He's now saying that cod liver oil has too much vitamin A in it, and that while nearly everyone in the US is vitamin D deficient, some 5% of us have too much vitamin A, or "vitamin A toxicity". Vitamin A toxicity causes a person to be susceptible to infections. So instead of consuming cod liver oil in the winter to maintain vitamin D levels, he recommends getting sunshine on your skin. He says if this is not an option, "the next best choice would be exposure to UVB rays from safe tanning beds, and if that is not possible then one should resort to a high quality vitamin D3 supplement." Me, I'm doing these last two options. My vitamin D level, tested a couple of weeks ago, was 29. My doc recommends a level between 50-90. I'm taking Biotics Research Corporation brand Bio-D-Mulsion Forte, two drops a day, and going to a tanning place. I got burned the last time I went to the tanning beds, though, so I'm still working out the bugs. And the tanning bed people want you to think that UVB is bad, and charge you more for beds that have less. If you go this route, do some research and don't believe all that you are told!
SOURCE:http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/23/important-cod-liver-oil-update.aspx( Collapse )