Time to Rx. My concern is not whether an oil sold to you as cod liver made your acne flare, but that you have not been treated for cystic acne. This is the 21st century, and no one should have to suffer from such severe acne, period. An appropriately-aggressive scientific physician might, if appropriate, start a woman on the pill or find the right antibiotic; a dermatologist has big guns. You deserve better. Read more...

Can daily cod liver oil and vitamin C supplement with healthy diet get rid of wrinkles, only 19 yrs old?

Can't hurt. The biggest mistake young people make effects there skin is to much sun exposure. Avoid sunburns and excessive tanning year after year and you will help preserve your skin. The other basic elements to healthy looking skin is removing the dead layer, , hydration and collagen stimulation. Read more...

Could vitamin a and cod liver oil supplement be taken together?

Vitamin A. & Cod Liver Oil. Both contain Vitamin A and you can overdose on them. Please see your doctor. Unless you have a specific deficiency, a good quality Marine Fish Oil would be a healthier choice provided you are not on an blood thinners. Peace and good health. Read more...

Where does vitamin d in the supplements come from nowadays? I think it used to come from cod liver oil, right?

Natural sources. Vit d is produced industrially from natural sources such as wool-oil and yeast and mushrooms. Often a precursor is obtained from these sources and then exposed to uv light to be converted to vit d, similar to how it is made in our skin. Read more...
Vitamin D. There are two forms of vitamin d supplements, d2 and d3. D3 is the form naturally made in humans by exposure of the skin to uv, and more potent than d2. D2 is produced industrially from yeast or mushrooms. D3 is produced industrially from its precursor substance, dehydrocholesterol, in wool grease (lanolin) from sheep or other woolly animals. Exposure to uvb light and purification are needed. Read more...

Can I add cod liver oil with vitamin a & d to my supplements?

Probably. Just use in moderation, and make sure it is purified and not high in mercury and other toxins. Read more...
Yes, but... Cod liver oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins a, d, and e, and is a very helpful supplement in general. All of these are necessary nutrients, but they should be taken in moderation. Both vitamin e and omega-3's can thin the blood and cause easy bleeding, and fat-soluble vitamins (a, d, e, k) can build up to toxic levels if large doses are taken on a regular basis. Read more...