The Benefits of Vitamin A That You Don't Want To Miss

The benefits of vitamins are proven...what about the benefits of vitamin A?

You've heard this before:"Eat your carrots if you want to have a good vision". It's true but there are other vitamin A benefits, vitamin A info and facts about vitamin A that you should know.

There is confusion surrounding vitamin A because pure vitamin A can lead to a cumulative toxic overdose.

Should we take supplements? If you choose to do so, choose your vitamin A supplement carefully.

benefits of vitamin a

Here Are Some Interesting Facts
About Vitamin A

  • Vitamin A has been found in the retina..this is why it's also called retinol...(also called provitamin A)
  • Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin.It's stored in the liver
  • First vitamin to be found (in 1913)..this is why it's called vitamin A..for the first letter of the alphabet
  • In countries where malnutrition is present, vitamin A is used to prevent childhood infectious diseases. Vitamin A is essential for those populations
  • It's recommended to never take pure vitamin A supplements
  • Long supplementation, except for beta-carotene, should be done under madical supervision
  • Symptoms of vitamin A toxicity are dry skin, dry eyes, brittle nails, hair loss, nausea, anorexia, fatigue, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, osteoporosis
  • Vitamin A is found in animal products such as liver, meat, fish(cod liver oil), eggs, milk...
  • Pregnant woman should limit their retinol intake or take beta-carotene

benefits of vitamin a

  • It is better to take a mix of carotenoids which are beta-carotene, lycopen, luteine, alpha-caroten
  • Your body will converts carotenoids into vitamin A if needed and once it is transformed into active retinol you'll get the same benefits
  • Beta-carotene is a organic compound, a pigment that gives the orange or yellow color to fruits and vegetables
  • High doses of beta-carotene aren't toxic at all...the only side effect is named carotenodermia which means that your skin turns orange!!
  • Foods containing vitamin A or Beta-carotene are carrots, sweet potato, apricot, mango, papaya, cantaloup, pumpkin, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach
  • Vitamin C, zinc, protein defiencies and a consumption of too much alcohol can affect the conversion of carotene into vitamin A

Here Are The Benefits Of Vitamin A

  • It helps in the growth of bones and teeth
  • It helps to maintain a good eyesight
  • Plays an important role in the reproduction process
  • It helps to maintain healthy hairs, nails and immune system
  • Vitamin A contributes to a healthy skin but also to the mucous membranes (eyes, respiratory tract, intestines) which are the first line of defense against bacteria and viruses
  • It promotes the absorption of iron

Each vitamin is important. The benefits of vitamin A are proven so make sure you get your daily dose.

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