Vitamin A increases inflammation. Ceruloplasmin increases in response to inflammation. Vitamin A causes osteoporosis and arthritis. Ceruloplasmin is increased in arthritis. Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation”.
We also know that copper is acknowledged as a cure for osteoporosis, and that copper deficiency is a cause of osteoporosis. We also know that copper is anti inflammatory. So it makes logical sense that the body would increase ceruloplasmin to help heal inflammation and osteoporosis.
But there is no need to cause inflammation and osteoporosis to get the body to start using copper.
There are many other ways to increase ceruloplasmin: boron, copper, and exercise will all increase ceruloplasmin. Bodybuilding is naturally going to be inflammatory; it both stirs up toxins, helping the body to detox them, and it also creates that “pump”, which is inflammation. And while lifting weights is also a process of destruction, it stimulates re-growth in a good way.
Vitamin A for ceruloplasmin… is like saying throwing rocks at windows helps to create new window installations. The body’s default mechanism is to heal, such as increasing ceruloplasmin. Increasing ceruloplasmin is the healing process that is triggered by the destruction caused by Vitamin A.
Ceruloplasmin is a key copper transport and carrying protein. But Vitamin A’s effect on increasing ceruloplasmin does not mean that Vitamin A is vital or essential to the process. It’s incidental. Incidental, definition: 1. accompanying, but not a major part of something. 2. liable to happen as a consequence of (an activity).
Isn’t Vitamin A necessary to absorb copper through ceruloplasmin? No. Albumin absorbs copper independently of ceruloplasmin. And many other proteins both bind to, and carry copper through the body, including the family of metallothioneins.
So, in sum, Vitamin A is not exclusively needed to boost ceruloplasmin, which is boosted by boron, copper and exercise. And ceruloplasmin is not exclusively needed to absorb copper, as we also have albumin, metallothioneins, and many other copper transport enzymes in the body.
Vitamin A DEFICIENCY also increases ceruloplasmin!
Vitamin A and ceruloplasmin:
[Relation between ceruloplasmin and vitamin A in Sprague-Dawley rats]
“An average increase between 22 and 33% was observed in the animals with vitamin A deficiency, the highest levels being observed in the females. These results are in agreement with Peterson’s previous work.”