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Grant genereaux on vitamin a, retinol and retinoic acid toxicity... | rejuvenate podcast episode 19

July 25, 2023 - Krissy Hawkes & Elwin Robinson

This episode features our first guest, Grant Genereaux, whose pioneering work shows  retinol from animal foods, carotenoids from plant foods, and 'Provitamin A' skin treatments may actually be a lot more dangerous than we might imagine, and that there is abundant scientific research showing that excessive vitamin a in all forms is extremely toxic.

In the second half of the interview we go further down the rabbit hole and explore how vitamin a was first discovered and classed as the first vitamin, and explore the validity of that classification.

Please note that when we feature guests, as in this episode, our goal is to have them share what they have to teach us, because it may be helpful and accurate, but that we do not necessarily endorse their perspectives.

We may sometimes have different guests with opposite ideas, and rather than bringing people on just to argue with them, our goal is to encourage them to share their perspective and ask clarifying questions, but it's ultimately up to you to decide what is true and what is relevant for you.

References from this episode:

RP - Detoxification

Grant Genereux  Books

Grant Genereux Discussion Forum

There are many other studies referenced on the forum HERE

RE: Birth Defects
Teratogenicity of High Vitamin A Intake
List of authors.
Kenneth J. Rothman, Dr.P.H.

The Acute and Chronic Toxic Effects of Vitamin A

The Effect of Hypervitaminosis A in a Young Pig

Hypervitaminosis A - By Kare Rodahl. Skrifter No. 95.

2nd link HERE

Decreased Brain Function in the rat
Total and Mitochondrial Nitrosative Stress,
Decreased Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
(BDNF) Levels and Glutamate Up....

Accutane Graphic

Vitamin A test UK

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