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 Posted 5/15/2014 5:34:31 AM
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I used to drink 1% fat milk, but now, they are adding active Vitamin A, retinol: 10% of USDA recommendation per cup: 500 IU.  I used to drink 3 cups a day to get about one gram of calcium, but now this would add up to 1500 IU, which is 200% above the safety limit.   My LEF vitamin already has 500 IU of retinol, so now I can't drink any milk.  Every brand, even the brands of Trader Joes and Whole Foods add the 10% USDA retinol per cup. 

I am allergic to all calcium supplements, so now I don't know how to get 1 gram of calcium per day.
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What is it in the supplements that you are allergic to?

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Chutzpah, have you tried calcium lactate?
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Chutzpah, I don't understand, if you drink 3 cups of milk that is just 30% of the RDA, how is 30% of RDA 200% above the safety limit?  I believe the RDA for Vitamin A is 5000 IU .
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What is it in the supplements that you are allergic to?


I'm the guy who used to whine about how resveratrol and higher amounts of supplements destroyed my joints.  I can't even take two tablets of the two per day, but have to break one in half.  I can take only a certain types of vitamins, and not too many overall, or my joints start to hurt. 

I tried taking 1 gram of calcium citrate recently, and it made my joints hurt very badly: when I woke up in the morning, my lower back had a very painful pinched nerve. 

I have very weird genes.
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Chutzpah, have you tried calcium lactate?


No, but I will look it up, thanks.
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Chutzpah, I don't understand, if you drink 3 cups of milk that is just 30% of the RDA, how is 30% of RDA 200% above the safety limit?  I believe the RDA for Vitamin A is 5000 IU .


According to LEF, one should only take 500 IUs of the active retinol form, but then take the remaining 4500 IUs in the non-active beta-carotine form.  Too much of the active form causes bone fractures. 
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According to some online sources, reduced fat milk is required by law to add vitamin A because the natural vitamin A content is removed when the fat is removed.  Regrettably, they are not using beta-carotene as the replacement, but the active form.

So, the active vitamin A in milk would neutralize the bone strengthening effects of the calcium and vitamin D.  Is this done intentionally by the FDA/USDA to neutralize calcium/vitamin D on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry?
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Chutzpah (5/15/2014)
I used to drink 1% fat milk, but now, they are adding active Vitamin A, retinol: 10% of USDA recommendation per cup: 500 IU.  I used to drink 3 cups a day to get about one gram of calcium, but now this would add up to 1500 IU, which is 200% above the safety limit.   My LEF vitamin already has 500 IU of retinol, so now I can't drink any milk.  Every brand, even the brands of Trader Joes and Whole Foods add the 10% USDA retinol per cup. 

I am allergic to all calcium supplements, so now I don't know how to get 1 gram of calcium per day.



Hi Chutzpah, A very many peoples are prone to " lactose intolerance ". Said peoples should avoid dairy products, especially milk. Here is what " John Hopkins Institute " has to say about all this:

     http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/digestive_disorders/lactose_intolerance_85,P00388/

John Hopkins does have a pretty well established reputation for providing reliable information on health issues.   ...Oscar  


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If I remember correctly fat free yogurt doesn't contain vitamin A.  It's good with berries and raw honey. Greek variety has 24 grams of protein per seving.

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