The Truth About Vitamin A Palmitate

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Vitamin A Palmitate – sounds healthy, right? I mean, it’s a vitamin!
I’m sure you’ve seen it in many food products, in particularly dairy. But have you noticed it’s ONLY in fat free and reduced fat items? Vitamin A Palmitate is hardly ever listed in the ingredients of full fat yogurt or cheese….and there’s a reason!

If you haven’t read THIS POST on why full fat is better than non/reduced fat dairy then PLEASE READ – it will change everything and make you want to throw all your fat free items out.

If you’re a firm believer of eating everything in its most natural form, then why opt for fat free yogurt? It’s not in its natural form….cows don’t produce fat free milk, do they? The fat extracted from dairy to make non-fat items contains essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to help you digest and function. So when the fat is removed, you’re left with an altered product, containing none of the nutrients it once had. So food manufacturers are required to “put back” what was removed when the fat was extracted in synthetic form (not natural).

Vitamin A is one prominent thing replaced artificially in dairy products (and non-dairy products as well). You’ve probably read it as “Vitamin A Palmitate” when skimming the ingredients in the grocery store and didn’t think twice – in fact, you probably thought it was a good thing it was added! Wrong!

Vitamin A palmitate is a form of vitamin A. It’s found in animal products, such as eggs, chicken, and beef. It’s also called preformed vitamin A and retinyl palmitate. Vitamin A palmitate is available as a manufactured supplement. Unlike some forms of vitamin A, vitamin A palmitate is a retinoid (retinol).

This may not bother you….until you read that Vitamin A Palmitate has been shown to not only give digestive issues (I personally have experienced it long ago when I was buying a non-fat yogurt and would always get horrible stomach pains afterwards) but it’s also been shown to cause skin irritation and even birth defects and may damage fertility or the unborn child! – And yet it’s still “safe” and being added to foods every day!

Guys, this is actually TOXIC it’s been listed as a health hazard!

Side effects from Vitamin A Palmitate
• May damage fertility
• May damage the unborn child
• Increased risk of cancer
• Skin irritations
• Depression
• Gastrointestinal issues

Measurement System Route/Organism Dose Effect Date
Other Multiple Dose Data unreported route/human lowest published toxic dose: 2737500 units/kg/2Y- intermittent Gastrointestinal: Other changes; Skin: After systemic exposure: Dermatitis, other; Skin and Appendages: Other: Hair April 2013

Cancer risk –  A 2017 meta-analysis found vitamin A supplements resulted in increase cancer risks, as well as an increased risk of cancer mortality.

On the contrary, vitamin A was linked to an increased cancer risk (RR: 1.16; 95% CI: 1.00, 1.35).

I’ve taken screenshots from a trusted source / studies and placed them below. But feel free to browse in depth and you’ll be shocked at how such a misread ingredient is being pumped into so many food (and non-food) items. Just another reason to opt for full fat – THERE’S A REASON THE FAT IS IN THERE!


I hope this was insightful and would love to hear your thoughts and comments on my Instagram post…I’ll see you there!

Disclaimer: This site is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness.

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