I am bit concerned about my latest vit A and E readings:
vitamin A (retinol) (C.L.H.P)
2.86 pmol/l (1.55-3.30)
819 ug/l (444-945)
Is this good or should it be higher? I take fish oil and dried beef liver capsules daily (together, they are said to contain 100% of RV) since reading that non-animal vit A (beta-caroten) is hard for the body to convert. But should my vit A levels be even higher?
Also, vit E (tocopherol) (C.L.H.P)
22 umol/l (12-42)
9.48 mg/l (5.20-18.10)
I don't find as much info about vit E compared to vits A and D, but these levels seem lowish to me so I wonder what I can do to bring them up? I avoid multivitamins as I've read they don't contain enough of anything. Time to add some vit E or is there a natural way of raising levels (best foods?)
Also, my ferritin levels have dropped by 50% in the past year and, during all that time, I've been taking the maximum recommended amount of dried beef liver (six capsules) daily along vit 1000 mg of vit C:
ferritin 41 ng/mL (10-205; Aug 2018: 90)
What would be the best way to raise them (I know iron and TIBC should be tested as well by my doctor only orders ferritin; however, I guess that if ferritin levels are low, iron levels are likely to be to...)?