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  • janelle
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    In regards to BCMO1 mutations, should supplementing with vitamin A be considered? Especially with double mutations, auto immune diseases, low IgG, low IgA, always catching every bug… Eye health is fine, as I believe it’s not the only Vitamin A deficiency side effect. How is Vit A monitored? Are there any tests that can show the vitamin A levels that are more accurate than standard retinol tests? I am wondering if Retinol was ordered through our Pediatrican, would it show high levels like B12 typically does when using our western medicine practices?

    Thank you for your time!

    Lea (Admin)
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    Hi Janelle,

    Your questions have been forwarded for reply. We appreciate your patience in awaiting a response.


    Cynthia Smith
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    Hi, BCMO is the enzyme that converts beta carotene into Vit A as we know it. If you have BCMO SNPs, then consider micellized Vit A at one drop per day. Vitamin A is critical to gut health. Vitamin B12 is a separate issue.

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